BBL 2019-20 Adelaide Strikers Sydney Thunder Dream11 Prediction: Both the teams Strikers, as well as Thunder, have named an unchanged squad for the Knockout
The Knockout match of the 2019-20 Big Bash League will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.
The match will starts at 07:10 PM local time (08:40 AM GMT) (02:10 PM IST). This match will be telecast live on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD. Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV only.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket
It’s the Knockout time in the 2019-20 edition of the Big Bash League and we have new game between Adelaide Strikers, who at third position in the points table, and Sydney Thunder is comfortably sitting at the second position of the table.
The winner of this game will face off against the table topper Melbourne Stars who lost to Sydney Sixers in the Qualifier. SydneyThunder made their way into the Knockout thanks to an incredible win over Hurricanes by 57 runs. With Batting first, the Thunder made 197/5 with Usman Khawaja  and Alex Hales  racking up 103 runs for the opening stand. The target of 198 was never going to be easy to chase and it wasn’t as Jonathan Cook [4-21] and Chris Morris [3-27] rattled the Hurricanes batting-unit to the hilt.
The Sydney Strikers come up with five out of four wins under their belt. The last game that they played saw them go down to Hobart Hurricanes but that too wasn’t without giving a fight as Travis Head  and Philip Salt  made a decent punch of the target of 218.
Weather Report/Playing Conditions
Sadly, But It is expected to be a shower day in Adelaide on Saturday. Weather report suggests rain can hover all day on the stadium. While the temperature will be between 20 to 23 degrees Celsius, the humidity will go around 76%. but the Chances of rain is 100℅.
The pitch at the Adelaide Oval in last six games is unpredictable. It been odd and even for the batting and bowling. But, as the weather suggest rain expected on the day, the pacers will get plenty of help from the pitch.
Average 1st Inn score:– 157
Chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 4
Injury and Availability News:
Both the teams Strikers and Thunder have named an unchanged squad for the Knockout match.
Probable Playing XI
Adelaide Strikers: Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Travis Head (C), Alex Carey (WK), Jonathan Wells, Matthew Short, Rashid Khan, Michael Neser, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Billy Stanlake.
Bench – Harry Conway, Liam O’Connor.
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (C), Jay Lenton (WK), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Arjun Nair, Daniel Sams, Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook, Brendon Doggett
Bench – Nathan McAndrew, Liam Bowe
Adelaide Strikers: Travis Head  and Philip Salt  smashed the bowling attack in the last game against Hurricanes. On the other hand, the likes of Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells and Alex Carey will be the key with the bat. As far as bowing is concerned, the Afghani spinner Rashid Khan, pacers Billy Stanlake and Peter Siddle will be the key.
Sydney Thunder: Thunder will once again bank on their top-3 in Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, and Calum Ferguson to spearhead their batting-unit. In their meeting Hales and Khawaja scored 103 runs for the opening wicket, while Calum Ferguson and Khawaja scored 73 and 63. So the Thunder will hope that they can repeat the same in the all-important fixture on Saturday.
Daniel Sams and Chris Morris can prove to be X-factors with their all-round ability while Jonathan Cook, who got four wickets in the last game can be the player watch out for. These players can prove to be the deadly pick for your Dream11 Fantasy team.
Captain/ Vice-Captain Choices:
Captain – Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Alex Carey, Daniel Sams
Vice-Captain – Chris Morris, Rashid Khan, Travis Head, Jonathan Cook
Suggested Playing XI Best for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Carey
Batsman – Jonathan Wells, Phillip Salt, Callum Ferguson (C), Alex Hales (VC)
All-Rounders- Matthew Short, Daniel Sams
Bowlers- Peter Siddle, Rashid Khan, Jonathan Cook, Brendon Doggett
Expected Playing XI Team 2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Carey (C)
Batters – Jonathan Wells, Phillip Salt, Calum Ferguson, Usman Khawaja (VC), Alex Ross
All-Rounders- Travis Head, Chris Morris
Bowlers- Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Jonathan Cook
The Proteus all-rounder Chris Morris and Daniel Sams is having great tournament with both bat and ball this season. Hence, they can be the best choice for captain/vice-captain.
Both sides have explosive top-order batsmen like Alex Hales, Philip Salt, Jake Weatherland, Alex Carey. can prove big pick in your Dream11 Fantasy team.
Adelaide Strikers are expected to win this battle.
Disclaimer: We provide team based on the understanding, match analysis, and instinct of the author. But make sure while selecting your team. We expect you can take advantage of this information and make your own team.