Bigg Bash League 2016-17- 18 Jan- Prediction- Strikers Vs Thunder- Who Will Win?

AS take on ST in 29th match of Big Bash League 2016-17 at Sydney on 18 Jan.

Can Strikers trounce Thunder?  Just wait and watch.

Please Note

  • Analysis is based on my statistics and pick of players. Playing Eleven may be different.
  • Freak performances (batting, bowling) can change course of game.
  • I am not an astrologer.
  • Just read on and enjoy the game.

In last match between BH and MS on 17 Jan, BH came from behind to put up a great fight to trounce MS. That was a creditable display of team work by almost a new squad.

Analysis

AS

  • P- 7, W- 2 (SS, HH), L- 5 (BH, PS, HH, MS, MR).
  • New players tried in last match against MS on 10 Jan- not successful.
  • B Dunk and T Ludeman appear to be good openers.
  • Still looking for Ideal playing eleven.
  • Except B Dunk and B Hodge, all batsmen have failed to get good scores.
  • Very weak middle order.
  • B Laughlin and M Neser are average pace bowlers but pick up wicket.
  • Weak spin attack.
  • J Westherald- 30, T Ludeman- 25, B Dunk- 2o.
  • B Hodge- 20. J Dean- 30, K Pollard- 35.
  • Wicket takers-  I Sodhi, B Laughlin, M Neser.

ST

  • P-7, W- 3 (MS, HH, SS), L- 4 (SS, MR, BH, PS)
  • Won last 3 successive matches.
  • Team stronger with inclusion of J Vince, S Watson, A Blizzard and C Brathwait.
  • Top order in very good form.
  • All rounders Watson and Brathwait are in good form.
  • Middle order is strong.
  • Pace attack is good.
  • K Patterson- 25, J Vince- 50, S Watson- 40.
  • B Roherer- 15, C Braithwait- 25, R Gibson-20.
  • Main wicket takers- C Green, F Ahmed, C Braithwait.

Comparison

  • ST is a balanced side with strong batsmen.
  • AS is a weaker side still struggling.
  • Overall, ST is better.

Prediction- Likely Winner- ST

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