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Sydney Sixers (ol) vs Adelaide Strikers, Big Bash League 2020-21, Today Match Prediction

20 Dec 2020 | 05:40 | Bellerive Oval, Hobart
177/5 in 20.0 8.85 winner
139/7 in 20.1 6.89

Toss Winner - Adelaide Strikers won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Sydney Sixers beat Adelaide Strikers by 38 runs

Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers are both coming off solid victories in their respective last matches.

  • The Sixers have a really good batting unit and has the ability to pile on big totals.
  • The Strikers will be hoping for another impressive show by captain Peter Siddle.
  • Sydney has had the better of Adelaide in recent times and will have the edge in this game.

The Sydney Sixers are the expected winners of this contest.

  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2020-21
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
  • Toss: To Bat

Big Bash League 2020-21

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Hobart Hurricanes 4 3 1 0 0 11 0.49
Melbourne Stars 3 2 0 0 0 10 1.218
Sydney Sixers 2 1 1 0 0 5 3.225
Adelaide Strikers 2 1 1 0 0 4 0.017
Melbourne Renegades 3 1 2 0 0 4 -2.44
Sydney Thunder 2 1 1 0 0 3 -0.254
Perth Scorchers 2 0 1 0 0 2 1.439
Brisbane Heat 2 0 2 0 0 1 -1.008
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
11 0.49 4 3 1 0 0
10 1.218 3 2 0 0 0
5 3.225 2 1 1 0 0
4 0.017 2 1 1 0 0
4 -2.44 3 1 2 0 0
3 -0.254 2 1 1 0 0
2 1.439 2 0 1 0 0
1 -1.008 2 0 2 0 0

syd vs ads Match Prediction & Analysis

Both Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers are in a similar situation in the ongoing Big Bash League. They have both won one match and lost one and are currently placed at the 3rd and 4th position respectively. The Sixers will now be taking on the Strikers this Sunday and it will be interesting to see which team takes the lead. Sydney has just earned a massive win so their confidence will be really high. The Strikers are also coming off a solid win. Hence, we are in for a cracker of a contest.

Teams Preview

Sydney Sixers (ol) Preview

Sydney Sixers started the season with a 16-run loss against Hobart Hurricanes. However, they came back strongly in the next game to register an incredible 145-run win versus the Melbourne Renegades. It was a near-perfect match for the Sixers where they first a mammoth 205-4 on the board and then shot out the opposition for just 60 runs. They would be looking to carry that performance forward now in this match.

Opener Josh Philippe, whose scintillating 57-ball 95, set the innings for the Sixers in the last match, would again be expected to deliver the goods. Captain Daniel Hughes, Jack Edwards, and Jordan Silk are the other batsmen to watch out for as they have been in good touch. Silk’s cameo (45 off 19 balls) down the order was particularly exciting.

On the bowling front, Steve OKeefe and Ben Dwarshuis, who took 7 wickets between in the last match, looked the best of the lot. Ben Manenti has also been in good flow but Carlos Brathwaite would have to ensure that he doesn’t leak too many runs.

Sydney Sixers (ol) Predicted Playing XI:

Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve OKeefe, Ben Manenti, Gurinder Sandhu

Sydney Sixers (ol) Actual Playing XI:

Jack Edwards, James Vince, Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Steve O'Keefe, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Jordan Silk, Jason Holder, DT Christian, Benjamin Manenti

Adelaide Strikers Preview

The Adelaide Strikers too began their campaign with a loss – against the Hobart Hurricanes by 11 runs. But they came back strongly in the next game against the same opposition and clinched a 5-wicket win. 

That victory was earned through a solid bowling performance where the Strikers restricted the Hurricanes for just 146 runs courtesy of a sensational spell of 5-16 by captain Peter Siddle. The experienced seamer is the backbone of the bowling attack and will be a vital cog for them throughout the tournament. The other factor in their lineup is leg-spinner Rashid Khan whose 4 overs could easily change the game. Wes Agar has been among the wickets too and his contribution could be valuable.

Adelaide’s batting is pretty decent but they are dependent on the likes of captain Alex Carey and Jake Weatherald. They would expect some good contributions from Philip Salt, Matt Renshaw, and Jonathan Wells. However, their batting does look a tad fragile and can be exploited by a good bowling attack.

Adelaide Strikers Predicted Playing XI:

Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey (c & wk), Jonathan Wells, Ryan Gibson, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Matthew Short, Danny Briggs

Adelaide Strikers Key Players From Previous Game Of Big Bash League 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Weatherald 68 48 4 4 141.67
A Carey 55 40 4 1 137.5
J Wells 8 16 0 0 50
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Siddle 3.3 0 16 5 4.57
W Agar 4.0 0 28 2 7
D Worrall 4.0 0 21 1 5.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
P Siddle 3.3 0 16 5 4.57
W Agar 4.0 0 28 2 7
D Worrall 4.0 0 21 1 5.25

Adelaide Strikers Actual Playing XI:

Philip Salt, Matt Short, Matt Renshaw, Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Danny Briggs, Peter Siddle, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, JW Wells

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 15 0.18 mm. 1.59 k/h From: ENE 80%
03h 14 0.55 mm. 2.27 k/h From: NE 88%
06h 15 0.24 mm. 4.48 k/h From: ENE 75%
09h 14 0 mm. 4.14 k/h From: ENE 71%
12h 12 0 mm. 1.88 k/h From: NE 76%
15h 10 0 mm. 2.16 k/h From: NNE 77%
18h 8 0 mm. 1.85 k/h From: N 46%
21h 13 0 mm. 1.95 k/h From: NNE 19%

Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Bellerive Oval at Hobart is expected to be a good one for batting. In the matches so far this season, we have seen the ball coming on nicely to the bat and teams piling on some tall scores. Slower bowlers will get some help in the second half but batsmen 

Some showers are expected on the day of the match and that could hamper proceedings. However, we should still get a full game. 

Venue Details

In the last match at the Bellerive Oval this season, we saw the team batting first post a total of 205-4. There have also been two more totals of 170-plus on the venue this season. Thus, the team batting first in this game would be targeting a total of around 180 to feel safe. 

Toss: To Bat

The team winning the toss is likely to bat first as setting a target on this venue has paid rich dividends so far and that is likely to continue.

SYD vs ADS Winning Prediction

In the last 5 matches between Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers, the Sixers have won 4 back-to-back games. That certainly will give them the advantage in this match. While both the teams are in a similar situation right now, the Sixers are slightly ahead. Their batting is much stronger and they must be glowing in confidence from the last win. The Strikers, meanwhile, have a good bowling unit but lack the spark in batting. Hence, the Sixers are slightly ahead in this clash.

The Sydney Sixers are the expected winners of this contest.

Author: Bhavesh B.