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Sydney Thunder vs. Adelaide Strikers : CAN WE WITNESS ANOTHER CENTURY? || Big Bash League 2020-21

Big Bash League 2020-21 Match 51

Sydney Thunder vs. Adelaide Strikers Match Prediction – Sun, 24th January

Sydney Aim To Seal Their Spot:

The Thunder were extensive against the Sixers, recording the highest-ever BBL total. With Alex Hales looking in sublime touch, even the bowlers were magnificent. The Thunder are near to a top-two completion in this edition of BBL.

Sydney Thunder is positioned at the 3rd spot in the points table of Big Bash League 2020-21 with seven victories and five losses from their 12 games in the league. The franchise has 27 points in their kitty.

Alex Hales is the top run-getter for the team, with 462 runs striking at a beautiful 165, comprising 47 fours and 26 sixes. Captain Callum has also scored 312 runs at 28. Tanveer Sangha has been the pick for them. He has been the finest bowlers with 20 wickets at a remarkable average of 16. He has also been economical with a rate of 7.92.

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.

Strikers Want To Go Hard:

Adelaide Strikers have looked resilient after the addition of Michael Neser and Travis Head. Alex Carey, who amassed a brilliant century in their recent game, looks in fine form. With Wes Agar and Danny Briggs’s likes among the bowlers, the Strikers would fancy chances of a win at the cost of the Thunder.

Adelaide Strikers sit at the 5th position in the KFC Big Bash League 2020-21 points table with six victories and as many losses from their 12 games. The franchise has 24 points to boast. 

Alex Carey is their top run-getter with 381 runs struck at a cautious 128, comprising 36 fours and ten sixes. Jake Weatherald has also amassed 290 runs at 29. Wes Agar has been the finest bowler for this team, picking up 21 wickets at a decent average of 17 and an economy rate of 7.85.

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.

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

In the 51st game of the 2020-21 Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL), Adelaide Strikers will take on Sydney Thunder at the Adelaide Oval on 24th January Sunday.

A decent batting surface is expected to aid at the Adelaide Oval, with some assistance for the spin bowlers.

There should be enough movement for the pace bowlers too, who will try taking the speed off the ball. With the wicket likely to get sluggish as the match proceeds, both sides could bat first after winning the bat flip.

165-175 runs should be par at this ground, and wickets in hand are probably decisive for both teams.

First Innings Winner:

While both sides have momentum with them, the Strikers are likely to win this BBL match owing to their superior acquaintance with the home environment. Nevertheless, bearing in mind the stability and depth in the Thunder’s roster, an enthralling BBL match beckons at the Adelaide Oval.

The thunders are at 1.80, whereas the Strikers stand at 2.05, according to the sportsbooks. These numbers don’t look very convincing before the toss due to both these franchises’ recent form. Thus, we reckon waiting for the toss to place your bets will be wiser. The team batting first could have a higher advantage.  

Alex – Cash for Centurions:

Alex Hales and Alex Carry scored excellent centuries for their respective teams in their recent games. Alex is the name. Big numbers on the board to beckon. They have been consistent throughout the tournament, and finally, their consistency has paid off as a superb hundred. They should be poised and carry the momentum from the brilliant knocks.