BBL Expert Tips and Predictions Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder

BBL 13 continues with Adelaide Strikers taking on Sydney Thunder.

Picking up a first win of BBL 13 will be the key objective as the Adelaide Strikers take on Sydney Thunder

News Insights

  • BBL 13 takes a 5-day hiatus as Australia take on Pakistan in the 1st Test Match.
  • On its return, the Adelaide Strikers welcome Sydney Thunder.
  • Both sides are looking for their first win of the competition.
  • The two sides clash at the Adelaide Oval, in what should be a blockbuster encounter.

BBL 13 has endured a mixed start with big hitting bonanzas and damp squibs coming in equal measure. However, the appeal of the competition has not waned with BBL punters and there is plenty of BBL betting traction with the biggest and best Australian online betting sites.

The Australia vs Pakistan Test Match in Perth sees the BBL paused for 5 days but on its return a huge game is in store, as the Adelaide Strikers welcome the Sydney Thunder at the Adelaide Oval. 

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder

With BBL 13 now up and running, putting points on the board is the ultimate objective for every franchise. 

Neither the Adelaide Strikers of the Sydney Thunder were able to win their opening BBL 13 fixture, giving this clash between the two in South Australia even more significance. 
Adelaide Strikers 

Whilst most sides in BBL 13 have been seen in action, the Adelaide Strikers are yet to bowl a ball in anger, making them an unknown quantity with many BBL betting apps

Few franchises enjoy the strength in depth that the Strikers do and whilst the likes of Travis Head and Alex Carey will be on Test Match duty, there are still plenty of match winners within their squad. 
Adelaide Strikers Predicted Line Up 

  • Matt Short © 
  • D’Arcy Short 
  • Henry Hunt 
  • Adam Hose 
  • Chris Lynn 
  • Jake Weatherald 
  • James Bazely 
  • Cameron Boyce 
  • Jamie Overton 
  • Wes Agar 
  • David Payne 

Syndey Thunder 

Whether BBL 13 can be the year for Sydney Thunder remains to be seen but they unquestionably have one of the most interesting franchises in the competition. 

Having been edged out by the Brisbane Heat in their opening game, there is a feeling that the Thunder have to do better in key games and they will want to kick start that now. 

Not having David Warner in this game will be a miss but with no other potential Test stars missing, they have a pretty full roster to pick from heading into this one with the Adelaide Strikers. 

  • Sydney Thunder Predicted Line Up 
  • Alex Hales 
  • Cameron Bancroft 
  • Matthew Gilkes (WK) 
  • Oliver Davies  
  • Alex Ross 
  • Daniel Sams 
  • Chris Green 
  • Nathan McAndrew 
  • Liam Hatcher 
  • Zaman Khan 
  • Tanveer Sangha 

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder - Stats

  • This will be the 19th meeting between the Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder – with Strikers leading the H2H 10 wins to 9. 
  • Sydney Thunder won their only BBL title back in 2016. 
  • Adelaide Strikers triumphed two years later in 2018. 
  • Both sides are looking for their first win in BBL 13. 

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder – Key Players

When two top sides go at it like this, there are plenty of key match ups that will decide the game and they present excellent betting opportunities with BBL betting sites

Here are the key men for both sides: 

Adelaide Strikers: Chris Lynn 

One of the all time BBL greats, Chris Lynn looks to have a new lease of life at the Adelaide Strikers and his ball striking ability continues to set him apart. Whilst he has no real form to speak of, Chris Lynn is a truly devastating player with the bat in hand and he’ll be out to do the damage for the Strikers. 

Sydney Thunder: Alex Hales 

Having blown a blank in his opening game in BBL 13, English big hitter Alex Hales will be out to show the home fans at his new franchise just what he can do. 

Few batters in world cricket are as devastating as Hales on his day and how the man from Nottingham would love to get going here.  

Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder - Prediction

BBL 13 is up and running and the Test Match break will present a new angle for all of the franchises involved in the competition. 

Two sides without a win in BBL 13 face off, with the Adelaide Strikers taking on the Sydney Thunder, at what is sure to be a raucous Adelaide Oval. 

For the Strikers, a chance to get out on the field will be their main objective, missing out on their opener due to the weather. 

Sydney Thunder meanwhile came up just short against the Brisbane Heat and their impressively compiled squad will be out to right that wrong here. 

Calling this one is tough, with nothing between the sides but perhaps the Adelaide Strikers will get off to a winning start at home. 

Prediction: Adelaide Strikers to win the match @ 1.83 with PlayUp

BBL games are always big betting opportunities for punters with Aussie bookmakers and BBL 13 has proven to be just that. 

Following the 5-day break for the Australia vs Pakistan Test Match, the Adelaide Strikers welcome Sydney Thunder, in what should be an exciting encounter at the Adelaide Oval.  

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