Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers: Defending champions will want to proceed with their resurgent shape when they welcome Sydney Sixers to the Adelaide Oval in the 2018/19 Big Bash League.
The match is scheduled for January 6 and the live action begins at 12.45 IST
Bat Flip Prediction
Adelaide have won batting first in every one of their last two matches – picking to do as such subsequent to winning the hurl in their latest match at the Adelaide Oval
Adelaide Strikers Team News & Playing 11
Peter Siddle, Alex Carey and Billy Stanlake have all been called up to the Australian ODI squad yet stay accessible for the Adelaide Strikers for the present. Siddle is set to return subsequent to missing the success against Melbourne Renegades – the main change from the success against Sydney Thunder in the past match. Liam O’Connor’s shape in his place implies it could be Ben Laughlin who passes up a major opportunity.
Travis Head is as of now with the test squad and will miss this match, yet he will return a short time later having been neglected for Australia’s ODI choice
Adelaide Strikers Key Players
Alex Carey and Jake Weatherald have driven the route with the bat for the Adelaide Strikers, opening the batting easily. Carey has struck two half-hundreds of years up until now, most as of late his 59 from 40 balls against Sydney Thunder, and has 161 from five matches altogether. That puts him eight in front of Weatherald, who struck 71 from 44 balls in the success against Melbourne Renegades last time out.
Captain Colin Ingram top-scored in the win against Sydney Thunder, meanwhile, with 75 from 43 balls – including six sixes.
Rashid Khan has starred with the ball again, meanwhile. The Afghanistan leg-spinner has taken eight wickets in five games so far and kept things tight too. The pace attack is led by Peter Siddle, who earned an Australian ODI recall after claiming 3-20 – including the key wicket of Jos Buttler – in the win against Sydney Thunder.
Adelaide Strikers Team Form
Defending Adelaide Strikers began the new Big Bash season with a success, driven by two of the stars of the last crusade. Rashid Khan asserted 3-19 to bowl Brisbane Heat out for 146 and Alex Carey drove the answer with 70, as the Strikers won by five wickets.
Two annihilations pursued, be that as it may, as they neglected to defend 174/5 out of a five-wicket thrashing to Melbourne Renegades, regardless of Rashid Khan’s 2-13 from four overs, and were then knocked down some pins out for 88 out of a seven-wicket misfortune to Perth Scorchers.
Adelaide Strikers required a reaction, along these lines, yet they got it as Colin Ingram (75) and Alex Carey (59) hit half-hundreds of years in an aggregate of 175/4 against Sydney Thunder and Peter Siddle’s 3-20 confined the Thunder to 155/6 in answer. What’s more, the Strikers made it two successes in succession last time out, after Jake Weatherald set the tone with 71 of every an aggregate of 158/6. Two wickets each for Liam O’Connor, Michael Neser and Billy Stanlake limited the Melbourne Renegades to 126/9 in answer.
Adelaide Strikers Predicted Playing 11
- Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Colin Ingram, Matthew Short, Jon Wells, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Liam O’Connor, Billy Stanlake
Sydney Sixers Team News & Playing 11
After Justin Avendano replaced Jake Edwards at the top of the order to make his T20 debut in the win against Brisbane Heat, Sydney Sixers were unchanged against Hobart Hurricanes last time out. Whether they stick with the same line-up again after a defeat remains to be seen.
Sydney Sixers Key Players
A rare low score for Jordan Silk in the defeat to Hobart Hurricanes cost him the chance to become the third player of this year’s Big Bash League to reach 200 runs. He top-scored three of the opening four games and also hit 46 in the win against Brisbane Heat. Silk also scored a half-century in the defeat to Adelaide Strikers last season.
Daniel Hughes is 29 runs behind him in the batting charts, meanwhile, after hitting his second half-century of this year’s tournament in the defeat to Hobart. Hughes hit 61 from 40 balls to follow up his 62 from their opening game.
Joe Denly is yet to hit top form, despite earning an England recall in October, but captain Moises Henriques’ last three innings have brought scores of 20, 57 and 31.
With the ball, Tom Curran took his tenth wicket of this year’s tournament in the game against Hobart Hurricanes. As well as claiming three three-wicket hauls, the England all-rounder has also been economical and showed good touch with the bat when he hit 62 in the Sydney derby too.
Steve O’Keefe was expensive last time out but the slow left-armer has 11 wickets from six games so far, while paceman Sean Abbott has claimed nine after his 2-29 against Hobart.
Sydney Sixers Team Form
Jordan Silk (67*) and Daniel Hughes (62) shared a 124-run fourth-wicket partnership as Sydney Sixers beat Perth Scorchers by 17 runs to kick off this season’s Big Bash League with a win. Two defeats followed, however, including a 21-run loss to Sydney Thunder despite Tom Curran’s all-round heroics (3-24 and 62 from 40 balls).
The second defeat was a crushing loss to Melbourne Stars, after posting just 130/9, but the Sixers bounced back against Melbourne Renegades – Tom Curran claiming 3-18 and debutant Ben Manenti 2-13 as they restricted the ‘Gades to 99/9 in reply to 132/7.
The next match featured plenty more runs, despite Tom Curran’s 3-25, as Brisbane Heat posted 164/7, but Moises Henriques led the reply with 57 from 37 balls and the Sixers got home with three balls to spare to win by five wickets. Defeat to Hobart Hurricanes meant they could not back it up, however, despite Daniel Hughes’ 61 in a total of 161/8 – the Hurricanes winning in the final over.
Sydney Sixers Predicted Playing 11
- Joe Denly, Moises Henriques, Dan Hughes, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers Head to Head
Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers have played each other on eight past events, with the Strikers winning five of those experiences and the Sixers guaranteeing three successes.
Last season saw the Strikers post 167/3 at the SCG, controlled by Alex Carey’s unbeaten 83 from 59 balls. Jordan Silk scored 50 from 32 balls in the answer, yet tight playing from Rashid Khan – who asserted 2-22 from his four overs – limited the hosts to 161/8 and a six-run vanquish.