Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder Preview

New years eve sees the Strikers take on the Thunder. This looks set to be a game of big-hitting and high scores.
The Strikers lead the table with 3 wins from 4 with 1 no result. Sydney Thunder has 2 wins from 4 so far, 1 loss and 1 no result. The Strikers have a slightly higher run rate at +0.655 compared to +0.562 of the Thunder. Even though there are only 2 places between them this should be a close and tightly fought match.

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder – Latest Odds

Latest odds from 22bet*

To win the match odds

  • Strikers 8/11
  • Thunder 21/20

As mentioned above the Strikers are undefeated so far in this year’s Big Bash and the bookies have them as the favourites to win again in this match. Based on their recent performances it is easy to see why.

They have been as good with the bat as they have been with the ball. In their first completed match, they smashed 198/4 from just 18 overs, winning by 15 runs on the D/L method. In the next game, they hit 174/4 batting first and then won by 5 runs against the Melbourne Stars.

The most recent game they also batted first hitting 155/6 fro their 20. They then held the Renegades to just 137/8 to win by 18 runs. This was done taking out the middle order in explosive fashion. The Renegades went from a strong position of 87/2 to 89/5 with Rashid Khan taking one of the wickets and then getting a run out too.

What is interesting is that they haven’t had to chase a total yet. It will be interesting to see how they get on when they do.

I actually think Sydney Thunder are unlucky to be sitting in 5th and should be further up the table apart. They have had no result in the first game against the Strikers when they were in a good position. They had got to 40/1 from 4.2 overs chasing 161/5, so they would have had a good chance there.

In their last match, they hit 149/8 after losing a couple of early wickets against the Sixers. This game went to a super over which the Thunder lost by just 1 run hitting 15 from the over chasing 16.

To hit a six odds*

This market is back for this match but they just have 4 players to bet on. This is still a market that gets our attention.

  • Weatherald 5/6
  • Hales 1/1
  • P Salt 1/1
  • Khawaja 5/4

We have a pick from theses in our betting tips, scroll down or read on to find out who we are backing.

Man of the match odds*

  • Rashid Khan 11/2
  • Usman Khawaja 7/1
  • Alex Carey 9/1
  • Alex Hales 10/1
  • Calum Ferguson 10/1
  • Jake Weatherald 10/1
  • Phil Salt 11/1
  • Chris Morris 14/1

The rest 16/1 +

This is a tricky market to predict but we like the odds. This allows us to cover between 2 and 4 players and still get a profit if we back them with level stakes. We have a couple of picks from this market in our tips.

Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Thunder Betting Tips

This looks a great game to us and we have 3 tips covering separate markets. This is one of our most anticipated games of the tournament.

Tip – 1 Sydney Thunder to win the match 21/20

These odds really grabbed us and we are happy to take the Thunder at over evens odds. As mentioned above the Thunder have been unlucky to not have more points on the board. We can see the way all the betting sites have the Strikers as the favourites but this just means more value on the Thunder for us. Depending on which site you use the odds vary, make sure you get odds of at least evens for some value.

The best price is with 10 Cric

Tip 2 – Khawaja 5/4 + Hales to hit a six 1/1

This market has been missing for a few matches and is now back with some great odds. We’ve selected these two players for this match based on their Big Bash stats so far. Both have hit a six in 2 of the 3 full matches they have played and at these odds, we can’t turn them down again.

At level stakes, we will break even on Alex Hales hitting a six but not Khawaja. We would make a small profit if Kawaja hit one and Hales didn’t and we’d get more than double our money if they both hit a six. We’re always happy with a good strategy for this kind of bet. The best odds for this are with Betway India.

Tip 3 – Man of the Match market – Carey 9/1, Hales 10/1, Morris 14/1.

These are all players who can perform on their day. Carey has one man of the match so far and the batting wicket-keeper is good value at 9/1. He’s recently been sold to the Delhi Capitals in the IPL for 2.4 Crone and will be full of confidence. He’s demonstrated what he is capable of with the bat already and could play big innings if needed.

Hales has been up and down with the bat but is capable of a big score for the team. All-rounders are always a good shout for Man of the Match and Morris could be a key player if the Thunder win.

As always with betting, please bet responsibly – only bet what you can afford and see betting as a fun side to watching the cricket.

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