Cricket Prediction Big Bash League – Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers look to rise above the mid-table tussle

Cricket match date: 13th January 2019

Cricket match time09:15 am IST

Cricket match location: Sydney Showground Stadium

Cricket Match format: T20

Tournament: Big Bash League

Team A: Sydney Thunder

Team B: Adelaide Strikers

Team A Captain: Shane Watson

Team B Captain: Colin Ingram

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Cricket Match Preview:

As the Big Bash League of 2018/19 edition is reaching its business end, the points table have begun to get crowded. All the teams have at least played 6 games of cricket and have reached the half-way mark. Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers are among those teams in the competition. Both teams know that if they can win the next game of cricket, they will straightaway break into the top four.

Adelaide Strikers, under Colin Ingram, have had patchy form in the competition so far. They began the competition with a bang by defeating Brisbane Heat in their first cricket game. It was then followed by a couple of losses only to be followed by two wins. In their most recent cricket game, they were beaten by Sydney Sixers and that has made it 3 wins and 3 losses out of 6 cricket games for them.

Sydney Thunder have had even a more roller-coaster ride than Strikers. While they began with a bang, buoyed by the presence of Jos Butler, they were then surprised by two consecutive losses in high-scoring cricket games. They came back strongly with just 1 run victory against the Perth Scorchers. That win, however, was again followed by two consecutive losses.

Clearly, Thunder are running out of breathing space, perhaps even more than Strikers at this stage. However, Strikers know that if they do not win this cricket game, their situation will become same as Sydney Thunder. The challenge becomes even tougher for both sides with a few of their best players going out of the competition. For Thunder, the likes of Root and Butler will no longer be available, while for Strikers, Alex Carrey, Peter Siddle and Billy Stanlake will not be available.

Cricket Match Information:

Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers will be taking on each other in their eight and seventh game of cricket respectively. Both teams are right in the middle of the points table and will be looking to break away from the same. While Thunder are on the 6th position, Strikers are on the 5th position on the points table.

Sydney Thunder

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Sydney Thunder, led by Shane Watson, began with a good form in this cricket league. However, after winning the first two cricket games, they lost their next two games. Then they won an exciting game of cricket against Perth Scorchers only to lose the next couple of cricket games. Our prediction is there will be changes in their lineup considering Jos Butler and Joe Root will no longer be part of the competition.

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

  • Shane Watson
  • AP Devcich
  • Usman Khwaja
  • C Ferguson
  • Jason Sangha
  • Gurinder Sandhu
  • JD Cook
  • Fawad Ahmed
  • Daniel Sams
  • Chris Green
  • SL Rainbird

Adelaide Strikers

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Adelaide Strikers, after a fair start, began to fall away a little. They are now almost in the same situation as Sydney Thunder with one extra cricket game in hand. Our prediction is with Alex Carrey and Peter Siddle going out for international games, there will be some changes in their lineup.

Here is our prediction of Adelaide Strikers’ playing XI:

  • Alex Carey
  • J Weatherhald
  • Colin Ingram
  • JW Wells
  • JS Lehmann
  • MG Neser
  • C Valente
  • MW Short
  • Ben Laughlin
  • Rashid Khan
  • Billy Stanlanke

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

AP Devcich is likely to get his first opportunity in the competition in place of Jos Butler. Our prediction is of a good performance from this hard-hitting left-hander in his first cricket game.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

Sydney Showground Stadium is the home ground of Sydney Thunder. So far, the highest score on this venue has been 169 runs that Thunder scored against Sydney Sixers. In that game of cricket, that score proved to be a match-winning one. Our prediction is of a score around the same total. Conditions are expected to be dry.

Our Prediction:

Adelaide Strikers will begin this game of cricket as favourites. Both teams lost their last cricket game but the unavailability of players like Jos Butler will hurt Thunder more than Strikers.  

Top Batsman (Prediction):

AP Devcich (ST) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Rashid Khan (AS) – 2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

AP Devcich (ST)


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BetRallyIndia.com Odds

Sydney Thunder – 2.00

Adelaide Strikers – 1.66

*odds may change anytime

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