Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Tips for the Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder game:
The two franchises from Australia’s big city, Sydney will lock horns with each other in the first Sydney derby of this year’s Big Bash League. In the last five Sydney derbies of the BBL, Sydney Sixers won two matches while Thunder prevailed in the other three games.
Talking about their last encounter, the Sixers mauled their city rivals as they crushed them by 9 wickets. The Sydney Cricket Ground fans will expect to see a more competitive encounter this time around.
Shifting our focus to the individual stars who will be in action during this game, James Vince and Josh Philippe will have the onus of scoring the runs for Sydney Sixers while Sydney Thunder will expect Daniel Sams and Arjun Nair to keep a check on the run flow.
The temperature will hover in the range of 28-30 degrees Celsius with 0% chance of rain on the 28th of December.
The average first innings score of the T20 matches played at the Sydney Cricket Ground this year is 150. Over the last decade, the teams batting second have won more matches than the team batting first.
Injury and Availability News:
The members of the Australian Test squad are playing the Boxing Day Test hence, they will miss the match.
Probable Playing XIs:
Josh Philippe (WK), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques (C), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Hayden Kerr, Benjamin Maneti, Jackson Bird
Bench – Justin Avendano, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Fallins, Llyod Pope.
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (C), Alex Ross, Matthew Gilkes (WK), Daniel Sams, Chris Morris, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook
Bench – Tanveer Sangha, Jason Sangha, Olivier Davies, Nathan McAndrew, Jay Lenton, Gurinder Sandhu
Josh Philippe will be the prime pick among the wicket-keeper batsmen. From the batsmen, Usman Khawaja and Callum Ferguson will be the players to watch out for. In the all-rounders’ section, the fantasy team owners should pick Daniel Sams ahead of Chris Morris while Sean Abbott is the best bowler playing in this match.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Usman Khawaja, Daniel Sams, Josh Philippe
Vice-Captain – Callum Ferguson, James Vince, Sean Abbott
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
Keepers – Josh Philippe
Batsmen – Usman Khawaja (C), James Vince, Callum Ferguson, Alex Hales
All-rounders – Daniel Sams, Tom Curran
Bowlers – Sean Abbott (VC), Chris Green, Ben Dwarshuis, Benjamin Maneti
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
Keepers – Josh Philippe (C)
Batsmen – Callum Ferguson (VC), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Alex Ross
All-rounders – Chris Morris, Moises Henriques
Bowlers – Sean Abbott, Arjun Nair, Jonathan Cook, Chris Green
Expert Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips:
Tom Curran can be a risky pick despite his magnificent performance in the previous match. Avoiding him as the team captain will be a good decision while Usman Khawaja can score a lot of points for Sydney Thunder. Chris Green can be the wildcard pick while Moises Henriques would look to return to form against his Sydney rivals.
Sydney Sixers will start as the favourites as they had decimated Perth Scorchers in the last game. On the other hand, Thunders have not played a match since a long time hence, they may take time before playing at their best.
The fourteenth match of the Big Bash League will take place between Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney on the 28th of December.
The match starts at 1:40 PM IST (19:10 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.