About the Match
Adelaide Strikers with 8 points from 5 matches will host Sydney Sixers, who have 4 points from 5 matches in the upcoming league match on 12th Jan at the Adelaide Oval Stadium. The hosts who were at the top position on the table, have been surpassed by Scorchers who defeated Hurricanes in the last match, whereas the Thunders came down from 4th position to 6th but are confident and will definitely try to win upcoming matches to keep their hopes alive. Adelaide Strikers lost their last match but look very strong to make a comeback and go back to their winning momentum; it will be very exciting to watch the teams come out all guns blazing on Monday.
A loss against Hobart Hurricanes by 5 wickets after a dismal performance with the bat must surely have hurt their morale; the batsmen crumbled under pressure and scored only 77 runs in 17 overs after the rains came down. The entire batting line-up collapsed except for Cosgrove and Daniel Hughes, who scored more than 20 runs to keep the battle on. On the bowling front Kallis took 2 wickets from 4 overs although his performance with the bat was disappointing; Gurinder Sandhu also took 2 wickets from 3 overs while Pat Cummins took a single wicket. The team has the necessary talent and experience to bounce back with players like Mike Hussey, Kallis, Blizzard, Jason Roy, Hauritz and many other all-rounders; the team has a good batting line-up which can execute to plan while the bowling squad looks to be in good shape to torment the Strikers in the upcoming match. However, the players need to be positive minded and prove themselves as champions if they want to win more matches.
Adelaide Strikers lost their last match against Perth Scorchers by 18 runs while chasing an achievable 134 runs as the whole team got out on just 115 runs; the batsmen including the captain tumbled, each scoring less than 20 runs except for Ludeman, who could manage 22 but couldn’t keep the stability in the top order. The bowlers gave their best efforts and restricted the opponents to 133 runs; B Laughlin, Adam Zampa and J Botha took 2 wickets each but sadly their efforts went wasted and couldn’t help in winning the game. The Adelaide strikers are a great team; they have many all-rounders and batsmen like Johan Botha, Craig Simmons and Ludeman, who have been performing well with the bat, and the established bowlers like Ben Laughlin, Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson will be the key players to achieve the goals. Although they are currently in a good position in comparison to other teams, they can’t allow complacency to set it; they have the ability and talent to fight back and must give their best to win the upcoming match.
The Adelaide Strikers are a better team for their performance and determination compared to the Sydney Thunders; however, the Thunders will definitely pull out some tricks to provide an amazing result. The visitors will surely give their 100% effort in all departments of the game and but we feel that with the home advantage, Adelaide Strikers are better placed to win this match and strengthen their position for the final four.
Adelaide Strikers, 1.57 @ TitanBet