Melbourne Renegades are set to host Sydney Sixers at Marvel Stadium for this big 2nd semifinal clash. The result of the first semifinal is hard to digest as Hobart Hurricanes have been completely outplayed by the Stars. They were brilliant in the whole tournament but one moderate night has cost them the trophy.
Both teams have lost their previous matches in the league stages, so they are even in terms of momentum. Aaron Finch has led renegades well as they finished at 2nd position in the league table, his personal form will be very crucial in this knockout match as he is a big match player. On the other Hand Sixers Captain, Moises Henriques will need to use his international experience in this must-win encounter.
Both the teams have lost big players in this big semifinal encounter; Mohammad Nabi will not be available for this match as he has joined National team squad. It is a big blow to Renegades as he played a crucial role both with the bat and ball in tough situations. Cameron White will be the man who is likely to replace him.
Sixers have lost Allrounder Tom Curran and Llyod Pope from the squad and they are likely to replace by Ben Manenti and Justin Avendano. The loss of particularly Tom Curran will hurt them as he was providing the all-round balance to the team.
Key Players to watch:
Melbourne Renegades: Aaron Finch, Daniel Christian, Kane Richardson
Sydney Sixers: James Vince, Moises Henriques, Sean Abbott
Sydney Sixers: Daniel Hughes, Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Justin Avendano, Ben Manenti, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshius, Nathan Lyon.
Melbourne Renegades: Aaron Finch (c), Marcus Harris, Sam Harper (wk), Cameron White, Mackenzie Harvey, Tom Cooper, Daniel Christian, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Harry Gurney.
These semifinals have started very dramatically for all predictions pundits, but keeping all factors in mind Renegades have upper hand over sixers.