It’s a vital match coming this weekend as Sydney Thunder will take on Sydney Sixers in another episode of Sydney derby. Thunder is currently struggling with their current form and standing, while a win in this match will pave way to Sixer’s playoffs ticket. You can show your support and win at the same time by registering an account at 12BET Sportsbook. Plus, lots and lots of rewards will be given away.
Venue: Spotless Stadium, Sydney
Date and Time: Saturday, January 18, 2020, 3:25 PM (GMT+8)
Callum Ferguson’s side will enter this game on the back of a disappointing loss to the Renegades by 12 runs under the DLS method and find themselves on the 6th place of the table with 9 points in 9 games, having won 4 and lost to 5. Their win to Hobart Hurricanes 166/6 (19.4) 166 – 162/6 (20.0) 162 at home is their only win the last 5 matches they played in the league and also their only win at home in their last 5 home games, having lost to the other 4 of each of these games. The pressure is on for Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja while they still try to make some changes in the batting department as they are the ones who will head the team into success or failure.
Possible XI: Khawaja, Hales, Ferguson (C), Ross, Lenton(WK), Morris, Sams, Cook, McAndrew/Nair, Bowe and Doggett.
Despite Moises Henriques’ side lost to Melbourne Stars 219/1 (20.0) 219 – 175/7 (20.0) 175, they remain the team standing on the 2nd place of the table with 13 points from 10 games, having won 6 and lost to 3. They have won 2 of their last 5 away games and loss 2, while they have won 3 of their last 5 games, lost to 1 and abandoned 1. The big win over current BBL champions Adelaide Strikers, chased down the 124 set for them, claiming an eight-wicket win made them a potential underdog in league. . A win to this game would take them close to a berth in the playoffs.
Possible XI: Philippe (WK), Hughes, Vince, Henriques (C), Silk, Curran, Avendano, Bird, Dwarshuis, O’Keefe and Lyon.
Sydney Sixers have won 6 of their last 11 matches against Sydney Thunder who only managed to win in 5 matches.
Prediction: Sydney Sixers will win the Game
Sydney Thunder 1.97 – Sydney Stars 1.85
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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