BBL Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers: Start time and how to watch free

Posted: 24 January 2021 8:00 am
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The Adelaide Strikers will look to in-form captain Alex Carey in a crucial BBL clash with the Sydney Thunder.

SUMMARY: Thunder vs Strikers is exclusive to Fox Cricket. Unless you're already a Foxtel customer, your best option is to watch live on Kayo Sports. Watch for free using this 14-day trial. This gets you access to all its unique features and 50 additional live sports.

Not many teams would cope too well with the loss of their best player. But the Adelaide Strikers are making a good fist of life without the outstanding Rashid Khan, now on international duty with Afghanistan.

Their senior players are stepping up, namely skipper Alex Carey who hit the first century of the BBL season in Thursday's win over the Brisbane Heat. Carey's brilliant 101 from 62 balls set up a crushing 82-run victory. It lifted the Strikers to a 6-6 record as they jostle with the Sydney Thunder for a finals berth.

When is BBL Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers?

This clash at Adelaide Oval gets underway at 4:05pm AEDT on Sunday 24 January.

How to watch BBL Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers

The only way to watch Sydney Thunder vs Adelaide Strikers is through Fox Cricket. There is no free-to-air coverage. While Channel 7 has access to some games in BBL|10, only Kayo Sports and Foxtel offer all 61 games live across the season.

If you are not an existing Foxtel customer, Kayo Sports is the way to go. You can also check out our guide on how to watch BBL|10 here.

Watch Thunder vs Strikers on Kayo Sports

Kayo Sports has more than 50 sports available, so cricket is just the beginning. If you want to make sure Kayo is right for you, it offers a 14-day free trial for new users. For all of Kayo's cricket programs, check out our live stream cricket guide.

After the trial period, a Basic subscription costs $25 a month and gives you access to two screens. For $35 a month, a Premium subscription gives you a third screen.

There are also a vast number of special features so you get the absolute most out of your sports viewing experience. SplitView enables you to watch four sports at once. Interactive Stats and Key Moments Timeline ensure you have all the information you need.

You can watch BBL|10 through Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Telstra TV or Samsung TVs (2017 models onwards). You can stream it on your Mac or PC, Android or iOS device.

Stream Thunder vs Strikers on Foxtel Now

Foxtel Now is the pay TV giant's digital streaming service. You have to subscribe to the Essentials pack in addition to the Sport pack, a total of $54 each month.

Foxtel Now also offers a 10-day free trial for new users. We have put together a full guide which includes the list of compatible devices.

History of Thunder vs Strikers

You can't split them with 6 wins apiece and 2 no results from their 14 meetings. The Thunder have actually fared better in Adelaide, with 3 wins to 2.

Who will win Thunder vs Strikers?

The Strikers have stepped up impressively since Rashid Khan's departure and we like their experienced pros to get the job done here. Their pace trio of Michael Neser, Peter Siddle and Wes Agar were outstanding against the Heat and they have a wonderful mentor in coach Jason Gillespie. The Thunder are also without key all-rounder Daniel Sams, recovering from a hand injury.

You can see a comparison of Kayo vs Foxtel here. You can also check out our guide to this year's BBL tournament or the WBBL.

Image source: Kayo Sports website

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