STR vs THU Big Bash League Fantasy Prediction: Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder – 25 January 2021 (Adelaide). The winner of this game will qualify for the Playoffs.
Adelaide Strikers will take on Sydney Thunder in the League Match of BBL 10, aka Big Bash League which, will be played at The Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.
Sydney Thunder have won seven of their thirteen games in the tournament so far. Alex Hales is in outstanding form, whereas the other batsmen have been decent. McAndrew and Sangha have been bowling well, whereas Daniel Sams is out injured. This side lost their last game, and a defeat will knock them out of the tournament.
Adelaide Strikers have also won seven of their thirteen games in the tournament so far. Carey has been their best batsman, whereas the arrival of Head has made the batting stable. Peter Siddle and Wes Agar have been brilliant in pace bowling, whereas Briggs is their main spinner. The Strikers would want to continue the good momentum, and win here will take them through to the playoffs.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been decent for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score in BBL 10 at this ground is 174 runs.
Total BBL 10 Games Played: 8; Bat 1st Won: 5; Bat 2nd Won: 3.
Match Details :
Time:- 1.45 PM, Live on Sony Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Adelaide Strikers – Jake Weatherald, Alex Carey, Travis Head, Philip Salt, Matt Renshaw, Ryan Gibson, Michael Neser, Danny Briggs, Liam O’Connor, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar.
Sydney Thunder – Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Sam Billings, Oliver Davies, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha, Brendan Doggett.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Alex Carey, Alex Hales, Travis Head, Wes Agar, and Tanveer Sangha.
STR vs THU Team Wicket-Keeper
Alex Carey (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Carey has scored 410 runs this season, whereas his average has been 37.27. Carey has already scored a century in the tournament.
STR vs THU Team Batsmen
Alex Hales (Price 10), Usman Khawaja (Price 9), and Callum Ferguson (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Sydney Thunder. Callum has scored 334 runs in the tournament, whereas Hales has scored 472 runs at an average of 36.30. Khawaja has scored 310 runs in the tournament. All three of them are the core of this side’s batting.
Jake Weatherald (Price 9.5) will be our batsman from the Adelaide Strikers. Weatherald has scored 321 runs at an average of 29.18, whereas his strike-rate has been 140.77. He is going to open the innings in this game.
STR vs THU Team All-Rounders
Travis Head (Price 9.5) will be our all-rounder from the Adelaide Strikers. Head scored 228 runs at an average of 32.57 last season, whereas he scalped four wickets in his bowling. He played a really good inning in the last game and scalped a wicket as well.
Ben Cutting (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounder from the Sydney Thunder. Cutting has scored 246 runs at a strike-rate of 152.79, whereas he has scalped four wickets in his bowling. He is the ace all-rounder of the side.
STR vs THU Team Bowlers
Tanveer Sangha (Price 8.5) and Nathan McAndrew (Price 8) will be our bowlers from Sydney Thunder. Sangha has scalped 20 wickets this season, whereas McAndrew has scalped 14. Both of them are wicket-taking bowlers.
Peter Siddle (Price 9) and Wes Agar (Price 9) will be our bowlers from the Adelaide Strikers. Agar has scalped 21 wickets this season, whereas Siddle has scalped 18. Both of them have been on fire this season.
Match Prediction: Adelaide Strikers are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Travis Head and Chris Lynn
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Alex Carey and Mark Steketee
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