Fantasy Cricket Tips:
There isn’t much at stake in this match in the context of qualification. The Sixers will surely finish in the top five whereas the Melbourne Renegades have no chance of making the playoffs.
The Sixers would want to win this game so that they can have a chance of finishing at number two and get two chances for the final. The Renegades, on the other hand, will be hoping to end this dismal campaign on a high. Steve Smith made his comeback for the Sixers in the previous game, so that is something to look out for.
Other than that, there is nothing much to look out for but if the Renegades step up then it could be a good contest.
The temperature will hover in the mid and with a chance of scattered showers on the 25th of January.
A lot of domestic T20s have been played at this venue. Out of the 39 T20s, the team batting first has won 17 games and the team batting second 21.
The average score batting first is 155 and the highest score at this venue is 209/4 by the Brisbane Heat.
Injury and Availability News:
Now that the ODI series against India is completed all the Australian players might be available. Steve Smith is back to play for the Sydney Sixers.
Probable Playing XIs:
Josh Phillippe (WK), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Steve Smith, Moises Henriques (C), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Jackson Bird, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshius, Nathan Lyon
Bench – Llyod Pope, Mickey Edwards, Daniel Fallins, Sean Abbot
Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris, Sam Harper (WK), Beau Webster, Daniel Christian, Mohammad Nabi, Samit Patel, Will Sutherland, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Andrew Fekete
Bench – Zak Evans, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Harry Gurney, Tom Cooper
Shaun Marsh is consistently scoring runs so he could be one of the top picks. Along with Marsh, Smith, and Henriques could be good options in the batting department. Among the bowlers, the spinners would enjoy bowling at the SCG.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, Moises Henriques
Vice-Captain – Steve Smith, Tom Curran, Beau Webster
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josh Phillippe
Batsmen – Shaun Marsh (C), Beau Webster James Vince, Steve Smith
All-rounders – Moises Henriques (VC), Mohammad Nabi, Samit Patel
Bowlers – Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird, Cameron Boyce
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sam Harper
Batsmen – Steve Smith (C), Shaun Marsh, Moises Henriques, Marcus Harris
All-rounders – Mohammad Nabi (VC), Dan Christian, Tom Curran
Bowlers – Ben Laughlin, Nathan Lyon, Mitchell Swepson
Expert Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips:
The pitch at SCG favors the spinners, so you could fill your team with spinners from both the teams. The likes of Lyon, Nabi and Boyce would enjoy bowling there. Steve Smith and Shaun Marsh who are good players of spin could be picked in your team. Among the pacers, Bird and Dwarshius can be good options.
Looking at the current form, the Sixers start as the favorites and it would be surprising if they don’t defeat the Renegades.
The 52nd match of the Big Bash League will take place between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades at the Sydney Cricket Ground on the 25th of January.
The match starts at 10:10 PM IST (01:40 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.