STR vs THU Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – BBL 2020-21, Match 53

STR vs THU Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – BBL 2020-21, Match 53

Tanveer Sangha has been a star bowler for the Sydney Thunder with 20 wickets in 13 games. It is advisable to take him in your XI as you will get him in 8.5 cr.

Match Details:

The 53rd match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 season will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.

This match will start at 01:45 PM IST (07:15 PM local time). It will be live on Sony Sports Network and live streaming is available on Sony LIV.


Another mouthwatering fixture coming ahead of us as the Adelaide Strikers are taking on the Sydney Thunder once again at the Adelaide Oval. It was a do-or-die match for both sides last Sunday as both teams want to finalize their spot within the top four as soon as possible. The Strikers were spot on with the ball post powerplay during Thunder batting in the last game.

Things just got better for the Strikers with 4 huge points and are now placed at 3rd position in the points table with only one point ahead of the Thunder. It will be another do or die match for them against the Thunder on Monday to make sure their position within the top four and end their league stage on a positive note.

On the other side, the Thunder were in a good position before this game but now placed below the Strikers at fourth position with 27 points in the points table. They would like to correct the mistakes of making a couple of bad decisions during the chase and give it back immediately on Monday evening to finish their campaign with 8 wins. 

STR vs THU Weather Report for Match 53:

The weather forecast doesn’t look promising throughout the day. There are 70-80% chances of precipitation during the match time.

Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Adelaide Oval is a very good one for the batters. It did change a bit in the last game but no doubt it will be a high-scoring game on Monday evening.

Average first innings score:

182 (Last 5 BBL 2020-21 matches played at the venue)

Record of the chasing teams:

Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tie – 0

Injury & Availability News:

(Will be added if there is an update)

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STR vs THU Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Adelaide Strikers:

Philip Salt, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey (WK), Ryan Gibson, Jake Weatherald, Travis Head (C), Michael Neser, Peter Siddle, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Liam O Connor.


Harry Nielsen, Daniel Worrall, Spencer Johnson, Harry Conway, Jonathan Wells, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Cameron Valente.

Sydney Thunder:

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (C), Sam Billings (WK), Alex Ross, Oliver Davies, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Brendan Doggett/Tanveer Sangha.


Tanveer Sangha/Brendan Dogget, Matthew Gilkes, Baxter Holt, Arjun Nair, Jason Sangha, Jonathan Cook, Chris Tremain.

STR vs THU Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:

Alex Hales is currently leading the chart of runs in the BBL10. He has 472 runs at a SR of 163.88. He scored a half-century at this venue and will open the innings for the Thunder. 

Callum Ferguson is the second-highest run-scorer for the Thunder. He has a SR of 221.05 against Wes Agar in his BBL career, who is the leading wicket-taker for the Strikers. He will be a key player to tackle him. 

Wes Agar is currently the leading wicket-taker for the Strikers in BBL 10. He has taken 21 wickets at an average of 19.33 throughout the season. He has been brilliant for the Strikers in the middle overs with an average of 12.2 and 12 wickets. 

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Alex Carey has most runs against the Thunder in comparison to anyone in his squad. He is currently the third-highest run-scorer with 410 runs in just 11 innings. 

Peter Siddle is the highest wicket-taker in this fixture with 11 at an ER of 4.86. He gave a match-winning performance in the previous game and will be a key in the final game for the Strikers.

Sam Billings and Jake Weatherald will be very crucial for their respective teams. Sam Billings has been excellent in the middle overs with a SR of 144.2. and Jake Weatherald averages 46 at a SR of 143.8 this year in the BBL. 

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Sam Billings

Vice-Captain Options – Alex Carey, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle

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

Keeper – Alex Carey (VC), Sam Billings

Batsmen – Alex Hales (C), Jake Weatherald, Usman Khawaja, Philip Salt, Callum Ferguson

All-rounders – Ben Cutting

Bowlers – Wes Agar, Danny Briggs, Peter Siddle

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

Keeper – Alex Carey, Sam Billings 

Batsmen – Callum Ferguson (C), Philip Salt, Alex Hales

All-rounders – Michael Neser, Ben Cutting

Bowlers – Wes Agar (VC), Peter Siddle, Tanveer Sangha, Nathan McAndrew

Expert Advice:

Tanveer Sangha has been a star bowler for the Sydney Thunder with 20 wickets in 13 games. It is advisable to take him in your XI as you will get him in 8.5 cr. Michael Neser nearly got a hat-trick after dismissing Ferguson and Khawaja. It is advisable to pick him in your XI as well.

Today’s THU vs STR Probable Winners:

Sydney Thunder are expected to win this match.

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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.