Sydney Thunder continued its impressive form with a convincing win against the Adelaide Strikers in its previous match. That win took it to fourth on the BBL 2021-22 league standings with four wins from seven matches. Now, its next match is also against the same opponent, the Adelaide Striker.
Fans of the Adelaide Strikers will be hoping that things are different in 2022 as their team continues to hug the bottom of the standings with just one win from seven matches. Qualification for the playoffs looks like a distant dream right now but things can change quickly.
The top cricket betting sites have given the Adelaide Strikers surprisingly shorter odds than we would have expected and so they certainly are not counting them out.
Match prediction and cricket betting tips for Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers BBL 2021-22. The match is going to be played at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney on the 2nd of January 2021.
SYDNEY THUNDERS VS ADELAIDE STRIKERS TEAM PREVIEWS
Sydney Thunder made some very interesting changes to its batting lineup and the overall team balance in the previous match. We thought it made the team immediately stronger and shows that the team management is not sitting on the laurels of some good performances.
Alex Hales has been in poor form and so he was replaced with Ben Cutting at the top. This allowed Cutting to be used as a pinch-hitter at the top while creating space for someone like Oliver Davies in the lower order as well. This ends up adding more power and depth to a lineup that is already performing quite well.
Jason Sangha seems to have taken his game to another level altogether while Sam Billings is also in terrific form. As a result, the batting lineup for Sydney Thunder looks so much stronger and deeper than the Adelaide Strikers.
Look for betting markets where you can take advantage of this. We like the ‘Most Sixes’, ‘Most Fours’, and ‘Most Runs Powerplay’ betting markets to back Sydney Thunder in.
Daniel Sams, Nathan McAndrew, and Saqib Mahmood give Sydney Thunder a huge advantage when it comes to the bowling attack as well. These are three different types of fast bowlers, all capable of picking up wickets at different times in the inning.
The spin lineup continues to be a bit weak. Among the bowers, we think sticking with Daniel Sams for the Top Bowler Sydney Thunder betting market is the way to go.
Adelaide Strikers are staring down the barrel at the moment with six losses from seven games. They have struggled to find any sort of rhythm in the BBL this season with their top batsmen struggling and their bowlers just unable to exert any sort of pressure.
It is no surprise then that Rashid Khan is having one of the worst seasons in his BBL career. His economy rate is good but the wickets do not seem to be coming his way. Even though he is a class bowler, we would stay away from betting on him to turn things around at the moment.
In our opinion, Jonathan Wells and Matt Renshaw are the only two options that you should consider betting on. They have been scoring runs well and are good options for the Top Batsman Adelaide Strikers betting market.
You could also adopt a betting strategy of betting against the batting lineup. Just bet on the ‘Under’ for the Over/Under bets available for the Adelaide Strikers batsmen.
The team is struggling and we give a lot of weight to current form. This is why we are not really backing the Adelaide Strikers to return to winning ways just yet.
Match: Sydney Thunder Vs Adelaide Strikers
Date & Time: 2 Jan 2022 , 3:15AM IST.
Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, Australia
SYDNEY THUNDER TEAM SQUAD
ADELAIDE STRIKERS TEAM SQUAD
- Usman Khawaja
- Alex Hales
- Ben Cutting,
- Gurinder Sandhu
- Chris Tremain
- Adam Milne,
- Sam Whiteman
- Alex Ross
- Chris Green,
- Sam Billings
- Saqib Mahmood
- Nathan McAndrew,
- Jonathan Cook
- Oliver Davies
- Brendan Doggett,
- Matthew Gilkes
- Arjun Nair
- Daniel Sams,
- Jason Sangha
- Tanveer Sangha
- Baxter J Holt,
SYDNEY THUNDERS VS ADELAIDE STARS TOSS PREDICTION
- Danny Briggs
- Peter Siddle
- Fawad Ahmed,
- Jonathan Wells
- Daniel Worrall
- Travis Head,
- Matthew Short
- Rashid Khan
- Alex Carey,
- Wes Agar
- Harry Conway
- Harry Nielsen,
- Liam O’Connor
- Phil Salt
- Cameron Valente,
- Jake Weatherald
- Matt Renshaw
- George Garton,
- Ryan Gibson
- Liam Scott
- Spencer Johnson,
- Daniel Drew
- Thomas Kelly
- Henry Hunt,
The team that wins the toss is going to want to bat first.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The conditions in Sydney have been very good for batting. The average scores have been high and there have been a lot of sixes hit. The same could be in store this time around. The weather forecast is also quite good for the match and so we should have no trouble getting a complete match.
Talking about the weather of this ground, there will be Clear Sky on this ground and the temperature will be around 27.33 degrees.
Sydney thunders to win in today’s match.