THU vs STR: Sydney Thunder will lock horns against Adelaide Strikers in Match 5 of the BBL, 2022-23 on Friday, December 16, 2022, at Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney.
Both teams have started their tournament campaign on a winning note. Sydney Thunder defeated Melbourne Stars in a last-ball thriller in their opening fixture. Asked to bat first, the Stars posted 122 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of eight wickets.
In reply, Thunder lost momentum during the run-chase. However, Gurinder Sandhu held his nerves and smacked an unbeaten 20 off 16 balls to help Sydney Thunder go past the finish line. With two points in their account, they are placed third in the points table.
Speaking of Adelaide Strikers, they registered a thumping 51-run victory over Sydney Sixers in their opening match. Opting to bat first, Adelaide charted 184 runs on the scoreboard for the loss of six wickets. Matthew Short played a match-defining knock of 84 runs from 53 balls.
In reply, Sydney Sixers could manage only 133 runs for the loss of seven wickets. Henry Thornton and Rashid Khan were the picks of the bowlers for Adelaide. While Henry bagged a four-wicket haul, the star Afghanistan spinner picked crucial three wickets.
Adelaide Strikers are currently placed at the top of the points table with two points in their bag. Heading into their second match, both teams will look to keep their winning momentum going. All in all, with some of the best T20 stars taking the field against each other, a cracking T20 game beckons in Sydney.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats and dream11 fantasy team predictions for Match 5 of the Big Bash League, 2022-23 between Sydney Thunder and Adelaide Strikers
THU vs STR Match Details
- Match: Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers, Match 5
- Date: Friday, December 16, 2022
- Time: 2:45 PM (IST) | 9:15 AM (GMT) | 8:15 PM (Local)
- Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
THU vs STR Pitch Report
The surface at Sydney Cricket Ground has witnessed plenty of high-scoring games in the tournament. The team batting first exhibits a brilliant track record at this venue and whoever wins the toss will look to bat first.
THU vs STR Pitch Stats For Match 5 of BBL 2022-23
Stats based on the previous five matches —
- Average First Innings Score: 157
- Average Total Score: 146
- Team Batting First Won: 3
- Team Bowling First Won: 2
- Draw/No Result/Abandoned: 0
THU vs STR Probable Playing XI For Match 5 of BBL 2022-23
Sydney Thunder Playing XI
Jason Sangha (C), Matt Gilkes (WK), Chris Green, Ollie Davies, Daniel Sams, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Gurinder Sandhu, Rilee Rossouw, Alex Hales, Alex Ross, Brendan Doggett.
Adelaide Strikers Playing XI
Peter Siddle (C), Harry Nielsen (WK), Wes Agar, Rashid Khan, Matt Short, Thomas Kelly, Henry Thornton, Jake Weatherald, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme.
Sydney Thunder & Adelaide Strikers Form in Last 5 Matches
THU vs STR Top Players to Pick in Fantasy Team for Match 5 of BBL 2022-23
1. Matthew Short
The Adelaide opener was one of the highlights from the Strikers’ batting in the opening game. He played a belligerent knock of 84 runs off 53 balls to help Adelaide put on top in the game. He will be one of the must picks for your THU vs STR Dream11 fantasy team.
2. Rashid Khan
The star Afghanistan leg-spinner continued his good run of form with the ball. In the last match against Sydney Sixers, he picked up a sensational the-wicket haul while conceding just 21 runs. He is one of the most consistent performers with the ball and will be the key player for your THU vs STR Dream11 fantasy team.
3. Alex Hales
Though the star English opener failed to score big in the opening match against Melbourne Stars, he will look to bounce back stronger in this game. He was in ominous form in the T20 World Cup 2022, having accumulated 212 runs from just six innings. He is a safe player to place a bet on for your THU vs STR Dream11 fantasy team.
THU vs STR Head-to-Head Records
THU vs STR Player Record/Stats (Must Picks) For Match 5 of BBL 2022-23
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Matt Short||84 Runs|
|Henry Thornton||4 Wickets|
|Rashid Khan||3 Wickets|
|Adam Hose||40 Runs|
|Daniel Sams||2 Wickets|
|Fazalhaq Farooqi||2 Wickets|
|Chris Lynn||41 Runs|
THU vs STR Captaincy Picks For Match 5 of BBL 2022-23
- Matt Short
- Alex Hales
- Daniel Sams
THU vs STR Dream11 Prediction – Fantasy Team For Match 5 of BBL 2022-23
THU vs STR Fantasy Team 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Matt Gilkes
- Batters: Rilee Rossouw, Chris Lynn, Alex Hales, Adam Hose
- All-Rounders: Matt Short, Daniel Sams
- Bowlers: Chris Green, Rashid Khan, Henry Thornton, Fazalhaq Farooqi
- Captain: Matt Short
- Vice-Captain: Daniel Sams
THU vs STR Fantasy Team 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Matt Gilkes
- Batters: Chris Lynn, Alex Hales, Adam Hose
- All-Rounders: Matt Short, Jason Sangha, Daniel Sams
- Bowlers: Gurinder Sandhu, Rashid Khan, Henry Thornton, Fazalhaq Farooqi
- Captain: Alex Hales
- Vice-Captain: Rashid Khan
THU vs STR – Who will win the match? (Probable Winner)
Sydney Thunder are expected to win this match.
THU vs STR – Match 5 of BBL 2022-23, Live Broadcast & Online Streaming Details, Where to Watch in India?
- Live Streaming: SonyLIV
- Broadcast: Sony Sports Network
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.