On Sunday (20th December) night, Sydney Sixers will face Adelaide Strikers at Bellerive Oval (Hobart). It will be the 11th match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10).
The defending champions Sixers and Strikers, both have played two matches in this tournament. While they suffered their tournament opener, they claimed a victory in their next game. In the latest points table, while Sixers are in the third position with 5 points, Strikers are in the fourth position with 4 points.
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 11: Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers – Match Preview
After suffering a 16-run defeat against Hobart Hurricanes in the BBL 10 opening match, the defending champions Sydney Sixers thrashed Melbourne Renegades by 145 runs.
Josh Philippe and James Vince have scored one half-century each in this tournament. While Vince scored 67 in the first game, Philippe’s 95-run proved as a match-winning knock in the second game.
On the other hand, the left-arm pacer Ben Dwarshuis has managed 7 wickets in this tournament, including one four-wicket haul in the last game. Also, the left-arm spinner Stephen O’Keefe has bagged 4 wickets.
Caribbean all-rounder and present Test captain Jason Holder has now joined the team. Apart from him, Nick Bertus, Lawrence Neil-Smith and Tom Rogers are also uncapped for this side.
Sydney Sixers’ Full Squad
Justin Avendano, Nick Bertus, Carlos Brathwaite, Daniel Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Jason Holder, Daniel Hughes (C), Ben Manenti, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Tom Rogers, Gurinder Sandhu, Jordan Silk , James Vince
Though Adelaide Strikers also started this season with a 11-run defeat against Hobart Hurricanes, they took the revenge in their next game where they beat that same team by 5 wickets. Their batsmen Jake Weatherald and captain Alex Carey has already hit one half-century each in the early period of this season.
In their last game, Peter Siddle got a fifer, who has taken a total of 6 wickets in this season. Also, Wes Agar has picked up 4 wickets in this tournament.
Harry Conway and Liam Scott are the latest additions in this squad. Meanwhile, Ryan Gibson, who earlier joined as a replacement player, is out from the squad due to hamstring injury.
Adelaide Strikers’ Full Squad
Alex Carey (C), Wes Agar, Danny Briggs, Harry Conway, Rashid Khan, Matt Renshaw, Phil Salt, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 11: Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers – Match Prediction
While Sydney Sixers are leading the head-to-head contest against Adelaide Strikers by 7-5 margin, they won all the last four matches against this side.
Though the defending champions struggled in this tournament opener, they have shown their quality in the very next game. While Sixers are very strong side, Strikers have also some big names to change the fate of the game.