Sydney Thunder aim to get back into good run of form
A thumping win over Sydney Sixers aside, the Sydney Thunder have had a very average run in recent matches, losing three of their last four matches. Their biggest strength has been at the top in the form of Alex Hales who has scored runs at a frenetic pace and maintained impeccable form. The Sydney Thunder have odds of 1.74 to win this game against the Adelaide Strikers.
The Adelaide Strikers, on the other hand, have fallen behind in the points table a bit, but have found a little bit of form running into this game. They have won three of their last five matches and are just one win away from equalling the Thunder in terms of overall wins. Their odds of a win in this game stand at 1.90. The Thunder will be a huge challenge for the Strikers who haven’t been able to consistently put together wins.
Overall record remains in the balance but Thunder edge out in terms of latest head-to-heads
Overall record between the sides remain equal after 12 matches with sux wins apiece. The Sydney Thunder have recent form going their way, though, with three wins and zero losses in the last two seasons. They will hope to build on their head-to-head record to stay clear at the top in the points table.
RECOMMENDED BET: The Thunder have better recent form running into this game and have odds of 1.74 to beat the Strikers.
The last year when these teams met, the Thunder won both matches. They are yet to face off this season, but have recent run of form heading into this fixture.
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The Thunder batting: Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson and Sam Billings give the Sydney Thunder one of their strongest top-order in all these seasons. With Ben Cutting and Chris Green also around, the Thunder remain a formidable batting unit capable of winning games for the team.
The Strikers bowling: The batting strength of the Strikers is largely dependent on Alex Carey, Philip Salt and Jake Weatherald alongside Travis Head, but it is the bowling that has won them games. With Rashid Khan gone, the bowling seems to lack the edge although Wes Agar and Danny Briggs have done a decent job.
TIP: Alex Hales is a top performer for the Sydney Thunder and is fresh of a hundred. He has odds of 6.00 to win the Player of the Match award.