Adelaide Strikers will take on Sydney Thunder in the 28th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22 on Friday, December 31. The Adelaide Strikers are currently languishing at the second from the bottom of the table, having managed only 1 victory out of 6. The Sydney Thunder, on the other hand, find themselves at number four on the table with 3 wins out of 6 matches.
Adelaide Strikers have lost their last four matches. They are enduring a tough run in the tournament. They need to bounce back with consecutive wins or their hopes of reaching the knockouts might well get over. The Strikers played their last match against Hobart Hurricanes at Hobart Stadium.
Adelaide Strikers put on a great batting display while batting first. Renshaw led the way with the bat as he amassed 63 runs off 41 balls, including 9 fours. Weatherald set the tone with a 51-run knockoff of 43 balls, including 6 fours. Thomas Kelly gave the finishing touches, having amassed 28 off 18 deliveries.
Despite all those contributions, the bowlers couldn’t defend the total down as the Hurricanes chased down the score in just 18.3 overs. The Strikers would be hoping that the likes of Rashid Khan, George Garton and Peter Siddle exhibit a better bowling performance in the next game.
Facing them are Sydney Thunder, who have blown hot and cold thus far in the tournament. With 3 wins in 6 matches, the Thunder are sitting at fourth position on the points table. They are coming into this encounter on the back of a 34-run win over Perth Scorchers.
Riding on impressive knocks from Billings (67 off 35) and Jason Sangha (56 off 46), Sydney Thunder posted a 200-run total in the first innings. Perth Scorchers, in reply, were restricted to 166 in the second innings. Mc Andrew was the pick of the bowlers for Sydney Thunders, claiming 3 for 40, while Mahmood and Chris Green picked 2 wickets each.