Big Bash League 2022-23: Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers – Match 5 Preview and Updates

The BBL 2022-23 season has begun, and teams are looking for the best combination that will provide them with depth and balance in their squad. Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder both won their first matches of the season and will be looking to continue their winning ways in this match. Both teams qualified for the playoffs last season and will be eager to go one step ahead and win the trophy this season.

The 5th Match between Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers will take place on December 16th, 2022 at Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney.

Match Details to Note

Match: Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers, 5th Match, Big Bash League 2022-23

Date: December 16, 2022 (Friday)                                              

Time: 2:45 PM IST

Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers

Sydney Thunder (Match Odds – 1.80):


In their previous match, Sydney Thunder struggled and crossed the finish line by the slimmest of margins. Their top three were dismissed for ducks, including Rilee Rossouw and Mathew Gilkes. Jason Sangha (24 runs) and Alex Ross (28 runs) made crucial cameos to stop the slide but were quickly dismissed. Chris Green (17* runs) and Gurinder Sandhu (20* runs) batted brilliantly in the lower order to help them win with one wicket remaining.

In 20 overs, their bowlers limited the opposition to 122/8. Their pace trio of Gurinder Sandhu, Fazalhaq Farooqi, and Daniel Sams each took two wickets for a total of 12-0-84-6 in the match. Brendan Doggett and Chris Green each contributed with economical spells and a wicket in the game.

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Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Rilee Rossouw, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha (c), Tanveer Sangha, David Warner, David Willey (withdrawn), Fazalhaq Farooqi (replacing David Willey, first nine matches only), Ben Cutting, Usman Qadir, Gurinder Sandhu, Sam Whiteman

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Players to watch out for:

Gurinder Sanshu, Chris Green, Rilee Rossouw

Possible Playing XI:

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

Adelaide Strikers (Match Odds – 2.00):


The Adelaide Strikers scored 184/6 in 20 overs in their last game. Mathew Short batted all the way through the innings, scoring 84 runs off 53 balls with 11 boundaries and two sixes. Chris Lynn (41 runs) and Adam Hose (40 runs) cameoed well in the match, forming 50+ partnerships with Mathew Short.

Their bowlers limited the opposition to 133/7, allowing them to win by 51 runs. Henry Thorton (4-0-20-4) and Rashid Khan (4-0-21-3) were the main tormentors, taking 7 wickets between them. Wes Agar and Colin De GrandHomme were slightly off-color in the match, while Peter Siddle and Mathew Short bowled economical overs under 6 RPO.

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 (local replacement player)

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Players to watch out for:

Rashid Khan, Mathew Short, Henry Thorton

Possible Playing XI:

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

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Head to Head

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Head to Head Stats in BBL

Matches Played SYT Won ADS Won Tie NR
Overall 17 9 8 0 0

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Toss Prediction

Chasing has recently become the best option in T20 matches, and teams will opt to bat second as their batters feel comfortable chasing any score on the board.

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Pitch Report

Sydney is a legendary venue on the Australian cricket circuit, and we expect both teams to score between 160 and 180 runs in this match.

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Sydney Showground Stadium is one of the more tranquil venues, with genuine bounce and pace on offer. Batters will enjoy batting on this surface because the ball will bounce off the bat. Sydney will have a cool and breezy climate with no expected weather disruptions.

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Prediction

Sydney Thunder won the tournament opener in a nail-biter. They were fortunate on several occasions while chasing the innings. Adelaide Strikers looked convincing against a very strong opponent in the Sixers, with all bases covered. However, the Thunder should win this game. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Sydney Thunder is the favourite to beat Adelaide Strikers at the odds of 1.80.

Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Daniel Sams took two crucial wickets in the first game. He was also quite thrifty. He is the most likely wicket-taker against the Adelaide Strikers.

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