Date: December 21, 2021
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
Sydney Sixers will host Adelaide Strikers in match number 16 of the Big Bash League 2021. While Sixers are currently at the top of the points tally having accumulated 11 points with wins in three of the four matches that they have played in, Strikers are currently at the fifth position with 6 points and a solitary win against their name. Sixers are coming on the back of a win over Melbourne Stars in their previous encounter while Strikers suffered a loss against the Perth Scorchers in their most recent outing.
Head to Head-:
Evidence from the ongoing tournament suggests that the wicket at SCG currently is very good for batting. There have been a few huge scores posted at this venue and the batters might have a great show yet again in this contest. Clever bowling might still be effective on this track but to expect assistance from the pitch might be a bit too much to ask for.
The Sixers have more bases covered than otherwise in this competition so far which is the reason behind their remarkable consistency so far. They would want to carry forward in a similar way with each player putting his hand forward in different situations with Josh Philippe and Moises Henriques doing the bulk of the scoring and Steve O’Keefe and Hayden Kerr being the highest wicket-takers.
As far as Adelaide Strikers are concerned, they have been underwhelming with the kind of performances they have been able to produce. Yet they are a team full of potential with the likes of Matthew Short and Daniel Worrall along with the experienced pacer Peter Siddle being pretty much the lone warriors for their side. However, if they can pull off a team performance with everyone doing exactly what is expected of them, they can pose a stern challenge for Sixers.
Sydney Sixers: Dan Christian, Tom Curran (England), Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite (West Indies), Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, James Vince (England)
Adelaide Strikers: George Garton (England), Ryan Gibson, Travis Head, Spencer Johnson, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Wes Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matthew Renshaw, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall
Sydney Sixers have been the team to beat in this tournament so far and are even coming on the back of a win in contrast to the Adelaide Strikers who have looked out of place of sorts and need to gather themselves before challenging a strong team. Moreover, Sixers have had a superior record over Strikers traditionally and seem like they would be able to prevail over their opponents on Tuesday.
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