Today’s match prediction
The 17th match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 match is to be played at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide on Tuesday, 31 December 2019 between the Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder. We are posting safe, accurate and safe today’s match prediction for all matches of BBL.
The Adelaide Strikers performed well in their previous matches played in this season of the Big Bash League. He had played four matches with three wins so far and one of his matches ended without any result. He leads the points table with seven points and a good run rate. Adelaide won his last match against Melbourne Renegades by a margin of 18 runs where Adelaide won the toss and decided to bat first.
His batting order performed average in that match. He scored 155 runs in his 20-over innings. Philip Salt was the highest run-scorer for his side, scoring 54 runs off 26 balls with the help of seven fours and a huge six. Captain, Salt Salt also performed well with the bat. He scored 41 runs off 37 balls. Rashid Khan scored 25 runs while Jonathan Wells scored 20 runs.
The Adelaide Strikers won their last match due to the best performance by their bowling unit. He defended a low target of 156 runs on the board and scored 137 runs in 20 overs. Rashid Khan was the most economical bowler for his side, taking two wickets for 15 runs in four overs. Wes Agar also took two wickets for 20 runs in his four overs. Cameron Valentin was charged with giving 36 runs in four overs and also took two wickets. In that match, Billy Stanlake and Peter Siddle were wicketless.
The Sydney Thunder had an average performance so far this season of the Big Bash League. He had played a total of four matches with two wins to his name. They lost one match while one of their matches ended with no result. Sydney are fourth in the points table with five points and a good run rate. They were beaten in their last match by the City Fellow of the Sydney Sixers, which was decided in a super over.
Sydney won the toss and decided to bat first. His batting order performed average in that match. He could score 149 runs in his innings of 20 overs. Captain, Callum Ferguson was the most successful and highest run-scorer for him, scoring 52 runs. Alex Hales scored 32 and Alex Ross scored 26.
The bowling unit of Sydney Thunder performed well in the last match and the score was leveled due to that best bowling. Chris Morris was the highest wicket-taker for him, taking two wickets in his four overs, while putting him on 36 runs. Jonathan Cook was the most economical bowler for him, taking one wicket for 18 runs in his four overs. In the last match, Daniel Symes and Chris Green took one wicket each.
Favorite team in today’s match prediction
- Adelaide Strikers are the unbeaten team of this tournament so far
- Adelaide Strikers have a strong bowling unit which is in excellent form
- Both teams have a strong batting order, at least on paper.
- Sydney Thunder also have strong bowling which is in excellent form.
- The Sydney Thunder have some of the best all-rounders of the shorter format of cricket in their squad
- Both teams are expected to win today’s match
- The Sydney Thunder had won two of their four matches played so far. They have some game-changing players on the side, so their chances of winning today’s match for the Sydney Thunder have increased. The equation for both teams’ winning chances for today’s match is as follows.
Toss prediction in today’s match prediction
Toss will play an important role in the decision of all matches of BBL. As predicted by the toss, the team that wins the toss may select the region first.
Pitch Report and Conditions
The 17th match of the Big Bash League season 2019-20 is going to be held in Adelaide Oval, Adelaide. The pitch here is good for batting. There is some bounce in it and batsmen will enjoy their shots.
Weather report for today’s match
The weather forecast in Adelaide is predicting some chance of rain on match day, but hopefully it should be clear by the time the match starts.