Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers, 51st Match | Big Bash League 2020-21

The 51st match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 will be played between Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers at the Adelaide Oval, Adelaide in Australia.

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Match 51 | Match Prediction and Betting Tips

Every team in the Big Bash now has just two matches remaining and the league table is very tightly packed together. We could see dramatic changes in the positions of the teams till the very last match is played. Sydney Thunder and the Adelaide Strikers play their final two matches against each other at the Adelaide Oval. That means we could have two high-scoring matches played to decide the fate of these two teams. As things stand now, Sydney Thunder is in a better position than Adelaide Strikers (27 points vs 24) but neither team can afford to snooze. In fact, Adelaide needs to somehow find a way to win both of its matches otherwise it could find itself waiting on other results to go its way.

Adelaide Strikers are placed at the 5th spot in the Big Bash League 2020-21 points table with 6 wins and 6 losses from their 12 matches of the league. The team is with 24 points. Alex Carey is the top run-scorer for Adelaide Strikers with 381 runs at a strike rate of 128, including 36 fours and 10 sixes. Jake Weatherald has also made 290 runs at 29. Wes Agar has been the best bowler for Adelaide Strikers and has picked up 21 wickets at an average of 17 and an economy rate of 7.85.

Sydney Thunder are placed at the 3rd spot in the Big Bash League 2020-21 points table with 7 wins and 5 losses from their 12 matches of the league. The team is with 27 points. Alex Hales is the top run-scorer for Sydney Thunder with 462 runs at a strike rate of 165, including 47 fours and 26 sixes. Callum Ferguson has also made 312 runs at 28. Tanveer Sangha has been the best bowler for Sydney Thunder and has picked up 20 wickets at an average of 16 and an economy rate of 7.92.

Squads of both teams :

Sydney Thunder Squad: Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(c), Sam Billings(w), Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Oliver Davies, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Brendan Doggett, Tanveer Sangha, Jonathan Cook, Matthew Gilkes, Baxter Holt, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Jason Sangha, Chris Tremain

Adelaide Strikers Squad: Alex Carey(w), Jake Weatherald, Travis Head(c), Philip Salt, Ryan Gibson, Matt Renshaw, Michael Neser, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Liam O Connor, Peter Siddle, Harry Conway, Harry Nielsen, Spencer Johnson, Liam Scott, Matthew Short, Cameron Valente, Jonathan Wells, Daniel Worrall.

Probable Playing 11

Sydney Thunder : Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(c), Sam Billings(w), Oliver Davies, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Brendan Doggett, Tanveer Sangha.

Adelaide Strikers : Alex Carey(w), Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Travis Head(c), Matt Renshaw, Ryan Gibson, Michael Neser, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Liam O Connor, Peter Siddle.

Key Players

Sydney Thunder : Alex Hales, Ben Cutting, Chris Green

Adelaide Strikers : Alex Carey(w), Travis Head(c), Matt Renshaw

Weather Report

There is no rain predicted for match day and so we should enjoy an uninterrupted contest between the two teams.
 

Pitch Report

The pitch has been very good for batting, and the square boundaries mean that sixes are always up for grabs. Two centuries have been hit here in the previous two matches, one each from the two teams playing this match. We are not going to rule out another one in this contest either!

A score of around 180 should be the minimum that teams batting first aim for.

Stats on Adelaide

  • Total Match Played : 52 + 1 (Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder, 48th Match)
  • Batting First Won : 30 + 1 (Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder, 48th Match)
  • Batting Second Won : 20
  • Avg. Score in 1st bat : 165
  • Avg. Score in 2nd bat : 135
  • Highest Score: Hobart Hurricanes : 217/1
  • Lowest Score : Melbourne renegades : 87/10

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Head to Head

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Sydney Sixers vs Hobart Hurricanes – Match 52

The 52nd match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 will be played between Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne in Australia.

Sydney Sixers are placed at the top of the Big Bash League 2020-21 points table with 8 wins and 4 losses from their 12 matches of the league. The team is with 32 points. Josh Philippe is the top run-scorer for Sydney Sixers with 441 runs at a strike rate of 150, including 50 fours and 10 sixes. James Vince has also made 293 runs at 26. Steve O’Keefe has been the best bowler for Sydney Sixers and has picked up 14 wickets at an average of 19 and an economy rate of 7.37.

Hobart Hurricanes are placed at the 6th spot in the Big Bash League 2020-21 points table with 6 wins and 6 losses from their 12 matches of the league. The team is with 23 points. Ben McDermott is the top run-scorer for Hobart Hurricanes with 397 runs at a strike rate of 140, including 28 fours and 21 sixes. Colin Ingram has also made 258 runs at 25. Nathan Ellis has been the best bowler for Hobart Hurricanes and has picked up 17 wickets at an average of 21 and an economy rate of 7.94.

Squads

Sydney Sixers Squad : Josh Philippe(w), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes(c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Steve OKeefe, Jackson Bird, Jake Ball, Lloyd Pope, Justin Avendano, Nicholas Bertus, Ben Dwarshuis, Hayden Kerr, Ben Manenti, Thomas Rogers, Gurinder Sandhu.

Hobart Hurricanes Squad: Ben McDermott(w), D Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb(c), Colin Ingram, Tim David, Macalister Wright, Nathan Ellis, Nick Winter, Scott Boland, Sandeep Lamichhane, Johan Botha, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Mitchell Owen, Wil Parker

Probable Playing XIs:

Sydney Sixers : Josh Philippe (WK), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (C), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Jake Ball, Lloyd Pope, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Manenti.

Hobart Hurricanes : Ben McDermott (wk), D Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Tim David, Peter Handscomb (C), Macalister Wright, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nick Winter.

Key Players :

Sydney Sixers : Daniel Hughes (C), Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite

Hobart Hurricanes : Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram, Sandeep Lamichhane

Weather Report

The weather forecast in Melbourne is predicting some clouds around on match day but the weather forecast does not predict rain. We should be able to have a full uninterrupted match.

Pitch Report and Conditions

The 52nd Match of Big Bash League 2020-21 is going to be held at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. We had observed in the previous matches played here that the pitch here at this venue is good for batting. The track is slower than the others we have seen and helps the spinners quite a bit. We are hoping that the surface is bound to get slower and be a bit more difficult for batting in this match. 

Stats on the Melbourne Cricket Ground

Total Match Played: 45 + 1 (Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers, 50th Match)
Batting First Won: 18 + 1 (Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers, 50th Match)
Batting Second Won: 26
Tie: 1
Avg. Score in 1st bat: 156
Highest Score: Melbourne Stars 219/1
Lowest Score: Sydney Sixers 74/10

Sydney Sixers Vs Hobart Hurricanes Head to Head   

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