The current BBL runners-up, the Sixers, will face the Strikers in each team’s first match of the new Big Bash League season.The Strikers managed to reach a respectable fourth place on the BBL ladder last year and even reached the penultimate Challenger match, where they were defeated by guess who… the Sixers.
Chris Lynn has signed to Play for the Strikers for only 11 Games as having Commitments to play in UAE later on. Alex Carey and Head will certainly bring lots of Experience in batting Lineup along with Lynnacity. Strikers has also added quality all rounders in the form of r Rashid Khan, New Zealand’s Colin de Grandhomme and England’s Adam Hose. Cameron Boyce will miss out due to calf Strain and could be a counterpart with Veteran Rashid Khan.
Losing to Perth in the BBL final last year has still got to annoy the Sixers, but the team will still be as good as ever this season. Captained by Moises Henriques, who has scored 2,340 runs for the team, the Sixers look formidable and it can’t hurt to have a generational talent like Steve Smith for at least a few matches. Phillipee , Vince and Daniel Hughes makes a solid base for the Sixers in Batting lineup . Hayden kerr took everyone by surprise in previous season with his All-Round heroics and Teams cannot take this young Guy Lightly.
There’s some anticipation building for Afghanistan spinner Izharulhaq Naveed as teams have not seen much him and this could really help the Sixers. Chris Jordan has also signed Sixers and could be a big Bonus as have been in good form and was part of a England World cup winning squad earlier this year. Dan Christian is another Veteran all rounder Sixers can back upon . Dwarshuis and Abbott will be other pace bowling option for the Sixers.
ADS VS SYD TOSS PREDICTION
The Sixers are 8-3 when batting second against the Sixers and it might help them to bowl first to see how the pitch plays out.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The Adelaide Oval is a good batting pitch and is a bit flatter than other Aussie venues. Most T20 games reach around 170 here.
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