AS vs ST 8th Match BBL 2023-24 – The 8th Match of Big Bash League 2023-24 will be played between Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder on Tuesday, 19 December 2023, at 1:45 PM 08:15 AM GMT / 06:15 PM LOCAL at Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
The toss of this match will be done 30 minutes before the start of the match i.e. at 1:30 PM, as I have already been told that this match will be played between Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder teams, both teams have very good players.
Here Are the full details of the AS vs ST 8th Match BBL 2023-24 Both Team Squad, Venue, Time and Date, Playing XI, Pitch Report, Match Prediction & Dream 11 team | Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder 8th Match Big Bash League 2023-24
AS vs ST 8th Match BBL 2023-24
|Big Bash League 2023-24
|Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder
|Tuesday, 19 December 2023
|1:45 PM 08:15 AM GMT / 06:15 PM LOCAL
|Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
When: Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Match Big Bash League 2023-24 on Tuesday, 19 December 2023, 1:45 PM 08:15 AM GMT / 06:15 PM LOCAL
Where: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Match Live Streaming and Broadcast
- Australia: Fox Cricket, 7Cricket; Kayo Sports
- India: Disney + Hotstar
- UK: Sky Sports
- New Zealand: SkyGo
- USA: Sling TV – Willow TV (Sign up here)
- Canada: Willow TV
- South Africa: SuperSport
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Match Pitch Report
The pitch in Adelaide is an ideal batting track. There will be some initial swing for the pacers, but batting will be better during the day. The shape of the ground also helps the batters to go for more boundaries. The team that chases has a better record here.
What to expect:
Adelaide Strikers: After a poor finish last season, Adelaide Strikers were hopeful of a turnaround, but star spinner Rashid Khan’s back injury came in as a shock. With the Afghan leggie ruled out for the whole, old warhorse Peter Siddle moving to Melbourne, and international players Travis Head and Alex Carey slated to be on representative duty until January, the Strikers would have to make do. But the options they have at their disposal are more than good enough.
Matthew Short, after his quick rise to the national T20 side, is entrusted with captaincy. Big-hitting southpaw and one of Strikers’ latest recruits Darcy Short will likely join him at the top of the order with BBL veteran Chris Lynn playing one drop. English cricketers Adam Hose and Jamie Overton (player of the tournament in the Hundred) will take their spots in the middle order, which also features the dependable Jake Weatherald.
On the bowling front, Brendan Doggett, Henry Thornton, and Wes Agar form the backbone of their pace attack while veteran leg spinner Cameron Boyce pairs up with the offie Ben Manenti to take care of the spin department. They signed left-arm swing-bowling Englishman David Payne and all-rounder James Bazley from Brisbane Heat to give this attack an impetus and they’ll feature at some point in the tournament.
Adelaide Strikers Key Players
- Chris Lynn – The 33-year-old right-hander struggled in the Abu Dhabi T10 tournament but he has so much experience that he is never far from making a big score in white ball cricket.
- Matthew Short – The Australian international has hit over 1800 T20 runs at a strike rate of 139.74 and with a top score of 100 not out.
- Wes Agar – The 26-year-old approaches every game with the mindset of bowling as fast as he can. He has a strike rate of 15.5 in T20 cricket.
- David Payne – the England international will have no issues with the colder conditions in this game. He bowls a full length and regularly gets swing to trouble some top batters
Probable XI: Matthew Short(c), D Arcy Short, Chris Lynn, Jake Weatherald, Adam Hose, Harry Nielsen(w), James Bazley, Jamie Overton, Brendan Doggett, Cameron Boyce, Henry Thornton
Adelaide Strikers Squad: Matthew Short(c), Harry Nielsen(w), Chris Lynn, D Arcy Short, Jake Weatherald, Adam Hose, James Bazley, Jamie Overton, Brendan Doggett, Cameron Boyce, Ben Manenti, Wes Agar, David Payne, Henry Thornton, Josh Kann
Sydney Thunder: After a disappointing opening night loss to form team Brisbane Heat, Sydney Thunder will want to bounce back with a win. It was not a devastating loss and there were a few positives: Tanveer Sangha picking up 3 wickets, captain Chris Green coming good with both bat and ball, new recruit Cameron Bancroft working his way into some form at the top, and Oliver Davies found himself amongst some runs.
Other than that, there was nothing remarkable. But they need to get their act together because they’ll be facing Strikers who made a mockery of them last time. Englishman Alex Hales is woefully out of form and needs to find a way to make runs and give his team a thunderous start at the top.
Another player who couldn’t catch a break at the moment is Daniel Sams. We all know what he is capable of achieving when he’s in full flow, but he’s having a tough time with bat and ball. Nathan Andrew bowled alright and kept things tight in the middle, but will hope he chips in with a few wickets to tighten things up. Young Pakistani pacer Zaman Khan did reasonably well in the first game picking up 2 wickets for 31 runs in his allocated overs, and is looking good to make this role his very own for the rest of the matches.
Sydney Thunder Key Players
- Alex Hales – The vastly experienced opener comes into this match after a golden duck in the last match and on a poor run of scores but he has been one of the best T20 batters in the world over the last 10 years.
- Oliver Davies – With 35 runs and top scoring for Thunder against Brisbane Heat, it already looks like the 23-year-old is on the same impressive level as last year’s tournament.
- Tanveer Sangha – The young leg-spinner looks set for a long international career and dismissed three of Brisbane Heat’s top three in Match 6.
- Zaman Khan – The Pakistan international is only available until the end of Round 4 of the BBL 2023. As a result, we expect him to be pushing that little bit more in these opening games.
Probable XI: Cameron Bancroft, Alex Hales, Matthew Gilkes(w), Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Chris Green(c), Nathan McAndrew, Liam Hatcher, Zaman Khan, Tanveer Sangha
Sydney Thunder Squad: Cameron Bancroft, Alex Hales, Matthew Gilkes(w), Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Chris Green(c), Nathan McAndrew, Liam Hatcher, Zaman Khan, Tanveer Sangha, Blake Nikitaras, William Salzmann, Gurinder Sandhu
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Match Winner
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Match Prediction
Although Adelaide Strikers are yet to bowl or bat in the tournament, most pundits still think that they will be one of the strongest sides as they have consistent performers across their XI. Sydney Thunder were not at their best in their opener and they need to show more quality, particularly with the bat. Overall, at their home ground, we are backing Adelaide Strikers to win.
We expect the Adelaide Strikers to win this match.
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Match Top Fantasy Picks
- C Bancroft
- C Lynn
- A Hales
- M Short
- D Sams
- D Short
- G Sandhu
- N McAndrew
- W Agar
- T Sangha
- C Boyce
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Match Dream11 Team
Wicket Keepers – C Bancroft
Batters – C Lynn, A Hales
All-Rounders – M Short, D Sams, D Short
Bowlers – G Sandhu, N McAndrew, W Agar, T Sangha, C Boyce
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Match Both Team Top Batsmen
We are backing D’Arcy Short, Matt Short, and Chris Lynn with the bat for Adelaide Strikers. D’Arcy Short has hit two centuries across his T20 career and has a top score of 122 not out. Matt Short scored over 450 runs during the 2022-23 BBL.
Cameron Bancroft, Oliver Davies, and Alex Hales are our batting tips for Sydney Thunder. Australia international Bancroft hit two fours and one six at the top of the order in the last game. Hales’ top score in T20 cricket is 119 not out.
Adelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder Match Both Team Top Team Bowlers
Wes Agar, David Payne, and Jamie Overton are our selections with the ball for Adelaide Strikers. Overton not only generates pace but also plenty of bounce and has 70 wickets in his T20 career. Agar’s best T20 figures are 4/6 and he has the ability to rip through a batting line-up.
With the ball, Zaman Khan, Liam Hatcher, and Tanveer Sangha are our picks for Sydney Thunder. Right-arm fast-medium bowler Hatcher took 1/16 from his 3 overs against Brisbane Heat. Zaman took 2 wickets in 3 balls during the final over of the last game.