The 53rd match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 season will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.
Both the teams would want to win this game to qualify for the next round without depending on the results of other games.
Sydney Thunder Team Updates:
Thunder lost their last game against same opponents and would be hoping to bounce back in this one.
Their qualification chances depend highly on this game and they would be eager to win the game with a good run rate.
Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja will probably open the inning for the Sydney Thunder team.
Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Oliver Davies will form the middle order.
Ben Cutting, Chris Green will be taking care of the death overs.
Callum Ferguson will lead the Sydney Thunder team as a Captain. He is also good Batsman.
Sam Billings will do the wicket keeping for Sydney Thunder team.
Tanveer Sangha, Chris Green will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Brendan Doggett and Adam Milne will lead the pace attack of the team.
Adelaide Strikers Team Updates:
Strikers won their last game against the Same opponets and would be looking to dominate in this game as well.
They have a pretty good batting lineup and almost all their batters are in very good form.
Alex Carey and Jake Weatherald will probably open the inning for the STR team. Both are well known inning openers.
Travis Head, Philip Salt, Matt Renshaw will form the middle order of the team.
Travis Head will lead the STR team as a Captain. He is also a good Alrounder.
Alex Carey will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his STR team.
Travis Head and Danny Brigs will lead the spin attack of the team.
Wes Agar, M Neser Peter Siddle will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Head to Head:
Sydney Thunder: 2 Won Adelaide Strikers: 3 Won
Alex Hales: He missed out in yesterdays game but he would love to make an impact in the last league game. He is still the leading run getter in this season with 472 runs in 13 games.
Alex Carey: He has 410 runs in 11 games so far. He is a solid captain option in Small league as well as Grand leagues.
Michael Neser: The veteran all rounder was brilliant with the new ball yesterday as he took 2 key wickets.
Peter Siddle: The champion bowler is always there and thereabout. He picked 2 wickets in last game, He has 18 wickets in 11 games.
In wicket keeping, Alex Carey will be best choice.
Batsman may play major role on this pitch.
Captain Options – Alex Hales, Alex Carey
Vice-Captain Options – Ben Cutting, Wes Agar
Death over bowlers: Wes Agar , Peter Siddle, Adam Milne
STR Squad :
Alex Carey(WK), Jake Weatherald, Travis Head(C), Philip Salt, Jonathan Wells, Ryan Gibson, Michael Neser, Daniel Worrall, Wes Agar, Liam OConnor, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Liam Scott, Harry Nielsen(WK), Danny Briggs, Spencer Johnson, Matt Renshaw, Matthew Short, Harry Conway
Sydney Thunder Squad :
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(C), Sam Billings(WK), Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Brendan Doggett, Tanveer Sangha, Jason Sangha, Jonathan Cook, Oliver Davies, Matthew Gilkes(WK), Daniel Sams, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Baxter Holt(WK)