Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Knockout Match Betting Tips 23/01/2022

January 23, 2022
Zohaib Ahmed
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Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers Knockout Match Betting Tips 23/01/2022

Zohaib Ahmed, Senior Author

The Knockout match of the Big Bash League 2021-22 sees Sydney Thunder take on Adelaide Strikers at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Jan 23 (Sunday). The match is to begin at 1:45 pm IST.

Teams Status

Sydney Thunder

After looking almost invincible during their six-match winning streak around the turn of the year, Sydney Thunder have looked quite vulnerable in their last three games.

They lost the first two of those and even though they won the third to cease winning momentum ahead of the playoffs, that victory was by a single run. That one run saved them from the ignominy of a defeat to three-time wooden spoon winners Melbourne Renegades. During this slide, their fielding has been exceptionally poor.

According to Thunder allrounder Daniel Sams, the team is burnt out due to a long and arduous season, made even more difficult due to Covid.

“The boys have felt a little bit tired, a little bit flat just with the environment and the situation that we’ve been in with Covid; not quite sure where we’re going to be and what we can do,” Sams was quoted as saying by News Corp.

“It does get really draining, this current lifestyle.”

Adelaide Strikers

Adelaide Strikers are the form team of the tournament right now, having won all of their last five games, which can also be extended to six wins in the last seven outings.

Their ongoing five-match winning streak was sparked by their spin ace Rashid Khan’s six-for against Brisbane Heat. He isn’t with them anymore but deserves a mention now that his team has made it this far.

The Strikers’ poor early season form means that despite their superb form of late, they only finished four and now have to take the longest possible route to the final.

They made it to the knockout game by downing Hobart Hurricanes in the Eliminator match. Their openers Alex Carey and Matthew Short were the architects of that win. Their 145-run partnership for the first wicket put the Strikers in such a strong position that they were ahead for the remainder of the game.

What Do the Sportsbooks Say?

Brand Sydney Thunder Adelaide Strikers
PariMatch 1.70 2.07
PariPesa 1.765 2.13 1.75 2.10
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Sydney are the favourites for this Big Bash League match. Parimatch has Sydney priced at 1.70 and Adelaide at 2.07. Paripesa has Sydney available for 1.765 and Adelaide for 2.13. Lastly, Sportsbet has Sydney priced at 1.75 and Adelaide at 2.10.

Tipster’s Angle

Tip: Sydney to win @ 1.765

Adelaide have been superb of late and have a ton of players available at their disposal but we still think that Sydney’s playing eleven, as knackered as they may seem, still has more collective talent than any eleven Adelaide can put together. They may be jaded but we think Sydney can summon whatever strength they have left in them and make their greater talent count. The odds for this play have been sourced from Paripesa.

Tip: Jason Sangha to score less than 20.5 runs @ 1.87

Now that Usman Khawaja is opening for Sydney, the run rate up top can come under pressure slightly. If that happens, Jason Sangha may feel the need to up the scoring, which combined with his limited experience of the playoffs, could mean an early exit, which is our play here. The odds have been sourced from Parimatch.


The Thunder have beaten the Strikers in four of their last five meetings. We see this dominance continuing – at least for another game.

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