Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades Today Match Prediction


Modified Jan 1, 2022 1:14 PM IST

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The Sydney Sixers will face off against the Melbourne Renegades in the 30th match of the Big Bash League 2021. The Sydney Sixers are on enrollment in the contest so far. They are posing at the top of the table, with 21 points to their name. They conquered Brisbane Heat in their last game in a nail-biting competition. Batting first, the Heat batters floundered to adapt to the conditions as they were bundled out on 105.

The Sixers didn’t have the best of starts, failing four entrances inside the powerplay, but Sean Abbott and Ben Dwarshuis put up a substantial collaboration, in the end, to drive them home on the last ball, beating the game by two wickets. Sean Abbott starred with the ball, gathering up four wickets as it enabled them to sweep up the Heat on 105. Sean Abbott and Ben Dwarshuis stayed unbeaten on 37 and 23 respectively to support their side chase down the total on the last ball.

The Melbourne Renegades are laboring in the match. They are declining at the bottom of the table with five points to their name. They sorrowed a serious defeat against Hobart Hurricanes in their earlier game. On the back of a century from Ben McDermott, the Hurricanes assigned 206 on the board. Sam Harper of Renegades fulfilled a fifty at the top of the order but the other batters fell to donate as they were struck over on 121, losing the game by 85 runs.

Match Details

Match:  Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 30, Big Bash League 2021

Date: January 1, 2021, Saturday

Time: 02:00 PM IST

Venue: International Sports Stadium, Coffs Harbour

Weather Report

The temperature in Sydney is anticipated to drift between 18 to 23 degrees Celsius. We might notice rain interruptions during the game as there is a heavy chance of rain predicted on Saturday.

Pitch Report

The pitch at International Sports Stadium is a flat track. The ball comes pleasingly onto the bat and the batters can play their strokes freely. The pitch won’t change much as the game advances.

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing 11

Sydney Sixers Playing 11

Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, Shadab Khan, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope

Melbourne Renegades Playing 11

Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Mackenzie Harvey, Jake Fraser, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, Jack Prestwidge, James Pattinson, Kane Richardson, Reece Topley, Zahir Khan

Key Player

Sam Harper

Sam Harper looks a separate batter when he extends the innings for Renegades. In 6 matches in this competition, he has achieved 167 runs at an average of 33.4, with the most elevated score of 57. The keeper-batter struck 57 from 33 balls in the Renegades’ heavy beating to Hobart Hurricanes. He is averaging 33.40 in the game.

Kane Richardson

Kane Richardson has reaped up the most wickets for Renegades in this competition. In 5 matches, he has scalped 9 wickets at an economizing of 9.36, with the best formations of 4 for 32.

Team News

  • Steve O’Keefe should yield to the Sydney Sixers XI for this match after recuperating from a muscle injury maintained earlier in December. He will connect with Pakistan’s Shadab Khan who made his debut in the earlier match to make a powerful spin attack.
  • Skipper Nic Maddison has been reached up as a shelter for the Australia Test team forward of the Sydney Test Match and will not be unrestricted for this match. Kane Richardson will deputise as the leader and be hoping that he can help turn the fortunes of the side around.

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades Match Tips

The Sixers won a thriller of a contest against the Heat in their previous fixture whereas the Renegades lost to the Hurricanes in their last game. The Renegades ought to be on their toes to question the defending champs in their forthcoming fixture.

Sydney Sixers have the endearing momentum after them and we anticipate them to accept it forward by whipping the Melbourne Renegades on Saturday.

Today’s match prediction: Sydney Sixers to win the match