Big Bash League 2022-23: Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers – Match 45 Preview and Updates

Sydney Sixers are second in the points table and have won three consecutive games. Sydney Sixers are in great form and will look to keep it going in this match as well. Adelaide Strikers, on the other hand, are fourth in the points table and have lost their last two games in a row. Adelaide Strikers must win this game to get their season back on track.

The 45th Match between Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers will take place on January 17th, 2023 at International Sports Stadium, Coffs Harbour.

Match Details to Note

Match: Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers, Match 45, Big Bash League 2022-23

Date: January 17, 2023 (Tuesday)                                               

Time: 1:45 PM IST

Venue: International Sports Stadium, Coffs Harbour

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers

Sydney Sixers Preview:

In their previous game, the Sydney Sixers scored 151/5 in 20 overs. With a 52-run first inning, Josh Phillipe (54 runs) and Steven Smith (36 runs) set the tone for the rest of their innings. Kurtis Patterson (23 runs) and Jordan Silk (17 runs) cameoed well to keep the scoreboard moving and their team in contention.

Their bowlers had a good day, limiting the opposition to 145/7 in 20 overs. Hayden Kerr (2/31) and Dan Christian (2/7) each took two wickets and ensured that the opposition never gained any momentum. With figures of 4-0-18-3, Sean Abbott was their preferred bowler.

Full Squad:

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, Josh Kann

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Players to watch out for:

Josh Philippe

Despite not having had his best BBL season, the opening keeper-batter has still contributed two half-centuries and will be full of confidence after the final game.

Hayden Kerr

The left-arm bowling all-rounder has been a valuable member of the bowling attack throughout the tournament, taking at least one wicket in all but two games.

Sean Abbott

By his own high standards, the all-time BBL top wicket-taker had a slow start to this year’s competition. He comes into this game having taken nine wickets in his last three games.

Possible Playing XI:

Josh Phillipe, Steven Smith, Kurtis Patterson, Jordan Silk, Dan Christian, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Moises Henriques, Ben Dwarsius, Nathan Lyon, Steve O Keefe

Adelaide Strikers Preview:

Adelaide Strikers were unable to chase down 155 runs in 20 overs. Mathew Short led the attack in the match, scoring 39 runs off 30 balls with three boundaries and a six. Chris Lynn (22 runs), Colin De GrandHomme (21 runs), and Adam Hose (19 runs) cameoed at the other end to keep the scoreboard ticking but were unable to push them over the finish line. Their batters failed to reach the target and were defeated by 17 runs.

In 19.3 overs, their bowlers limited the opposition to 154 runs. Pacers Harry Conway (3/36), Wes Agar (2/27), and Peter Siddle (2/24) combined for 7 wickets in the match. Cameron Boyce contributed two crucial wickets in the middle overs, finishing the match with figures of 2/27.

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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Players to watch out for:

Matthew Short

With a hundred and two half-centuries, Short has had an outstanding campaign. Even when he does not reach 50, he contributes and has hit 97 runs in his last three innings without reaching a half-century.

Peter Siddle

The Strikers’ veteran captain has found the going much tougher this season. He did, however, take 2-24 from four overs on Saturday and will be in a good frame of mind for this match.

Wes Agar

The 25-year-old pace bowler has taken wickets throughout the BBL 2022-23 season. In the previous match, his speed proved too much for the Brisbane Heat’s number seven and nine, James Bazley and Spencer Johnson.

Possible Playing XI:

Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Mathew Short, Travis Head, Colin De GrandHomme, Harry Conway, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle, Alex Carey, Ben Manenti, Cameron Boyce

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Top Team Batsmen

Our top three batting picks for the Sydney Sixers are Josh Philippe, Steve Smith, and Kurt Patterson. Philippe and Smith, the opening pair, put on 52 pounds on Sunday and looked in great shape. Patterson is the most aggressive of the three and has the ability to take this game away from the Strikers in a matter of overs.

Batting options for the Adelaide Strikers include Matthew Short, Travis Head, and Alex Carey. Short is a consistent performer who hit three fours and a six in his 30-ball stint against the Brisbane Heat. Head scored one run in his first BBL game of the season on Saturday, but he has been in excellent form for the rest of 2022.

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Top Team Bowlers

For the Sydney Sixers, we trust Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, and Ben Dwarshuis with the ball. With Abbott looking to take three wickets for the fourth time in a row, it’s no surprise that he’s the favourite. This campaign, Dwarshuis has the best figures of 4-17.

Our picks for Adelaide Strikers with the ball are Wes Agar, Peter Siddle, and Harry Conway. Agar is the favourite and has been effective as a strike bowler throughout BBL12. Conway had 3-36 in the previous game against the Brisbane Heat.

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Head to Head

The Sydney Sixers lead the overall head-to-head series by four games. However, Adelaide Strikers won by 51 runs in Match 2 of the BBL12 back in December.

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played SYS Won ADS Won Tie NR
Overall 18 11 7 0 0
Last 5 5 3 2 0 0

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Toss Prediction

In recent league games, chasing teams have a good win-loss record. Because of the batting-friendly surface, both captains will look to continue the trend in this match.

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Pitch Report

The Sixers play their home games in Coffs Harbour, where they will hope to take advantage of the favourable conditions. The average score in the match is expected to be around 180-190 runs.

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Coffs Harbour is a calm pitch where the ball will fly off the bat. In this match, bowlers must execute their strategies flawlessly. The weather in Coffs Harbour will be bright and sunny, with no weather disruptions expected.

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Prediction

The Adelaide Strikers have a strong bowling attack that bundled out the opposition in the previous game as well. Their batters did not get off to a good start until the seventh over of the match. Sydney Sixers’ teams are well-balanced, with strong batting and bowling units. They will be hoping to keep their winning streak going. We expect the Sydney Sixers to win this game because of their home advantage. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Sydney Sixers is the favourite to beat Adelaide Strikers.

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Sean Abbott is the tournament’s best bowler right now, and the right-arm pacer is worth backing as Sydney Sixers’ top wicket taker against Adelaide Strikers.

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