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Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, Big Bash League 2018/19, Today Match Prediction 16 Jan 2019

Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

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

Melbourne Renegades beat Sydney Sixers by 7 wickets

Melbourne Renegades will win the Match

  • Both teams have won 4 matches and lost 4 matches out of the eight matches they played so far (8 points).
  • Sydney Sixers are placed third in the table and Melbourne Renegades are in the fifth position currently owing to their superior run rate. 
  • Sydney Sixers won the match by 33 runs last time they played against Melbourne Renegades. 

    Sydney Sixers: LWLWWLLW

    Perth Scorchers: LWWLLLWW

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Our prediction is Melbourne Renegades will win the match!

Tournament: Big Bash League 2018/19 | Format: Twenty20 | Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney | Toss: To Bat

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Sydney Sixes are having a mixed tournament with wins and losses coming alternatively. They have now lost two out of their last three matches after two back to back victories. Skipper Henriques and Daniel Hughes have been scoring runs consistently.

James Vince and Jack Edwards are trying to find their feet in the playing XI. All-rounders Sean Abbott and Tom Curran along with In-form Jordan Silk play a vital role in the middle order to up the ante towards the end of the innings. Ben Dwarisus takes the responsibility of bowling with the new ball. Spinner Steve O Keefe is having an excellent tournament so far with a flurry of wickets.  Ben Manenti plays the supporting role to O Keefe with his off breaks.

Melbourne Renegades suffered a morale crushing 101 run defeat at the hands of the Brisbane Heats last match. Tom Cooper takes the captaincy role in the absence of Aaron Finch. Marcus Harris joins Mackenzie Harvey at the top of the order and is expected to play some good knocks. Samuel Harper, Tom Cooper and Beau Webster join to  form the middle order of the team. All rounder’s Mohammed Nabi and Dan Christain has been the stars for the team so far in the league. They have a number of fast bowlers like Joe Mennie, Kane Richardson, Harry Gurney, Pakistani Usman Khan and Jack Wildermuth. They have lot of options with their pace attack. Cameron Boyce and Mohammed Nabi are the spin bowlers in the team and will bowl in tandem in the middle overs. 

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Key Players:

James Vince – He came in as an replacement for Joe Denly and now has the responsibility to provide good starts to the team. 

Sean Abbott – Abbott is having good season with the bat and ball and playing crucial knocks and spells. His form is a big plus for the team.

Stats from the league:

Daniel Hughes – 224 runs at strike rate 130  (HS-62, 50s-2)

Steve O Keefe - 13 wickets at an economy of 7.2 rpo (BB- 3/19) – Highest wicket taker so far

Sydney Sixers Predicted Playing XI:

Moises Henriques (C), James Vince, Jack Edwards, Jordan Silk, Daniel Hughes, Steve O keefe, Josh Philipe (Wk), Sean Abbott, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarisus, Benjamin Menanti.

Sydney Sixers have roped in James Vince and Jack Edwards last match only so they will get an extended run in the playing XI. No changes are expected in the playing XI. 

Sydney Sixers Actual Playing XI:

Steve O'Keefe, Jack Edwards, B Dwarshuis, Moises Henriques, Tom Curran, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Benjamin Manenti, Sean Abbott

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Key Players:

Marcus Harris – Harris had an excellent debut test series against India and ended up as the highest run getter for Australia. He will be expected to boast the team`s batting with his performance. 

Mohammed Nabi – Nabi is one of the most sought fater all-rounders in the franchise circuit. His ability to hit the ball long and his off-breaks provide balance to the team. 

Missing player: Aaron Finch

Stats from the league:

Simon Harper – 189 runs at strike rate 138 (HS -56*, 50s-1)


Kane Richardson – 11 wickets at an economy of 8.2 rpo (BB – 3/22)

Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing XI:

Tom Cooper(C), Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper(Wk), Beau Webster, Mohammed Nabi, Dan Christian, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Usman Khan, Kane Richardson.

Usman Khan and Kane Richardson may replace Harry Gurney and Joe Mennie in the playing XI. 

Melbourne Renegades Actual Playing XI:

Sam Harper, TLW Cooper, JD Wildermuth, Mackenzie Harvey, KW Richardson, CL White, Mohammad Nabi, Harry Gurney, Cameron Boyce, Marcus Harris, DT Christian

Weather Conditions

The Perth pitch is known to aid the bowlers at the start of the innings. Sydney has average scores in the range of 140-170 runs. The weather shows intermittent rains possibility and it may disturb the match progress. Captains will have to be aware of it. 

Toss: To Bat

Sydney has been batting first venue and teams batting first has won 5 out 6 matches played so far in the league. The pitch might offer swing early in the innings and both teams will look to take that advantage. 

Melbourne Renegades are having an exciting group of players with wide variety and they just need to sort out their best playing XI, whereas the Sydney Sixers are struggling with their middle order. So, Renegades are expected to win this encounter. 

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar