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STR vs THU Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Possible 11 Pitch Report BBL 2023-24 Match 8



Last Updated on 5 months by Charbel Coorey

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The 2023-24 season of the Big Bash League (BBL) got underway 12 days ago, but Adelaide Strikers will finally line up for their first match. Their opening fixture against Brisbane Heat was washed out, which was soon followed by the short break due to the first Test between Australia and Pakistan at Perth. Matt Short will lead a somewhat new-look Strikers outfit that now includes the likes of D’Arcy Short and Jamie Overton with star Rashid Khan unavailable for the whole tournament due to injury.

Last season, the Strikers fell away badly after a promising start. They lost five matches in a row to end the season in second-last position, so this campaign represents a fresh beginning. How D’Arcy Short settles in will be key to set up a platform for a middle order that can go big.

For Sydney Thunder, they will be aiming to right the wrongs of their horrible 15-all out against the Strikers last season. Also, they started this season in shaky fashion, falling to the Heat in a game that highlighted the reliance they have on their top order. One feels Alex Hales, who was out for a golden duck last week, must deliver to boost the Thunder’s hopes of victory.

STR vs THU Possible Playing XIs

Before Strikers’ opener against Brisbane Heat, coach Jason Gillespie confirmed Matt Short and D’Arcy Short will open. David Payne is in the squad.

Adelaide Strikers: 1. Matt Short (c), 2. D’Arcy Short, 3. Chris Lynn, 4. Jake Weatherald, 5. Adam Hose, 6. Jamie Overton, 7. Harry Nielsen (wk), 8. Wes Agar, 9. Henry Thornton, 10. David Payne, 11. Cameron Boyce

Jason Sangha has been cleared of serious injury to his thumb. However, he will miss this match. Talented pacer Will Salzmann is in the squad and could play.

Sydney Thunder: 1. Cameron Bancroft, 2. Alex Hales, 3. Matthew Gilkes (wk), 4. Ollie Davies, 5. Alex Ross, 6. Daniel Ross, 7. Chris Green (c), 8. Nathan McAndrew, 9. Liam Hatcher, 10. Zaman Khan, 11. Tanveer Sangha

STR vs THU Fantasy Cricket Tips – Key Picks/Players to Watch

Adelaide Strikers:

  • Chris Lynn has excellent numbers against Sydney Thunder. In 18 matches, he has hammered 653 runs at an average of 43.53 and strike rate of 164.48.
  • Lynn has belted 91 off 56 against Chris Green in T20s (two dismissals). He has also struck 35 off 19 against Nathan McAndrew (one dismissal) and 40 off 31 against Daniel Sams (one dismissal).
  • Matthew Short averages just 17.60 in ten matches against Sydney Thunder. But, he hit his highest score against them (65 off 44) in his most recent matchup last season. Also, Short has scored the fifth-most runs of any player in T20s at this ground (782) at an average of 32.58 and strike rate of 141.41.
  • Short vs. Daniel Sams in T20s: 26 balls, 53 runs, one dismissal.
  • Adam Hose in T20s at Adelaide Oval: 7 inns, 244 runs, avg. 48.80, SR 139.43.
  • Watch out for Jamie Overton. The England all-rounder was player of the series in the 2023 Hundred courtesy of 202 runs at a strike rate of 181.98. He also took three wickets.
  • Henry Thornton has taken eight wickets in three matches against Thunder including an incredible 5/3 last season. Plus, in seven matches at Adelaide Oval, Thornton has picked up 15 wickets at an average of 14.67 and strike rate of 10.40.

Sydney Thunder:

  • Alex Hales has an excellent record at the Adelaide Oval. He has belted 503 runs at an average of 50.30 and strike rate of 153.82.
  • Hales has a liking to Wes Agar. In just 38 balls, Hales has scored 78 runs at a strike rate of 205.3 (one dismissal).
  • Ollie Davies scored the most runs for the Thunder last season (333) and was top-scorer in their BBL 13 season opener (35 off 30 balls).
  • Daniel Sams is crucial for the Thunder. He has taken 17 wickets in ten matches vs Strikers at an average of 16.12. But, with the bat, he averages just 4.50 in eight knocks.
  • Sams has dismissed Jake Weatherald three times for 19 runs in 24 balls in T20 cricket.
  • Nathan McAndrew has enjoyed past success against D’Arcy Short. He has dismissed him twice in 15 balls (19 runs).
  • Zaman Khan has opportunities to take wickets with his yorkers at the death, as he did against Heat. Tanveer Sangha (3/21) also had an excellent start to the season.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 21, Strikers 10, Thunder 9, N/R 2.
  • D’Arcy Short is seeking a fresh start. He has good numbers against some of the Thunder bowlers including Chris Green (68 off 45, no dismissal) and Daniel Sams (33 off 19, no dismissal).
  • Wes Agar strikes every 15.40 deliveries in T20s at Adelaide Oval. He has dismissed Cameron Bancroft once in 15 balls in T20s (23 runs) and Matthew Gilkes once in nine balls (12 runs).
  • Alex Ross has a strike rate of 146.57 in 14 innings on this ground (299 runs, avg. 27.18).
  • Chris Green has taken just five wickets in 16 innings against the Strikers (avg. 64.20, econ. 6.53).

BBL 2023-24 Match 8: STR vs THU Dream11 Prediction – Picks, Captaincy, vice-captain, team combinations

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

Best probable Dream11 picks for STR vs THU:


  • Cameron Bancroft is in some decent form and will open the batting.


  • Alex Hales has an outstanding record at the Adelaide Oval.


  • Matthew Short has had his issues against spin, but it should be a good pitch. Daniel Sams is also a solid pick with his bowling record against the Strikers.


  • Tanveer Sangha is a wicket-taking option for the Thunder in the middle overs.

Option 1:

STR vs THU Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Possible 11 Pitch Report BBL 2023-24 Match 8 | AS vs ST Dream11 Prediction Today | Adelaide Oval Pitch Report
BBL 2023-24 Match 8: STR vs THU Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

STR vs THU Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Possible 11 Pitch Report BBL 2023-24 Match 8 | AS vs ST Dream11 Prediction Today | Adelaide Oval Pitch Report
BBL 2023-24 Match 8: STR vs THU Dream11 Prediction

Adelaide Oval Pitch Report and Weather

A cool and mostly clear evening is forecast in Adelaide. Expect a true surface that should be good for batting. The average first innings score in seven matches in last year’s BBL was 171. The team batting first won four times.

BBL 2023-24 Match 8: STR vs THU Match Prediction – Who will win?

Tough game to pick. However, Sydney Thunder might prevail especially if they get good returns from their top order.

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