Big Bash League Predictions: Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers
January 2, 2020
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
The 29th match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will see 4th placed Sydney Sixers take on defending champions Melbourne Renegades on Thursday.
Host Melbourne Renegades will be desperate to break their winless streak when they take on Sydney Sixers in the 20th match of 2019-20 Big Bash League at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne on Thursday.
Aaron Finch-led unit will be looking to make changes to their playing XI for this home fixture. The batsmen will need to show more responsibility in order for defending champions Melbourne Renegades to end their losing streak in the competition.
On the other hand, Sydney Sixers managed to edge out Sydney Thunder via Super over. With this result, Sixers are currently lying in third position with 6 points to their name. Captain Moises Henriques will be hoping that the side can continue their winning streak in this contest.
Melbourne Renegades performance in Big Bash League:
Defending Champions Melbourne Renegades have now lost four matches in a row and will be keen to deliver a clinical performance against Sydney Sixers. The franchise is currently lying at the bottom of the league table and will be determined to do well in this fixture.
Wicket-keeper Sam Harper and Shaun Marsh failed to capitalize on their good starts in the last game.
Aaron Finch played well and scored 50 runs off 39 balls with the help of one four and one six. He is currently franchise’s leading run-scorer so far in this year’s competition with 157 runs at an average of 39.25.
Marcus Harris, Beau Webster, and Daniel Christian will be looking to deliver crucial scores for the side in this contest. In the previous game, Beau Webster fought valiantly and scored 37 runs off 26 balls with the help of two fours and two sixes.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Richard Gleeson, Kane Richardson, and Harry Gurney to provide crucial breakthroughs in this contest. Pacer Kane Richardson bowled well and claimed figures of 4 for 33 in his four overs.
Cameron Boyce also delivered a tidy spell and produced figures of 2 for 18 in his four overs.
Sydney Sixers performance in Big Bash League:
Sixers will be looking to claim the top spot in the league table against Melbourne Renegades, who have yet to open their account in the competition.
Tom Curran delivered a fantastic performance with bat and ball to help Sydney Sixers beat Sydney Thunder via Super-over in their last game.
Josh Phillipe and Hayden Kerr perished for low scores before Daniel Hughes and Moises Henriques led the fightback with a decent partnership.
It was largely due to Tom Curran’s late blitz that saw Sixers equal the scores and takes the game into Super over Eliminator. Tom Curran produced a quick-fire 35 off 17 balls with the help of five fours and one six.
Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers Predicted line-up:
Aaron Finch, Sam Harper (wk), Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Harry Gurney, Cameron Boyce, Richard Gleeson
Josh Philippe (wk), Hayden Kerr, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope
It will be the second of the five Big Bash League 2019-20 season to be played at Docklands Stadium, Melbourne.
Adelaide Strikers defended a total of 155 against Melbourne Renegades and won the match by 18 runs in the first match played at the venue this season.
Off the 7 games played at the venue during Big Bash League 2018-19, 4 were won by the team batting first and 3 were won by the team chasing the total.
138 was the average 1st inning score at the venue during Big Bash League 2018-19.
No T20I has been played at the venue so far.
BBL Match: Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers Prediction
- Josh Philippe has scored 140 runs in 5 innings and is the highest run getter for Sydney Sixers this season so far.
- Melbourne Renegades skipper Aaron Finch has scored 157 runs in 4 innings including 2 half centuries and is currently their leading run scorer this season.
- Sean Abbott has picked 11 wickets in 5 innings and is leading the bowling charts of Big Bash League 2019-20 so far.
- Kane Richardson has picked 8 wickets in 4 games and is currently the leading wicket taker for Melbourne Renegades this season.
- Each team have won 5 games off the 10 matches played between them so far.