THU vs STR Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – BBL 2020-21, Match 51

Sydney Thunder are expected to seal their playoff berth by winning this game.

Sydney Thunder are expected to seal their playoff berth by winning this game.
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Match Details:

The 51st 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 10:35 AM IST (04:05 PM local time). It will be live on Sony Sports Network and live streaming is available on Sony LIV.

Preview:

Both Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder played brilliant cricket in their last game to place themselves in playoff positions, but all of that will not matter if the next two games don’t go their way. Adelaide Strikers will take on Sydney Thunder twice in two days, and the outcomes will define the fate of both the teams in this competition.

Sydney Thunder are in a slightly more comfortable position than their opposition. They are placed third, having won 7 of their 12 games. While Adelaide are placed fifth with 6 wins, they still have matters under their control and do not have to look at the results of other teams. This is going to be crucial game for both the teams, and an exciting watch for the neutrals.


THU vs STR Weather Report for Match 51:

It will be soaring hot in Adelaide tomorrow, as the temperature will be as high as 35 °C. There are 20% chances of precipitation.

Pitch Report:

The track here at the Adelaide Oval is a belter. The team batting first should aim to cross the 180-run mark at least.

Average first innings score:

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

Record of the chasing teams

Won – 2, Lost – 3, Tie – 0


Injury & Availability News:

Daniel Sams is nursing an injury and will not be available for this match.

THU vs STR Today’s Probable Playing XIs:

Sydney Thunder:

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

Bench:

Alex Ross, Matthew Gilkes, Baxter Holt, Arjun Nair, Jason Sangha, Jonathan Cook, Chris Tremain.

Adelaide Strikers:

Philip Salt, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey (WK), Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Travis Head (C), Michael Neser, Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar.

Bench: 

Harry Nielsen, Liam O Connor, Spencer Johnson, Harry Conway, Ryan Gibson, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Cameron Valente.


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

The world have been in awe of Alex Hales after his knock against Sydney Sixers, but the Englishman has been playing such classy knocks all throughout this competition. He has scored 352 runs at an average of over 30.

Hales’ fellow Englishman, Sam Billings hasn’t been as brilliant, but his performances have been praiseworthy, to say the least. He has scored 187 runs at an average of over 30.

His opposite wicket-keeping number, Alex Carey has been in sublime touch for the Strikers. He has scored 381 runs at an average of nearly 40.

Given the form he is in, it will be a surprise if the IPL teams aren’t monitoring Wes Agar. He has picked up 21 wickets and has an economy rate of less than 8 runs per over.

The most promising bowler from the Sydney Thunder’s bowling unit has been the youngster Tanveer Sangha. He has scalped 18 wickets and has an economy rate of less than 8 runs per over as well.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options – Alex Hales, Alex Carey

Vice-Captain Options – Wes Agar, Sam Billings

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

Keeper – Alex Carey, Sam Billings (VC)

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

All-rounders – Ben Cutting, Travis Head

Bowlers – Chris Green, Tanveer Sangha, Wes Agar

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

Keeper – Alex Carey (C), Sam Billings

Batsmen – Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Jake Weatherald

All-rounders – Ben Cutting, Matt Renshaw, Michael Neser

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


Expert Advice:

Ben Cutting can be a terrific budget pick at 8.5 Cr. He has scored 189 runs and has picked up 3 wickets, with his economy rate being just over 7 runs per over.

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.