The 52nd match of the 2019-20 Big Bash League will be played between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
The match starts at 3:40 PM local time (04:40 AM GMT) (10:10 AM IST). This match will be live on Sony TEN 3 and Sony TEN 3 HD. Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV.
Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
Sydney Sixers are currently ranked 2nd in the points table with 17 ratings. They have won back to back two games and would be eager to continue with their top-notch form in the next match against Melbourne Renegades. It will be a crucial game for the Sixers if they want to retain their position at the end of the league stage of BBL 2019-20. Josh Philippe is in impressive form with the bat in the ongoing tournament and he is currently the leading run-scorer for Sixers. Meanwhile, their seaming all-rounder Tom Curran has played a significant role with his brilliant performances for his side.
Melbourne Renegades have already been ruled out of the tournament. However, they will have an opportunity to come and play with a free mind. They will certainly be a threat as they won their two out of their last three games. Renegades will bank on returning Aaron Finch and Beau Webster in the upcoming match. The duo has contributed well with the bat in this season for their side and the same will be expected from them against Sydney Sixers.
Unfortunately, the chances of rain are quite high with precipitation of 78% on the match day. The wind is expected to blow at a rate of 18 km/hr to 22 km/hr. Meanwhile, the temperature will deviate between 24 and 26 Degree Celsius throughout the day according to Accuweather.
The pitch at the SCG will offer a stiff battle between bat and ball. The fast bowlers will get a lot of help from the wicket as well as some swing due to the windy conditions. Meanwhile, the batters will have to get settled before smashing the fast bowlers all across the park. Also, the side winning the toss will look to bat first as far as the trends of the tournament are concerned at this venue.
Average first innings score:– 125 [In the 4 completed games at the venue this season]
Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 2
Injury and Availability News
Sydney Sixers have opted for one change from the squad that defeated Brisbane Heat. Josh Hazlewood comes in for Ben Manenti for the final league game against Melbourne Renegades.
Captain Aaron Finch and paceman Kane Richardson, Brayden Stepien and Zak Evans have been included in the 13-man squad for the clash against Sixers. Meanwhile, Shaun Marsh has been ruled out due to a hamstring injury. Jake Fraser-McGurk, Marcus Harris and Andrew Fekete are also among the ones that have been excluded from the Renegades squad.
Probable Playing XIs
Josh Philippe (WK), Daniel Hughes, Steve Smith, James Vince, Moises Henriques (C), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Steven O’Keefe/Josh Hazlewood, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Nathan Lyon.
Bench – Steven O’Keefe/Josh Hazelwood, Lloyd Pope
Aaron Finch (C), Beau Webster, Brayden Stepien (WK), Daniel Christian, Samit Patel, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Zak Evans/Tom Cooper, Jack Wildermuth, Kane Richardson
Bench: Zak Evans/Tom Cooper, Nathan McSweeney
Moises Henriques and James Vince are in good form in the ongoing tournament. The former has scored 242 runs whereas the latter has mustered 287 runs in the ongoing tournament. They will be an obvious pick in any Dream11 Fantasy Side. Tom Curran and Cameron Boyce will also play an important role in the upcoming clash between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Steve Smith, Moises Henriques, Beau Webster
Vice-Captain – Aaron Finch, Josh Phillippe, Tom Curran
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josh Phillippe (C)
Batters – Steven Smith, James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Aaron Finch (VC), Beau Webster
All-Rounders- Moises Henriques, Tom Curran
Bowler- Ben Dwarshius, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josh Phillippe, Brayden Stepien
Batters – Steven Smith (C), Daniel Hughes, Beau Webster (VC)
All-Rounders- Tom Curran, Samit Patel, Mohammad Nabi
Bowler- Jackson Bird, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce
Aaron Finch joined Renegades after a brilliant ODI series against India. He looked in good form with the bat and the Aussie international will look to replicate his form in the upcoming game as well.
Melbourne Renegades can opt for some surprising changes in the playing XI as they have already been ruled out from the race to qualify for the semi-finals. So, it will be fruitful to wait for the confirmed team for the upcoming match.
Sydney Sixers are expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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