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Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder, Match 48

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Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder, Match 48

Match: Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder

Date: 22nd January 2021

Place (venue): Adelaide Oval.

Tournament: Big Bash League 2020

Format: Twenty20

Caption: Can Sydney Sixers continue their dominance in the league against Sydney Thunder on Friday?

Key Stats:

  • Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder, both have played 18 matches against each other, out of which Sydney Sixers have won 12 matches and Sydney Thunder have won 6 only,
  • Josh Philippe is the current leading scorer of the tournament who has scored 337 runs from 10 games while for Sydney Thunder, Alex Hales is the second leading run-scorer of the tournament who has scored 323 runs from 10 matches.
  • In the last 5 encounters, Sydney Sixers have won 3 matches while Sydney Thunder have won 2 matches.

Match Preview

This is the 48th match of the season going to play at Adelaide Oval, on Friday between Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder. Both teams have started their campaigns well and they are in good form, will like to continue that momentum on Friday at Adelaide Oval also.

Currently, Sydney Sixers have lost just 3 matches from 10 games and they are in 1st place in the points table with 29 points. On the other hand, Sydney Thunder have won 6 matches and they have lost 4 matches out of a total of 10 games and are in 2nd place in the points table. 

This match will be important for both sides as both teams will be looking for booking the top 2 spots in the top 5 in the tournament, which might turn Friday’s game into a thriller one.

Sydney Sixers Preview:

Sydney Sixers have started their campaign with good form and continued that momentum in the second half of the tournament. They have won 7 matches out of 10 they have played and currently in first place in the points table.

The team is looking well balanced in all fields and have performed according to that so far in the tournament. They have won their last game against Sydney by 5 wickets. Steve O’Keefe bowled brilliantly and picked up 3 wickets for 15 runs in his spell of 4 overs. While during the chase, Josh Philippe delivered a superb knock of 64 runs from 36 balls only.

Currently, Josh Philippe is the highest run-getter in the tournament and scored 337 runs so far in 10 games. Also, experience all-rounders Dan Christian and Carlos Brathwaite have performed well in different conditions for the team. Steve O’Keefe managed to take 13 wickets from his 9 games so far.

The overall team is looking excellent in all fields and they will be looking to continue that at Adelaide Oval on Friday.

Key players for SS: 

Name (Batsman) Matches Runs Average
Josh Philippe 10 337 33.7
DP Hughes 10 271 27.1
Name (Bowler) Matches Wickets Economy
SNJ O’Keefe 9 13 6.50
CR Brathwaite 10 11 7.53

Sydney Sixers Probable Playing XI:

Jack Edwards/Justin Avendano, Josh Philippe(wk), James Vince, Daniel Hughes(c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Steve O’Keefe, Jackson Bird, Jake Ball, Lloyd Pope.

Sydney Thunder Preview:

Sydney Thunder have started their campaign with good form as they have won 6 matches out of the 10 they have played and currently in second place in the points table. They lost their previous game against Sydney Sixers.

Thunder scored 166 runs on the board against Sixers with the help of Alex Hale’s 54 from 33 balls and Daniel Sam’s attacking 50 in 37 balls. But they were not on the marks in the bowling department as Sydney Sixers easily chased down the target. Sam’s again managed to pick up 2 wickets and showed his all-round performance again in the match.

Currently, Alex Hales in the opening order is in good form for the Thunders and scored 323 runs from 10 matches. To help him, captain Callum Ferguson also scored 247 runs from 10 matches. Daniel Sams also is a key player for the team and delivered some all-around performances so far. Spinner, T Sangha had a wonderful season and he picked up 16 wickets from 10 matches only.

The overall team is looking strong in all fields and they will be looking for securing that second spot in the points table.

Top players for ST:

Name (Batsman) Matches Runs Average
Alex Hales 10 323 32.3
CJ Ferguson 10 247 24.7
Name (Bowler) Matches Wickets Economy
T Sangha 10 16 7.44
CJ Green 9 12 8.64

Sydney Thunder Probable Playing XI:

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(c), Sam Billings(wk), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Jonathan Cook/CJ Green, T Sangha.

Venue

The venue for this match is Adelaide Oval. This picturesque ground has a capacity of 50,000. It is one of the most famous grounds in Australia which has conducted many famous International as well as domestic games.

Toss Info

The ground has conducted just 5 T20I games and offers an advantage equally to batsmen as well as bowlers. The team who has batted first won 2 games and the team who bowled the first won 3 game too. It will be good for the team to win the toss and choose to ball first on this ground.

Pitch and Weather Report

The weather is clear on match day and there is a 0% chance of precipitation. The maximum and minimum temperature of the ground will be in the range of 29°C-18°C respectively.

Our Prediction

By looking at both teams and their current form, both teams have good squads and both have performed well so far in the tournament. But in terms of the batting department, Sydney Sixers have an upper hand over Sydney Thunder. Also, Sixers’ all-rounders, Carlos Brathwaite, and Dan Christian’s experience is the key source of a win for the team.

We predict that the Sydney Sixers will defeat Sydney Thunders.

Disclaimer: Our match previews are fully researched but as per the nature of the game, anything is possible on the match day. Also, both teams have their next matches on 16th and 18th January as Sixers will be going to face Perth Scorchers on 16th and Thunder will be facing Hobart Hurricanes on 18th January, so the statistical data will going to change. You are advised to decide for yourself when betting on a team. Thanks.

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