After suffering a humiliating loss on December 22 to the Strikers, the Thunder will be out for revenge when the sides meet at Spotless tonight. However, that won’t be an easy given the men in lime green have a mixed record against Adelaide at home. In all, they have lost three of the five matches in Sydney against their southern rival and average only 111 runs per innings against the Strikers on the Showground turf. Although Adelaide enter this on the back of their first loss of the season, they have won two matches already this season by 50+ runs and go into the fixture as overwhelming favourites.
Key Stat: In all matches between the pair, Adelaide average 153 to Sydney’s 117.
Travis Head appears great value at $4.00 odds. The Strikers’ skipper has a solid record against the Thunder and has been in decent touch with the bat racking up scores of 44, 13, 29 and 36 this campaign. Although Alex Carey will tempt a few after his 26-ball 44 against Sydney in December, Head is our pick here. For the Thunder, consider Jos Buttler who has impressed in his last two outings with totals of 81 and 67.
Key Stat: Travis Head’s last single digit score (all competitions) was registered on November 4.