Adelaide Oval will play host to Monday's Round 7 BBL Big Bash 2021 game between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder. The game kicks off at 7:15 pm with Sydney Thunder heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Adelaide Strikers vs. Sydney Thunder game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Monday January 25, 2021 at 7:15 pm
Where: Adelaide Oval
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Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Odds
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Preview
Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder wrap up their BBL|10 regular-season campaigns on Monday night just a day after playing out a thriller. The winner is through to the playoffs…the loser will potentially be vulnerable to other results.
The Strikers won Sunday’s crunch game by six runs. Deposed Test star Travis Head, Phil Salt and Jake Weatherald all top-scored for Adelaide with 31 off 24 balls. Alex Carey (29) and Ryan Gibson (22) also chipped in – but their 6/159 looked a little short. Adam Milne’s 1/6 off four overs – including 20 dots – was a particularly notable performance.
None of the Thunder’s batsmen were able to go on with the job either, however. Usman Khawaja (36 off 30) top-scored before the Thunder endured a middle-order collapse. Ben Cutting (24* off 17) and Nathan McAndrew (17* off 10) – who both went for 10-plus an over in the first innings – gave them a late sniff that came up just short.
Player of the Match Peter Siddle (2/22) and Michael Neser (1/17) bowled superbly for the Strikers. It was these teams’ third straight game won by the side batting first and decided by eight runs or less.
The Strikers have won three of their last four. The Thunder have lost four of their last five. Both sides will be looking to their blockbusting openers for inspiration. The Thunder’s Alex Hales (472 runs at 36.30) leads the BBL’s run charts, while the Strikers’ Alex Carey (410 runs at 37.27) is third. Both smashed a magnificent century last week.
The Strikers are slight underdogs, but I’m backing a repeat result on the back of their Siddle-led attack.
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Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Teams
Adelaide Strikers squad
Travis Head (c), Wes Agar, Danny Briggs (England), Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Ryan Gibson (local replacement player), Spencer Johnson, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matt Renshaw, Phil Salt (England), Liam Scott, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall
Sydney Thunder squad
Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (England), Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales (England), Baxter Holt, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne (New Zealand), Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain