Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Tips for the Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder: Adelaide Strikers had a mixed start to the Big Bash League as their game against Sydney Thunder was abandoned due to smoke and they made a good comeback in the other one to win it by 15 runs.
Sydney Thunder also haven’t lost a game yet as they won both of their remaining games other than the abandoned ones. For the Strikers, Jake Weatherald and Alex Carey have been in great form whereas Thunder’s captain Callum Ferguson has been dismissed only once in this season so far.
Both the teams would like to continue their winning momentum and get some important points on the board.
The temperature will hover in the low-30s and mid-30s with no chance of rain on the 31st of December.
A lot of domestic T20s have been played at this venue. Out of the 41 T20s, the team batting first has won 23 games and the team batting second 18.
The average score batting first is 166 but in the last game at the Adelaide Oval against the Perth Scorchers it turned out to be a run-fest as both the teams scored in excess of 180 in an 18 over-game.
Injury and Availability News:
Travis Head, Peter Siddle, and Michael Neser who are part of the Test squad against New Zealand won’t be available for this game.
Probable Playing XIs:
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (C), Alex Ross, Matthew Gilkes (WK), Daniel Sams, Chris Morris, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook
Bench – Tanveer Sangha, Jason Sangha, Olivier Davies, Nathan McAndrew, Jay Lenton, Gurinder Sandhu
Jake Weatherald, Phillip Salt, Matthew Short, Alex Carey (C/WK), Cameron White, Jonathan Wells, Cameron Valente, Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake, Harry Conway, Wes Agar
Bench – Liam O Connor, Jack Lehman, Nick Winter,
In the shortest format, you can’t form a fantasy team without Rashid Khan, so he has to be one of the top picks. Callum Ferguson is having a dream season up till now and Jake Weatherald is having a good time as well.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Callum Ferguson
Vice-Captain – Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan, Chris Morris
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Carey (C)
Batsmen – Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells
All-rounders – Chris Morris, Cameron White, Daniel Sams
Bowlers – Rashid Khan (VC), Wes Agar, Arjun Nair
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Callum Ferguson (C), Jonathan Wells, Matthew Short, Alex Ross
All-rounders – Chris Morris (VC), Rashid Khan, Daniel Sams
Bowlers – Harry Conway, Chris Green, Chris Tremain
Expert advice for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket: The last T20 game held at this venue turned out to be a run-fest as both the teams made big runs. If the nature of the pitch remains the same then it would be better to stick with high-quality batsmen like Hales, Khawaja, Ferguson, Carey, and Weatherald. Rashid Khan picked up three wickets in the last game at this venue so he should be a definite pick in your team.
The last time these two teams met in this season, Sydney Thunder were in a better position to win the game so it would be fair to say that Thunder start as favorites in this encounter.
The 17th match of the Big Bash League will take place between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on the 31st of December.
The match starts at 1:40 PM IST (18:10 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.