Both the team will be up against each other for the 2nd time in this season at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on 16th January. In the first encounter of both the teams, Sixers won it by 33 runs.
Sydney Sixers stands on the 3rd position in BBL points table with 4 wins in the 8 matches they played. Team lost their last match against the Scorchers, Daniel Hughes scored 36 runs in the match. Moises Henriques scored a quick knock of 38 runs with a strike rate of 181 and progressed the team total to 177. But bowlers were not on to the mark except Ben Manenti and Ben Dwarshuis who took 1 wicket each and were not much expensive. Team would expect a lot from James Vince and Moises Henriques to provide stability in the middle order and finish the innings also.
Lloyd Pope replacing Justin Avednano in the 13 men squad.
Players to watch out for: James Vince, Jordan Silk and Steve O’Keeffe
Melbourne Renegades currently stands on the 5th position in the BBL ladder with 4 wins in the 8 matches they played. Team will be in very low confidence as they lost their last match against the Heats by 101 runs and were bundled out for mere 91 runs. Bowlers were poor only Christian and Gurney can manage to take 2 wickets each. All other bowlers were very expensive. Batting also down lead the team only 2 players could manage to reach double-figure mark and were all-out with 13 balls to spare. Team will be expecting a lot from Tom Cooper and Mohammad Nabi in this match and will be looking to take revenge of the previous encounter, in which they lost.
Kane Richardson replaces Jon Holland in the 13 men squad.
Players to watch out for: Mohammad Nabi, Tom Cooper and Kane Richardson.
Head To Head
Match Played: 8
Sydney Sixers: 5
Melbourne Renegades: 3
Sydney Sixers: Daniel Hughes, Jack Edwards, Moises Henriques, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti.
Melbourne Renegades: Marcus Harris, Matthew Harvey, Sam Harper, Tom Cooper, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Beau Webster, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Harry Gurney.
My PlayerzPot XI
Wicket Keeper: Sam Harper
Batting: Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Marcus Harris and Moises Henriques.
All-Rounders: Daniel Christian, Mohammad Nabi and Tom Curran.
Bowlers: Kane Richardson, Steve O’Keefe and Sean Abbott.
Sydney Sixers have won the previous encounter and will be looking to repeat it at their home ground once again.