SYS vs STH Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – BBL 2020-21, Match 48
Sydney Sixers are expected to win the Derby.
Updated - Jan 21, 2021 9:35 pm
The 48th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 season will be played between Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.
This match will start at 1:45 PM IST (7:15 PM local time). It will be live on Sony Sports Network and live streaming is available on Sony LIV.
In tomorrow’s second Big Bash League, it will be two familiar foes locking horns in an unfamiliar setting. Local rivals Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers will go head-to-head at Adelaide in a game where a lot will be at stake, especially for the former.
Sydney Thunder are currently placed fifth. A win might catapult them to the second position, while a defeat can bring them down to seventh. The scenario is not as vital for Sixers, as they will remain at top irrespective of tomorrow’s outcome. However, they would prefer a healthy gap with the chasing pack.
SYS vs STH Weather Report for Match 48:
Like the temperature on the field, Adelaide’s temperature will be soaring as well. It will be around 28 °C, but without any significant chances of rain.
Slightly tilted towards the batsmen, the Adelaide Oval track will also offer some purchase to the bowlers. Chasing should be the preferred option here.
Average first innings score:
168 (Last 5 BBL 2020-21 matches played at the venue)
Record of the chasing teams
Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tie – 0
Injury & Availability News:
Moises Henriques and Sean Abbott have returned from national duties and are included in Sydney Sixers’ squad.
Daniel Sams is nursing an injury and will not be available for this match.
SYS vs STH Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Josh Philippe (WK), Moises Henriques, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (C), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Jake Ball, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Manenti.
Justin Avendano, Nick Bertus, Lloyd Pope, Jack Edwards, Jackson Bird, Hayden Kerr, Gurinder Sandhu, Tom Rogers.
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Brendan Doggett, Oliver Davies, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha, Adam Milne.
Alex Ross, Matthew Gilkes, Baxter Holt, Arjun Nair, Jason Sangha, Jonathan Cook, Chris Tremain.
SYS vs STH Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:
Josh Philippe has been the star with the bat for the Sixers. The youngster has scored 421 runs, which is more than 130 runs ahead of the nearest competitor from his team.
Daniel Christian has used the enormous experience of playing T20 cricket all around to the globe to perfection. The veteran has scored 182 runs and has scalped 12 wickets.
Alex Hales has proved his calibre once again, this time in Australia. The Thunder opener has scored 352 runs at a fiery strike rate of over 155.
Tanveer Sangha is a candidate for being the best find of the season. The cunning bowler has picked up 18 wickets and has an economy rate of under 8 runs per over.
Another budget bowling option from the Thunder is Nathan McAndrew. He has not been as economical as Sangha, but has picked up 12 wickets.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Daniel Christian, Josh Philippe
Vice-Captain Options – Alex Hales, Sam Billings
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for SYS vs STH 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josh Philippe, Sam Billings
Batsmen – Alex Hales (VC), Daniel Hughes, Usman Khawaja, Moises Henriques
All-rounders – Carlos Brathwaite, Daniel Christian (C)
Bowlers – Chris Green, Tanveer Sangha, Jake Ball
12th Man – Ben Cutting
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for SYS vs STH 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josh Philippe (C), Sam Billings (VC)
Batsmen – Alex Hales, James Vince, Callum Ferguson
All-rounders – Ben Cutting, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite
Bowlers – Steve O’Keefe, Jake Ball, Nathan McAndrew
12th Man – Tanveer Sangha
Wily old fox Steve O’Keefe is having a good season. The Sixers spinner has picked up 14 wickets and has an economy rate of under 7 runs per over. He should be included in at least one of your 11Wickets Fantasy teams.
Today’s SYS vs STH Probable Winners:
Sydney Sixers are expected to win this match.