Big Bash League 2022-23: Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder – Match 9 Preview and Updates

The Strikers will now face the Sydney Thunder at their home venue in Adelaide in the rematch. The hosts will be aiming for a hat-trick of victories in their second home game of the season.

There is good news for the Sydney Thunder, who were bowled out for 15 runs in front of their home crowd the other night. Rilee Rossouw, Alex Ross, and Olivier Davies led the team to a total of 170+ runs against the Melbourne Renegades.

The effort put in by these three batters, especially after a top-order collapse, was admirable. While the Sydney Thunder has reason to be optimistic going into this match, the challenges remain. Strikers have been outstanding with the ball at home and will be a formidable force.

Peter Siddle and company would go all-in against a vulnerable SYT lineup. Sydney Thunder has a strong bowling attack, and despite their failure in the previous game, they have the talent and ability to put the Strikers on the back foot.

The 9th Match between Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder will take place on December 20th, 2022 at Adelaide Oval.

Match Details to Note

Match: Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, 9th Match, Big Bash League 2022-23

Date: December 20, 2022 (Tuesday)                                          

Time: 1:45 PM IST

Venue: Adelaide Oval

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder

Adelaide Strikers (Match Odds – 1.70):


Captain Peter Siddle must be overjoyed. Adelaide Strikers are currently on a winning streak after winning back-to-back matches.

Henry Thornton, who showed great promise last season, was predicted to be a key bowler to keep an eye on this year. With stunning performances, the 26-year-old right-arm fast bowler has announced his arrival on the big stage.

In the top order, Matt Short and Jake Weatherald are the dependable batters. And one of these has already made a strong start in BBL 12.

Chris Lynn, who had been with the Brisbane Heat for 11 years, joined the Adelaide Strikers this season. The all-time leading run-scorer is not a member of the national team and has not played in the IPL. This lack of game time may have compelled Lynn to alter his batting approach.

Given his experience, he is vital to the Strikers’ lineup. Colin de Grandhomme is another experienced batter in the middle order. The New Zealand all-rounder was known for his hard hitting but has since adopted a more balanced approach.

Siddle can rely on these two veterans to forge alliances in the middle. This would allow others, such as Adam Hose and Harry Nielsen, to play more aggressively and finish on a high note.

Full Squad:

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, Jordan Buckingham

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Possible Playing XI:

Peter Siddle (c), Jake Weatherald, Matthew Short, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Henry Thornton

Sydney Thunder (Match Odds – 2.15):


After opting to bat first, Sydney Thunder were 4 down for 57 runs in the 10th Over against Melbourne Renegades. And just when it appeared that the Thunder hadn’t recovered from their previous loss, a 55-run partnership came in 32 balls.

With this collaboration, Rilee Rossouw and Alex Ross lay the groundwork for a successful conclusion. Later, Ross and Oliver Davies added 42 runs off 23 balls for the sixth wicket, ensuring that SYT finished with a competitive total.

After what happened a few nights ago in Sydney, this performance must have boosted their confidence. The SYT batting order is deep, and the side includes some hard-hitting players like Hales and Rossouw.

On a good batting surface, the Sydney Thunder should be able to score 175 or 180 runs. The opposition, on the other hand, has an in-form bowling attack that has been phenomenal at home.

Hales is expected to join the party on the Adelaide Oval’s batting-friendly surface. He has been outstanding in T20s at all levels. The pacers will play a significant role in this game for SYT. The key bowlers to keep an eye on are Gurinder Sandhu, Daniel Sams, and Brendan Doggett.

Full Squad:

Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Baxter Holt, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Rilee Rossouw, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha (c), Tanveer Sangha, David Warner, Fazalhaq Farooqi (replacing David Willey, first nine matches only), Ben Cutting, Usman Qadir, Gurinder Sandhu, Sam Whiteman

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Possible Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Matthew Gilkes (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Jason Sangha (c), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Oliver Davies, Chris Green, Gurinder Sandhu, Brendan Doggett, Fazalhaq Farooqi

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Head to Head

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Head to Head Stats in BBL

Matches Played ADS Won SYT Won Tie NR
Overall 18 9 9 0 0

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Toss Prediction

In 38 of the 63 domestic T20s played at this venue, the team batting first has won. Strikers comfortably defended 184 runs in their previous outing here. Teams batting first have had the advantage in the majority of games played under lights at the Adelaide Oval.

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Pitch Report

The 9th BBL match will take place at Adelaide Oval. In domestic T20s, the average first innings score at this venue is 168 runs. There have been 30 scores of 170+ runs in a total of 63 matches played here. The straight boundaries are much longer than the square ones because the ground is a true oval. Pacers should target the entire length of the pitch and not allow batsmen to hit square of the wicket.

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The Adelaide Oval has a drop-in pitch that helps batters and is one of the best batting wickets in Australia. In the second inning, spinners and pacers can also get some purchase from the surface.

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Prediction

The Sydney Thunder have the highest score at this venue, while the Strikers have the lowest. As intriguing as that statistic is, the hosts appear to have the upper hand in the current situation. The home advantage, winning momentum, and consistency of their bowlers are all significant factors that would favour the home team.

The Sydney Thunder have begun to recover from where the Strikers left them in Sydney. Jason Sangha leads a strong overall team that has the potential to level the playing field. Given the form and dependability of both teams’ key players, Adelaide Strikers will start as favourites in our match prediction. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Adelaide Strikers is the favourite to beat Sydney Thunder at the odds of 1.70.

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Matthew Short is the top run-scorer for Adelaide Strikers with 93 runs at a strike rate of 145. He has struck 2 sixes and 12 fours. We back him to be the highest run-scorer against Sydney Thunder.

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