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Adelaide Strikers’ quest to defeat Sydney Sixers in Sydney
Sydney Sixers to win!
Tournament: Big Bash League 2021-22 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia | Toss: To BatBet Now
It is the Challengers game at the Big Bash League 2021-22, and we shall see the Sydney Sixers taking on the Adelaide Strikers at home. Sydney Sixers lost against the Perth Scorchers in the Qualifier game and have to make a strong comeback. The Strikers come here with a win against the Sydney Thunder in the Knockout and the side would be confident about its prospects.
The Sydney Sixers have enjoyed a great record against Adelaide Strikers in the past. They come here with seven wins in the last eight games between the two sides. Playing at home they would have better knowledge of the conditions. It remains to be seen if the Strikers can win their first game in Sydney this season after three losses.
It was poor efforts with the bat and the ball against the Perth Scorchers in the Qualifier match that saw Moises Henriques’ side suffer a 48-run loss. The defending champions would have to make a strong comeback in this game. The side has enjoyed a good record against the Strikers in the past and Henriques would look forward to booking a place in the final with a win here.
Josh Phillippe and Justin Avenando played poorly in the last game and the side would need a strong performance from them at the top. Henriques has good experience, and he would have to guide the middle order and set up partnerships with Jordan Silk and Daniel Hughes. The side would also need contributions from Daniel Christian, Sean Abbott, and Hayden Kerr lower down the order.
Their bowlers were taken to the cleaners in the last game and the side would need Sean Abbott and Nathan Lyon to bowl tight spells with the new ball. Ben Dwarshuis and Kerr also come here with bad figures and the side would have high expectations from them. Steve O’Keefe and Christian need to play their part well in the supporting role for the side to win this game.
Moises Henriques (c), Josh Philippe (wk), Justin Avendano, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Sean Abbott, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon, Steve O’Keefe
Hayden Kerr, Steve O'Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Jake Carder, Justin Avendano, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Sean Abbott, Nathan Lyon, DT Christian, Jay Lenton
Peter Siddle’s side has been on a roll, and they come here after another spectacular win against the Sydney Thunder in the Knockout Game. The side held onto its nerves in the final stages to win it by 6 runs, their sixth consecutive win for the season. It will be a tough battle against the Sixers and Siddle would like to see his side make the best use of the momentum.
Matthew Short and Alex Cary are scoring runs at the top and the side would expect a good show from them. Ian Cockbain has played well and there would be huge expectations from him in the middle order along with Travis Head and Jonathan Wells. The side would also expect runs down the order from Thomas Kelly, Matt Renshaw, and Henry Thornton.
The side would expect early strikes from Matthew Short and Harry Conway as they haven’t been in the best of form. Siddle and Thornton leaked runs in the previous game, and they will have to make a turnaround here. Fawad Ahmed has done well in the middle overs and the side would like to see him keep the scoring under check with Head.
Peter Siddle (c), Alex Carey (wk), Matthew Short, Ian Cockbain, Travis Head, Jonathan Wells, Matt Renshaw, Thomas Kelly, Henry Thornton, Harry Conway, Fawad Ahmed
Thomas Kelly, Peter Siddle, Ian Cockbain, Harry Conway, Matt Short, Henry Thornton, Travis Head, Jonathan Wells, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey, Fawad Ahmed
We expect to see partly cloudy skies over Sydney on January 26, and this may offer some assistance to the bowlers. The wicket is flat, and batsmen have scored lots of runs this season. The conditions are expected to make batting slightly difficult, and the side batting first would need to aim at a score of above 170 runs.
Sydney Cricket Ground has seen a good surface to bat on and we have seen several high-scoring games where batsmen have done well. Fast bowlers do get good bounce and carry from the surface with the new ball. This is the best venue for spinners in Australia and they have enjoyed great success in the past. The odds with the best betting apps in India favour early wickets to fall.
Five games have been played here and on three occasions the side batting first has won after registering big scores. There is assistance for the spinners in the second half of the game and the side winning the toss would look to bat first in this game and aim at setting up a big score.
The Adelaide Strikers have played magnificently in the last six games. However, the side hasn’t won a single game in Sydney this season. This would be playing on their minds, and they must also overcome their poor record against the Sydney Sixers. The Sixers have won four out of five games they have played at SCG and know the conditions well. This would make them favorites to win here.
Sydney Sixers to win!
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