The Big Bash League season 13 has entered its 2nd week and every franchise is getting a clear picture of where they stand in the tournament and what needs to be done to make things better. In the 8th fixture of the league, Adelaide Strikers will be hosting Sydney Thunder at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
The first match of the Adelaide Strikers was abandoned due to rains and hence the team will be waiting desperately to play the Friday fixture and score a win.
Sydney Thunder witnessed a loss in their first fixture and hence they are currently at the bottom of the point table. The top bookmakers in India have amazing BBL odds with them.
In the year 2023, Tanveer has picked up 10 wickets in 7 T20s he has been part of.
The betting tip is...
Tanveer Sangha to pick 2.5+ wickets.
The fixture against Brisbane Heat was washed out because of the rains and technically the Strikers have not started their BBL campaign yet.
The previous season was a disaster for the team as they managed to win only 5 fixtures out of 14 matches. Matt Short turned out to be the key player for the team as he scored 458 runs at an average of 35.23 in 14 matches. Chris Lynn is another player who can do major damage to the opposition with his aggressive style of batting.
D’arcy Short is the latest inclusion in the team for the Strikers and it will be interesting to see how the team management will use him. The major blow to the team is the absence of Rashid Khan as he has withdrawn from the league this year.
Matt Short, D’Arcy Short, and Wes Agar are the key players for the Strikers.
Predicted Lineup: Alex Carey (wk), Matthew Short, Chris Lynn, D'Arcy Short, Adam Hose, Harry Nielsen, James Bazley, Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar, Ben Manenti, Jamie Overton
Sydney Thunder started their BBL campaign with a loss against Brisbane Heat in the previous fixture. The decision to bowl first worked against the team as the batters were unable to complete the chase. Tanveer Sangha was the top performer as he picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 5.25. Zaman Khan also contributed by scalping two wickets in the game.
On the batting front, it was a disappointing start by Alex Hales (0 off 1) and Matthew Gilkes (3 off 10). Cameron Bancroft (25 off 19) and Oliver Davies (35 off 30) tried to handle things but once their partnership was broken, the rest of the batters failed to handle the pressure.
Chris Green (30 off 20) played a crucial role at the lower order but by that time it was too late and the damage was already done.
Chris Green, Tanveer Sangha, and Daniel Sams are the key players for the team.
Predicted Lineup: Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha, Daniel Sams, Oliver Davies, Matthew Gilkes, Alex Hales, Cameron Bancroft, Zaman Khan, Alex Ross, Liam Hatcher
We are in for an absolute thriller on Friday as both teams are evenly matched and they both are in desperate need of a win. Sydney Thunder need to strengthen their batting for the upcoming fixture.
Adelaide Strikers is a much more balanced team with some of the best players from the league. We predict a win for the Adelaide Strikers on Friday.