Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers is the 42nd match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 to be played at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney. This is the second Sydney derby match of the BBL 09 season.
Sydney Thunder has played very inconsistently in the BBL 09 season so far as their top players have performed way below-par. Meanwhile, Sydney Sixers has been one of the top teams of the BBL 09 season with their top players in very good form. In the first derby of the season, Sydney Sixers won at home in the super over so Sydney Thunder is looking to win the second derby of the season to have the honors even in Sydney for BBL 09.
At Sydney Showground Stadium, it is not easy to chase targets in the second innings due to the slower nature of the pitch in comparison to other grounds in Australia. So captain winning the toss generally decides to bat first. With the Big Bash betting tips from Bhaiji, you get more such information about cricket matches to do betting effectively.
Sydney Thunder hasn’t given top performances on a consistent basis in BBL 09 and that’s why they are in 6th position in league standings. In their 10 matches so far, they have won 4, lost 5 and other match was abandoned due to bad weather.
In their previous match, Sydney Thunder lost to the Melbourne Renegades on DLS method and it was the first win for the opposition in BBL 09. The bowling group of Sydney Thunder didn’t perform as a unit and conceded a very high score. Newest addition to the team, Liam Bowe bowled a good spell and kept his team in the match. With the bat, Sydney Thunder were poor, and only Alex Ross batted decently to take them close to the target.
With not many matches to finish the league round, Sydney Thunder has to win the Sydney derby today against Sydney Sixers to stay in the hunt for a playoff spot in BBL 09.
Players to watch out for Sydney Thunder are Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Alex Ross, and Liam Bowe.
Sydney Thunder Squad – Callum Ferguson ©, Oliver Davies, Matthew Gilkes (wk), Chris Morris (South Africa), Chris Green, Alex Hales (England), Chris Tremain, Brendan Doggett, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Liam Bowe, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Jay Lenton (wk), Alex Ross, Jono Cook, Usman Khawaja, Gurinder Sandhu, Liam Hatcher.
Sydney Sixers is in second place of the BBL 09 points table with top-quality performances right throughout the tournament. They have won 6 and lost 3 matches, and their previous match was a no result due to rain interruptions.
The match against Hobart Hurricanes lasted just under 7 overs for the Sydney Sixers. Although it wasn’t a positive outing for the top order batting of Sydney Sixers lost a couple of early wickets. The Sydney Sixers hasn’t won in their last two matches, so the captain Moises Henriques has to keep the team concentrated on the positive things and ensure that they can give their best performance in the upcoming match of BBL 09.
In the Sydney derby happening today, Sydney Sixers are looking to make it two wins in a row against Sydney Thunder, and get one step closer to the playoffs spot of BBL 09.
Players to watch out for Sydney Sixers are Moises Henriques, Lloyd Pope, Tom Curran, and Ben Dwarshuis.
Sydney Sixers Squad – Moises Henriques ©, Steve Smith, Tom Curran (England), Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope, James Vince (England), Stephen O’Keefe, Justin Avendano, Sean Abbott, Jack Edwards, Josh Philippe (wk), Nathan Lyon, Jordan Silk, Mickey Edwards, Dan Fallins, Daniel Hughes, Ben Dwarshuis, Josh Hazelwood, Ben Manenti, Hayden Kerr.
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