The Sydney Sixers will take on the Adelaide Strikers in the 16th match of the Big Bash League 2021 on Tuesday, December 21. The iconic Sydney Cricket Ground will host this exciting contest.
The Sixers, led by Moises Henriques, have made a brilliant start to their campaign. Although the Hobart Hurricanes defeated them in a rain-curtailed match, the Sixers have managed to stay atop the points table with 11 points and a healthy net run rate of 1.666.
They will go into their next game on the back of a seven-wicket win over the Melbourne Stars on December 15. After electing to field first, the Sixers’ bowlers were strained as the Glenn Maxwell-led Stars racked up a formidable score of 177 for five in 20 overs.
Maxwell’s 57-ball knock of 103 seemed to have taken the spirit out of the Sixers. However, Josh Philippe came to the party and made sure that the Sixers chased the target down in 19.4 overs. Although he remained not out on 99, he was able to take his team home.
The Strikers, led by Peter Siddle, on the other hand, have had their fair share of trials in the competition. The team has badly missed the services of Alex Carey and Travis Head, who are currently both with the Australian Test team. In their previous match, the Strikers lost to Perth Scorchers by 49 runs.
The Strikers’ bowlers didn’t have a great day as Colin Munro’s unbeaten 73-ball 114 left them befuddled. The left-hander smashed eight fours and six sixes to make sure the Scorchers racked up 195 on the board in 20 overs. None of the Strikers’ bowlers could get a wicket.
The Strikers faltered in their run-chase as they were bowled out for 146 in 17.5 overs. Matthew Short scored 63 runs while opening the batting, but didn’t receive much support from the other batters. Jason Behrendorff and Andrew Tye got three wickets apiece to hold back the Strikers.
Sydney Sixers will lock horns against Adelaide Strikers in the 16th match of the Big Bash League 2021. The iconic Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) will host this exciting contest.
Sydney Sixers sit at the top of the table with 11 points to their name. They have won three of the total four games played. They beat Melbourne Stars in their last match. After being asked to bat first, the Stars posted 177 on the board, thanks to a scintillating century from their skipper Glenn Maxwell. It was a daunting task ahead of the Sixers but they were up to the task.
Josh Philippe, opening the batting, led the charge with the bat as he remained unbeaten on 99 to guide his side across the line with two balls to spare. They will be riding with confidence and will look to carry forward their winning momentum.
Adelaide Strikers, meanwhile, are placed fifth in the points table having won only one out of the three games played. They suffered a loss against the Perth Scorchers in their last game. Batting first, Perth Scorchers posted a mammoth 195 on the board, losing only a single wicket.
The Strikers faltered in the chase as they were knocked over on 146 in the 18th over. The batters failed to adapt to the conditions as they fell short by 49 runs. They will need to be on their toes while facing the defending champions on Tuesday. Adelaide Strikers are placed at the 5th spot in the Big Bash League 2021-22 points table with one win and 2 losses from their 3 matches of the league. The team has 6 points.
Matthew Short is the top run-scorer for Adelaide Strikers with 124 runs at a strike rate of 151. He has struck 6 fours and 7 sixes. JW Wells has also made 51 runs at a strike rate of 110. Peter Siddle has been the best bowler for Adelaide Strikers and has picked up 4 wickets while bowling at an average of 24 and an economy rate of 9.00. Sydney Sixers are placed at the top spot in the Big Bash League 2021-22 points table with 3 wins and one loss from their 4 matches of the league. The team has 11 points.
Josh Philippe is the top run-scorer for Sydney Sixers with 259 runs at a strike rate of 156. He has struck 25 fours and 8 sixes. Moises Henriques has also made 204 runs at a strike rate of 155. Steve O’Keefe has been the best bowler for Sydney Sixers and has picked up 6 wickets while bowling at an average of 16 and an economy rate of 6.00.
SYDNEY SIXERS VS ADELAIDE STRIKERS MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers, Match 16, Big Bash League 2021
Date and Time: December 21st, 2021, Tuesday, 01:45 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
SYDNEY SIXERS VS ADELAIDE STRIKERS PITCH REPORT
The pitch at Sydney Cricket Ground is good for batting. The ball comes nicely onto the bat and the batters can play their strokes freely once set. Expect the surface to get better as the game progresses.
SYDNEY SIXERS VS ADELAIDE STRIKERS WEATHER FORECAST
The temperature in Perth is expected to hover between 21 and 28 degrees Celsius. There will be cloud cover throughout the day.
SYDNEY SIXERS VS ADELAIDE STRIKERS PROBABLE XIS
The wickets were spread among the bowlers as the Stars posted 177 on the board in their 20 overs. Josh Philippe played brilliant innings of 99 at the top of the order to help his side chase down the total in the last over.
- Josh Philippe (wk)
- James Vince
- Moises Henriques (c)
- Daniel Hughes
- Jordan Silk
- Daniel Christian
- Chris Jordan
- Ben Dwarshius
- Steve O’Keefe
- Lloyd Pope
- Hayden Kerr
The bowlers failed to pick up a wicket as Perth Scorchers scored 195 in their 20 overs. Matthew Short scored 63 at the top of the order while the other batters failed to contribute as they fell short by 49 runs.
SYDNEY SIXERS VS ADELAIDE STRIKERS MATCH PREDICTION
- Matthew Short
- Jake Weatherald
- Harry Nielsen (wk)
- Jonathan Wells
- Daniel Drew
- Liam Scott
- Rashid Khan
- Daniel Worrall
- Peter Siddle (c)
- Fawad Ahmed,
- Wes Agar
The Sixers were fantastic in their win against the Stars in their last game. The Strikers, on the other hand, suffered a heavy loss against the Scorchers in their previous match. They need to be on their toes while facing the Sixers in their upcoming fixture. Sydney Sixers have the winning momentum behind them—expect them to come out on top on Tuesday.
Prediction: Sydney Sixers to win this encounter.