Big Bash League 2020-21 Match 53
Adelaide Strikers vs. Sydney Thunder Match Prediction – Mon, 25th January
Strikers Have Qualified:
Strikers are unknown if not competitive. Clipped of their best man, Rashid Khan, they shaped one of the most remarkable performances in this year’s campaign by beating Thunder on Sunday.
Batting first, they accomplished a sub-par 159—a score challenging to defend against a Thunder batting line-up comprising the in-form Alex Hales. But Adelaide Strikers are shrewd, and they have tight plans on the ground. They restricted expertly.
Peter Siddle took home two wickets and the man of the match prize while Michael Neser, back from Country’s drinks obligation, chipped in 2 for 17. Together with Wes Agar, this is now as strong a pace bowling attack as Perth.
Possible playing XI: Alex Carey (WK), Travis Head (C), Michael Neser, Wes Agar, Phil Salt, Matt Renshaw, Jake Weatherald, Danny Briggs, Ryan Gibson, Liam O’Connor, and Peter Siddle.
Thunder Still In Danger:
Thunder would have calculated they had the job completed against Strikers after stellar work on the ground. Perhaps that contentment underwrote to their downfall. After looking rock-solid for the play-offs for a long time of the campaign, they now find themselves in a clash with Hobart, Stars, and Heat for fifth place with a game to go.
They should be hosed and home with a victory, though. And it’s usually an intelligent thing not to get too low about a pitiable batting performance. It’s a poor bowling show, which gives us the jitters, and the one at the Adelaide Oval was nearly flawless. Kiwi pacer Adam Milne fashioned astonishing numbers of one for six.
It was predominantly remarkable that they were so sturdy considering the loss of all-rounder Daniel Sams for the rest of the season. Sams got a hand injury. One doubts that if they do hold on to succeed, that injury could prove deadly.
Possible playing XI: Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Adam Milne, Callum Ferguson (C), Oliver Davies, Sam Billings (WK), and Tanveer Sangha.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
In the 53rd game of the 2020-21 Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL), Sydney Thunder will take on Adelaide Strikers at the Adelaide Oval on 25th January Monday.
Adelaide has been a bat first pitch for quite some time now. But it has also been very flat, and 170 should be the least total on the scoreboard. Preceding that game on Sunday, 17 of the 28 teams who made 175 or more won the game. If Thunder were to bat first this time, they would be poised that their hell-for-leather flair would put them in a robust situation at the break.
Strikers are 2.05 with Thunder 1.80. Those odds are almost indistinguishable from pre-game odds preceding Sunday’s game. It is hard not to calculate that is biased on Strikers.
Strikers have had Travis Head and Neser resumed their line-up and precisely the right time from an individual perspective. Thunder have lost Daniel Sams. And with the toss partiality in hand, Strikers would characterize a forthright trade batting first. But similarly, Thunder. As we reckon, that 170 mark is the magical amount.
It is perhaps more palatable, nevertheless, given the franchise news and recent head-to-head that we advantageous for Strikers batting first and look to make a place with them about 1.70 odds at half-time.
What could decay best-laid tactics is the weather prediction. There is a more than 80% chance of rain through the game, so we could see overs reduced.