Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder BBL T20 Match Prediction

2021-01-25 13:45 Match starts in -26976871 secs
Adelaide Strikers ADS Adelaide Strikers
Sydney Thunder SYT Sydney Thunder
Betting Tips
  • Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder go into their final group game of the 2020-21 Big Bash League, knowing a win will secure their play-off spot.
  • The Strikers are one place and one point above Sydney Thunder, having both won seven from 13 games so far.
  • This is their second of back-to-back matches, with the Strikers having won the first by six runs thanks to Peter Siddle’s economical bowling.

Chance of Winning





Our Prediction

Sydney Thunder are favourites to win

ADS vs SYT prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2020-21

The winner of the Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder match in the 2020-21 Big Bash League will be guaranteed a play-off place, as the two teams become the first to complete their group-stage campaigns. They meet at the Adelaide Oval on January 25 and the live action starts at 19:15 local time.

Adelaide Strikers lifted themselves above Sydney Thunder in the table last time out, having successfully defended 159/6 to win by six runs in their first of these two back-to-back games. Peter Siddle’s economical bowling was key. It means they are one point clear of the Thunder, with seven wins apiece, and the winner of this game will be guaranteed a top-five spot.

Sydney Thunder had previously smashed 232/5 – a BBL record – in their last game, as Alex Hales’ 110 helped them to a dominant Sydney Smash victory. Only Perth Scorchers have a better net run rate them so far this season, and they will hope to jump back up to third place with a win (or higher if they can secure a bonus point).

ADS vs SYT Live streaming

Live TV: Fox Sports, Seven Network, Sony Six, BT Sport, SuperSport, Sony Ten Network, BeIn Sports

Live streaming: SonyLiv, Kayo Sports, SuperSport Live, Foxtel Sports, Optus Sport

ADS vs SYT Toss Prediction

Adelaide Strikers won the toss and elected to bat first last time out, and Sydney Thunder might want to do the same this time.

Weather Report

There is unfortunately a large chance of rain in the evening in Adelaide.

Pitch Condition

The Adelaide Oval tends to favour batting, but the weather conditions could play their part too.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder (Big Bash League 2020-21).

Adelaide Strikers Team News & Playing 11

ADS Team News

Adelaide Strikers were unchanged last time out and the same team, with Michael Neser and Travis Head back in action, could start once again after another victory.

ADS Key Players

  • Alex Carey: Smashed a century in the win against Brisbane Heat, to put himself in exalted company as a multiple BBL centurion.
  • Travis Head: Back from international duty, his batting will be key in BBL . He has hit 25 and 31 so far, and could kick on in this game.
  • Peter Siddle: Took 3-13 in the win against Brisbane and his 16 dot balls were central to the narrow win against the Thunder last time out too.

ADS Team Form

Adelaide Strikers have now won three of their last four matches to put themselves firmly in the play-off picture. Alex Carey smashed a century and Peter Siddle and Wes Agar shared seven wickets in a dominant win against Brisbane Heat, before Siddle’s economical bowling sealed a six-run win against Sydney Thunder last time out in their two most recent victories.

Adelaide Strikers Predicted Playing 11

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

Sydney Thunder Team News & Playing 11

SYT eam News

Alex Ross was the Thunder’s X-Factor sub last time out to strengthen the batting line-up, but Tanveer Sangha is likely to still play his part in the bowling attack for this game. The Thunder’s starting XI has been unchanged these last two matches. 

SYT Key Players

  • Alex Hales: His 110 against Sydney Sixers helped him to 472 runs in total so far this season – top of the batting charts and with a strike rate of 163.89 to boot too.
  • Sam Billings: The Thunder’s other English batsman has lacked consistency, hitting just six last time out after 83 runs across the previous two games.
  • Brendan Doggett: Back into the team to good effect recently, taking 1-24 and 2-21 in the last two matches to move to seven wickets in three BBL games this season.

SYT Team Form

Sydney Thunder ended a three-game losing streak in style, thrashing Sydney Sixers as Alex Hales’ 110 powered a BBL-record total of 232/5. The Sixers could only reach 186/5 in reply. Their batting fell short last time out, however – hitting 153/7 in reply to Adelaide Strikers 159/6.

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing 11

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

ADS vs SYT Team Form in Last Five Matches



Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Head to Head

Sydney Thunder beat Adelaide Strikers twice in the 2019-20 season, including their eight-run win in the Knockout. Last time out, however, in the first of these back-to-back matches, the Strikers got a small amount of revenge. Travis Head and Phil Salt both hit 31 in a total of 159/6, before Peter Siddle bowled 16 dot balls on his way to 2-22 to limit the Thunder to 153/7 in reply.

ADS vs SYT  Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played ADS Won SYT Won Tie No Result
15 6 0  

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Betting Odds

Sydney Thunder are favourites with the bookmakers to beat Adelaide Strikers, despite the Strikers’ win last time out.

Adelaide Strikers Bet365 Odds

  • ADS to win: Adelaide Strikers are 2.10 outsiders to win with Bet365.
  • ADS top team batsman: Alex Carey is 3.25 to be Adelaide Strikers’ top team batsman with Bet365 after his recent century against Brisbane Heat. Three players hit 31 last time out against the Thunder – Travis Head is 4.00 with Bet365, Phil Salt is 4.50 and Jake Weatherald is also 4.50.
  • ADS top team bowler: Wes Agar is 3.60 favourite to be Adelaide Strikers’ top team bowler, while in-form Peter Siddle is 3.75 with Bet365 as is Michael Neser, who has returned to the team to good effect too.

Sydney Thunder  Bet365 Odds

  • SYT to win: Sydney Thunder are 1.80 favourites to win with Bet365.
  • SYT top team batsman: The BBL’s top runscorer so far this season, Alex Hales is 3.40 to be Sydney Thunder’s top team batsman with Bet365. Usman Khawaja is 4.00 and Callum Ferguson is 5.00. Sam Billings is looking for more consistency and he can be backed at 6.00.
  • SYT top team bowler:  Tanveer Sangha is 3.60 to be the Thunder’s top team bowler, while Adam Milne is the same price after his economical bowling in the last game. Chris Green is 4.50 and Brendan Doggett could be worth backing at 5.00 after his return to the team.

Adelaide Strikers Betway Odds

  • ADS to win: Adelaide Strikers are 2.00 outsiders to win with Betway.
  • ADS top team batsman: Alex Carey is 3.20 favourite to be Adelaide Strikers’ top team batsman with Betway, while Jake Weatherald and Travis Head are both 4.00. Jonathan Wells and Phil Salt can both be backed at 4.50 with Betway.
  • ADS top team bowler: Peter Siddle and Wes Agar are both 3.75 with Betway to be Adelaide Strikers’ top team bowler. Michael Neser is a very generous 4.75 considering what he has reiterated he is capable of for the Strikers.

Sydney Thunder  Betway Odds

  • SYT to win: Sydney Thunder are 1.72 favourites to win with Betway.
  • SYT top team batsman: Alex Hales is 3.25 to continue his excellent form and be Sydney Thunder’s top team batsman in this match with Bet365. Usman Khawaja is 3.60, whole Callum Ferguson can be backed at 4.00 and Sam Billings is 6.00.
  • SYT top team bowler: Adam Milne and Tanveer Sangha are both 3.75 with Betway to be Sydney Thunder’s top team bowler in this match, while Brendan Doggett is 4.00. Chris Green is 5.00.

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Prediction

Adelaide Strikers are in good form and right back in the play-off picture, but Sydney Thunder have the explosive batting to deliver under pressure and get back to winning ways.

Final Verdict

Sydney Thunder to beat Adelaide Strikers at 1.80 with Bet365 and 1.72 with Betway.

ADS vs SYT Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Alex Carey has been the top option of the two wicket-keepers so far this season and reiterated that with his century against Brisbane Heat. Both could be worth picking, however – Sam Billings lacks consistency but had just started to find form before the most recent game. 

  • Batsmen

    Alex Hales is ten credits but as the BBL’s top run scorer so far this season he is hard to ignore. Jake Weatherald is 9.5 credits and Phil Salt is nine credits but both are key figures up the order for the Thunder. That leaves a decision between two Thunder batsmen – opener Usman Khawaja and captain Callum Ferguson. The latter has more points so far.

  • All rounder

    Ben Cutting is good value at 8.5 credits, particularly considering the way he is being pushed up the order for his pinch-hitting batting. Travis Head is available again, meanwhile, and worth a gamble at 9.5 credits – though it would mean overlooking Michael Neser. 

  • Bowlers

    Peter Siddle and Wes Agar are must-picks, with both in good form and both leading the Adelaide bowling attack. That leaves one space and eight credits, but Brendan Doggett looks excellent value having got back into the Thunder line-up.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Alex Hales is the tournament’s leading run-scorer so far and hard to ignore with the bat. He looks a good captain pick, and Alex Carey could be a top vice-captain – though you are gambling on both hitting good batting form. An alternative is in-form bowler Peter Siddle.

ADS vs SYT Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Alex Hales (c), Callum Ferguson

  • All Rounder:Ben Cutting, Travis Head

  • Wicket Keeper:Alex Carey (vc), Sam BillingsPhil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Alex Hales (c), Callum Ferguson

  • Bowler:Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Brendan Doggett

Posted On 25th January 2021 11:31:15
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