Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction KFC BBL 2019-20 Knockout - Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder
The Knockout of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.
Sydney Thunder beat Hobart Hurricanes by a big margin of 57 runs in the Eliminator to find themselves in the knockout. They will take on Adelaide Strikers who finished at the third spot in the points table after the league stage.
It were the openers Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales who fired for Sydney Thunder, both scoring half-centuries and playing around the strike rate of 160. Good contributions from skipper Callum Ferguson and Alex Ross took the team to a daunting 197-run total.
Their bowlers then, aided by the scoreboard pressure, choked the Hurricanes batting line-up. Jonathan Cook was the standout with 4 wickets for 4 overs while conceding just 21 runs. Chris Morris and Daniel Sams also shared 5 wickets between them.
Alex Carey has been the leading batsman for Adelaide Strikers and returned in style after the Australia's ODI tour of India. Travis Head, Jake Weatherald and Jonathan Wells are the other batsmen to look out for. All three have struck at around 130.
Rashid Khan has retained his position as the leader of the Strikers' bowling attack with 18 scalps from 14 matches, including best match figures of 4/22.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Adelaide Strikers - Peter Siddle, Michael Neser, Jonathan Wells, Travis Head (c), Alex Carey (wk), Matthew Short, Billy Stanlake, Philip Salt, Rashid Khan, Jake Weatherald , Wes Agar BenchHarry Conway, Liam O Connor
Sydney Thunder - Callum Ferguson (c), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Chris Morris, Gurinder Sandhu, Chris Tremain, Alex Ross, Jay Lenton (wk), Arjun Nair, Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook
Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win the toss? - Adelaide Strikers
Who will win? – Adelaide Strikers
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Alex Carey (Adelaide Strikers), Alex Hales (Sydney Thunder)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Rashid Khan (Adelaide Strikers), Daniel Sams (Sydney Thunder)
Most Sixes – Alex Carey (Adelaide Strikers), Callum Ferguson (Sydney Thunder)
Player of the Match – Alex Carey
Team Scores Batting first – Adelaide Strikers 180+, Sydney Thunder 165+
Match Handicap Adelaide Strikers
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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