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Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers, free match prediction 18 Jan 2020

18 Jan 2020 | 13:40 | Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, Australia
28/2 in 5.3 5.09
76/10 in 15.5 4.80

Sydney Thunder Vs Sydney Sixers betting odds

ST

1.80

SYD

1.90

Toss Winner - Sydney Thunder won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Sydney Thunder beat Sydney Sixers by 45 runs (D/L method)

Man of the Match: Chris Morris

Rivals Sydney Thunder, Sydney Sixers lock horns in a high-octane clash!

  • Sydney Thunder suffered defeat at the hands of Melbourne Renegades in a rain-curtailed game played at Manuka Oval
  • Alex Hales, Alex Ross and Liam Bowe delivered decent performances for Sydney Thunder in the game played against Melbourne Renegades
  • Sydney Sixers previous game against Hobart Hurricanes was called off due to heavy rains

Sydney Sixers to beat Sydney Thunder by a comfortable margin!

  • Tournament: BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, Australia
  • Toss: To Bowl

BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Melbourne Stars 10 9 1 0 0 18 0.993
Sydney Sixers 10 6 3 0 1 13 7.925
Adelaide Strikers 10 5 4 0 1 11 0.664
Perth Scorchers 10 5 5 0 0 10 0.31
Brisbane Heat 10 5 5 0 0 10 -0.271
Sydney Thunder 10 4 5 0 1 9 -0.057
Hobart Hurricanes 10 3 6 0 1 7 -8.006
Melbourne Renegades 10 1 9 0 0 2 -0.671
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
18 0.993 10 9 1 0 0
13 7.925 10 6 3 0 1
11 0.664 10 5 4 0 1
10 0.31 10 5 5 0 0
10 -0.271 10 5 5 0 0
9 -0.057 10 4 5 0 1
7 -8.006 10 3 6 0 1
2 -0.671 10 1 9 0 0
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Match Preview

Sydney Thunder will be looking to turn their fortunes around when they take on arch-rivals Sydney Sixers in the 42nd game of 2019 Big Bash League at Sydney Showground Stadium on Saturday. In a rain-curtailed game, Sydney Thunder suffered a narrow defeat against Melbourne Renegades at Canberra. With this result, Thunder is currently lying in the bottom half of the league table with 9 points in 10 matches played so far this season.

On the other hand, Sydney Sixers' previous fixture against Hobart Hurricanes was abandoned due to heavy showers. Captain Callum Ferguson will be hoping that the side can deliver their best cricket against arch-rivals Sydney Thunder.

Teams Preview

Sydney Thunder Preview

Callum Ferguson-led unit will be keen to make a strong comeback after suffering a 12-run defeat at the hands of Melbourne Renegades in a rain-affected game played at Manuka Oval on Wednesday.

For this game, the side will be depending on the likes of Alex Hales (254 runs at an average of (31.75) and Usman Khuwaja (247 runs at an average of 24.70) to produce the goods from the top, whereas Alex Ross (217 runs at an average of 43.40) will be expected to provide fireworks at the back end of the innings.

Chasing 135 runs to win, Usman Khuwaja and Callum Ferguson perished to low scores. Alex Hales played well and chipped in with 31 runs off 25 balls with the help of two fours and one six. He put on a crucial partnership with Alex Ross to keep the scoreboard ticking for Sydney Thunder. Middle-order batsman Alex Ross produced valiant innings and took the game down to the wire. He finished the innings with the top-score of 51 runs off 27 balls with the help of three fours and four sixes.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Daniel Sams, Brendan Doggett and Chris Morris to provide crucial breakthroughs in this contest. Left-arm medium-pacer Daniel Sams has topped the bowling charts for the side so far in the competition with 17 wickets at an average of 16.23. Liam Bowe, Chris Morris and Brendan Doggett are other bowling options for the side for this game. Left-arm orthodox spinner Liam Bowe was the standout bowler for Sydney Thunder in the game played against Melbourne Renegades. He bowled well and finished with figures of 2 for 23 in his four overs.

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing XI:

Callum Ferguson (c), Usman Khuwaja, Alex Hales, Chris Morris, Alex Ross, Jay Lenton (wk), Nathan McAndrew, Brendan Doggett, Liam Bowe, Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook

Sydney Thunder Key Players From Previous Game Of BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
A Ross 51 27 3 4 188.89
A Hales 31 25 2 1 124
N John McAndrew 10 5 1 0 200
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Bowe 4.0 0 23 2 5.75
C Morris 3.0 0 40 1 13.33
N John McAndrew 2.0 0 22 1 11
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Bowe 4.0 0 23 2 5.75
C Morris 3.0 0 40 1 13.33
N John McAndrew 2.0 0 22 1 11

Sydney Thunder Actual Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Daniel Sams, Nathan John McAndrew, Liam Bowe, Brendan Doggett, Chris Morris, Usman Khawaja, Gurinder Sandhu, Alex Ross, Jay Lenton

Sydney Sixers Preview

Sixers’s previous fixture was abandoned due to heavy showers. For Sixers, the match against Thunder is an opportunity to get back to winning ways. The franchise is currently placed second in the league table with 13 points in 10 matches played this season.

In the batting department, the focus will be on the in-form wicket-keeper batsman Josh Phillipe who is currently franchise’s leading run-scorer in the competition with 277 runs at an average of 34.62. Phillipe perished for a low score before heavy rains came down at Sydney Showground Stadium.

On the other hand, Daniel Hughes has chipped in with decent scores for the side in this year’s competition. He has accumulated 231 runs in 10 innings at an average of 25.66. In the rain-curtailed game played against Hobart Hurricanes, Hughes looked in good touch with the bat and scored 26 not out off 22 balls with the help of two boundaries. Middle-order comprising of James Vince, Moises Henriques and Jordan Silk will be looking to deliver decent scores for the side in this contest. The onus will be on the likes of Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis and Jackson Bird to make crucial breakthroughs with the new ball. Ben Manenti and Steve O’Keefe are prominent spin options for this game

Sydney Sixers Predicted Playing XI:

Josh Philippe (wk), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Justin Avendano, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Manenti

Sydney Sixers Actual Playing XI:

Steve O'Keefe, Nathan Lyon, B Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Justin Avendano, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, James Vince, Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket prepared for the game will offer lateral movement for the quick bowlers. The weather forecast for the game is expected to have light rain showers with a fresh breeze.

Venue Details

Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney is going to host the game between Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder. Sydney Sixers will take heart from the fact that they have an excellent head-to-head record against Sixers. However, Sydney Thunder has a decent record at Showground Stadium and managed to win three games out of four played against Sydney Sixers.

Toss: To Bowl

Due to rain expected to play a role in the game, the side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and exploit the pitch conditions. Batting second will be best option for both teams for this game.

Winning Prediction

Based on performances this season, Sydney Sixers will be expected to win their game against Sydney Thunder. With the likes of Josh Phillipe, Daniel Hughes and Tom Curran delivering excellent performances this season, Moises Henriques and co. will be looking to deliver their A-game with bat and ball in this contest.

Sydney Sixers to beat Sydney Thunder by a comfortable margin!

Author: Shoaib Z.