THU Vs STR Dream11 : Top of the pile Sydney Thunder look to affirm themselves of a spot in the pinnacles of the league standings today.
The only side to yet play a match in the ongoing edition of the Big Bash League, when Adelaide Strikers step out to open their sojourn today, the side know they have been thrust into an extremely formidable encounter. They couldn’t have asked for a more tricky encounter to throw open their sortie in the league with the outfit being asked to square off against the league leaders today.
Currently sitting in the annuls of the points tally, for Sydney Thunder, the opening exchanges of the league have transpired in more pristine fashion than the side could have ever augured. They have gone onto win both their encounters on the bounce with their previous win coming by 6 wickets against 6 wickets as they chased down the 170 run target set by Melbourne Renegades.
And up against a Melbourne Strikers side lined up with stellar stalwarts, Sydney Thunder will be looking to emulate the same rousing wins which have seen them emerge as early contenders for the trophy. A win today would see them set a real statement of intent and hammer down their spot in the echelons of the points tally, something which is set to immensely buoy the side ahead of the forthcoming contest.
Pitch Conditions And Toss
An extremely tepid track for the batsmen, this is a surface which has tended to be bowler conducive with the spinners thriving over here. The ball stays low and turns squarely over here, a track where the team winning the toss will be opting to step out and chase with a coherent idea of how to rummage their run chase.
Probable Playing 11
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Matthew Gilkes (WK), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Nathan McAndrew
Alex Carey (C, WK), Jake Weatherald, Phil Salt, Cameron White, Jonathan Wells, Matthew Short, Cameron Valente, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Harry Conway
Big Bash League 2019-20
Match: Sydney Thunder Vs Adelaide Strikers
Date And Time: 21st December, Saturday- 12:40pm IST
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Television: Sony Six/HD, Kayo
- Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Daniel Sams, Chris Green
- Alex Carey, Phil Salt, Billy Stanlake, Harry Conway
Top 4 Batting Order
- Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Matthew Gilkes
- Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Phil Salt, Cameron White
- Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson
- Alex Carey, Phil Salt
Death Overs Bowlers
- Daniel Sams, Chris Green
- Billy Stanlake, Harry Conway
THU Vs STR Dream11 Wicket-Keeper
Earning a spot in Delhi Capitals’ side for the IPL, the berth Alex Carey earned for himself perfectly emoted the stature he’s earned in the cricketing fraternity. And it’s his sublime skill set as a player which sees us move in for the wicket-keeper for this tie, someone we envision piling on a slew of runs on the day.
THU Vs STR Dream11 Batsmen
He is going to be accompanied by Philip Salt from the side for the day whilst from the other side of the facet we are venturing in with a duo of picks. Both Callum Ferguson and Alex Hales have epitomised why they are such enigmatic and vibrant names in the side, two players who have both come up with match winning performances for the side in their opening two outings.
Hales needed a mere 38 balls to score 68 runs the last time around, a knock from the opener which took Sydney Thunder past the finishing line with ease to see us opt for him for the day.
THU Vs STR Dream11 All-Rounders
At a time when everyone was getting peeled around the park and dispatched to all parts of the ground, Daniel Sams from Sydney Thunder came up with two wickets for his side. They were pivotal to not only curb the flow of runs from the other side but saw him send back well set batsmen as well to make the all-rounder an instant pick for us.
Chris Morris is also coming in from the side for this one with the player set to play his first match for the side come today, an all-rounder who can easily incorporate his traits in both the facets to pull off a match winning display for the side. From Adelaide Strikers meanwhile, Matthew Short becomes our singular selection to see us lose out our Dream 11 side for the day.
THU Vs STR Dream11 Bowling Order
On a wicket where the ball will turn sharply and squarely, Rashid Khan from Adelaide Strikers becomes an instant selection for us. The legspinner is set to perturb batsmen immensely with his riveting line and length and with it pull of a slew of wickets as well, someone we had to make our first choice for the day.
His counterpart, Billy Stanlake is going to be brought in as well while from the other side of the docket we have gone in with a duo of picks as well in the form of Arjun Nair who returned with the two wickets the last time around and Chris Green.
Captain And Vice-Captain
Sams is being made our team’s captain for the fixture whilst Arjun is our vice-captain.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.