About the Match
The Sydney Sixers got off to a flying start in the competition with three consecutive wins showing their ability to challenge the other teams for the title; they are presently at No. 3 on the table with 8 points from 6 matches and will host Adelaide Strikers, who are placed at No. 2 with 9 points from 6 matches, in the upcoming league on 14th Jan at Sydney. The hosts are very energetic and will be eager to continue with their winning momentum while the Strikers’ last game ended in no result and they will be anxious to get the points on board here. It will be interesting to see which team succeeds to dominate the other and move ahead in their campaign.
Sydney Sixers won the match against Brisbane Heat by 6 wickets with 14 balls to spare; the batsmen chased down 147 runs with ease by the 18th over itself. Ryan Carters scored 30 off 21 balls, Riki Wessels scored 28 off 20 and Michael Lumb scored 25 off 19 balls, which helped the team get to the target without any worries. Bowlers Brett Lee, Moises Henriques and Doug Bollinger continued with their good form and took regular wickets to get the best of the Brisbane batsmen. Nic Maddinson posted a whirlwind 15 which helped the team get off to a steady start while Jordan Silk has been a solid contributor for the Sixers so far making 101 runs from four innings at an average of 50. In the previous match against Melbourne Stars, Lumb had batted extremely well to post 80 off 61 while Silk had contributed with 37 runs. They have a well-balanced squad with world class bowlers and all-rounders. Overall the team has the talent and necessary firepower to overcome any situation and continue winning matches.
Adelaide Strikers’ last match against Sydney Thunder had to be abandoned due to heavy rain after they set a target of 119 in 10 overs; Ross was impressive with an unbeaten 30 from 11 balls while Simmons scored 21 off 15 balls and Ryan ten Doeschate scored 23 off 12. The team has good batsmen like Simmons, Ludeman, Travis Head, Johan Botha, Jono Dean and Doeschate who are capable of turning the game in their favour with a composed batting performance. Ben Laughlin, Adam Zampa, Shaun Tait and Kane Richardson have bowled exceptionally well during the tournament; Adelaide Strikers have the ability and talent to bounce back against Sydney Sixers and a win here would provide the required thrust to guarantee a spot in the semi-finals.
Both teams have strong players who can give their best and win matches single-handedly; they know each other’s strength and weakness very well and the upcoming match will surely be a fierce contest to get to the top. The Strikers will definitely put some extra efforts in all departments of the game to achieve the goal; however, the Sixers who have been performing better recently are better placed to win the match.
Sydney Sixers, 1.90 @ Titanbet