In match number 11 of the Big Bash League, Sydney Sixers will be hosting Adelaide Strikers on Friday at Sydney Cricket Ground. Over the years of BBL, Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers have developed a rivalry and in the last 19 clashes, Sydney Sixers have come out as winners 12 times.
Sydney Sixers is currently at the 2nd spot in the point table with two wins and 4 points overall. Their net run rate stands at +0.433. The top bookmakers in India have great BBL odds with them.
Due to intervention by rains, the Strikers witnessed no result in their first fixture of the tournament. They are currently at the 5th spot in the point table.
In the last 5 T20s, the average score of the team batting first at Sydney Cricket Ground has been 159.
The betting tip is...
The team batting first will score more than 155 runs.
With two consecutive wins in BBL season 13, Sydney Sixers are dominating the league. They are coming to play their 3rd fixture after scoring a win over Hobart Hurricanes in their previous match.
From the start of the game, bowlers kept things under control. Tom Curran picked up 3 wickets at an economy of 4.75 in 4 overs. Jack Edwards & Ben Dwarshuis picked up 2 wickets each.
On the batting front, Josh Philippe (16 off 13) & James Vince (5 off 8) failed to give the team a good start but Daniel Hughes (60 off 50) gave the winning momentum to the team. Skipper Moises Henriques (20 off 24) and Jordan Silk (23 off 19) kept the run rate going with Hughes helping the Sixers to score the winning run.
Skipper Moises Henriques won’t be making any changes to the winning combination.
Predicted Lineup: Sean Abbott, Josh Philippe, James Vince, Moises Henriques, Jackson Bird, Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Steve O'Keefe, Tom Curran, Steven Smith, Ben Dwarshuis
The memories of the BBL season 12 disaster will be still fresh for the Strikers. However, a new season is a hope for a new start and Adelaide Strikers are expected to do a bit better in the current season. They have Matt Short in the team who was the highest scorer in the previous season with 458 runs at an average of 35.23 in 14 fixtures. Chris Lynn is also known for his explosive batting and will be helpful this season as well.
The left-hander D’arcy Short is also part of the team this season but his value depends on which position he will be used. Wes Agar will be the primary bowler for the Strikers as he picked up 18 wickets at an average of 20.27 in the previous season.
The biggest blow for the franchise is the absence of Rashid Khan and hence the team will be dependent on the experience of Ben Manenti and Cameron Boyce in the spin department.
Alex Cary, Matthew Short & Wes Agar will be the key players for the team.
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 Sixers have a good batting lineup and they already scored two wins in the BBL 13. The Strikers struggled with the same team combination last year and this year, Rashid is absent in the bowling unit which will create a major void.
Sydney Sixers have the required team balance and we predict a win for them against the Strikers.