SYT vs ADS Match Preview

Sydney Thunder had a promising start in the Sydney Derby with the return of their international star, David Warner. However, their batting performance once again faltered, leading to their fourth consecutive defeat and dashing their hopes of qualifying.

Despite this, Warner and Hales will aim to provide a strong start for the team. With players like Cameron Bancroft, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, and Oliver Davies in the lower order, Thunder's batting lineup possesses considerable firepower. However, the team lacks quality all-rounders, resulting in a lack of depth in their batting.

While Daniel Sams has been impressive with the ball, taking 12 wickets this season, the other seamers, including Liam Hatcher and Nathan McAndrew, have struggled to maintain consistency. Similarly, Tanveer Sangha has shown skill with his leg breaks but has struggled to take wickets at regular intervals. 

The Strikers have witnessed some exceptional individual displays. Matthew Short and Chris Lynn have emerged as the leading run-scorers of this season, with Jamie Overton securing the second spot in the list of top wicket-takers. D’Arcy Short has also showcased his talent with some impressive innings at the top of the batting order.

However, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen, and Adam Hose have struggled to deliver consistent performances. With Chris Lynn sidelined due to injury, all eyes will now be on Jake Weatherald, who recently scored a half-century in his previous match.

In terms of bowling, Overton has received valuable support from David Payne and Henry Thornton in the fast bowling department. Meanwhile, Cameron Boyce has been the standout performer in the spin department, having claimed 8 wickets so far.


Weather Report

The weather in Canberra is likely to be overcast throughout the day with temperatures of between 15 and 20 degrees Celsius. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at Manuka Oval is well-balanced, providing equal opportunities to both, the batsmen and bowlers. The new ball swings and seams around and the batsmen will have to wait before they can start playing their shots. The average first-inning score on this ground is around 170.

There is also something in this pitch for the slower bowlers. We can expect a close contest between the bat and the ball.

Notable stats

Hales: BBL Great

Alex Hales is the leading run-getter for the Sydney Thunder in BBL. He has scored an aggregate of 1962 runs for the team at an average of 34.42 and a strike rate of 147.77.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


SYT vs ADS Probable 11

SYT Playing 11

  • David Warner
  • Alex Hales
  • Cameron Bancroft (Wk)
  • Tom Kohler-Cadmore
  • Daniel Sams
  • Oliver Davies
  • Chris Green (C)
  • Nathan McAndrew
  • Toby Gray
  • Liam Hatcher
  • Tanveer Sangha

ADS Playing 11

  • Matthew Short (C)
  • D'Arcy Short
  • Jake Weatherald
  • Adam Hose
  • Jamie Overton
  • Thomas Kelly
  • Harry Nielsen (Wk)
  • Henry Thornton
  • David Payne
  • Cameron Boyce
  • Llyod Pope
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Adelaide Strikers to win this match. They have been more consistent this season compared to the Sydney Thunder. The Adelaide Strikers have a strong batting line-up, especially at the top of the order. Also, the Adelaide Strikers have a well-balanced bowling unit which should give them an advantage. 


Top Picks

David Warner: David Warner is known for his explosive brand of batting. He has scored 2894 runs in his T20I career at a strike rate of 141.31 and an average of 32.89.

Matthew Short: Matthew Short is the leading run-getter for this season. He has scored 435 runs at an average of 154.25. He has also picked up 4 wickets.

Jamie Overton: Jamie Overton is the leading wicket-taker for Adelaide. He has picked up 13 wickets at an average of 19.30. He has also scored 85 runs. 


SYT vs ADS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: C Bancroft

Batters: D Warner, A Hales, J Weatherald

All-rounders: M Short (C), D Sams, J Overton (VC), D Short

Bowlers: D Payne, T Sangha, C Boyce

SYT vs ADS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction