Probuddha Bhattacharjee ∙ Dec 19 2022, 5:45 PM | 2 Min Read

BBL 2022-23 | Will the Thunder redeem themselves against the Strikers?

image-lbuidzbkAdelaide Strikers vs Sydney Thunder (Source: Twitter)

The ninth match of the BBL is on us. Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder will be taking on each other at the Adelaide Oval. 

Current Form

Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers are currently the number one ranked team on the points table. They have won both of their opening games and are sitting pretty with at the top with a positive net run rate of 4.735

Their last performance against the Thunder will definitely give them great confidence while taking 

Sydney Thunder

Syndey Thunder started their tournament with a win. But after two more matches they find themselves in a fix. In the last match against the Strikers, Thunder were bowled out for just 15 runs. The whole team will be wary of that. 

After three matches they have just 2 points under their belt and a negative net run rate of 2.087. 

Head to Head

These two teams have played against each other 18 times in the history of the tournament. The balance of this face-off is in a an equilibrium. 

Matches: 18

Adelaide Strikers Won: 9

Sydney Thunder Won: 9

Players to watch out

Adelaide Strikers


image-lbuiibuqChris Lynn (Source: Twitter)

Chris Lynn: The Australian batter has changed his style of play and is approaching batting differently in this season of the BBL. Coming in at number three, Lynn is trying to play the role of a stabiliser. It looks like he is laying more importance on consistency rather than being the strike force. 

Chris Lynn in BBL 12

Innings: 2 Runs: 87 Average: 43.50 Strike Rate: 142.62


Henry Thornton:  The Australian right arm fast bowler has been in a great form till now in the tournament. Thornton has 9 wickets to his name in just two matches and is looking very potent whenever he has the ball in hand. 

Thornton in BBL 12

Innings: 2 Wickets: 9 Strike Rate: 4.55

Sydney Thunder


Rille Rossouw: The South African left-handed batter had a nightmarish start to the tournament. He managed to get only three runs in the first two matches. But in Thunder's last match, Rossouw showed signs of gaining back his touch and hence could be a very vital player in this match. 

Rossouw in the last match

Runs: 53 Balls: 38 4s: 4 6s: 4 SR: 139.47


image-lbuijy45Daniel Sams (Source: Twitter)

Daniel Sams: This left arm Australian bowler has been on song with the ball in this edition of the tournament. In three matches Sams has picked up 7 wickets and is doing the job in the powerplays and also in the death over. He will have a great say in the fate of the match. 

Sams in BBL 12

Matches: 3 Wickets: 7 Runs Conceded: 77 Average: 11

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