STR vs THU Dream11 Team Prediction & Preview: Knockout, BBL 2019-20
Adelaide Strikers will take on Sydney Thunder in the Knockout 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.
Adelaide Strikers played well to finish this season at the third position in the points table by winning 8 out of 14 matches with a total of 17 points (including with a no-result point).
In the last match, bowling first Strikers weren’t able to pick up a wicket till the 18th over of the innings and gave away 60 runs in the power play. They had a bad start with the ball. The Hurricane stars Wade and Short were hitting the ball out of the boundaries. Even in the death overs, Strikers gave away runs and managed to pick up only one wicket. As a result, opposition posted a massive total of 217 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 1 wicket. Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake failed to impress with their bowling. Only Michael Neser got a wicket but was expensive as the rest of the bowlers.
With 217 runs to chase, Strikers lost the wicket of in-form batsman Jake Weatherald for two runs in the 2nd over, but the Captain Travis Head and Philip Salt put the game on track with their partnership. Travis Head 47 runs and Philip Salt 66 runs and Alex Carey 39 runs steadied the innings, but after they got out, no other player contributed to chasing the massive target of 217, and thus Strikers managed to score 207 for the loss of 8 wickets and lost the match by 10 runs.
Sydney Thunder somehow managed to seal their spot at 5th position in the points table by winning 6 out of 14 matches with a total of 13 points (including with a no-result point).
In the Eliminator match with Hobart Hurricanes, batting 1st Thunder batted well. In form openers, Khawaja and Hales scored 53 runs in the power play without losing a wicket. But in 10th over Khawaja got out scoring 54 runs off 34 balls but Hales continued scoring runs and got out in 15th over scoring 60 of 37 balls. Skipper Callum Ferguson also contributed with the bat scoring 33 runs, and Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams helped to put 197 on the board.
With 197 onboard, Thunder started bowling well with the new ball. Jonathan Cook got the early breakthrough for the Thunder by taking the wicket of Captain and inform hard-hitting batsman Matthew Wade in the 3rd over. Chris Tremain and Chris Morris also took wickets in successive overs(7th & 8th) and put pressure on the opponents. Jonathan Cook took 2 wickets in one over. Morris took 3; Sams took 2, and Tremain took 1 wicket.
Jonathan Cook, Chris Morris, Chris Tremain, and key bowler Daniel Sams impressed with their bowling and restricted the opponents to a total of 147 runs, which helped them to win the match by 57 runs. Cook was awarded the Man of the Match for his figures(4-0-21-4).
STR vs THU, Knockout, Big Bash League 2019-20
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
02:10 PM, 1st February 2019
Average 1st innings score: 159 (In the last 6 completed games at the venue so far this season)
Average 2nd innings score: 146 (In the previous 6 completed matches at the venue so far this season)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 5.
The pitch here is considered to be very good for batting at this venue as the ball comes easily to the bat. But at the same time, some of the lowest totals have been recorded at this venue. So there is something for both the batsmen and the bowlers. Recently at this venue had a high scoring match in which both teams scored a total over 200+ runs.
Strikers have won 4 out of the 7 matches that they have played at this venue in this season.
There is a forecast of rain on the match day.
Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Travis Head (C), Alex Carey(wk), Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan, Matthew Short, Liam O’Connor, Peter Siddle, Harry Conway, Billy Stanlake, Michael Neser, Wes Agar.
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson(c), Jay Lenton(wk), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Liam Bowe, Daniel Sams, Arjun Nair, Jonathan Cook, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Tremain, Brendan Doggett.
STR vs THU Dream11 Team News
- Adelaide Strikers have named an unchanged 13-man squad for the knockout match against Sydney Thunder.
- They have also named an unchanged13-man squad for the Knockout.
Probable Playing XI
Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Travis Head (C), Alex Carey(wk), Jonathan Wells, Matthew Short, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Billy Stanlake.
Bench: Liam O’Connor, Harry Conway.
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (c), Alex Ross, Jay Lenton (wk), Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook, Brendan Doggett.
Bench: Nathan McAndrew, Liam Bowe.
Top picks for STR vs THU Dream11 Prediction
Skipper is a left-hand batsman and can bowl a few overs of spin too. He has played 7 matches so far in this season and scored 196 runs and picked up 3 wickets so far in this season. Travis Head scored 47 runs in the last game.
He is the wicket-keeper batsman for Strikers and missed few matches this season due to national duty. Carey played 10 games in this season and scored a total of 363 runs so far in this season. In the last match, he batted sensibly and scored 39 runs.
This left-handed batsman has started this season well and played a sensible knock whenever required for his team. In the last match, he scored 2 runs and has scored a total of 389 runs so far in this season.
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 8 runs and didn’t pick a wicket. Rashid has already picked up 18 wickets and scored a total of 124 runs so far in this season.
He is a very consistent batsman and had a perfect last season. Wells has continued his form in this season too and scored 15 runs in the previous match and scored a total of 444 runs so far in this season.
He is a bowling all-rounder who can score some handy runs down the order. M Neser picked up a wicket in the last match and picked up a total of 9 wickets so far in this season.
This veteran pacer bowls at a perfect pace and can pick up wickets at a crucial time. Siddle picked up a total of 18 wickets so far in this season.
He is an attacking opener and has plenty of match-winning knocks in County Cricket. He struggles heavily against spin bowling and has been able to play only 4 good knocks yet in this season. In the last match, he scored 66 runs from 33 balls and has scored a total of 356 runs this season.
He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a good pace. Wes Agar has bowled decently and has picked up 16 wickets so far in this season. He didn’t pick any wicket in the last match.
He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a good pace, but he was not played in some of the matches due to poor form. Billy played the last game but didn’t pick any wickets. He has played 10 games this season but has picked up only 4 wickets so far.
Sams is a bowling all-rounder. He bowls well and picked up 2 wickets in the last match and has picked up 26 wickets so far in this season. He is currently the leading wicket-taker in the big bash league.
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. Hales played brilliantly by scoring 60 runs from 37 balls in the last match and has scored a total of 509 runs so far in this season.
The experienced all-rounder bowls at a perfect pace and can hit big shots too. Morris picked up 3 wickets in the last match. He has picked up 18 wickets so far in this season.
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 54 runs in the last match and has scored a total of 363 runs so far in this season.
Skipper Ferguson bats at one down for Sydney Thunder and had continued his form from the last season and scored 33 runs in the previous match and has scored a total of 368 runs so far in this season.
He is a right-hand batsman and bats in the middle order sensibly according to the situation of the match. Ross scored 21 runs in the previous game and has scored 302 runs in the 13 innings he has batted.
He is a bowling all-rounder who can score some handy runs down the order. Nair has performed decently so far in this season as he has picked up 9 wickets and scored 49 runs. In the last match, he didn’t pick any wicket in the 2 overs he bowled.
STR vs THU Dream11 Prediction
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Wicket-Keeper– Alex Carey
Batsmen– Phillip Salt, Jake Weatherald. Usman Khawaja
All-Rounders– Tarvis Head, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams
Bowlers– Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Jonathan Cook
Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- You can pick Jack Weatherald to J Wells.
- In the wicket-keeper, Alex Carey is good.
- In batsmen, Alex Hales, Jonathan Wells, Callum Ferguson, and Alex Ross are also good options.
- Michael Neser is also good in all-rounders.
- Arjun Nair and Billy Stanlake are also good bowlers.
- Alex Hales, Alex Carey, and Rashid Khan are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Tarvis Head, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Jake Weatherald, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Rashid Khan,
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