STR vs THU Dream11 Team Prediction & Preview: 17th Match, BBL 2019-20
Adelaide Strikers will take on Sydney Thunder in the 17th match of Big Bash League 2019-20 at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. We will provide STR vs THU Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
The last head-to-head encounter between both teams in Big Bash League 2019-20 was abandoned because of the visibility factor due to smog.
Strikers are the only team to be unbeaten until now in this season. They are currently at 1st place on the points table with three wins and a total of 7 points. In the Last match, batting first Strikers started their innings pretty well, but Jake Weatherald got out for just 6 runs, but Philip Salt played well, scoring 54 runs from 26 balls along with Alex Carey who scored 41 runs from 37 balls. In the end, Rashid Khan scored quick 25 runs and helped strikers post a total of 155 runs.
With 155 to defend, Strikers bowled well in that match. They picked up the 1st wicket in the 3rd over, but after that, they gave away runs and were not able to pick up wickets till 10th over. But in the 12th over, they picked up 3 wickets involving 2 run outs and a catch and Strikers were back into the game. After that, over Strikers restricted the runs as wells as picked up wickets at regular intervals and restricted the opponents to a total of 137 and won the match by 17 runs. Wes Agar, Cameron Valente, and Rashid Khan picked up 2 wickets each. They would want to continue their winning momentum against the Sydney Thunder and be on the top of the points table.
Sydney Thunder lost for the first time in this season in the last match. They are currently 3rd position with two wins and a loss with a total of 5 points. In the previous game, batting first Thunder started their innings well and scored 48 runs in just 5 overs. Khawaja 16 runs and Alex Hales 32 runs played well, but after that, they lost 3 wickets in a quick session and were 54 for three at one stage. But Callum Ferguson 52* runs and Alex Ross 26 runs steadied the innings for Thunder and helped them post a total of 149 runs.
With 149 runs to defend, they picked up the first wicket in the first over of the innings, and after that, they restricted the flow of runs and also picked up wickets. But in the end, they gave away runs, and the match ended in a tie. Chris Morris picked up 2 wickets, Jonathan Cook bowled well and gave away only 18 runs in his 4 overs and picked up 1 wicket, Chris Green and Daniel Sams picked up 1 wicket each.
Chris Morris bowled the super over, and he picked up the wicket of the 1st ball but gave away 16 runs in the remaining 5 balls. With 16 runs to chase, Thunder scored 5 runs from the first four balls. They needed 12 runs from 2 balls, and Alex Hales hit a six, and the equation got to 6 runs from 1 ball, but Hales managed to hit only a four, and they lost the match by 1 run in the super over. They would want to get back to winning ways and be on the top of the table by winning the game against Adelaide Strikers.
STR vs THU, 17th Match, Big Bash League 2019-20
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
01:40 PM, 31st December 2019.
Average 1st innings score: 181
Average 2nd innings score: 139
This pitch is considered to be the best patting pitch in Australia. There is no forecast of rain on the match day.
Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Alex Carey (c & wk), Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan, Matthew Short, Cameron White, Harry Nielsen, Cameron Valente, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Harry Conway, Billy Stanlake.
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson(c), Matthew Gilkes(wk), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Chris Green, Daniel Sams, Arjun Nair, Jonathan Cook, Nathan McAndrew, Brendan Doggett, Chris Tremain.
STR vs THU Dream11 Team News
- Adelaide Strikers have named their 13-man squad for their match against Sydney Thunder.
- Paceman Harry Conway is back into the squad and replaces leg Spinner, Liam O’Connor.
- They are likely to play with the same playing XI as of the last match.
- They have also named the 13-man squad.
- Paceman Nathan McAndrew is back into the attack and replaces Liam Hatcher.
- They are also likely to play the same playing XI as of the last match.
Probable Playing XI
Jake Weatherald, Phil Salt, Alex Carey (c & wk), Jonathan Wells, Cameron White, Matthew Short, Rashid Khan, Cameron Valente, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Billy Stanlake.
Bench: Harry Conway, Harry Nielsen
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson(c), Matthew Gilkes(wk), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Chris Green, Daniel Sams, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook.
Bench: Nathan McAndrew, Brendan Doggett
Top picks for STR vs THU Dream11 Prediction
Skipper and wicket-keeper Alex Carey is a reliable batsman in the middle order. He batted sensibly in the last match and scored 41 runs and has scored a total of 186 runs this season with an average of 46.50.
This left-handed batsman has started this season well and played a sensible knock whenever required for his team. In the last match, he got out for just 6 runs. He has scored a total of 152 runs at a strike rate of 153.54.
He is one of the best leg-spinner in the world in the T20 format. Rashid Khan can also hit some big shots batting down the order. In the last match, he scored 25 runs from just 15 balls and picked up 2 wickets. He has already picked up six wickets this season.
The hard-hitting batsman bats at the top of the order for the Strikers. Phil Salt made 406 runs with a strike rate of 161.11 in this year’s T20 Vitality Blast for the Sharks, but he was not looking in form this season. But in the last match, he batted well and scored 54 runs off just 26 balls.
He is a very consistent batsman and had a perfect last season. He has continued his form in this season too and scored 20 runs in the previous match and has scored a total of 161 at a strike rate of 145.05.
This veteran pacer bowls at a perfect pace and can pick up wickets at a crucial time. He went wicketless in the last match. He has picked up a total of 3 wickets this season.
He is a decent pace bowler and has the wicket-taking ability with his pace and bounce. The main concern about him is his economy rate, which is above 9. He went wicketless in the last match. He has been able to pick up only one wicket so far this season.
Short is an allrounder who is good with the bat and can bowl a few overs of spin too. He did not get much chance to bat or bowl in the last match.
He is right arm fast bowler and bowls at a perfect pace. He has the wicket-taking ability and picked up 2 wickets in the last match and has picked up a total of 5 wickets this season.
Skipper Ferguson bats at one down for Sydney Thunder and had continued his form from the last season and played brilliant innings of 52 runs in the previous match and has scored a total of 156 runs this season with an average of 78.
This left-handed batsman is a good striker of the ball and plays according to the situation of the innings. He opens the batting for Sydney Thunder and scored 16 runs in the last match and has scored a total of 104 runs in this season.
He is an opening batsman alongside Khawaja and is known for his big-hitting. Once he gets comfortable on the crease, he can smash bowlers all around the park. He scored 32 runs in the last match, and a total of 118 runs at an average of 153.25 this season.
The experienced all-rounder bowls at a perfect pace and can hit big shots too. He picked up 2 wickets in the last match and scored one run. He has picked up wickets this season. Chris Morris is must pick in STR vs THU Dream11 Team.
Sams is a bowling all-rounder. He bowls well and picked up 1 wicket in the last match and has picked up 7 wickets in this season.
He generally bats down the order and can score some handy runs and also pick some wickets. He scored 1 run and picked up 1 wicket in the last match and scored a total of 26 runs and picked up 3 wickets in this season.
He is a decent spin bowler and has picked up 4 wickets this season, but he went wicketless in the last match but scored 11* runs for his team.
This leg-break bowler looked very impressive with his tight line and length delivery. He troubles batsmen very much and picked up 1 wicket in the last match and has picked up a total of 4 wickets in this season.
STR vs THU Dream11 Prediction
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- In the wicket-keeper, Alex Carey is the best option.
- In batsmen, Jonathan Wells is also a good option.
- Daniel Sams is also a very good pick in All-rounders If you want then pick him.
- Chris Green is also a very good pick in the bowler’s section.
- Usman Khawaja and Calum Ferguson are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Alex Carey, Callum Ferguson, Jake Weatherald, Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Chris Morris.
For Grand Leagues: Phil Salt, Chris Morris.
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