Cricket match date: 29th December 2018
Cricket match time: 01:30 pm IST
Cricket match location: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Big Bash League
Team A: Melbourne Renegades
Team B: Sydney Sixers
Team A Captain: TLW Cooper
Team B Captain: Moises Henriques
Cricket Match Preview:
The Big Bash League is now slowly reaching the mid-stage of the tournament. Most of the sides have already played at least a couple of games of cricket. Most of the sides now have a better understanding of their conditions as well as their combinations.
Melbourne Renegades are among those sides who have got their combinations right in both cricket games they have played so far. They remain as one of those sides in the league who have managed to win the game of cricket by chasing the big score successfully. They chased down the total set by Adelaide Strikers of 174 runs in 19.1 overs with 5 wickets remaining.
On the other hand, Sydney Sixers, led by Moises Henriques, successfully defended their total against Perth Scorchers in their first game of cricket. It was due to Sean Abbot’s fantastic execution of plans in that game that enabled Sixers to come out as a victor. In their second game of cricket, however, they were beaten by the fantastic knock of Jos Butler and a good spell of bowling by Fawad Ahmed.
Melbourne Renegades also showed their bowling capabilities in their second game of cricket against Perth Scorchers. They dismissed Perth for a low score of 103 runs. Perth have one of the best bowling lineups in the league and to dismiss them for such a score would have sent the ominous signs to the rest of the teams in the cricket league.
Sydney Sixers will be looking to improve their performance against Sydney Thunder. While their all-rounder, Tom Curran, has been one of their biggest positives, they would like their openers to get back into runs. It is important to not fall behind other teams at this stage of the league hence, this game of cricket is of great importance to Sixers.
Cricket Match Information:
Melbourne Renegades will take on Sydney Sixers in their third game of cricket. They have been unbeaten so far in the tournament, whereas Sixers have won one and lost one game of cricket. Renegades have beaten Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers so far in the tournament, while Sydney Sixers have defeated Perth Scorchers as well and got beaten against Sydney Thunder.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Melbourne Renegades have had a fantastic start in the tournament. They are being led by TLW Cooper in the absence of Aaron Finch in this league as he is on Australia international duty at the moment. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven as their last game of cricket.
Here is our prediction of Melbourne Renegades’ playing XI:
- Cameron White
- SB Harper
- TP Ludeman
- TLW Cooper
- KR Smith
- Dan Christian
- Mohammad Nabi
- JD Wildermuth
- CJ Boyce
- KW Richardson
- Usman Shinwari
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Sydney Sixers will be led by Moises Henriques in this edition of the cricket tournament. They were led by Johan Botha last time around. After winning the first game of cricket, they lost their second cricket game against Sydney Thunder. Our prediction is they will go with the same playing eleven as their last game of cricket.
Here is our prediction of Sydney Sixers’ playing XI:
- JL Denly
- Daniel Hughes
- Moises Henriques
- J Edwards
- Josh Philippe
- Tom Curran
- Stephen O’Keefe
- Lloyd Pope
- Sean Abbott
- Ben Dwarshuis
- Jordan Silk
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Mohammad Nabi was the star performer for Renegades in the game of cricket against Adelaide Strikers. His hitting ability under pressure was fantastic to see and more of the same will be needed in the rest of the tournament. Our prediction is of a great performance from him in the next cricket game as well.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
In the previous game of cricket played here, 16 wickets fell in the game and the highest score by the team was 107 runs. Our prediction is of slightly better performances from the teams and a score of around 140 might prove to be a match-winning one.
Melbourne Renegades will begin the game of cricket as the favourites. They have won their games in a more convincing manner so far hence, our prediction is of a Renegades’ victory.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
TLW Cooper (MR) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Mohammad Nabi (MR) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Mohammad Nabi (MR)
Melbourne Renegades – 1.66
Sydney Sixers – 2.00
*odds may change anytime