SIX vs STR Dream11: Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers will be up against each other in the 11th match of this year’s BBL. Both teams have won one game and lost one so far. Sydney Sixers lost the opening game of the season but made a brilliant comeback in their last game thumping Renegades by 145 runs. There were lots of positives in that match and Sixers will look to build on that. Last year’s star Josh Philippe showed his prowess with a match-winning 95 which set the tone. With James Vince, Jordan Silk and Dan Christian in the middle, Sixers have a power-packed batting order. The return of Moises Henriques from injury will strengthen that even more. Ben Dwarshuis has clicked some high speeds this season and has found able support from experienced spinner Steve O’Keefe. Sixers will look to continue their dominant performance in this game.
Adelaide Strikers too made a comeback in their last game. After being thumped by Hurricanes in their first match, they returned the favour to them in their second game. Jack Weatherald carried the team home and with the return of Alex Carey, the middle order looks solid. Wells has been a well-known figure in the Strikers’ side over the years now. The bowling will be led by ever dependable Rashid Khan but the biggest positive from the last game was Peter Siddle’s 5-wicket haul which turned the match into their favour. Strikers will look to continue their solid performance against a powerful Sixers side.
Fixture name: Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers
Competition: Big Bash League 2020-21
Date: 20 December 2020
Time: 1:45 PM
Ground: Bellerive Oval, Hobart
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Hobart Hurricanes 161/4 (17.4 overs) beat Melbourne Renegades 157/5 by 6 wickets on December 19, 2020.
SIX (recent last) W W W L W
STR (recent last) W L L L W
Points Table Standings: SIX 3, STR 4
Pitch Report: The pitch will be good for batting as was evident in the last game. With some short boundaries, we might see few sixes in this game. There will be some help for the seamers during the start of first innings but a big total is expected. The weather will be mostly sunny during the day with some passing showers expected during the course of the match.
SIX vs STR Playing 11
SIX Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Lyon, Starc, Hazlewood and Smith are with the Australian test team. Moises Henriques will be available after returning from his injury.
Expected team changes- Moises Henriques is expected to come into the side straight away. He will replace one out of Jack Edwards or Daniel Hughes.
SIX Playing 11 (probable)
J Philippe (wk)
J Edwards/ D Hughes
M Henriques (C)
STR Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Travis Head and Michael Neser are with the Australian test squad and will be unavailable. All the other players are available for selection.
Expected team changes- Strikers are likely to go with the unchanged winning eleven which means Danny Briggs keeps his position in the starting eleven.
STR Playing 11 (probable)
A Carey (C) (wk)
Sydney Sixers won their last game with such authority that they will start this match as favorites. Both the teams won their last games after they suffered losses in their opening ones. Strikers showed good character after being thumped by Hurricanes but they will need to be at their best against a strong Sixers team. Moises Henriques’ return will strengthen an already strong Sixers’ batting. Expect a close game of cricket in the SIX vs STR Today Match Prediction.
SIX vs STR Dream11 Prediction, Captain & Differential Picks
J Philippe- The star of the last match Philippe, brought back the memories of the last season where he had a breakthrough season. He has been a consistent performer for Sixers at the top.
T20 Career: Runs 972, Avg. 32
Philippe in BBL 10: Runs 96, Avg. 48
M Henriques- Henriques’ return will bolster Sixers’ batting order. He looked in superb form in the recent T20 series vs India. He has been a consistent run getter in the BBL and is expected to be among the runs straight away.
T20 Career: Runs 3836, Bat Avg. 27, Wkts 111. Bowl Avg. 30
B Dwarshuis- The left-armer has hit some seriously high speeds this season and has caused trouble for the opposition batsmen. He is also the top wicket-taker so far this season. His high 140 kph speeds along with his accuracy makes him a top pick in the SIX vs STR Dream11 Prediction.
T20 Career: Wkts 68, Bowl Avg. 23
Dwarshuis in BBL 10: Wkts 7, Bowl Avg. 7
J Weatherald- The left-handed opener has been a consistent BBL performer over the years. He can give his side a quick start at the top and can carry on to play a big innings like he did in last match.
T20 Career: Runs 1304, Avg. 27
Weatherald in BBL 10: Runs 69, Avg. 69
A Carey- Carey returned to captain his side in the last match and scored a crucial 55 in a tricky run-chase. With O’Keefe in the opposition ranks, he will be expected to control the middle order against the left-arm spinner.
T20 Career: Runs 1711, Avg. 30
Carey in BBL 10: Runs 55, Avg. 55
Rashid Khan- Rashid is probably the best spinner in this format currently. He bowls some crucial overs in the middle and can also bowl at the death. He will be a genuine wicket-taking threat for the Sixers.
T20 Career: Wkts 329, Bowl Avg. 17.50
Rashid in BBL 10: Wkts 2, Bowl Avg. 32
J Silk- Silk scored a quickfire 45 off just 19 balls in the last match to propel his side to an above 200 score. He is a skillful batsman in the middle order and can be extremely dangerous at the death.
T20 Career: Runs 1196, Avg. 29
Silk in BBL 10: Runs 58, Avg. 58
M Renshaw- Matt Renshaw has looked in good touch but hasn’t been able to convert his scores into big ones. He will bat at the top order and has the talent to get a big score.
T20 Career: Runs 584, Avg. 27, Wkts 6, Bowl Avg. 35
Renshaw in BBL 10: Runs 35, Avg. 17.5