Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers: Sydney Thunder will take on Adelaide Strikers in the Knockout match of the BBL 2021-22 on Sunday, 23rd January at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Sydney Thunder booked their spot in the knockouts of the BBL 2021-22 by finishing third in the points table with 35 points. They managed to win nine of their 14 games while losing five. The return of Usman Khawaja as a skipper has been a major boost for them and they would be high on confidence after their win over Melbourne Renegades in the previous game.
On the other hand, Adelaide Strikers finished fourth in the points table with 28 points, winning six and losing games. They made their way in this stage by overcoming the challenge of a tough Hobart Hurricanes side in the Eliminator. The Strikers managed to come out on top by 22 runs and will now look to grab another win in order to make it to the Challenger match against Sydney Sixers.
Match: Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers, Knockout
Date and Time: January 23rd, 2022, 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Head to Head
Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers have been up against each other on 16 occasions in BBL with the former leading the records. The Adelaide Strikers have managed to win seven games whereas Sydney Thunder has grabbed nine victories. They last met each other in January 2022 when Sydney Thunder came out on top with a 28-run win.
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Pitch Report
The wicket at MCG is a balanced one. It offers assistance to both aspects of the game equally and thus is a sporting one. A total of 175 could be considered as a par-total at this venue.
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Weather Report
The weather in Melbourne is predicted to be sunny on 23rd January. There are no chances of precipitation with the humidity being around 36% and wind speed at around 16 kmph. The temperature at the venue might hover around 33 degrees celsius.
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Probable Playing XI
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja(c), Matthew Gilkes(wk), Jason Sangha, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha
Alex Carey(wk), Matthew Short, Ian Cockbain, Travis Head, Jonathan Wells, Matt Renshaw, Thomas Kelly, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle(c), Harry Conway, Fawad Ahmed
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers D11 Team
Matthew Gilkes, Alex Carey(VC), Jason Sangha, Jonathan Wells, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja(C), Matthew Short, Daniel Sams, Peter Siddle, Gurinder Sandhu, Henry Thornton
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Prediction
Sydney Thunder is expected to win this match against Adelaide Strikers. However, the Strikers cannot be taken lightly as they also have a well-settled lineup. We can anticipate a thrilling contest in this Knockout game.
Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Live Stream
The match between Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers will be streamed live in India on the Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV, and Jio TV.