Adelaide Strikers will lock horns with Sydney Thunder in 53rd Big Bash League at Adelaide Oval on 25th January.

The striking battle between the two is scheduled to start at 01:45 PM IST. It will be aired live on Sony Six and Sony Six HD and can also be streamed live on the Sony LIV app.

Preview: Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, 53rd Match

The upcoming BBL clash between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder would be enthralling one. Adelaide Strikers have played 11 BBL games so far, and have won 5 of them. In their last game against Melbourne Stars, the Strikers failed to chase the total of 179 and lost the game by 111 runs. The Strikers have amassed 20 points in the league so far.

Their opposition, Sydney Thunder have also played 11 games and have managed to register a victory in 6 of them. Their last encounter was against Hobart Hurricanes where they lost the game by 6 wickets. Sydney Thunder are currently sitting at the fourth position on the table and have 23 points to their name.

Pitch report

The Adelaide Oval has hosted numerous BBL matches this year, and has mostly favored the chasing side. A score of 160+ is defendable at this venue.

Weather report

The weather at the Adelaide Oval on Monday will be cloudy in the morning, and there are chance of showers during the gameplay. The temperature will be looming around 30 degrees Celsius during the match time.

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers probable XI

Sydney Thunder: Probable XI

Callum Ferguson, Sam Billings, Alex Hales, Alex Ross, Usman Khawaja, Oliver Davies, Chris Green, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha.

Bench

Baxter Holt, Jason Sangha, Adam Milne, Arjun Nair, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Jonathan Cook, Chris Tremain.

Adelaide Strikers: Probable XI

Philip Salt, Jonathan Wells, Alex Carey, Matt Renshaw, Jake Weatherald, Spencer Johnson, Matthew Short, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Danny Briggs, Daniel Worrall.

Bench

Liam O Connor, Daniel Worrall, Matt Short, Liam Scott, Harry Nielsen.

Wicketkeeper: Alex Carey

Batsmen: Alex Ross, Callum Ferguson, Oliver Davies, Matt Renshaw, Philip Salt

All-rounder: Michael Neser, Ben Cutting

Bowlers: Tanveer Sangha, Nathan McAndrew, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar

Top picks for Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers

Alex Carey has been phenomenal for the Strikers in BBL 2020-21. In 9 innings, Alex has aggregated 280 runs at an average of 31.11. His highest score in this BBL season is 82.

Phil Salt is also having a good BBL season this year. In 11 matches, Salt has amassed 226 runs at an average of 20.66. His highest score this year is 59.

Wes Agar has scalped 17 wickets in 11 BBL matches. These wickets come at an economy rate of just 7.96.

Ben Cutting has contributed with both bat and ball for his side. Cutting has amassed 189 runs and has also scalped 3 wickets in 10 BBL innings.  

Man of the Match prediction

Wes Agar could be the Man of the Match in the upcoming clash.

Winner prediction

Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder have been experiencing a downfall in form since the past few matches. The Thunder have lost three of their last games consecutively, whereas the Strikers have failed to register a victory in three of their last five games. So, both the Thunder and the Strikers will be keen to win the upcoming clash at the Adelaide Oval. But taking into account that the Adelaide Strikers have registered two humungous wins at the venue, they are the favorite for the next game.

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Last Updated on January 30, 2021

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