Cricket Match Information:
Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers will be the next cricket game of the season for Renegades and Sixers. The defending champions, Melbourne Renegades, have not had the most auspicious start in this season as they have succumbed to four consecutive defeats. Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, have been good with three wins out of five cricket games. Our expert prediction is of a good game of cricket with an advantage to Sydney Sixers.
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 1:40 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 02.01.2020
- Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
- Weather: Pleasant, Temperature: 26 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Melbourne Renegades
- Team B: Sydney Sixers
- Team A Captain: Aaron Finch
- Team B Captain: Moises Henriques
The defending champions, Melbourne Renegades, will play their fifth cricket game of the season. They are being led by Aaron Finch this year as well. Finch led his side to the title win last year.
Renegades have a new coach this season in Michael Klinger who has replaced Andrew McDonald. Renegades have not gotten off to a great start this season. They have lost all their cricket games so far and are under pressure to turn around the campaign soon.
Due to four back-to-back losses, the team is likely to undergo some changes to their lineup.
Here is our prediction of Melbourne Renegades’ playing XI:
- Aaron Finch
- Shaun Marsh
- Dan Christian
- Kane Richardson
- Harry Gurney
- BJ Webster
- SB Harper
- Tom Cooper
- RJ Gleeson
- CJ Boyce
- Marcus Harris
Sydney Sixers are being led by Moises Henriques in this season. They are currently well placed on the points table at the fourth position with three wins out of five cricket games.
Sixers were part of the thrilling contest in the last game against Sydney Thunder. Sixers ended up on the right side of the result as they won the super over encounter. Sixers need to chase down a total of 149 runs, which they could not overhaul. However, they managed to tie the game courtesy of the brilliance of Tom Curran, who scored 35 runs off just 17 balls.
Curran then managed to defend the super over through his bowling and helped Sixers get points on the board.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Sydney Sixers’ playing XI:
- DP Hughes
- JR Philippe
- JM Vince
- MC Henriques
- JC Silk
- H Kerr
- TK Curran
- SA Abbott
- BJ Dwarshuis
- Jackson Bird
- L Pope
Expert Prediction: MR vs SS
The ninth season of Big Bash League is underway. Slowly, the tournament has gained momentum and sides have already played a handful of cricket games. The next game is going to be played between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers. Renegades really need to step up and start winning soon, otherwise, they will be left far behind other teams.
This year the tournament will be played over a period of 42 days and a total number of five teams will have the chance to qualify for the finals, instead of the usual four teams.
As per the new format, the teams finishing in the top two will be rewarded for their consistency, unlike in previous seasons. While the winner of the ‘qualifier’ played between the top two teams will reach the final straightaway, the loser will play the ‘challenger’ against the winner of the ‘knockout’ which is going to be played between the side that finished third and winner of the ‘eliminator’.
The Eliminator is a newly introduced knockout feature, which will be played between the teams finishing at number fourth and fifth on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament.
In the last five encounters between Renegades and Sixers, Renegades have been the winner on three occasions while Sixers have won two cricket matches.
Our prediction is of a win for Sydney Sixers. They are a more confident unit at the moment compared to Renegades, who are currently reeling from three back-to-back losses.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will definitely look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – Sydney Sixers
Top Batsman – Aaron Finch (MR), JR Philippe (SS)
Top Bowler – Cameron Boyce (MR), Tom Curran (SS)
Most Sixes – Aaron Finch (MR), JR Philippe (SS)
Man of the Match – JR Philippe (SS)
Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Renegades (140+), Sydney Sixers Strikers (160+)
Our Official Partner Odds for Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers
Melbourne Renegades – 1.71
Sydney Sixers – 1.95
*odds may change anytime