BBL The Challenger Adelaide Strikers v Sydney Sixers @ the SCG Weds Jan 26 1855 ACDT

Who will win?


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  • Poll closed .

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Gough

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Sep 29, 2006
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Adelaide from, Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Travis Head (c), Spencer Johnson, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matthew Renshaw, Liam Scott, Peter Siddle, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall, George Garton, Ryan Gibson, Fawad Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Matt Short, Jake Weatherald
Sydney from, Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, James Vince, Steve O’Keefe, Shadab Khan
 

ep2018

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Sep 16, 2006
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On paper and form you'd tip the strikers. But these are the sort of games the sixers end up winning.
 

Moonwatcher

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Adelaide from, Wes Agar, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Travis Head (c), Spencer Johnson, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matthew Renshaw, Liam Scott, Peter Siddle, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall, George Garton, Ryan Gibson, Fawad Ahmad, Rashid Khan, Matt Short, Jake Weatherald
Sydney from, Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk, James Vince, Steve O’Keefe, Shadab Khan
Cockbain, Kelly and Thornton?
 

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Moonwatcher

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On paper and form I'd still pick the 6ers. Strikers have been lucky with opposition fielders dropping catches and matches.
 

juss

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Feb 23, 2009
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Huge blow losing Philippe, not just as the opening batsmen but as the keeper too.

The replacement is never at the level, as soon as you are turning to this emergency state league fly ins you're in trouble.
 

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NYRB

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I bumped into Jay Lenton a few years back as well- seemed like a good chap. (and a pretty handy wicket keeper)
 

NYRB

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I respect Malcolm Conn as a respective writer for the Sydney Morning Herald. But this has Sydney bias written all over it.

 

Beau_Waters for PM

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Apr 28, 2007
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Although I'd love to see another Scorchers v Sixers final (with the Scorchers exacting revenge, of course), the Srikers have been in hot form and seem to have their batting + bowling fairly well sorted. The Sixers batting has been pretty poor lately.

I'm tipping the Strikers.
 

010203

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Nov 25, 2017
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I fancy the Strikers to keep their momentum going.

I'm over the whinging from the Sixers about Steve Smith. They were good enough to finish 2nd without him, they're good enough to win this comp without him. The Sixers didn't need Smith to win last year's competition.
 

010203

Norm Smith Medallist
Nov 25, 2017
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I respect Malcolm Conn as a respective writer for the Sydney Morning Herald. But this has Sydney bias written all over it.

Tom Morris is a Victorian and he's still crying over this particular bit of spilt milk.
 

juss

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Can guarantee if it was any team outside of NSW or Victoria, there would have been close to no media attention and no sooking.
I think the fact it's the very newsworthy well known Steve Smith makes it a bigger story too.

If this was "Ben Dunk denied replacement spot" it would have been news for all of 3 hours.
 

NYRB

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Tom Morris is a Victorian and he's still crying over this particular bit of spilt milk.
To me Morris has never come across as bias. But it wouldnt surprise me if he wanted a better deal for the Gades and Stars given what they have endured this season (covid and poor form ).
 

NYRB

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Journos , broadcasters have their favourite teams as much as they would deny it. Some make it plain obvious. eg M Waugh- Thunder, Gilly- Perth, Hussey- Thunder, Roy- Brisbane, Ponting-Hobart
 

smasha

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Can guarantee if it was any team outside of NSW or Victoria, there would have been close to no media attention and no sooking.
You had to make it about Victoria sigh.
When is the Victoriabashus vaccine coming?