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Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, free match prediction 01 Feb 2020

01 Feb 2020 | 14:10 | Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
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winner Sydney Thunder won by 8 runs

Adelaide Strikers to lock horns with in-form Sydney Thunder in Knockout game!

  • Middle-order batsman Jonathan Wells and Leg spinner Rashid Khan have been standout performers for Strikers in this year’s competition
  • In their last round-robin match, Adelaide Strikers suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Hobart Hurricanes
  • Sydney Thunder registered a comprehensive win over Hobart Hurricanes in the Eliminator game played at Hobart

Sydney Thunder to come out top in this Knockout game!

  • Tournament: BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
  • Toss: To Bowl

BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Melbourne Stars 14 10 4 0 0 20 0.541
Sydney Sixers 14 9 4 0 1 19 0.269
Adelaide Strikers 14 8 5 0 1 17 0.564
Sydney Thunder 14 6 7 0 1 13 -0.347
Hobart Hurricanes 14 6 7 0 1 13 -0.355
Perth Scorchers 14 6 8 0 0 12 -0.099
Brisbane Heat 14 6 8 0 0 12 -0.237
Melbourne Renegades 14 3 11 0 0 6 -0.348
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
20 0.541 14 10 4 0 0
19 0.269 14 9 4 0 1
17 0.564 14 8 5 0 1
13 -0.347 14 6 7 0 1
13 -0.355 14 6 7 0 1
12 -0.099 14 6 8 0 0
12 -0.237 14 6 8 0 0
6 -0.348 14 3 11 0 0
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Match Preview

Host Adelaide Strikers will be looking to continue their good form when they face Sydney Thunder in the Knockout game of Big Bash League at Adelaide Oval on Saturday. The momentum will certainly be on Adelaide’s side as they finished with 17 points from 14 matches in the preliminary stages. Captain Travis Head will be hoping that the side can maintain their consistency with bat and ball in this Knockout game.

Sydney Thunder has notched up back-to-back victories in their last two games played in the competition. In the Eliminator game, Sydney Thunder registered a comprehensive win over Hobart Hurricanes to set up a clash with Adelaide Strikers.

Teams Preview

Adelaide Strikers Preview

For Adelaide Strikers, experienced players will need to raise their game with bat and ball in order for the side to qualify for the Challenger game. Travis Head-led unit will have to play their full-strength side for this all-important clash.

In the batting department, the side will be relying heavily on the likes of Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald and Philip Salt to do the bulk of the scoring. Middle-order batsman Jonathan Wells has topped the batting charts for Adelaide Strikers in this year’s competition with 444 runs in 14 matches at an average of 74.00 with four half-centuries to his name. Besides Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt and wicket-keeper Alex Carey have delivered match-winning performances for the side in this year’s tournament.

In the bowling department, the side will be depending on the new-ball pair of Peter Siddle and Wes Agar to provide crucial breakthroughs. Surprisingly, pacer Michael Neser was the standout bowler for Adelaide Strikers in the last round-robin game. He finished with figures of 1 for 26 in his three overs. Leg-spinner Rashid Khan has been leading wicket-taker for the side so far in this year’s competition. He has claimed 18 wickets in 14 matches at an economy rate of 7.25.

Adelaide Strikers Predicted Playing XI:

Travis Head (captain), Alex Carey (wk), Matthew Short, Billy Stanlake, Peter Siddle, Michael Neser, Jonathan Wells, Philip Salt, Rashid Khan, Jake Weatherald ,Wes Agar

Sydney Thunder Preview

The franchise has gathered nice momentum after registering consecutive victories in the tournament. Thunder certainly brought their A-game to the table and registered a 57-run win over Hobart Hurricanes in the Eliminator game played at Bellerive Oval on Thursday.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the top-order trio of Alex Hales, Usman Khuwaja and Captain Callum Ferguson to do the bulk of the scoring. In the Eliminator game, openers Alex Hales and Usman Khuwaja delivered splendid half-centuries to help Sydney Thunder post a competitive score on the board.

Alex Hales was the standout performer for the side and finished the innings with the top-score of 60 runs off 37 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes. He was well supported by Usman Khuwaja, who chipped in with 54 runs off 34 balls with the help of seven fours and one six. Captain Callum Ferguson has also shown consistency with the bat for the franchise in the competition. Ferguson has accumulated 368 runs in 15 matches at an average of 33.45 with three half-centuries to his name. Alex Ross, Chris Morris and Daniel Sams will need to contribute to the side in this knockout game.

In the bowling department, the fortunes of the side will revolve around the form and performance of Daniel Sams and Chris Morris. Jonathan Cook and Arjun Nair have also done a decent job for Thunder so far this season.

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing XI:

Usman Khuwaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Alex Ross, Arjun Nair, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Jay Lenton (wk), Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook, Brendan Doggett

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 19 0.12 mm. 6.19 k/h From: SSW 100%
03h 18 0.38 mm. 6.38 k/h From: S 100%
06h 20 0 mm. 4.31 k/h From: SSW 94%
09h 20 0 mm. 6.26 k/h From: SSW 8%
12h 18 0 mm. 4.85 k/h From: S 24%
15h 17 0 mm. 5.5 k/h From: SSW 75%
18h 18 0 mm. 5.77 k/h From: WSW 71%
21h 18 0 mm. 6.83 k/h From: SW 95%

Weather Conditions

The wicket will certainly be excellent for batting. Spinners might get assistance from the pitch. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Saturday is going to be thundery showers with a gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Adelaide Oval will host the Eliminator game of the Big Bash League between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder. In the previous meeting between the two teams, Sydney Thunder registered a close win over Adelaide Strikers.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would like to bowl first and restrict the opposition to lowest possible score. Due to rain expected to play a role, batting second might be the way to go at this venue.

Winning Prediction

Based on the current form, Sydney Thunder will be outright favorites to win their game against Adelaide Strikers. With likes of Alex Hales, Usman Khuwaja and Daniel Sams, Thunder will be looking to keep the winning momentum in this game.

Meanwhile,  Adelaide Strikers will need to bat and bowl exceedingly well to overcome Sydney Thunder in this contest.

Sydney Thunder to come out top in this Knockout game!

Author: Shoaib Z.