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Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers BBL Preview: The Sixers are primed to continue their domination

19 Dec 2020
Sridhar Bhamidi 19 Dec 2020
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  • Sydney Sixers  host Adelaide Strikers in Match #11 of BBL 10 on Sunday
  • This match will be played at the Blundstone Arena in Hobart
  • Sydney Sixers have won the last four matches against  Adelaide Strikers
  • Peter Siddle was Adelaide Strikers’ best bowler in seven matches since the start of BBL09
Sydney Sixers v Hobart Hurriacnes
Sydney Sixers look to make the most of their head-to-head target. (Getty Images)
With nothing much to separate them on the points table, Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers get set to make it a memorable Sunday in the Big Bash League 2020/21. This match # 11 will be played at the Bellerive Oval in Hobart.

The Sixers are third in the points tally with five points from two matches. The Strikers are just behind with four points from the same number of matches. With the second-placed Melbourne Stars at least five points ahead of them, the winner won’t be making a substantial move up.

Sydney Sixers Form

Sydney Sixers started the season with a 16-run loss to Hobart Hurricanes. However, they quickly recovered and posted a massive 145-run win over Melbourne Renegades. Thanks to the ‘Bash Boost’ point from that win, the Sixers are above the Strikers in the table.

Josh Philippe (96 runs, SR 160.00) has shown glimpses of the potential he displayed last season, while James Vince (84 runs, SR 147.36) has played two attractive knocks. Bowling has been all about Ben Dwarshuis (seven wickets, ER 7.65) while Steve O’Keefe has also been among the spoils (four wickets).

Sydney Sixers News

The Sixers are all set to welcome West Indies’ captain Jason Holder, who joins the squad in Hobart after participating in the New Zealand tour. He is in line to make his Sixers’ debut.

Adelaide Strikers Form

Adelaide Strikers also had a losing start against the Hurricanes losing by a 11-run margin. However, they got their revenge back winning the reverse fixture by five wickets.

The return of Alex Carey (55 runs, one match) has served the Strikers well, as they look for Jake Weatherald (69 runs, SR 130.18) to continue his good start. Peter Siddle (six wickets, ER 6.00) and Rashid Khan (two wickets, ER 8.12) will be vital once again for the Strikers’ bowling.

Adelaide Strikers News

Danny Briggs didn’t have a good game last time around and was subbed at the half-way point using the X-Factor rule. He could be under pressure to hold on to his starting role.

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Head-to-Head

Sydney Sixers have a 7-5 win-loss record against Adelaide Strikers. They have won their last four matches in a row.

In the last match between the Sixers and the Strikers played at the Adelaide Oval, the Sixers won a low-scoring encounter by two wickets. Tom Curran’s 4/22 restricted the Strikers to 135 all out while the chase was anchored by James Vince (27) and Tom Curran (21) overpowering Rashid Khan’s effort (4/22) that included a hat-trick.

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Match Up

The Sixers have looked in great form against the Hurricanes and their bowling looks impressive. Their batting still revolves a lot around Josh Philippe, which could prove counter-productive. The Strikers, on the other hand, look a well-rounded side with Alex Carey’s presence. This match could well be decided by how well the batsmen on either side perform.

Sydney Sixers vs Adelaide Strikers Stats

  • Sydney Sixers have won their last four matches against Adelaide Strikers.
  • Sydney Sixers have won five of the eight matches they batted second against Adelaide Strikers.
  • Sydney Sixers average a league-high nine wickets per game in BBL10.
  • Sydney Sixers have posted the highest opening partnership in the last five matches against Adelaide Strikers.
  • The average first innings score at this venue this season in 172.
  • Peter Siddle was Adelaide Strikers’ best bowler in seven matches since the start of BBL09.


Sydney Sixers and Adelaide Strikers are both coming off important morale-boosting wins. That should make this match an interesting affair, although the Sixers hold an advantage. The Sixers have historically dominated the Strikers and look good to continue that.