Strikers v Thunder betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL match 53 Preview
Welcome to our Adelaide Strikers-Sydney Thunder betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 53 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at Adelaide Oval on Monday, January 25.
These two teams squared off on Sunday with the Strikers prevailing by six runs in a topsy-turvy affair, but now this match takes on even greater importance.
The Strikers’ fighting win took them into third place and they leaped over the Thunder, who are now fourth. But with a BBL10 triple-header looming on Tuesday to close out the regular season, the losers of this match could find themselves out of the finals altogether if other results go against them.
That’s hard to believe for the Thunder, who were travelling beautifully for much of the season and scoring freely. But they have dropped four out of their past five matches and another loss in this could consign their season to the dustbin.
The winners of this Strikers-Thunder clash, if they claim all four points on offer, are near certain to finish the regular season in third place.
The Adelaide weather could well play a part in this match. After the heatwave across south-eastern Australia for the past few days the weather in South Australia is due to break with rain forecast. Keep that in mind when placing bets on this game.
Also keep in mind that Thunder pacemen Adam Milne and Nathan McAndrew suffered injuries while fielding off their own bowling. Milne had his bowling hand taped up and completed his overs, while McAndrew also got through the game and batted well at the death despite his hand injury.
Read on for our free Strikers v Thunder tips ahead of their T20 clash in Adelaide on Monday, January 25.
Strikers v Thunder BBL teams
Adelaide Strikers (possible): Jake Weatherald, Alex Carey (wk), Phil Salt, Travis Head (c), Matthew Renshaw, Ryan Gibson, Michael Neser, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Liam O’Connor, Peter Siddle.
Sydney Thunder (possible): Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (c), Oliver Davies, Sam Billings (wk), Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Brendan Doggett, Tanveer Sangha.
Strikers v Thunder BBL odds
Head to head odds: Adelaide Strikers $2.08, Sydney Thunder $1.75
Man of the match betting:
$7 Alex Carey, Alex Hales
$9 Travis Head, Usman Khawaja
$12 Sam Billings, Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald
Top run scorer Strikers odds:
$3.25 Alex Carey
$4 Travis Head
$4.50 Jake Weatherald
$5 Phil Salt
$6 Jon Wells
$7.50 Matt Renshaw, Harry Nielsen
$9 Matthew Short
$11 Ryan Gibson
Top run scorer Thunder odds:
$3.25 Alex Hales
$4 Usman Khawaja
$4.50 Callum Ferguson
$5.50 Sam Billings
$7.50 Jason Sangha, Alex Ross
$8 Oliver Davies
Top wicket-taker Strikers odds:
$3.50 Wes Agar
$4 Peter Siddle
$4.50 Dan Worrall, Michael Neser
$5 Danny Briggs, Harry Conway
$5.50 Liam O’Connor, Cameron Valente
Top wicket-taker Thunder odds:
$3.50 Tanveer Sangha
$4.50 Brendan Doggett, Adam Milne
$5 Jono Cook, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Tremain
$6 Ben Cutting, Arjun Nair
Strikers v Thunder betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Strikers v Thunder tips for Monday’s BBL clash.
Travis Head top-scorer for Strikers
We tipped Head to top-scorer for the Strikers in the match on Sunday and her did exactly that. Unfortunately for us, he was part of a three-way tie with Phil Salt and Jake Weatherald which meant we received only a third of the dividend. But we will stick with Head as he looked in good touch and was unlucky to be out when caught out of his crease at the non-striker’s end. Weatherald suffered the same mode of dismissal.
Strikers to win at $2.08
The Strikers of course have the advantage of playing at home, and also the Thunder are limping towards the finals and have a few injury concerns among the bowlers. We see it as an even money match so have to go with the Strikers.
Strikers v Thunder prediction 25/1/2021
The Adelaide team has done well to regroup after losing Rashid Khan to international duties with Afghanistan. Of course it helps that they have Travis Head and Michael Neser back from Test duties. Head is a wonderful domestic cricketer and really makes the Strikers look a lot more dangerous. The Thunder really need a big one from powerhouse opener Alex Hales, who may should temper his approach against the high-quality early bowling from the likes of Agar, Siddle and Worrall. Our final Strikers v Thunder prediction: Strikers to win and hit the finals in good form.
Strikers v Thunder lowdown
Australia: Fox Sports, KAYO, Channel Seven. South Africa: SuperSport. Britain: BT Sport. India: Sony Sports Network. Live stream: SonyLiv. New Zealand: Sky Sport. Pakistan: Ten Sports. Sri Lanka: Sony Six. West Indies: Sports Max, Flow Sports.
The game starts at 6.45pm local time (1.45pm India Standard Time) on January 25, 2021.
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