Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
Preview: The Adelaide Strikers (STR) and Sydney Thunder (THU) will play the ninth game of the Big Bash League 2022 at the Adelaide Oval on Tuesday (December 20). Strikers have won their initial two matches and are situated in the #1 position in the points table. In the previous game, they crushed Sydney Thunder by a tremendous score of 124 runs after Thunder were dismissed for only 15 runs. Thunder have only won one game in three matchups and are now sixth in the points standings. They have dropped their past two games and will be seeking to rebound. They have lost Jason Sangha, who was injured in the previous encounter against the Melbourne Renegades.
Pitch Report: The pitch is expected to remain balanced in this game, and both batters and bowlers will likely receive equal help from the pitch. The pacers will probably find it easy to pick wickets in the second half, and the team winning the toss might look to bowl.
Predicted Playing XI:
Adelaide Strikers: Matt Short, Chris Lynn, Jake Weatherald, Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Harry Nielsen (wk), Thomas Kelly, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle (c), Henry Thornton.
Sydney Thunder: Matt Gilkes (wk), Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Oliver Davies, Chris Green (c), Brendan Doggett, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Gurinder Sandhu.