Despite their winless record to start the season, the Sixers will enter their match against the Strikers as favourites. However, the men in magenta have an overall record of 3-4 against Adelaide and the Strikers claimed the honours in their only previous meeting in Sydney. A total of 256 runs were scored in the last match between the pair and another low-scoring game could be on the cards given just 268 runs were compiled in the SCG’s only other fixture this year.
Key stat: Total runs have been fewer than 300 in five of seven games between these teams.
Touted as a possible Test opener earlier in the year, Daniel Hughes is well worth considering at the odds. Although the left-hand bat has had mixed form this year, he has racked up over 600 runs in his 27 T20 matches and is due a big score after posting 29 and 7 in the first two games of the season. For the Strikers, Alex Carey is sure to be popular after his 26-ball 44 in Adelaide’s season opener.
Key stat: Alex Carey has reached double figures in eight of his last nine innings (all formats).
Strikers to win and have the highest opening partnership.