Adelaide Strikers would eye top spot on the Big Bash points table when they meet Sydney Thunder at Sydney Showground Stadium on Sunday. The Strikers have registered three wins in their last four games to lift themselves on the points ladders. Riding high on the confidence of recent performances, Adelaide Strikers would push for another win here.
Sydney Thunder, on the other hand, are sitting in the bottom half of the BBL 08 points table. After a promising start to their campaign in the opening games, the Sydney side have struggled to get going. With the league stage of the tournament reaching its halfway stage, they must pull things to stand a chance of progressing further.
Where – Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
When – 09:15 AM IST, January 13
Form Guide (last five fixtures, recent first)
Sydney Thunder – L L W L L
Adelaide Strikers – W L W W L
Head-to-head (last five fixtures)
Sydney Thunder – 1, Adelaide Strikers – 4
Adelaide Strikers have added Billy Stanlake to their squad for the fixture, with Wes Agar going out. Alex Carey and Peter Siddle are unavailable for the clash.
Chris Jordan and Anton Devcich replace Joe Root and Jos Buttler in Sydney Thunder’s squad.
Jay Lenton will keep the wickets for Syndey Thunder.
ADS Playing 11: Travis Head, Colin Ingram, Rashid Khan, Ben Laughlin, Harry Nielsen (wk), Matt Short, Billy Stanlake, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Michael Nesser, Liam O’ Connor
Adelaide Strikers Squad: Travis Head (c), Colin Ingram, Rashid Khan, Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen (wk), Liam O’Connor, Matt Short, Billy Stanlake, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald and Jon Wells.
SDT Playing 11: Shane Watson, Fawad Ahmed, Anton Devcich, Callum Ferguson, Chris Green, Jay Lenton (wk), Chris Jordan, Sam Rainbird, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha
Sydney Thunder Squad: Shane Watson, Fawad Ahmed, Jono Cook, Anton Devcich, Callum Ferguson, Chris Green, Jay Lenton (wk), Chris Jordan, Arjun Nair, Sam Rainbird, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu and Jason Sangha.
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