THU vs STR Dream11 Team Prediction & Preview: 6th Match, BBL 2019-2020
Sydney Thunders will take on Adelaide Strikers in the 6th match of Big Bash League 2019-20 at Manuka Oval in Canberra. We will provide THU vs STR Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, and Probable Playing XI.
Thunder is having a great time this season. They have won both the matches that they have played and have performed exceptionally well. In the previous match bowling first, Sydney Thunder bowlers gave away too many runs and the opposition scored more than 50 runs in just 5 overs. But they adjusted their line and lengths and started picking up wickets and restricted the opposition to a total of 169 runs. Daniel Sams and Arjun Nair picked 2 wickets each and McAndrew picked one wicket.
The way Sydney Thunder openers batted was extremely good. Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales put up 99 runs for the 1st wicket by scoring 66 and 68 runs respectively. After that, it was easy for the other batsman to come and win the game for Sydney Thunder. They would want to continue their winning moment against Adelaide Strikers in this match.
Striker’s journey in previous seasons is very strange. They have either played very well or they have not been qualified for playoffs and finished the season at bottom 2 in the points table. They have qualified for playoffs 3 out of 8 seasons and have won the title once. Last season they did not perform well and finished 7th position on the points table.
Wicketkeeper-Batsman Alex Carey will be leading the side in the absence of Travis Head. Batsmen like Jonathan Wells, Philip Salt, Cameron White, and the spin sensation Rashid Khan and Bowler like Peter Siddle will be crucial for Adelaide strikers this season.
Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Striker have played 11 matches and Sydney Thunder have won 4, Strikers won 6 and one match ended in no result.
THU vs STR, 6th Match, Big Bash League 2019-20
Manuka Oval, Canberra
12:40 PM, 21st December 2019
Average 1st innings score: 126
Average 2nd innings score: 128
Pitch is generally good for batting. The average score of 160-170 runs is expected. The weather will be partly cloudy and there is a slight chance of rain.
Callum Ferguson (c), Matthew Gilkes (wk), Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Arjun Nair, Chris Green, Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook, Liam Hatcher, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Tremain.
Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Cameron White, Jonathan Wells, Alex Carey (c & wk), Harry Nielsen, Cameron Valente, Harry Conway, Rashid Khan, Matthew Short, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake.
THU vs STR Dream11 Team News
- Sydney Thunder has named 13-player squad for their match against Adelaide Strikers.
- One of the best all-rounder Chris Morris comes into the squad.
- Wicket-keeper-batsman Jay Lenton has been left out.
- Adelaide Strikers have named their 13-man squad for their first man in this season.
- Alex Carey will lead the side.
THU vs STR Probable Playing XI
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Matthew Gilkes (wk), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook.
Bench: Nathan McAndrew, Liam Hatcher.
Alex Carey (c & wk), Jake Weatherald, Phil Salt, Cameron White, Matthew Short, Jonathan Wells, Cameron Valente, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar/Harry Conway, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake.
Bench: Wes Agar/Harry Conway, Harry Nielsen
Top picks for THU vs STR Dream11 Prediction
Skipper Ferguson bats at the number 3rd for Sydney Thunder and has continued his form from the last season and played brilliant innings of 73* runs and was Man of the Match in the first match. But he got out for just 4 runs in the previous match.
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 has looked impressive so far in the season. He scored 66 runs in the last match and has scored a total of 88 runs 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. The last match he played extremely well and was Man of the Match for his knock of 68 runs from just 38 balls. He has scored a total of 75 runs this season.
Daniel Sams: He is a bowling all-rounder. He bowls really well and picked up 2 wickets in the last match. He has picked up a total of 4 wickets in this season.
World-class all-rounder joined Sydney Thunder squad. He has a wealth of experience in the Indian Premier League, playing a total of 61 matches since his debut in 2013, however, this will be his first season playing in the BBL. Morris is good to pick in THU vs STR Dream11 Team.
Sydney Thunder Head Coach Shane Bond on Morris:
“Chris is someone who I had my eye on. It’s always great to have a player who can change the game with bat and ball.
“He’s an experienced, hardened cricketer who bowls 90mph and smacks it with the bat. Those players are very rare, so he brings a unique skill set.
“I’m looking forward to welcoming his personality and competitiveness to the team as well.”
Chris Green: He generally bats down the order and can score some handy runs and also pick some wickets. He scored a total of 25 runs and picked up 2 wickets in this season.
Arjun Nair: He is a decent spin bowler who bowls with a good economy and bowled really well in the last match and had picked up 2 wickets for 32 runs in his 4 overs. He has picked up 4 wickets in this season.
He didn’t perform well in the previous match but he is a very good bowler. He will bowl in death overs.
Skipper and wicket-keeper Alex Carey is a reliable batsman in the middle order. He scored 329 runs which include 3 fifties in the last season.
This veteran batsman did not have a great last season but he has the capability of playing big innings. He will be a crucial player for Strikers. He scored a total of 153 runs in the last season.
The hard-hitting batsman is likely to bat at the top of the order for the Strikers on Saturday night. Phil Salt made 406 runs with a strike rate of 161.11 in this year’s T20 Vitality Blast for the Sharks.
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. He picked up 19 wickets and scored 93 runs in the last season.
This right-arm pace bowler bowls at a good speed and is a wicket-taker early in the innings. He did not play much in the last season but picked up 6 wickets in the 6 innings he played.
He is a very consistent batsman and had a very good last season. He scored 359 runs with an average of 44.88 in the last 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 has picked up 11 wickets in the last season.
Cameron Valente is a promising allrounder who can make an impact with the bat, ball and even in the field. Valente made his Big Bash debut last season at Adelaide Oval. He played a match in the previous season and score 66 runs and took 3 wickets.
THU vs STR Dream11 Prediction
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- Chris Green and Chris Tremain are also good bowlers.
- You can pick Cameron Valente in place of Matthew Short.
- Phil Salt and C Ferguson are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-captain
Usman Khawaja, Alex Carey, Callum Ferguson, Phil Salt, Chris Morris, Alex Hales, Daniel Sams, Rashid Khan.
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