Date: December 31, 2021
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
Live Ball by ball commentary: SportsTiger App
Sydney Thunder is set to take on Adelaide Strikers in Match 32nd of KFC BBL on December 31, at Sydney Showground Stadium. Thunders will be confident with their last victory against mighty Perth Scorchers by 8-wickets, while Strikers will look forward to undoing their mistake against Hobarts which resulted in an embarrassing defeat by 7-wickets.
Sydney Thunders ensured the maiden defeat for Scorchers in their last outing but the former is struggling to maintain consistency in the tournament. They are at number four in the points table with three wins and as many as losses in the tournament. Jason Sangha’s 56 off 46 balls and Sam Billings’ 67 off 35 balls helped the team to score a mammoth total of 200 in 20-overs and simultaneously bowlers did well too to bundle out Scorchers, 34 runs before target.
Nathan McAndrew (3-wicket), 2-wicket each from Saqib Mahmood and Chris Green helped the team handing Perth their first loss of the season, and will make it to the fantasy team.
Meanwhile, Strikers have disappointed their fans with five losses and only a single victory against Melbourne Renegades in their fifth match of the season. But ever since, the team again lost two matches and must be desperate to get back their winning streak if they are eyeing to climb up the ladder. In their last outing, batters like Jake Weatherland, Matt Renshaw and Thomas Kelly performed well to give a decent defending total but bowlers failed to give regular breakthroughs which could push Hobarts at backfoot.
Matthew Gilkes, Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Saqib Mahmood, Tanveer Sangha
Jake Weatherald, Matthew Short, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), George Garton, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle (c), Fawad Ahmed
Wicket-keepers: Sam Billings (wk), Harry Nielsen
Batsmen: Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Thomas Kelly, Jason Sangha, Alex Hales,
All-rounder: Chris Green (c), Matthew Short
Bowlers: Saqib Mahmood, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha, Peter Siddle (c), Rashid Khan