The Sydney Sixers have had an impressive run in the ongoing BBL. After losing to the Hobart Hurricanes in their first game, Daniel Hughes and Co have managed to garner three victories on the trot and are sitting on top of the points table with a decent net run rate of 2.119.
Their next match is against the Melbourne Renegades on Tuesday, December 29 at the Carrara Oval in Queensland. At the same venue, the Sixers chased down 194 courtesy their captain’s 51-ball 96 and they should be high on confidence.
Even on the head-to-head count with the Renegades, the Sixers are leading by 8-5. For the Renegades, the journey hasn’t been a happy one. With the worst net run rate of -2.482, they are placed at the seventh spot.
Pitch and Conditions
The pitch at the Carrara Oval turned out to be a batsman’s paradise the other night as both Melbourne Stars and Sixers entertained the fans with some big-hitting. Chasing should be the way forward even though the Renegades have failed at it twice.
The temperature will be around the 28 degrees Celsius mark with the humidity in the high-50s. There will be 99 per cent cloud cover.
Average first-innings score
193 (1 unaffected match in BBL 2020-21)
Record of the chasing teams
Won – 1; Lost – 0
Playing Combinations for REN vs SIX
Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch (C), Sam Harper (WK), Rilee Rossouw, Beau Webster, Mohammad Nabi, Imad Wasim, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Zak Evans, Peter Hatzoglou
Bench– Jake Fraser-McGurk, Josh Lalor, Noor Ahmad, Mackenzie Harvey, Brody Couch, Jon Holland, Mitchell Perry, Benny Howell, Jack Prestwidge
Josh Philippe (WK), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (C), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’Keefe, Gurinder Sandhu/Jackson Bird
Bench– Justin Avendano, Nicholas Bertus, Lloyd Pope, Thomas Rogers, Ben Manenti, Gurinder Sandhu/Jackson Bird, Hayden Kerr
Probable Top Performers for REN vs SIX
Aaron Finch– Melbourne Renegades
Aaron Finch has been a vital cog in the Renegades’ setup for quite a few seasons. But in the ongoing edition, he hasn’t quite been at his very best. Though he has hit eight fours and two sixes, he is yet to show consistency.
In three matches, the Victorian has 67 runs at an average and strike-rate of 22.33 and 128.84 respectively. With his team in dire straits, the captain has to come to the party.
Daniel Hughes– Sydney Sixers
Daniel Hughes is in riveting form as is the highest run-scorer for the Sixers thus far in the tournament. In four matches, the left-hander has 183 runs at an average and strike-rate of 61 and 144.09 respectively.
In the last game against the Stars, he showed nerves of steel and guided his team to the brink of victory before he got out of Glenn Maxwell in the final over of the run-chase.
Match timings – 05:10 PM local time, 12:40 PM IST
TV – Sony Ten Network
Live Streaming – Sony LIV
The prediction is for Sydney Sixers to win the match.
Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned, and make your own decision.
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