Sixers look to make a double over the Strikers!
Adelaide Strikers will win the match!
BBL2019-20 season is up and running with every player looking to make an impact and impress the national selectors with T20 World Cup coming later this year. The Australian public is going through grief with forest fire mishap and they would look to console them in good performances in BBL.
Sydney Sixers are on a roll with 4 wins in a row with their last win against Adelaide Strikers. Adelaide Strikers lost track with two back-to-back losses after their hat-trick of wins to start off the tournament. Strikers will look end their losing jinx and avenge their last match defeat or will the Sixers tame the strikers twice in a row.
Adelaide Strikers will look to arrest the slide and get back to winning ways in this match. Their top-order batsmen of Alex carry (234 runs), Jonathan Wells (227 runs), and Jake Weatherland (214 runs) are in excellent form and have done the bulk of scoring so far. The rest of their batting unit needs to step up and support them with consistent cameos. Rashid Khan is their best bowler with 8 wickets at an economy of less than 7 RPO so far but he has gone for few runs in the last two matches. Peter Siddle and Wes Agar have taken 6 & 5 wickets to support the bowling unit but lack consistency. Michael Neser and Billy Stanlake are yet to make a mark with their performance.
Jonathan Wells – Jonathan Wells has 227 runs at an average of 113.5 & strike rate of 140 this season. He is in great touch and will look to make an impact in the remaining matches too.
Peter Siddle – Siddle is going through a god phase in his bowling stint after international retirement with 6 wickets at an economy of just 6.8 RPO. He has taken the role of bowling in middle overs and death overs this season.
Cameron White, Peter Siddle, Michael Neser, Jonathan Wells, Harry Conway, Alex Carey (c & wk), Matthew Short, Billy Stanlake, Philip Salt, Rashid Khan, Jake Weatherald
Michael Neser, Harry Conway, Cameron Valente, Philip Salt, Matthew Short, Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Peter Siddle, Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake, JW Wells
Sydney Sixers have successfully chased down the target in their last three matches on a row. Josh Philippe`s 83* runs and Justin Avendano`s 43 at the top ensured they are on track for a big chase of 177 runs. Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques, and James Vince have contributed with crucial 30s and 40s in the middle order. Tom Curran has been their breakout star with quick runs with the bat and consistent wickets with the ball in hand. They have an excellent pace attack with the likes of Josh Hazlewood, Ben Dwarsius, and Jackson Bird in the playing XI. Leggie Llyod Pope is a red hot form recently with 7 wickets in the last three matches.
Justin Avendano – Avendano made a mark in his first match this season with 47 runs off 33 balls. His 72-run partnership with Philippe set up the platform for the chase last match.
Lloyd Pope – Pope has 8 wickets at an impressive economy rate of 6.8 RPO so far. His match figures in the last 4 matches read as follows: 2/41, 3/23, 2/22, & 1/15 (latest one first).
Josh Hazlewood, James Vince, Jackson Bird, Daniel Hughes (c), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope, Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, Justin Avendano
Jack Edwards, B Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Justin Avendano, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, James Vince, Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Lloyd Pope, Josh Hazlewood
The weather looks bright and sunny with very less chances of rain. We can expect a full match between these two teams with no interruptions.
Adelaide is one of the good batting pitches and we can expect batsmen to enjoy playing here. We expect average scores in range of 160-180 runs.
Both matches played here were won by the teams batting first but never forget the chasing came too close the target.
Sydney Sixers have momentum on their side while Adelaide Strikers home conditions on their side. Both teams have a top-heavy batting lineup with Strikers piping Sixers in batting power.
But, Strikers depend heavily on Rashid Khan and Peter Siddle in the bowling department and it may affect their game.
We expect Adelaide Strikers to end the Sixers winning streak in this match.
Adelaide Strikers will win the match!