STR vs THU Dream11 Prediction | Top Picks | 53rd Match, BBL 2020-21

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Hello and welcome to our STR vs THU Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips. Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder will play against each other in the 53rd match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 at The Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.

Adelaide Strikers:

Strikers have managed to win 7 matches out of the 13 so far and are currently at the 3rd position on the points table with 28 points. They performed well in the last match as they won by 6 runs.

Alex Carey and Jake Weatherald opened the innings in the last match and gave a very good start. Phil Salt batted well at the 3rd number in the last game and has been scoring decently this season. Tarvis Head also played well and scored 31 runs off 24 balls. Except for one game, Matt Renshaw did not appear to be in good form and changed his batting position to lower middle-order in the last match. 

Strikers’ bowlers very well in the last match have been decent so far in most of the matches this season. Wes Agar has been the team’s consistent wicket-takers and is among the top five wicket-takers this season. Peter Siddle has also performed brilliantly in some of the matches this season, picking up a fifer.

Strikers still have a perfect chance of qualifying for playoffs if they managed to win the remaining matches.

Sydney Thunder:

The Sydney Thunder have performed decently so far as they have won 7 out of 13 matches and are currently at the 4th position on the points table with a total of 27 points. In the last game, Sydney Thunder didn’t performed well and lost the match by 6 runs.

Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja have been giving a brilliant start to the inning this season, but in the last match, Hales got out early. Skipper Ferguson, who was looking out of form, batted well in the last match. 

Sam Billings has also been playing well in the middle-order. Ben Cutting has not done much with the ball so far this season but has been performing the role of finisher very well.

The bowling department was decent in the last match, but they still need to improve a lot. Tanveer Sangha has been the most consistent wicket-taker, along with Nathan McAndrew, this season. Chris Green has also managed to put up some good performances. Adam Milne has appeared to be struggling to pick up wickets.

Thunder have a perfect batting unit, but they need to improve a bit in their bowling performance, and they have good chance of winning the title this season.

THU vs STR Match Details

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, 53rd Match, Big Bash League 2020-21.

Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Date: January 25th, 2021

Time: 10:45 PM IST

THU vs STR Head-to-Head Records

Matches Played: 13

THU Won: 6

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STR Won: 7

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

STR vs THU Pitch Report

Average 1st innings score: 174

Average 2nd innings score: 142

(The average score is based on eight matches played here so far this season)

The pitch is neutral, and we can expect an average score of 160 from this venue.

The team batting first has won 5 out of the 8 matches.

Weather Forecast

The weather will be mostly cloudy. There is no chance of rain during the match.

THU vs STR Dream11 Team News


  • Sydney Thunder have named 18-man squad for the match against Strikers. They are going with the same squad as of the last game.


  • They have not announced a squad yet, we will be update if there is a news.

Probable Playing XI

Sydney Thunder:

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

Bench: Oliver Davies/Alex Ross, Arjun Nair, Baxter Holt (wk), Matthew Gilkes, Jonathan Cook, Jason Sangha, Chris Tremain.

Adelaide Strikers:

Alex Carey (WK), Jake Weatherald, Phil Salt, Travis Head (C), Ryan Gibson, Matt Renshaw, Michael Neser, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Liam O’Connor, Peter Siddle.

Bench: Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall, M Short, Harry Nielsen, Spencer Johnson, Liam Scott, Cameron Valente, Harry Conway.

Top picks for THU vs STR Dream11 Prediction


Alex Carey:

(12 M, 410 R, 34.16 A)

Carey is the wicket-keeper batsman of the team. He batted decently in the last match scoring 29 runs from just 23 balls.

Travis Head:

(2 M, 56 R, 28 A)

Skipper Head is a left-handed batsman and can also bowl a few overs of spin. Head scored 31 runs in the last match.

Jake Weatherald:

(13 M, 321 R, 29 A)

He is a left-handed batsman and opened the innings in the last match and scored 31 runs.

Wes Agar:

(13 M, 48.5 O, 21 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and consistently picks up wickets. Agar didn’t picked a wicket in the last game.

Peter Siddle:

(11 M, 38.1 O, 18 W)

He is a veteran right-arm fast bowler and is the strike bowler for the Strikers. Siddle bowled well, picking up 2 wickets in the last match.

Phil Salt:

(13 M, 283 R, 21.76 A)

He is a young right-handed batsman and batted in middle-order in the last match. Salt scored 31 runs in the last match.

Michael Neser:

(2 M, 3 R + 6 O, 3 W)

He is an experienced all-rounder but is well known for his bowling. Michael bowled decently, picking up 2 wicket in the last match.

Daniel Worrall:

(9 M, 72 R, 24 A + 34.1 O, 9 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a good pace. He did not play the last match.


Alex Hales:

(13 M, 472 R, 36 A)

Hales will open the innings for his side and will play aggressively in the powerplay.

Usman Khawaja:

(13 M, 310 R, 25 A)

Khawaja will open the innings along with Hales and will play attacking cricket. Khawaja scored 36 runs in the last match.

Sam Billings:

(9 M, 226 R, 25 A)

He is a right-handed batsman and is an excellent striker of the ball.

Callum Ferguson:

(13 M, 334 R, 28 A)

He will bat at No 3 and will also lead the side. Ferguson scored 22 runs from 18 balls in the last match.

Tanveer Sangha:

(13 M, 41.3 O, 20 W)

Sangha is a young right-arm leg spinner and has been bowling brilliantly this season.

Ben Cutting:

(13 M, 246 R, 33 A + 26 O, 4 W)

Cutting is one of the best all-rounders in the T20 format in the world. Cutting will bowl 2-3 overs in the middle overs and do the team’s finishing duties. He scored 24 runs from 17 balls in the last match.

Nathan McAndrew:

(11 M, 55 R, 27.50 A + 38 O, 13 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a decent pace. Nathan was expensive and went wicketless in the last match.

Adam Milne:

(10 M, 37 O, 5 W)

He is a Right-arm fast bowler and can trouble any batsman with his pace. Milne took 1 wicket and economical in the last match. He has struggled to pick up wickets so far this season.

Chris Green:

(12 M, 34 O, 12 W)

Green is a right-arm off-spinner who will bowl in the powerplay and provide an early breakthrough for the team. Green went wicketless in the last match.

STR vs THU Dream11 Prediction

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STR vs THU Dream11 Team
STR vs THU Dream11 Team

Captain and Vice-captain choices

  • Alex Carey
  • Alex Hales
  • Travis Head
  • Jake Weatherald

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

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.

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