Both the team are coming from a loss from their previous match and they’ll be looking to win this match at Adelaide Oval Stadium, Adelaide on 31st December.
Adelaide Strikers who are currently standing 6th in the points table would look to improve their standing as they are defending champions. In the previous encounter against Perth Scorcher they were bundled out for mere 88. One of the main concern is the form of Alex Carey and Colin Ingram. If they need to win this match they’ll require match winning performance from them.
Sydney Thunders who are currently at the 3rd position on the points table. They were defeated by Hobart Hurricanes in the previous match where they could not defend 194 run, so their bowling needs to work together. Their mainstay in the batting so far is Jos Buttler who has scored 89 and 63 in previous two matches. Captain Shane Watson and Joe Root need to come good in this match.
Head To Head
- Match Played: 9
- Adelaide Strikers: 3 won
- Sydney Thunders: 5 won
Adelaide Strikers: Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald, Colin Ingram, Matthew Short, Jon Wells, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Ben Laughlin, Billy Stanlake.
Sydney Thunders: Jos Buttler, Shane Watson, Callum Ferguson, Joe Root, Jason Sangha, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Jonathan Cook, Sam Rainbird, Fawad Ahmed.
My PlayerzPot XI
Adelaide Strikers are likely to win this match as they have balance in their side and also to be noted that match will be played at their home ground.