BBL 2018-19 Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers 45th Match Prediction. Adelaide Strikers will be desperate to put an end to their losing streak when they go up against Sydney Sixers in this 45th game of the Big Bash League 2018-19. The match will be played on January 29 at the Sydney Cricket Ground with live telecast scheduled to begin at 7 PM local time.
- Sydney Sixers registered a convincing six-wicket win when they faced Adelaide Strikers earlier in the season at the Adelaide Oval.
- Pressure is going to be a lot more on Adelaide Strikers who have lost four of their last five matches, including the last three in a row.
- Sydney Sixers have lost three of their last four matches played against Adelaide Strikers and have never beaten them at the SCG.
Our Pick: Sydney Sixers
SYS vs ADS, BBL 2018-19: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Sony ESPN, BT Sport, Fox Sports, SuperSport, Seven Network
Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV, Foxtel Sports, SuperSport Live
Three of the last four BBL matches played at the SCG have been won by the side batting second. Moreover, the pitch at this ground is not expected to change after the first period of play. Toss, therefore, is going to be crucial here and whichever team wins the ‘bat-flip’ in this match is more likely to field first.
Sydney Sixers Team News & Playing 11
SYS Team News
Sydney Sixers have named an unchanged squad of 13 for this upcoming encounter against the Adelaide Strikers. They made just the one change to their side for the previous game against the Hobart Hurricanes, bringing off-spinner Ben Manenti in place of medium pacer Jack Edwards. Manenti’s decent returns of 1-29 from four overs means that he will probably be retained in the playing eleven. The Sixers are coming off a huge win and so they are likely to go in with an unchanged line-up.
SYS Key Players
James Vince cracked an unbeaten 74 in the last game against Hobart Hurricanes – his second fifty in four matches. He is looking in good form and is one of the key batsmen for Sydney Sixers at the top. Josh Philippe struck an unbeaten 49-ball 86 in that game and he along with his opening partner Daniel Hughes are also the danger men with the bat. Middle-order batting will depend mainly on Jordan Silk who has scored the most runs for the Sixers this BBL. Steve O’Keefe, Sean Abbott and Tom Curran are all amongst the tournament’s top five bowlers and are the main threats in this bowling attack. O’Keefe is undergoing career-best form and is one of the leading wicket-takers this season with 16 wickets. The left-arm spinner was the pick of the bowlers in the reverse fixture with figures of 2-31. Abbott too has 16 wickets to his name while Curran has 15 in 11 matches each.
SYS Recent Form
Sydney Sixers have won six and lost five out of the eleven matches they have played so far in the BBL 08 and are currently placed second in the league standings with twelve points. After two consecutive defeats against Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades, they have bounced back into the tournament and have gained momentum with back-to-back wins over Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes respectively. The Sixers have put in clinical performances in their last two matches and both of those wins were secured by huge margins.
Sydney Sixers Predicted Playing 11
- Daniel Hughes, Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Lloyd Pope, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti
Adelaide Strikers Team News & Playing 11
ADS Team News
Adelaide Strikers have added Peter Siddle to their 13-man squad for Tuesday’s clash against the Sydney Sixers. The veteran pace bowler has been released from the Australian test squad that is currently playing Sri Lanka and has replaced fast bowler Wes Agar. Siddle is likely to feature in the starting eleven which means the Strikers may have to choose between leg-spinner Liam O’Connor and paceman Ben Laughlin. The rest of their line-up is expected to remain unchanged.
ADS Key Players
Colin Ingram, the skipper, is leading from the front with the bat. He is the team’s leading run-getter with 301 runs and has hit three half-centuries. Apart from him, Adelaide Strikers will also be counting on Alex Carey and Jake Lehmann who looked promising in the last game against Melbourne Stars with knocks of 30 and 40 respectively. Jake Weatherald smashed a fifty last time against Sydney Sixers and he will be expected to deliver a similar performance here. Adelaide Strikers rely heavily on the likes of Rashid Khan, Billy Stanlake and Michael Neser when it comes to bowling. Rashid has been the most impressive of the lot with 14 wickets in 10 matches. The leg-spinner took 2-25 from four overs in the reverse encounter and he is likely to finish with the best figures again for the Strikers. Stanlake has taken nine wickets in as many matches and the onus will be on him to provide the early breakthroughs.
ADS Recent Form
Adelaide Strikers find themselves in the sixth position on the BBL 08 points table with four wins and six losses from ten league matches. The defending champions have lacked consistency this season. They have lost four of their last five matches and are coming on the back of three consecutive defeats. The Strikers lost to Sydney Thunder by 71 runs and then suffered a ten-wicket defeat at the hands of Hobart Hurricanes before going down to Melbourne Stars by 44 runs in their last match.
Adelaide Strikers Predicted Playing 11
- Alex Carey (wk), Jake Weatherald, Jake Lehmann, Colin Ingram (c), Jonathan Wells, Matthew Short, Michael Neser, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Ben Laughlin/Liam O’Connor, Billy Stanlake
Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first)
SYS : W W L L W
ADS : L L L W L
SYS vs ADS Head to Head
Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers have played nine matches against each other in the Big Bash League with the latter leading the scoreline 5-4.
Adelaide Strikers have won three times in the last four matches they have played against Sydney Sixers. The two teams have faced each other twice at the SCG with the Strikers winning on both the occasions.
Sydney Sixers, however, emerged victorious when they met Adelaide Strikers earlier – in the 22nd match of the ongoing season at the Adelaide Oval. The Strikers posted 150/5 on the board after winning the toss and electing to bat first. The Sixers then achieved their target in the 19th over to win the game by six wickets.
Matches Played: 9; Sydney Sixers Won: 4; Adelaide Strikers Won: 5
Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Betting Odds
Sydney Sixers begin as the bookmakers’ favorites to win the 45th match of the Big Bash League 2018-19. The home team is being offered at odds of 1.72 on Betway, 1.80 on Bet365 and 1.84 on Betfair. Adelaide Strikers find themselves as the underdogs for this game at a higher price of 2.05 on Betway, 2.10 on Bet365 and 2.12 on Betfair.
Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Prediction
Adelaide Strikers find themselves under a lot of pressure having lost their last three matches on the trot and a defeat here will really hurt their chances of qualifying for the semi-finals. They will now be taking on the high-flying Sydney Sixers who are coming on the back of two big wins. The Strikers have beaten the Sixers thrice in their previous four meetings and this should give them plenty of hope going into this game. The latter, however, have the advantage of playing at their home ground and they have even won their last two games here. Sydney Sixers also have the psychological edge of having beaten the Adelaide Strikers earlier in the season. The hosts are carrying momentum with them which is another reason why we feel they are better placed to win here.