Sydney Sixers inch closer to the top spot as they take on the fourth-placed Adelaide Strikers. The two teams played their opening games of this season against each other, with Strikers winning by 51 runs. Could it be a sweet revenge and a top-berth for Sydney or two in two for the visitors? In today’s big bash match prediction, we’ll find out.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 17th January 2023, 1:45 PM IST
- Venue: International Sports Stadium, Coffs Harbour
- Tournament: Big Bash League 2022/23
Today’s BBL Match Prediction – Sydney Sixers to win at 1.66
Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers – Big Bash League match prediction
It was a top-two clash at the SCG between the Sixers and the Scorchers. All the players busy with national duty were back in action as the hosts were up to bat first. Josh Philippe scored a vital 48-ball 54 while Steve Smith made a comeback with a 27-ball 36. These bits could only manage to get the hosts to a mere 151/5, with Peter Hatzglou picking up 2/27. However, the Sixers made it difficult to chase. Despite Stephen Eskinazi’s gritty 54-ball 66*, Sean Abbott’s sensational 3/18 overshadowed the knock. Eventually, the match went to a final over thriller as the hosts edged past the reigning champions and won by 6 runs.
Meanwhile, it was not all smiles in the Strikers’ camp as they faced a shocking defeat in an all-important fixture. Choosing to bowl first, the Strikers did a commendable job. Harry Conway was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/36. Peter Siddle & Wes Agar picked up two wickets each as Brisbane Heat were bundled out for 154. However, in an exciting turn of events, Heat managed to pull off a brilliant game. Matt Short top scored with a 30-ball 39 as others failed to convert their starts. Courtesy of a brilliant 3/30 by James Bazley, the strikers were restricted to 137/9 as Brisbane Heat won by 17 runs.
This upcoming encounter will be a crucial one for both teams as they aim to climb the ranks. Talking about their head-to-head statistics, the Sixers have won 11 games while the Strikers have won 7. Keeping in mind all the factors, stats, and current form, we predict the Sydney Sixers to emerge victorious. This clash will bring about an adrenaline rush among fans all across the globe. Not only does this bring an opportunity to enjoy but also win some exciting cash prizes. Simply try out, three-way, high-scorer, match-winner, parlays, and in-game betting and make yourself eligible for incentives. However, track all the possible factors that can affect a game’s outcome before you place your bets.
Sydney Sixers– BBL match prediction
With the addition of big names like Steve Smith and Nathan Lyon, all eyes will be on them. To support them is the rest of the magnificent squad that has been performing exceptionally well. Jordan Silk has been phenomenal with the bat, scoring 237 runs in 10 games. As for the bowlers, Steve O’keefe and Nathan Lyon will receive plenty of help from Sean Abbott & Hayden Kerr. The former has 16 wickets to his name in just 9 games while the latter has bagged 14 wickets in 10 games. This squad will be one to beat as they seem unstoppable at the moment.
Squad: Josh Philippe(w), Kurtis Patterson, Steven Smith, Jordan Silk, Moises Henriques(c), Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Nathan Lyon, Steve O’Keefe
Adelaide Strikers – BBL match prediction
The Strikers have the best batting line-up this season and they need to fire in this all-important fixture. The top two run-getters, Chris Lynn and Matt Short, will play a key role with the bat. In their past 10 games, the former has amassed 375 runs while the latter has 334. As for the bowlers, Wes Agar leads the attack while bagging 15 wickets in just 9 games. He will be one to watch out for as this game will be an intense encounter.
Squad: Travis Head(c), Matt Short, Chris Lynn, Alex Carey(w), Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Benjamin Manenti, Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar, Harry Conway, Peter Siddle
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Pitch and weather Conditions
There is as good as 50% chances of scattered showers affecting gameplay and could result in play being stopped abruptly. Temperatures will fluctuate between 21 to 25 degrees while Humidity will peak at around 70%. On the other hand, the pitch will witness a high-scoring drama. The wicket is good to bat on with a little bit of help for pacers now and then. Spinners will hardly leave an impression but variations could be the end of batters. The average first innings score at this venue is 166 and batting first would be the preferred option.
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