The Sydney Derby returns as Steve Smith and David Warner take each other on in a mini battle here. The upcoming game is crucial for Thunder, who broke their losing streak but still need to work a little to cement their chances of making the next round.
Date: January 21st 2023
Time: 1:35 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
The Weather at Sydney is pretty good for the upcoming game.
A flat track at Sydney is expected and batting second will be a better option.
Played- 22 | Sydney Sixers -15 | Sydney Thunder – 7 | No Result- 0 | Tie- 0
Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Steve Smith, Jordan Silk, Moises Henriques, Jack Edwards, Dan Christian, Hayden Kerr, Nathan Lyon, Steeve O Keefe, Sean Abbott
David Warner, Baxter Holt, Jason Sangha, Sam Whiteman, Oliver Davies, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Daniel Sams, Gurindher Sandhu, Brendan Doggett, Usman Qadir
Steve Smith has found his hands in T20 Cricket. He is in some commanding form and is nailing the openers role as he has started to find some decent scores and boundaries nicely.
With Sangha out, Chris Green has more responsibility on him. He is a pretty talented spinner who has not really got his dues up until now but with the spotlight likely to be on him more he could finally step up and out of the shadows.
The Sydney Sixers are known to historically be better at the Sydney Derby. They are going through a really good streak too. However, with Sydney Thunder needing a win badly, and with the likes of David Warner known to step-up in big games we could be in for a suprise.