The exciting journey of Australia T20 League is coming to an end and the 59th match of the tournament will be played between two of the competitive teams – Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder. The match is slated to take place on 1 February at 2:10 PM in Adelaide Oval Stadium. Adelaide Strikers are poised at third position with 8 wins out of 14 matches, Sydney Thunder have occupied fifth spot with 6 victories out of 14 matches.
Both the franchises will look to seal victory in this match to qualify for the finals. Adelaide Strikers lost their previous encounter against Hobart Hurricanes by a margin of 10 runs. While Sydney Thunder will enter this match with two consecutive wins in the last two clashes. This match is crucial for both the franchises to keep their standings high on the points ladder.
The Adelaide Oval Stadium deck is known to be a high-scoring venue with a lot of bounce. As per previous records, the sides batting second are likely to win on several occasions.
Rain gods are not likely to show mercy on the pitch on Saturday. There are 90% chances of rain to ruin the game. The temperature will be around 23 degree Celsius.
Probable Playing XI
Peter Siddle, Michael Neser, Jonathan Wells, Travis Head (c), Matthew Short, Harry Nielsen (wk), Philip Salt, Rashid Khan, Liam O Connor, Jake Weatherald, Wes Agar
Callum Ferguson (c), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Chris Morris, Gurinder Sandhu, Chris Tremain, Alex Ross, Jay Lenton (wk), Arjun Nair, Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook