Cricket Prediction – Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers – Big Bash League 18.01

Cricket Match Information:

Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers derby will take place in Sydney. This will be the second time that these two teams will clash with each other in this season. The first one was arguably the most exciting cricket game of the season so far. That game ended in a tie and then a super over took place which was won by Sydney Sixers. Our prediction is of another close game between the two sides. 

  • Tournament: Big Bash League
  • Cricket Match format: T20
  • Cricket match time: 1:40 pm IST
  • Cricket match date: 18.01.2020
  • Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium
  • Weather: Temperature: 23 degrees, Thunderstorms: 30% 
  • Team A: Sydney Thunder
  • Team B: Sydney Sixers
  • Team A Captain: Calum Ferguson
  • Team B Captain: Moises Henriques

Sydney Thunder

Sydney Thunder are being led by Callum Ferguson in this season. They are on a downward spiral currently with just four wins out of their ten cricket games. They began the season brightly but have faded away since then. They are currently placed on the sixth spot on the points table. 

They lost their last cricket game against Melbourne Renegades which had been winless until that game. Thunder let Renegades get to a total of 172 runs and then failed to chase down the total by 12 runs. The concern has been the form of Usman Khawaja, who has failed to get going in this season. 

Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game. 

Here is our prediction of Sydney Thunder’s playing XI:

  • Callum Ferguson
  • Usman Khawaja
  • Alex Hales
  • B Doggett
  • AI Ross
  • CH Morris
  • DR Sams
  • N McAndrew
  • JD Cook
  • JS Lenton
  • L Bowe

Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers are being led by Moises Henriques in this season. He did not lead the side in a couple of cricket games due to the birth of his child. 

Sydney Sixers have been good this season with six wins out of ten cricket games. They are currently well placed at the number two spot on the points table. They had a big loss against Perth Scorchers by a huge margin recently and would like to recover quickly from that loss. 

Englishmen Tom Curran and James Vince have been terrific for Sydney Sixers and been carrying the team on their shoulders. 

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
  • J Avendado
  • JC Silk
  • Moises Henriques
  • TK Curran
  • Steve O’Keefe
  • BJ Dwarshuis
  • Jackson Bird
  • L Pope

Expert Prediction: ST vs SS

After playing probably the match of the tournament, Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers will take on each other for the second time in this season. A lot has changed since then for both teams though, Thunder seem to have lost all the momentum since that game, whereas Sixers have continued their merry way. 

The best chance for Thunder would be to finish among the top five and hope to sneak to the playoffs. The Big Bash League has been changed as a format 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 the two sides, Thunder have been the winner on two occasions, whereas Sixers have been the winner on the other three occasions. 

The victory in the super over game showed that Sixers have all the luck on their side in this season. Hence, our prediction is of the win for Sydney Sixers in this cricket game. 


Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will 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 – Alex Hales (ST), DP Hughes (SS)

Top Bowler – Chris Morris (ST), Tom Curran (SS)

Most Sixes – Alex Hales (ST), DP Hughes (SS)

Man of the Match – DP Hughes (SS)

Team Scores Batting first – Sydney Thunder (150+), Sydney Sixers (170+)


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Sydney Thunder – 1.90

Sydney Sixers – 1.74

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