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Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers, free match prediction 02 Jan 2020

02 Jan 2020 | 13:40 | Docklands Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
153/6 in 20.0 7.65
154/4 in 19.5 7.76 winner

Toss Winner - Melbourne Renegades won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Sydney Sixers beat Melbourne Renegades by 6 wickets

Melbourne Renegades face an uphill task against in-form Sydney Sixers!

  • Melbourne Renegades suffered a narrow defeat at the hands of Adelaide Strikers in a game played at Docklands Stadium on Sunday
  • Tom Curran, Lloyd Pope and Moises Henriques delivered credible performances for Sydney Sixers in the game played against Sydney Thunder
  • Sydney Sixers managed to come out on top against Sydney Thunder via Super over in a game played on Saturday

Expect Sydney Sixers to beat Melbourne Renegades by a close margin!

  • Tournament: BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
  • Toss: To Bat

BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Sydney Thunder 5 3 1 0 1 7 0.46
Adelaide Strikers 5 3 1 0 1 7 0.436
Melbourne Stars 4 3 1 0 0 6 1.194
Sydney Sixers 5 3 2 0 0 6 0.192
Hobart Hurricanes 4 2 2 0 0 4 -0.435
Brisbane Heat 3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.05
Perth Scorchers 4 1 3 0 0 2 -1.353
Melbourne Renegades 4 0 4 0 0 0 -0.524
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
7 0.46 5 3 1 0 1
7 0.436 5 3 1 0 1
6 1.194 4 3 1 0 0
6 0.192 5 3 2 0 0
4 -0.435 4 2 2 0 0
2 -0.05 3 1 2 0 0
2 -1.353 4 1 3 0 0
0 -0.524 4 0 4 0 0
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Match Preview

Host Melbourne Renegades will be desperate to break their winless streak when they take on Sydney Sixers in the 20th match of 2019 Big Bash League at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne on Thursday.

Aaron Finch-led unit will be looking to make changes to their playing XI for this home fixture. The batsmen will need to show more responsibility in order for defending champions Melbourne Renegades to end their losing streak in the competition.

On the other hand, Sydney Sixers managed to edge out Sydney Thunder via Super over. With this result, Sixers are currently lying at third position with 6 points to their name. Captain Moises Henriques will be hoping that the side can continue their winning streak in this contest.

Teams Preview

Melbourne Renegades Preview

Defending Champions Melbourne Renegades have now lost four matches in a row and will be keen to deliver a clinical performance against Sydney Sixers. The franchise is currently lying at the bottom of the league table and will be determined to do well in this fixture.

Chasing 156 runs to win, Aaron Finch led the way with the bat for Melbourne Renegades. Wicket-keeper Sam Harper and Shaun Marsh failed to capitalize on their good starts. Harper scored 11 runs off 14 balls with the help of one boundary, whereas Marsh scored 16 runs off 17 balls with the help of one four.

Aaron Finch played well and scored 50 runs off 39 balls with the help of one four and one six. He is currently franchise’s leading run-scorer so far in this year’s competition with 157 runs at an average of 39.25.

Marcus Harris, Beau Webster, and Daniel Christian will be looking to deliver crucial scores for the side in this contest. In the previous game, Beau Webster fought valiantly and scored 37 runs off 26 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Richard Gleeson, Kane Richardson, and Harry Gurney to provide crucial breakthroughs in this contest. Pacer Kane Richardson bowled well and claimed figures of 4 for 33 in his four overs.

Cameron Boyce also delivered a tidy spell and produced figures of 2 for 18 in his four overs.

Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing XI:

Aaron Finch (captain), Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Daniel Christian, Harry Gurney, Marcus Harris, Cameron Boyce, Beau Webster, Richard Gleeson, Sam Harper (wk), Will Sutherland

Melbourne Renegades Actual Playing XI:

Aaron Finch, Sam Harper, Shaun Marsh, KW Richardson, Tom Andrews, Cameron Boyce, Marcus Harris, Richard Gleeson, BJ Webster, DT Christian, Will Sutherland

Sydney Sixers Preview

Tom Curran delivered a fantastic performance with bat and ball to help Sydney Sixers beat Sydney Thunder via Super-over. Sixers will be looking to claim the top spot in the league table against Melbourne Renegades, who have yet to open their account in the competition. Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, and Lloyd Pope delivered excellent performances to restrict Sydney Thunder to 149 for 8 in 20 overs.

Tom Curran and Sean Abbott claimed two wickets each, while leg-spinner Lloyd Pope was the standout performer with figures of 3 for 23 in his four overs. Ben Dwarshuis and Jackson Bird conceded a lot of runs and will be looking to put in an improved performance with the new-ball against Melbourne Renegades.

Chasing 150 runs to win, wicket-keeper Josh Phillipe and Hayden Kerr perished for low scores to see Sixers get off to a shaky start. Daniel Hughes and Moises Henriques led the fightback for Sixers with a decent partnership. Daniel Hughes played well and scored 37 runs off 25 balls with the help of six boundaries. Captain Moises Henriques also delivered crucial innings for the side against Sydney Thunder. He scored 41 runs off 30 balls with the help of two boundaries.

It was largely due to Tom Curran’s late blitz that saw Sixers equal the scores and takes the game into Super over Eliminator. Tom Curran produced a quick-fire 35 off 17 balls with the help of five fours and one six.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott and Tom Curran to make early breakthroughs in the initial Powerplay overs. Lloyd Pope has been done well for Sixers as a lone spinner in the playing XI this season.

Sydney Sixers Predicted Playing XI:

Moises Henriques (captain), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope, Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, Hayden Kerr

Sydney Sixers Actual Playing XI:

Jack Edwards, B Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Moises Henriques, Tom Curran, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Benjamin Manenti, Lloyd Pope

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will be decent for batting. The spinners will definitely get help from this surface. The weather conditions for the game to be played on Thursday is going to be partly cloudy with a gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Docklands Stadium in Melbourne is going to host 20th match of 2019 Big Bash League between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers.

Sixers will take heart from the fact that they have won three matches out of five played at Docklands Stadium. On the other hand, Melbourne Renegades have won their last two matches against Sydney Sixers in the Big Bash League competition.

Toss: To Bat

Due to the slowness of the wicket, both the teams will be expected to win the toss and bat first on this surface. The last match was won by the side batting first.

Winning Prediction

Based on the current form, Sydney Sixers will be expected to win their game against Melbourne Renegades. With the likes of Josh Phillipe, Moises Henriques and Sean Abbott showing consistency for the side in this year’s competition, Sixers will be keen to put in another strong show against Renegades.

On the other hand, Melbourne Renegades will need to bring their A-game to the table with bat and ball in order to break their losing streak against Sixers.

Expect Sydney Sixers to beat Melbourne Renegades by a close margin!

Author: Shoaib Z.