Cricket match date: 16th January 2019
Cricket match time: 01:45 pm IST
Cricket match location: Sydney Cricket Ground
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Big Bash League
Team A: Sydney Sixers
Team B: Melbourne Renegades
Team A Captain: Moises Henriques
Team B Captain: Tom Cooper
Cricket Match Preview:
Sydney Sixers are at number three position on the points table despite the loss in their previous game of cricket against Perth Scorchers. Melbourne Renegades on the other hand are still at number 5 position on the points table despite a big loss against Brisbane Heat in their eight game of cricket. However, with the resurgence of Heat and Perth Scorchers both the teams cannot expect to stay at their respective positions.
Sydney Sixers to their credit produced a good performance with the bat as they scored 177 runs while batting first against a good bowling attack of Perth Scorchers. Though none of their batsmen went ahead and scored a half century, each one of their batsmen contributed and helped them reach a good score.
The problem, however, was their toothless bowling which was feasted on by Perth’s batting. Cameron Bancroft’s knock of 87 off just 61 deliveries simply put Sixers out of the game of cricket. Unfortunately for Sixers none of the bowlers managed to pick up wickets which could have helped them win the game of cricket.
Renegades had even a worse cricket game than Sixers as they saw Brisbane Heat’s top three dynamic batsmen coming to party and put on a huge score of 192 runs while batting first. Their bowlers failed to put on any pressure on Heat’s batting and that would have disappointed them a great deal.
Even more disappointing aspect was their batting which led to the second biggest loss in the history of Big Bash League. They were dismissed for a low score of 91 runs in 17 overs and that has really dented their net run rate. With tournament being so closely fought that could prove to be a big factor later in the cricket league.
Cricket Match Information:
Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades both had a loss in their last cricket game. The losses were of different nature for both the cricket teams but considering the stage where the league has reached now both the teams would like to quickly move on from their losses. As of now, while Sydney Sixers are at number three spot on points table, Melbourne Renegades are at number five position.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Sydney Sixers are still pretty well placed at the moment on the points table. Despite the loss in their last cricket game our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played in their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Sydney Sixers’ playing XI:
- JL Denly
- Daniel Hughes
- Moises Henriques
- J Avendano
- Josh Philippe
- Tom Curran
- Stephen O’Keefe
- JC Silk
- Sean Abbott
- Ben Dwarshuis
- BAD Manenti
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Melbourne Renegades had a fantastic start to the tournament. However, they came second in the game of cricket against the Sydney Sixers. Since then they have been struggling in the tournament. They however, managed to win their last couple of games of cricket only to be defeated by a massive margin against Brisbane Heat. Our prediction is of same playing eleven as their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Melbourne Renegades’ playing XI:
- Marcus Harris
- SB Harper
- BJ Webster
- TLW Cooper
- MW Harvey
- Dan Christian
- Mohammad Nabi
- JD Wildermuth
- CJ Boyce
- JM Mennie
- Usman Shinwari
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Marcus Harris looked good in the last T20 cricket game. He was part of Australian test cricket team so the transition from longer format of the cricket game to shortest format would not have been easier. Our prediction is to expect a good knock from him in this game of cricket.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
Sydney Cricket Ground recently saw Australia put on a big total of 288 runs while batting first against India. India in reply were restricted to 254 runs so the pitch had fair number of runs. Our prediction is of a good score by both the cricket teams. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Melbourne Renegades will begin the game of cricket as the favorites. Despite the loss in their previous cricket game they have better balance than the home cricket side. Hence, our prediction is of Melbourne Renegades win.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
Marcus Harris (MR) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Usman Shinwari (MR) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
Mohammad Nabi (MR)
Sydney Sixers – 1.83
Melbourne Renegades – 1.86
*odds may change anytime