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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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.
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
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
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 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.