Big Bash League 2021-22: Challenger, Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Both sides have some match-winners in their ranks and we are in for a riveting contest between these two teams.

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Preview

In what is a crunch game in the Big Bash League (BBL), the Sydney Sixers will take on the Adelaide Strikers in the Challenger match. The equation is simple. The winner advances to the final to face the Perth Scorchers, while the losers will go home.

The Sixers lost the Qualifier match against the Perth Scorchers by 48 runs, while the Strikers beat the Sydney Thunder side in a nail-biting contest by just 6 runs in the Knockout game to advance to the Challenger match. Both sides have some match-winners in their ranks and we are in for a riveting contest between these two teams.

Match Details

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers, Challenger match

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 pitch is an excellent one for batting, and the willow wielders can make hay on this surface. Expect bat to dominate ball in this contest.

Probable Playing XIs for Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers

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

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Head-to-Head

Matches-16, Adelaide Strikers – 6, Sydney Sixers –10, N/R- 0

Probable Top Performers

Probable best batter of the match

Matthew Short – Adelaide Strikers

Matthew Short has been in riveting form in the Big Bash League (BBL) and has scored close to 500 runs this year, including 3 half-centuries. Moreover, he has scored his runs at a colossal strike rate of 156.08 and is a match-winner for his side.

Probable best bowler of the match

Peter Siddle – Adelaide Strikers

Peter Siddle has been the standout bowler in the Big Bash League (BBL) this season. The veteran right-arm pacer has scalped 29 wickets in the tournament and averages just 17.37 as well.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.