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Toss Winner - Sydney Thunder won the toss and chose to bowl first
Sydney Sixers beat Sydney Thunder by 26 runs
Sixers and Thunder face off in a Sydney Derby
SYDNEY SIXERS will win the match
Tournament: Big Bash League 2021-22 | Format: T20 | Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, Australia | Toss: To BowlBet Now
BBL 2021-22 is making big noises despite taking place in the backdrop of the much anticipated Ashes contest. Sydney Sixers are in a great position and have won 4 of their 5 matches played so far. They have a chance to top the points table if they win this match. Sydney Thunder gathered some much required momentum after a couple of losses with a victory in the last match. They will look to continue their winning form with yet another victory in this match. Both teams will look to fight hard to win this match and get some important points ahead of the crucial matches.
Sydney thunder got a good start with their trio of Mathew Gikes (28 runs), Alex Hales (35 runs), and Jason sangha (39 runs) playing at a healthy strike rate. Sam Billings capitalized on the start and smashed 64 runs off 27 balls with 5 sixes and 5 boundaries and took them to a massive total of 19/5 in 20 overs. Daniel Sams and Ben Cutting did not have a big role in the last game
Saqib Mahmood restricted the opposition to 15/5 in the power play claiming 4 wickets very early in the match. Tanveer Sangha ran through the lower middle order to claim 3 wickets while Daniel Sams and Chris Green chipped in with a wicket each in the match. They have a strong bowling attack with a variety of options available to them.
Key players to bet on: Saqib Mahmood, Sam Billings, Daniel Sams
Alex Hales, Matthew Gilkes, Jason Sangha, Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Saqib Mahmood, Tanveer Sangha
Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, Ben Cutting, Sam Billings, Daniel Sams, Nathan McAndrew, Christopher Green, Matthew Gilkes, Tanveer Sangha, Saqib Mahmood, Alex Ross
Sydney Sixers chased down the total of 148 runs in a last over thriller with 4 wickets remaining. Their top-3 of Josh Philippe (23 runs), James Vince (21 runs), and Moises Henriques (28 runs) got starts but failed to take the responsibility to finish the match. Jordan Silk (36 runs) kept them in contention as Sean Abbott (19 runs) and Hayden Kerr (8 runs) provide the finishing touches in the last 2 overs to win the match.
Their bowling unit restricted the opposition to 147/8 in their 20 overs. Sean Abbott (3 wickets) gave them a good start scalping both openers in power play and Dan Christian chipped with 3 wickets in the middle overs. Hayden Kerr and Lloyd Pope chipped in with a wicket each while Chris Jordan was economical with figures of 4-0-30-0.
Key players to bet on: Sean Abbott, Jordan Silk, Josh Phillipe
Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, Chris Jordan, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope
Hayden Kerr, Ben Dwarshuis, James Vince, Moises Henriques, Sean Abbott, DT Christian, Jordan Silk, Todd Murphy, Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Lloyd Pope
Sydney is expected to have dark and cloudy weather with chances of rain as per the weather forecasters. Rain might cause some disturbances in the match and bring DLS equation into consideration in this match.
Showground has a good balance between the bat and ball with something I the pitch for both of them. We can expect a good contest between the bat and ball with average scores around 160-170 runs in this match.
Both captains might opt to bowl first as the rain and DLS equation might make their appearance in this match. Chasing will be safe option in these weather conditions especially.
Sydney Thunder has one of the most complete playing XIs with quality top-4 batters followed by all-rounders in the middle order and an experienced and able pace and spin bowling combination. Sydney Sixers have been on a roll with a flurry of victories in the matches played so far. Their batting and bowling attacks are firing in unison. We expect Sydney Sixers to win this match and continue their good showing in this season.
SYDNEY SIXERS will win the match
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