THU vs STR Dream11 Prediction, Knockout, BBL 2021-22: Playing XI, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Team, Weather Updates and Pitch Report
Preview for THU vs STR Dream11 Contest:
Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers will be contesting the knock-out game part of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22 playoffs on Sunday (January 23).
This will be the final chance for both teams to progress further in the final round and have any hopes left of securing the trophy.
The winners will make it through to the Challenger game, where they’ll be facing the loser of the Qualifier. But the losers will have to pack their bags and go home.
Probable Playing XI
Sydney Thunder – Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja (c), Matthew Gilkes (wk), Jason Sangha, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha
Adelaide Strikers – Alex Carey (wk), Matthew Short, Ian Cockbain, Travis Head, Jonathan Wells, Matt Renshaw, Thomas Kelly, Henry Thornton, Peter Siddle (c), Harry Conway, Fawad Ahmed
Weather Update: Prediction for showers; 26 degrees C; wind 14 km/h
Pitch Report: Expect a true batting deck, with good enough pace and bounce.
THU vs STR Dream11 Prediction
Difficult one to predict because while Thunder finished higher in the BBL points table and have displayed stronger form throughout the competition, the Strikers have just clinched a win in the Eliminator and will have some momentum behind them for sure. Still, the Thunder could be carrying some edge into this contest.
THU vs STR Dream11 Captaincy Picks
Matthew Short (9 credits): Short displayed his allround prowess in the Eliminator versus the Hurricanes, blasting a 48-ball 85 at the top of the order before delivering a fine spell of 1 for 33 off 4 overs.
Usman Khawaja (9.5 credits): Making a solid return to the BBL, the elegant Khawaja struck an important 77 off 51 balls for Thunder in their close win over Renegades last match.
Daniel Sams (10 credits): Sams bowled a miserly spell of 1/22 off 4 overs in the win over Renegades. He has been terrific with the ball for Thunder all season, taking 19 wickets from his 14 league stage games.
THU vs STR Dream11 Budget Picks
Gurinder Sandhu (8.5 credits): Sandhu picked up figures of 3/33 in Thunder’s win over the Renegades that secured their playoffs berth. He has taken 16 wickets in his 10 BBL games this summer.
Harry Conway (8.5 credits): the Strikers bowler picked up 2 for 32 off his 4 overs in the all-important win over Hurricanes in the Eliminator.
Henry Thornton (8.5 credits): In the same game, the Strikers had another bowling hero in the form of Thornton, who took 2 for 25 in helping restrict the Hurricanes batting.
Mega League Team for THU vs STR Dream11 Contest
Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, Matthew Short (vc), Daniel Sams (c), Peter Siddle, Gurinder Sandhu, H Conway, H Thornton, Tanveer Sangha
Small/Head to Head Team for THU vs STR Dream11 Contest
Alex Carey (wk), Usman Khawaja (vc), Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, Matthew Short (c), Daniel Sams, Peter Siddle, Gurinder Sandhu, H Conway, H Thornton, Tanveer Sangha