Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, BBL Match 9, Dream 11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket
Sydney Thunder has lost the services of Jason Sangha who sustained an injury in the previous match against Melbourne Renegades.
In match 9th of the 2022-23 Big Bash League (BBL), the Sydney Thunder (THU) will take on the Adelaide Strikers (STR) on Tuesday 20th December at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.
The Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thursday will face off in Game 9 of the 2022 Big Bash League season at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. The Thunder were knocked out 15 times the last time these two teams played each other in this tournament and made some kind of history. It will be exciting to see what the second leg has in store for us.
In their last game, the Adelaide Strikers made history when they defeated Sydney Thunder for the lowest total in T20 history. Thunder had no idea about their faster bowlers as it was a terrifying fast bowling show. Since Thunder would like to give back this time, this second leg would have an interesting background. The forwards will be worried about Jake Weatherald's performance as they cannot count on Matthew Short to save them at any time following his poor performance in the first two games.
Sydney Thunder this time has a chance to redeem themselves against a team that inflicted them the most humiliating defeat in T20 cricket history. Thunder's middle order weakness to Pacers has been seen, and as a result they are largely dependent on Alex Hales at the head of the order. Rilee Rossouw showed great promise in the previous game and has put up an impressive half-century, but he has to deal with the fast bowlers for Adelaide Strikers. Sydney needs to win this game to restart their season after losing their previous two games.
Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder will play the ninth game of the 2022 Big Bash League on Tuesday (20 December) at the Adelaide Oval. The forwards have won their first two games and are in first place in the points table. They defeated Sydney Thunder by a whopping 124 runs in the previous game after Thunder was sacked for just 15 runs.
Thunder has won just a single game in three games so far and sits fifth on the points table. They lost their last two games and will try to recover. They have lost the services of Jason Sangha who sustained an injury in the previous match against Melbourne Renegades.
The pitch is expected to remain level in this game, and both batter and bowler will likely receive equal help from the pitch. The pacers will likely find it easy to pick wickets in the second half, and the team that wins the toss could be looking to roll.
Although there will have been some rain earlier in the day we expect cloud cover but no disruption to the weather during this game in Adelaide.
Sydney Thunder hasn't shown us what it's really capable of and is therefore the underdog. However, looking at the lineup, we think it's only a matter of time before Hales or Rossouw play a big inning. The Adelaide Oval is a high-scoring venue where the Thunder batting lineup could seek revenge for the Strikers bowling attack that plagued them a few days ago.
We like the odds on offer and will support Sydney Thunder in this competition.
Bet on Sydney Thunder to win.
Seven of 12 BBL games at the Adelaide Oval have been won by the team that batted first and we expect both skippers will be looking to bat first in this match.
Match Expert Tips
With a hit rate of 146.04, Oliver Davies is one of the best young talents in the BBL. Davies also had a decent game against the Renegades, hitting 33 runs in just 18 balls to the back end of the innings. With Jason Sangha out through injury, Davies could be promoted to the top spot, making him a good pick for your STR vs THU Dream11 prediction team.
PROBABLE PLAYING XI
AJ Hose, Thomas Kelly, CA Lynn, J Weatherald, Colin de Grandhomme, MW Short, HJ Nielsen, WA Agar, Rashid Khan, Henry Thornton, PM Siddle(C)
Oliver Davies, AD Hales, AI Ross, RR Rossouw, DR Sams, Ben Cutting, M Gilkes, Brendan Doggett, Chris Green(C), Fazalhaq Farooqi, Gurinder Sandhu.
Dream11 Match Top Picks
Adelaide Strikers Key Players
Colin de Grandhomme The 36-year-old all-rounder is yet to win a wicket but has already contributed with the bat. He score 33 of 24 balls in the previous encounter and looks forward to competing against the same bowlers.
Rashid Khan The leg spinner didn't get a chance to bowl when Thunder was bowled within six overs. However, he has already taken three wickets at the Adelaide Oval in the 2022 BBL.
Chris Lynn has been stable for his new franchise, the Adelaide Strikers, with 77 runs in two games. Despite not being at his explosive best, Lynn raked in handy punches in the top order. He is one of the best batsmen in the history of the competition and has been in good form all year making him a top pick for your prediction team STR vs THU Dream11.
Peter Siddle is another veteran campaigner who was the top wicket-taker in the BBL last season with 30 wickets in 17 games. While he hasn't had much to do this season, Siddle is a force to be reckoned with given his ability to nail his lengths and variations perfectly. With Siddle due for a big performance, he's a must on your STR vs THU Dream11 prediction team.
Sydney Thunder Key Players
Alex Hales has yet to make his mark for the Thunder this season as he can't get many runs at the top of the order. However, Hales has a good record at the Adelaide Oval with 349 runs and a batting average of 151 in the BBL. Given his experience and skill, Hales is a brilliant captain choice on your STR vs THU Dream11 prediction team.
Daniel Sams He's been an excellent player with the ball for the Thunder this season. He has won seven wickets in three games with an average of 11, an economy of 6.41 and a batting average of 10.2.
Rilee Rossouw The South Africa international started his season with three fours and four sixes on Sunday. We expect him to deliver another strong result in this match.
Gurinder Sandhu The 29-year-old Pacer has been in great form lately, having won ten wickets in his last five games. He has won six wickets in three games with an average of 17 this season.