Big Bash League, 2018 | Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder, 14th Match | ADS vs SDT Who Will Win
the reigning champions Adelaide Strikers will now welcome Sydney Thunder in their home turf for the 14th match of the competition. This would be the first instance when the two sides will go head to head in this edition of Big Bash League.
It is not the start the reigning champions desired as they aren’t looking settled and are also looming over the inclusions and exclusions of some of their key players.
Having played 3 matches, they have got only one win under their belt which came in their opening fixture against Brisbane Heat by 5 wickets. Since then, they have lost two crucial encounters on the bounce against Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers by 7 and 5 wickets respectively.
Despite a halt in the last match against Hobart Hurricanes, Sydney Thunder have been looking phenomenal with the way they have performed.
Placed third at the points table with 2 wins from 3 games, Sydney Thunder are enjoying their time courtesy Jos Buttler’s extraordinary show with the bat.
Venue:- Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Match Timing:- Monday, December 31, 2018, 01:45 PM IST
Sydney Thunder– Shane Watson (c), Nathan McAndrew, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Gurinder Sandhu, Callum Ferguson, Chris Green, Jos Buttler, Sam Rainbird, Fawad Ahmed, Joe Root, Arjun Nair, Jono Cook.
Adelaide Strikers– Colin Ingram (c), Cameron Valente, Billy Stanlake, Liam O’Connor, Jake Lehmann, Matt Short, Alex Carey (wk), Rashid Khan, Michael Neser, Ben Laughlin, Peter Siddle, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells.
Here’s how both teams’ might line-up:-
Wicketkeeper- Joss Buttler
Batsmen- Callum Ferguson, Shane Watson(c), Joe Root
All-rounders- Jason Sangha, Nathan Mcandrew (Doubt: Arjun Nair)
Bowlers- Sam Rainbird, Chris Green, Fawad Ahmed, Daniel Sams
Wicketkeeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Colin Ingram(c), Jake Weatherald, Jake Lehmann, Jonathan Wells
All-rounder – Michael Nesser, Matthew Short (Doubt: Cameron Valente)
Bowlers – Rashid Khan, Ben Laughlin, Billy Stanlake, Peter Siddle
In the batting department, Adelaide Strikers will heavily rely on the likes of Alex Carey and Jonathan Wells who have got 86 and 68 runs respectively from 3 innings.
For thunder, wicket-keeper Jos Buttler who has already scored two blistering 50’s would be the key.
Jason Sangha has been good with the bat with 73 runs from three matches, whereas Daniel Sams has been doing great with both bat and ball with 73 runs and 6 wickets to his name.
Adelaide bowling relies heavily on Rashid Khan who has 5 scalps to his name and the big man Billy Stanlake. For Thunder, Fawad Ahmed and S Rainbird hold the key.
This ADS vs SDT Dream11 prediction is based on our research from various sources, We advise you not to make Dream11 Team as per your discretion and understanding from the squad and playing 11 listed in the article.