The 23rd match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 will be played between Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers at the International Sports Stadium in Coffs Harbour.
The match starts at 01:10 PM IST (7:40 AM GMT) (6:40 PM Local). This match can be watched live on Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
The second-placed Sydney Sixers will face the Adelaide Strikers in the match 23 of the ongoing BBL season. They are currently placed at the second position in the points table with eight points to their name while the Strikers are just below them with seven points. A win in this encounter will strengthen the second position of either of the teams with the tournament approaching half-way mark.
The Sixers are coming off a comfortable six-wicket win over the Melbourne Renegades. They chased down 154 in the final over of the innings but the chase was always in control with the set batsmen in the middle. The Strikers, on the other hand, lost the New Year’s Eve clash against the Sydney Thunder and would like to start 2020 on a winning note.
After being partly sunny in the lead up to the game, the Coffs Harbour is likely to experience some rain during the match. There is a 43% chance of rain between 8 and 9 PM even as the showers are also predicted at 10 PM. We might get a shortened game and the DLS might come into play. The temperature is expected to hover around 23-24 Degrees Celsius according to AccuWeather.
This is the first T20 match at the venue and not much information is available. It has hosted Women’s ODIs and domestic One-Day matches. While the teams would prefer to decide whether to bat or ball first after having a first look of the pitch, to be on the safer side, they might opt to field after winning the toss.
Average first innings score: N/A
Record of the chasing teams: N/A
Injury and Availability News:
Sixers’ skipper Moises Henriques is not available for this match as he has returned home with his wife for the birth of his first child. Justin Avendano has replaced him in the squad.
Josh Hazlewood has been named in the 13-man squad of the Sixers. He has replaced Mickey Edwards in the line-up. If included in the XI, Hazlewood will play his first T20 match since 2016.
Michael Neser and Liam O’Connor have been picked in the Adelaide Strikers’ 13-man squad for this game. The dup has replaced Wes Agar and Harry Nielsen.
Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy
Josh Philippe (WK), Daniel Hughes (C), James Vince, Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Justin Avendano, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti, Jackson Bird/Josh Hazlewood, Lloyd Pope.
Bench – Steve OKeefe, Jackson Bird/Josh Hazlewood.
Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Matthew Short, Alex Carey (C & WK), Jonathan Wells, Cameron White, Cameron Valente, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Michael Neser.
Bench – Liam O’Connor, Harry Conway.
In the absence of Henriques, Jordan Silk could play an important role with the bat for the Sixers. He scored 36 runs in the previous game and is looking in good touch with the bat. Tom Curran had an off day last game but is a good all-round prospect. James Vince and Philippe will also be crucial with the bat for the Sixers.
Jake Weatherald and Salt are blowing hot and cold. But they win the game on their day if they click. Alex Carey is a must in your Dream11 Fantasy team with the form he is in. Rashid Khan is another attractive pick in the Strikers’ team.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options: James Vince, Tom Curran, Josh Philippe
Vice-Captain Options: Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Alex Carey
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Josh Philippe, Alex Carey (VC)
Batsmen – James Vince (C), Jordan Silk, Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald
All-rounders – Tom Curran
Bowlers – Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope, Peter Siddle, Rashid Khan
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Josh Philippe, Alex Carey
Batsmen – James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Jonathan Wells, Philip Salt (VC)
All-rounders – Tom Curran (C), Matthew Short
Bowlers – Josh Hazlewood, Ben Dwarshuis, Rashid Khan
Jordan Silk has been picked by less than 10% users in their Dream11 team so far. With Henriques not there, he might bat at four and can score more runs. He showed his potential in the previous match as well. Silk could turn out to be a surprise pick for this match.
Adelaide Strikers are expected to win this match.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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