Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Dream11 Predictions, Lineups and more
The KFC Big Bash League is nearing its end and with one finalist confirmed (Perth Scorchers), the matchup between the Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers will give us the second finalist.
The Sydney Sixers lost to Perth Scorchers by 48 runs in the Qualifier. They are getting one more opportunity in the form of the Challenger match. The odds are firmly in the Sixers’ favor as they have a 4-1 win-loss record against Strikers in the last 5 meetings.
The Adelaide Strikers have been commendable in this season of the KFC Big Bash League. They defeated Hobart Hurricanes in the Eliminator by 22 runs and then claimed a thrilling win over Sydney Thunder by 6 runs in the Knockout. They may not have the stats against the Sixers, but for sure, they will put up a fight as there is a spot on the finals on the line.
The Challenger match is scheduled to take place on the 26th of January, at the Sydney Cricket Ground.
Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers pitch report
The wicket tends to offer more support for the batters and it will remain the same for the entire course of the match. It’s a high-scoring venue and anything over 180 is going to be a good target.
Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers probable XI
Josh Philippe (wk), Justin Avendano, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Nicholas Bertus, Dan Christian, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon, Steve O’Keefe
Alex Carey (wk), Matthew Short, Travis Head, Ian Cockbain, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Thomas Kelly, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle (c), Harry Conway, Fawad Ahmed
Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers – Players to watch out for
The Sydney Sixers have got a talisman in the form of Moises Henriques. He is a big-game player and with 420 runs in 13 games, he is also one of the top scorers in the tournament. He comes in as an all-rounder but this season, he has been very effective with the bat and not so much with the ball as his team did not require his services in that department. However, in the 3 games that he did bowl, he managed to take a wicket.
Ok, hear us out. When it comes to the T20 format, Dan Christian has a lot of experience and knows what it takes to play in a high-pressure game. So far in this tournament, he has scored 260 runs with the highest score of 73 and has also picked up 7 wickets. This clearly shows that he has the numbers to make your fantasy lineup.
If there is anyone who can help the Strikers get an upset victory over the Sixers, it’s Matt Short. He recently surpassed Glenn Maxwell to become the second-highest run-scorer in the tournament and he also has 8 wickets to his name. Picking him for your fantasy lineup will be a wise choice.
He has been a serial wicket-taker this season and with the 29 wickets to his name, he is guaranteed to be a key player in the challenger match-up. He is going to be our first bowler pick and we advise you to do the same.
Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Fantasy Lineup No.1
Wicket Keeper – Josh Philippe, Alex Carey
Batsmen – Moises Henriques (vc), Ian Cockbain, Jonathan Wells
All-Rounders – Matthew Short (c), Daniel Christian
Bowlers – Peter Siddle, Hayden Kerr, Ben Dwarshuis, Fawad Ahmed
Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Fantasy Lineup No.2
Wicket Keeper – Josh Philippe
Batsmen – Moises Henriques (c), Ian Cockbain, Jonathan Wells, Daniel Hughes
All-Rounders – Matthew Short, Daniel Christian (vc)
Bowlers – Peter Siddle, Hayden Kerr, Steve O’Keefe, Henry Thornton
Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers predicted winners
The Sixers have the odds in their favor and have some true big-match players within their lineup, and we expect them to win this game and book their place in the finals.