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| On Jan 23, 2022 11:15 AM IST

THU vs STR Dream11 Prediction Big Bash League T20 Live Score, Pitch Report, Player Stats, Dream11 Team for Today’s Match

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THU vs STR Dream11 Prediction: A comfortable win over the Hobart Hurricanes garnered the Adelaide Strikers a spot in the Knockout, wherein they now face the third-placed Sydney Thunder – the winner of which will advance to the Challenger to face the Sydney Sixers. The return of Alex Carey and Travis Head does offer considerable strength to Strikers’ batting line-up, however, the question remains – can the Peter Siddle-led side tumble the Sydney Thunder? The Strikers are yet to beat the Thunder in BBL 11, having lost both league matches to the Sydney-based franchise by a margin of over 20 runs. The Thunder, too, have a pretty daunting line-up at their helm, and with a raging Usman Khawaja at the top-order, they could possibly go on to win the title if they pull the right chords at the right moment.

THU vs STR Big Bash League T20 Match Details

Fixture Name: Knockout, Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers

Competition: Big Bash League T20

Date: 23 January

Time: 1:45 PM IST

Ground: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Watch Big Bash League T20 Live Score

Watch THU vs STR Live on Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV app.

Big Bash League T20 Pitch Report

Batsmen have enjoyed the conditions offered at MCG in the last few instances. Bowlers too have had their share of successes and thus, it could be dubbed as a wicket suited for the needs of both sides competing in this matchup.

Team Form Guide:

THU (recent last): W W W W W

STR (recent last): W L L W W 


THU vs STR Dream11 Prediction for Today Match

THU Playing 11 (likely)

Alex Hales
Usman Khawaja
Jason Sangha
Alex Ross
Daniel Sams
Matthew Gilkes
Ben Cutting
Nathan McAndrew
Chris Green
Gurinder Sandhu
Tanveer Sangha

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  • Usman Khawaja will captain the Sydney Thunder.
  • Matthew Gilkes will be the wicket-keeper.
  • The batting line-up would be reliant on the services of Khawaja, Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, and Alex Ross.
  • Strikers have a formidable bowling attack comprising pacers Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Nathan McAndrew and spinners Chris Green and Tanveer Sangha.

Usman Khawaja Stats in T20

The southpaw didn’t waste any time to announce his arrival at BBL and what better way than scoring a match-winning 51-ball 77 against the Melbourne Renegades in a nail-biting encounter. Over the years, he has turned out to be a match savior for the Thunder on a number of occasions, and thus, it comes naturally for the opening batter to be considered as a captain or vice-captain in the fantasy line-up. 

Matches Runs Strike Rate
106 2955 129.49

 

Alex Hales Stats in T20

The Englishman has been on a rampage in the last leg of the tournament to rank among the highest run-getters in BBL 11. In 12 innings so far, Hales has amassed 374 runs while striking at 150, with the last five scores – 63, 80*, 38, 23 and 44. 

Matches Runs Strike Rate
326 9107 146.10

 


STR Playing 11 (likely)

Alex Carey
Matthew Short
Travis Head
Ian Cockbain
Matt Renshaw
Jonathan Wells
Thomas Kelly
Henry Thornton
Peter Siddle
Harry Conway
Fawad Ahmed

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  • Peter Siddle will captain the Adelaide Strikers.
  • Alex Carey will keep the gloves.
  • Carey, Matthew Short, Travis Head, Matt Renshaw and Jonathan Wells form a solid batting attack for the Strikers.
  • Siddle, Henry Thornton, Harry Conway and Fawad Ahmed will form the core of their bowlers.

Alex Carey Stats in T20

Against the Hobart Hurricanes in a must-win scenario which was also his debut match of the season, Carey whacked 8 fours to push his way to a 45-ball 67 that set a winning foundation for the Strikers. The wicket-keeper batsman has shown how reliable he could be when it matters the most and it’s likely that he could come up with another laud-worthy show for Siddle & Co.

Matches Runs Strike Rate
101 2205 127.23

 

Peter Siddle Stats in T20

The right-arm pacer grabbed 4/32 in the last match against the Hobart Hurricanes which thrust the Strikers to the Knockout. He tops the bowling charts in terms of most wickets in BBL 11 (27) at an average and economy of 17.14 and 8.29 respectively.

Matches Wickets Economy
88 105 7.50

 


Who will win THU vs STR today match?

It certainly doesn’t look like a one-sided affair considering both sides are stocked with some of the best players in the T20 cricket, however, the Sydney Thunder look a bit more skilled for the bowling attack they have to offer in this matchup. Pacers Gurinder Sandhu and Nathan McAndrew have shared the spotlight on a number of occasions this season. The spin duo of Chris Green and Tanveer Sangha could be backed to have an economical outing. And not to forget, Daniel Sams, who has been spot on so far with his all-round prowess. According to THU vs STR today match prediction and Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers cricket betting tips, Sydney Thunder have been backed as the favorites for this match.

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THU vs STR Dream11 Team Prediction

WICKET-KEEPERS:  Alex Carey
BATTERS: Usman Khawaja, Jonathan Wells, Ian Cockbain, Jason Sangha
ALL-ROUNDERS: Matthew Short, Daniel Sams
BOWLERS: Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu, Peter Siddle, Henry Thornton

THU vs STR Dream11 Prediction Captain & Vice Captain Choices

For Small League, Head-to-Head contest: Alex Hales, Alex Carey

For Grand League: Usman Khawaja, Peter Siddle

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