Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Match Prediction, BBL 2020
Third-placed Adelaide Strikers take on the winners of the Eliminator play-off, fifth-placed Sydney Thunder, with a place in the Challenger play-off – effectively the semi-final – up for grabs to the winner. The match, at the Adelaide Oval, takes place on February 1 and starts at 19:40 local time.
Defeat in their final league game, against Hobart Hurricanes, cost Adelaide a place in the Qualifier play-off – which would have earned two shots at reaching the BBL final – but they were the better team of these two overall in the group stage.
That said, Sydney Thunder won when they last met and also beat the same Hurricanes team that had denied Adelaide second place. Alex Hales has been their key man, hitting top form with perfect timing.
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Adelaide Strikers lost the toss and were asked to field first last time. They will likely want to bat first at the Adelaide Oval this time out.
The weather forecast is bleak throughout much of the day in Adelaide, but the rain should clear and make way for a cloudy evening by the time this game starts.
Given there were 424 runs scored in the 40 overs last time out at the Adelaide Oval, it is clear the hard, fast wicket will reward attacking batting.
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