This season has been hot and cold for Sydney Sixers. They are not able to deliver performance on a consistent basis. So they’ll be looking to win the match against the defending champions Adelaide Strikers on 6th January at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
Adelaide Strikers have been clinical in the last two games due to which they are currently 2nd in the points table. They dominated Melbourne Renegades in the previous match as their bowling line-up destroyed the batting of Renegades.
Every bowler who came chipped in with wickets. Jake Weatherald scored a good 71, Rashid Khan scored a quick 21 and took 1 wicket by just giving 18 runs in the 4 overs. So everything looks fine for them.
Ben Laughlin will be replaced by Peter Siddle who returns from Australian Test duties.
Key players to watch out for- Alex Carey, Rashid Khan, Colin Ingram.
Sydney Sixers are currently at 4th position in the points table. The previous loss against Hobart must have hurt them as they could not defend 160 runs. Opening combination is not working for them particularly Joe Denly as he has not crossed even 25 run mark in last six innings. With 3 win and 3 losses from 6 matches, they’ll be looking to win this contest against one of the best team in the Tournament.
Lloyd Pope comes in for Greg West in 13 men squad.
Key players to watch out for- Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques, and Steve O’Keeffe.
Head To Head
Match Played: 8
Adelaide Strikers: 5 Won
Sydney Sixers: 3 Won
Adelaide Strikers: 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: Joe Denly, Moises Henriques, Dan Hughes, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti.
My PlayerzPot XI
Adelaide Strikers looks very strong as they have a balanced side and as the match is to be played Adelaide Oval Strikers can easily win it.