Cricket Prediction – Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder – Knockout – Big Bash League 01.02


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Cricket Match Information:

Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder will be playing the newly introduced knockout game in Adelaide on Saturday. In the group stage, Adelaide Strikers won eight cricket games out of 14 played and finished at the third position, whereas Sydney Thunder won six cricket games out of 14 and finished at the fifth position. It is going to be yet another crucial cricket game in the Big Bash League. Our prediction expert reckons Adelaide Strikers are going to be tough to beat for Sydney Thunder. 

  • Tournament: Big Bash League
  • Cricket Match format: T20
  • Cricket match time02:10 pm IST
  • Cricket match date01.02.2020
  • Venue: Adelaide Oval
  • Weather: Temperature:23 degrees, Thunderstorms: 40%
  • Team A: Adelaide Strikers
  • Team B: Sydney Thunder
  • Team A Captain: Travis Head
  • Team B Captain: CJ Ferguson

Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers are being led brilliantly by Travis Head in the competition. They have really gained momentum in the second half of the tournament and look all set for the knockout game.  

Most of their players have performed well. JW Wells and Phil Salt led the team to the playoffs while WA Agar and Rashid Khan were consistent in taking crucial wickets.

Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game. 

Here is our prediction of Adelaide Strikers’ playing XI:

  • CJ Ferguson
  • Rashid Khan
  • WA Agar
  • Phil Salt
  • Jake Weatherald
  • JW Wells
  • MW Short
  • Peter Siddle
  • Alex Carrey
  • Billy Stanlake
  • Travis Head

Sydney Thunder

Sydney Thunder are being led by Callum Ferguson this season. They managed to sneak into the knockout despite not being at their best. 

Thunder have outperformed in the last match against Hobart Hurricanes. AD Hales and Khawja managed to build momentum along with JD Cook, who took four wickets and won the match. 

Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.

Here is our prediction of Sydney Thunder’s playing XI:

  • UT Khawaja
  • AD Hales
  • CJ Ferguson
  • AI Ross
  • CH Morris
  • DR Sams
  • AJ Nair
  • JS Lenton
  • JD Cook
  • CP Tremain
  • B Doggett

Expert Prediction: STR vs THU

This is going to be a do-or-die match for both teams as the losing team will be out of the finale race. Strikers will have to win this one to move ahead towards the next challenge or they will be out of the league, whereas Thunder will have to win all three consecutive matches to make it to the finals. Strikers, led by Travis Head, have not a wrong foot in the second half of the tournament while Sydney Thunder have given themselves some chance by winning the qualifier. 

Strikers are currently oozing with confidence. Every member of their eleven is contributing in one way or another. Rashid Khan, with his leg spin, and even the recently retired Peter Siddle have been on top of their game. Alex Carrey’s addition has also eased the pressure on the middle order. 

If not for the change in format this year, Sydney Thunder would have not made it to the playoffs. But they have strengthened their chances by winning the Eliminator game. The contribution from their skipper gave the team the momentum needed at the right time.

There has been a change in format this year. As per the new format, the teams finishing in the top two will be rewarded for their consistency, unlike in previous seasons. While the winner of the ‘qualifier’ played between the top two teams will reach the final straightaway, the loser will play the ‘challenger’ against the winner of the ‘knockout’ which is going to be played between the side that finished third and winner of the ‘eliminator’.

The Eliminator is a newly introduced knockout feature, which will be played between the teams finishing at number fourth and fifth on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament. 

In the last five encounters between the two sides, both teams have shared the honour, with both of them winning two games each and ending one with a tie. 

Adelaide Strikers have everything working for them at the moment. Hence, our prediction is of a Strikers’ win in this cricket game.

Astrology Prediction: STR vs THU

The stars seem to be shining brightly for Adelaide Strikers at the moment. They look set for the top two finish. Hence, our prediction is of a Strikers’ win.


Toss prediction? The team winning the toss will look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first. 

Who will win? – Adelaide Strikers

Top Batsman – Travis Head (STR), AD Hales (THU)

Top Bowler – Peter Siddle (STR), JD Cook (THU)

Most Sixes – Travis Head (STR), AD Hales (THU)

Man of the Match – Travis Head (STR)

Team Scores Batting first – Adelaide Strikers (180+), Sydney Thunder (160+)


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