The fifth match of the Australia T20 League will be played between 2018 champions Adelaide-S and 2016 champions Sydney-T at the Spotless Stadium, Sydney. Both teams began their season with a win in their opening match and would be looking to gain an early advantage over their opponents. Let’s look at the fantasy preview for the match and read till the end to see suggested fantasy XIs.
Adelaide-S vs Sydney-T Team Preview
The last time Adelaide-T faced Sydney-T in the 2021-22 play-offs where the Adelaide franchise managed to win by 6 runs. Adelaide-S have added Kiwi all-rounder C. de Grandhomme and managed to retain Afghan superstar R. Khan in the draft for this new season.
Adelaide has reliable batters C. Lynn and J. Weatherald while M. Short played a brilliant knock in the opening match. Captain P. Siddle is leads the bowling attack with W. Agar and R. Khan.
Sydney-T finished third in the standings in both the previous seasons. The team would be looking to have a comparatively better season and reach the finals. Sydney-T has added explosive overseas players like A. Hales, R. Rossouw and D. Willey to their squad.
Sydney has a very strong squad on paper including the likes of A. Hales, R. Rossouw and skipper J. Sangha in their batting ranks. Sydney’s bowling attack features all-rounder D. Sams, C. Green and Afghan pacer F. Farooqi.
Adelaide-S vs Sydney-T Venue & Timings
The match between Adelaide-S and Sydney-T will be played at the Spotless Stadium. The match is scheduled to start at 2:45 PM on 16th December 2022.
Australia T20 League stats at the Spotless Stadium:
Total matches: 31
Matches won batting first: 16
Matches won bowling first: 15
Highest total recorded: 189/3, Hobart-H vs Sydney-T, 2018
Lowest total recorded: 106/8, Sydney-T vs Melbourne-S, 2015
Average 1st innings score: 152
Average 2nd Innings scores: 132
Adelaide-S vs Sydney-T Pitch & Weather Report
Spotless Stadium has a flat and hard drop-in pitch for T20s. High scores can be expected on the surface. Seamers can take advantage of the conditions but spinners will have little to no help from the pitch.
Rough weather conditions are expected on Friday in Sydney. Winds blowing at 30 km/hr are expected in the evening with partly cloudy conditions. Swing bowlers from both teams can take advantage of such conditions.
R Khan (Adelaide-S): The no.2 T20 bowler in the world is expected to carve his magic once again for the Adelaide franchise. Khan picked up 3 wickets in the first match against the Sydney-S and a similar performance can be expected from him against Sydney-T.
R Rossouw (Sydney-T): The aggressive South-African batsman failed to score runs in the opening fixture against Melbourne-S. However, Rossouw has already scored a century in Australia in 2022 and would be looking to bounce back with a similar performance against Adelaide-S.
Adelaide-S: J. Weatherald, M. Short, C. Lynn, A. Hose, C. de Grandhomme, R. Khan, T. Kelly, H. Nielsen (wk), H. Thornton, W. Agar, P. Siddle (c)
Sydney-T: M. Gilkes (wk), A. Hales, R. Rossouw, J. Sangha (c), A. Ross, D. Sams, O. Davies, C. Green, G. Sandhu, F. Farooqi, B. Doggett
Suggested Fantasy Lineups
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