In the second match of the Big Bash League 2022-23, the Adelaide Strikers will face the Sydney Sixers. The Sixers have previously dominated the Strikers, but this is a new season, and Adelaide will be difficult to beat at home.
The 2nd Match between Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers will take place on December 14th, 2022 at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
Match Details to Note
Match: Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers, 2nd Match, Big Bash League 2022-23
Date: December 14, 2022 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
The Adelaide Strikers showed a lot of promise by reaching the BBL finals in the previous season. They were defeated in the Challenger by the Sydney Sixers and will be hoping to go one step further this time.
This year’s team features a number of talented batters, including Travis Head. Head is currently playing for the Australian national team against the West Indies at home and will most likely be part of the squad that faces the visiting South Africans. As a result, he is unlikely to play for the Strikers anytime soon.
For the majority of the season, Chris Lynn and Colin de Grandhomme will be in charge of the batting order. Lynn, the BBL’s leading run-scorer with 3005 runs in 100 innings at a strike rate of 148.83, has another opportunity to stamp his authority. Matt Short, the Strikers’ second-highest run-getter with 493 runs at 155.52, is another batter to keep an eye on.
Experienced fast bowler Peter Siddle finished the previous season with 30 wickets, and his presence will be crucial once again. Then there’s Rashid Khan, who will be a constant threat in the middle overs.
Wes Agar, Cameron Boyce, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Colin de Grandhomme, Ryan Gibson, Travis Head, Adam Hose, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Rashid Khan, Chris Lynn, Harry Nielsen, Matt Short, Jake Weatherald, Henry Thorton, Peter Siddle, Ben Manenti
Possible Playing XI:
Adam Hose, Chris Lynn, Matt Short, Jake Weatherald, Colin de Grandhomme, Harry Nielsen (wk), Thomas Kelly, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar
In recent years, the Sydney Sixers have been in excellent form. They won the 2019-20 and 2020-21 seasons before finishing second last season. The Sixers are unquestionably one of the best teams in the league.
In many ways, the Sixers are similar to the Chennai Super Kings, emphasising experience over youth. Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Steve O’Keefe, and Kurt Patterson are among the squad’s veterans. With the addition of James Vince, their batting lineup gains depth. Vince has played 311 T20 games and scored 8339 runs at an average of 30.65 and a strike rate of 134.32. Kurtis Patterson, who finished last season as the Perth Scorchers’ leading run scorer, is another excellent addition.
With Nathan Lyon and Todd Murphy, the Sixers already have one of the best spin attacks in the BBL, and the addition of Afghanistan leggie Izharulhaq Naveed strengthens the department even more. Chris Jordan, a pace bowler, will also bring valuable experience to the squad and will be their man in the death overs.
Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Izharulhaq Naveed, Chris Jordan, Steve O’Keefe, Kurtis Patterson, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, James Vince, Todd Murphy, Mickey Edwards, Jack Edwards, Steve Smith
Possible Playing XI:
Hayden Kerr, Kurtis Patterson, James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Dan Christian, Josh Philippe (wk), Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Chris Jordan, Todd Murphy
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers Toss Prediction
Batting first teams have won 37 of the 62 domestic T20 games played here. Because this is the first match of the season, the team that wins the toss will most likely bat first.
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers Pitch Report
At the Adelaide Oval, the average score when batting first is 165. Sydney Thunder has the highest total at the venue, a massive 232-5. The team batting first should aim for a total of about 175-185 runs.
The Adelaide Oval has a reputation for being an excellent batting surface. The pitch will be fresh, so there should be plenty of bounce for the fast bowers. The ball should also strike the bat nicely.
The weather in Adelaide is expected to be cloudy and cool on the day of the match.
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Sixers Prediction
The Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Sixers have played 17 matches in total, with the Sixers winning 11 and the Strikers winning 6. Furthermore, the Sixers have won four of their last five games against the Strikers. As a result, they will start as favourites in this match. The Strikers will have the advantage of playing at home, and they also have Rashid Khan among their ranks. However, on balance, the Sydney Sixers should be able to dominate the game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!
Sydney Sixers is the favourite to beat Adelaide Strikers at the odds of 1.65.
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Sydney Sixers’ bowling attack is also strong. Sean Abbott has the potential to be a game-changing bowler for the Sixers.