Sydney Sixers vs. Adelaide Strikers: 45th Match Preview
Sydney Sixers vs. Adelaide Strikers: 45th Match Preview

The visiting team have lost their last three games and hence will be eager to go for a win, as a loss here could hamper their progress into the semi-finals of the BBL. However, they will have their task cut out against the Sixers, who have won two matches on the trot.

Sydney have the advantage of playing on their home ground and will also carry forward the edge of having triumphed over Adelaide Strikers early in this edition of the league. The home team have some in-form players in their ranks, with Steve O'Keefe and Sean Abbot leading the charge with the ball, having scalped 16 wickets apiece, while the batting is looking dangerous with Jordan Silk, James Vince and Josh Philippe all in good nick.

Strikers on the other hand will be buoyed by the addition of Peter Siddle into the 13-member squad for the upcoming game. The veteran seamer is not in the Australian Test squad for the second Test against Sri Lanka, and he replaces Wes Agar in the Adelaide side.

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Wicket-keeper: Josh Philippe (8.5 credits)

Philippe is the danger man for the home side at the top of the order along with his opening partner Daniel Hughes. The keeper struck an unbeaten 49-ball 86 in the last game against the Hobart Hurricanes and has found good rhythm as the tournament has progressed. In 11 innings, the batsman has smashed 239 runs at an average that is inching towards 40, and a strike-rate of

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