Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Betting Tips 02/01/2022

January 1, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed
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Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Betting Tips 02/01/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The 32nd fixture of the Big Bash League 2021-22 sees Sydney Thunder take on Adelaide Strikers at Sydney Showground Stadium on Jan 2 (Sunday). The match is to begin at 1:45 pm IST.

Teams Status

Sydney Thunder

Fresh from the honour of ending Perth Scorchers’ unbeaten start to the season, Sydney Thunder notched another win on New Year’s eve, besting Adelaide Strikers on their own turf in what was the first of their back-to-back games, with the other being this one.

The fact that they did it without four players and after being hit by a Covid-19 outbreak was truly remarkable.

The star of the show once again was their 22-year-old starlet Jason Sangha, who smashed an unbeaten 55-ball 91 to power his side to 187 for 3. He even picked up a wicket in his sole over during Adelaide’s turn to bat, although the real star of the bowling unit was Daniel Sams for his 4 for 33.

The Thunder have won three of their last four and are clearly a team on the rise, thanks to their newfound gem in Sangha.

Alex Hales, Alex Ross, Tanveer Sangha, and Sam Whiteman — the quartet diagnosed with the virus — will again be out.

Adelaide Strikers

We’ve already told you half of the story of Adelaide’s last match. That part portrayed Sydney’s brilliance. The other half narrates the tale of Adelaide’s abysmal showing and it would not make a pretty reading for their fans.

Despite playing on their home ground and against opponents without several key players, Adelaide’s rut did not end. They weren’t that bad, to begin with, restricting Sydney to just 65-2 in the first 10 but then all hell broke loose in the final five overs, during which Sangha and Co bled them for an extraordinary 79 runs, which undid the containment job done in the first half of the innings.

The Strikers were okay at the start of the run chase but a lack of firepower – both in their top and lower orders – meant they weren’t genuinely in the game even if they did look okay on the scoreboard.

Jake Weatherald’s pedestrian 29-ball 31 when the target was a sizable 188 did not help and neither did the lower order’s complete no-show.

Adelaide have now lost six of their last seven and desperately need to find some inspiration.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Sydney Thunder Adelaide Strikers
PariMatch 1.67 2.12
22Bet 1.66 2.22 1.68 2.20
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Sydney are the favourites for this Big Bash League fixture. Parimatch has Sydney priced at 1.67 and Adelaide at 2.12. 22Bet has Sydney available for 1.66 and Adelaide for 2.22. Lastly, Sportsbet has Sydney priced at 1.68 and Adelaide at 2.20.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Sydney Thunder to win @ 2.22

Even without four regulars, Sydney still have enough left in the tank to make it two out of two against an Adelaide side that just does not have enough quality batters. We backed Sydney in the last game and we’re going to do it again. The odds have been sourced from 22Bet.

Tip: Jason Sangha to score more than 21.5 runs @ 1.87

We believe in the golden axiom don’t fix what isn’t broken. And Jason Sangha and his form are showing no signs of being broken any time soon. He has so far scored 233 runs in his four outings and got out just twice, which gives him an average of a staggering 116.50. His scores of 39, 47, 56*and 91* indicate that his game has constantly been on the rise and we don’t know where his confidence might peak. Therefore, we back him again for the modest job of covering the 21.5-run spread. Those with a greater appetite for risk can back him for bigger things too: such as another fifty or top-scoring for his side. The manchild is truly capable of that. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


We’re basing this pick on Sydney’s batting, which is way too powerful for Adelaide. Sydney have also won four of their last five meetings with Adelaide so that star provides an added push.

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