BBL 2021/22, Challenger: SIX vs STR Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update

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Sydney Sixers will lock horns with Adelaide Strikers in the Challenger of the BBL 2021/22 on Wednesday. Sydney Sixers lost to Perth Scorchers by 48 runs in the Qualifier. They are getting one more opportunity in the form of Challenger. The odds are in the Sixers’ favour as they have a 4-1 win-loss record against Strikers in the last 5 meetings.

Adelaide Strikers, on the other hand, deserve credit for their performances in the playoffs. 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. There is a concern over Travis Head’s form though, as he has made 3 and 5 in the last 2 matches. The winner of this match will play against Perth Scorchers in the Final.

Match Details:

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers, Challenger

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Date & Time: January 26th, at 1:55 PM IST and 7:25 PM Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

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 defendable here.

Probable Playing XIs for SIX vs STR:

Sydney Sixers

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

Adelaide Strikers

Alex Carey (wk), Matthew Short, Travis Head, Ian Cockbain, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Thomas Kelly, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle (c), Harry Conway, Fawad Ahmed

Top Picks for SIX vs STR Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batters

Moises Henriques is a big match player and has done a commendable job throughout this tournament. In 13 matches in this league, he has scored 420 runs at an average of 42, with the highest score of 76*.

Jonathan Wells has had a glorious tournament. In 16 matches, he has scored 439 runs at an average of 33.76, which includes 3 half-centuries.

Top Picks ­All-Rounders

Dan Christian has got loads of experience playing in BBL. So far in this tournament, he has scored 260 runs with the highest score of 73 and has also picked up 7 wickets.

Matthew Short surpassed Glenn Maxwell to become the second-highest run-scorer in this tournament. In 15 matches, he has scored 487 runs at an average of 34.78 and has also picked up 8 wickets.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Hayden Kerr has scalped the most wickets for Sixers in this year’s league. In 14 matches, he has picked up 24 wickets at an economy of 7.34, with the best figures of 4 for 32.

Veteran pacer Peter Siddle is picking wickets for fun in this tournament. In 16 matches, he has bagged 29 wickets with the best figures of 5 for 23.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Coming back from the Ashes, Alex Carey played two good knocks in his last 2 matches. He scored 90 runs at a strike rate of 152.54, with the highest score of 67.

SIX vs STR Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (This Tournament) Dream11 Points
Moises Henriques 420 runs and one wicket 652
Josh Philippe 429 runs 766
Alex Carey 90 runs 140
Matthew Short 487 runs and 8 wickets 1064
Peter Siddle 29 wickets 984

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SIX vs STR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Alex Carey (vc), Josh Philippe (c), Moises Henriques, Jonathan Wells, Ian Cockbain, Dan Christian, Matthew Short, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle, Ben Dwarshuis, Hayden Kerr

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SIX vs STR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Alex Carey, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques (c), Jonathan Wells, Justin Avendano, Dan Christian, Travis Head, Matthew Short (vc), Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Peter Siddle

SIX vs STR Risky Captaincy Choices:

Travis Head hasn’t had any impact in the last 2 matches. Considering his current form, it’s a bit risky to pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Ben Dwarshuis is an underrated cricketer as he always tends to go under the radar. He has scalped 17 wickets and scored 96 runs in this tournament. He is a risky captaincy pick for your fantasy teams.

Player you should avoid:

Going with the team balance, it’s hard to pick Sean Abbott in the final eleven.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.