BBL 2018-19, Match 8, Thunder vs Sixers, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket

BBL 2018-19, Match 8: Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Sydney Thunder is expected to clinch this Sydney Derby due to better depth in their line-up compared to the Sixers.

Jason Sangha
Jason Sangha. (Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

The Showground Stadium in Sydney will host the BBL Sydney Derby on Monday after the WBBL game between the Sydney Thunder and the Hobart Hurricanes. Both Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder won their respective first match of the season. Interestingly, it was the middle-order partnerships of both the sides made the difference despite being lighter with the batting. Both the teams have enough depth and variety in the bowling to restrict the oppositions.

Sixers recovered from 30/3 thanks to a 124-run 4th wicket stand between Daniel Hughes and Jordan Silk against Perth Scorchers. For Thunder, Jason Sangha starred with an unbeaten 63 to become the youngest player to score a fifty in the Big Bash League history. He put on 77 runs with Daniel Sams in only 6.5 overs to take team’s total past 180 against the Melbourne Stars. The Sixers face scare of missing Moises Henriques suffered a calf pain in the previous match.

Match Details:

The 8th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) will be played between Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers at the Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney.

The match starts at 7:15 PM local time (8:15 AM GMT) (1:45 PM IST).

The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD. Streaming available on Sony Liv.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The average first innings score during the last BBL season was 168. The teams batting first won three games where they made 155+ and lost once where they failed to cross 150. This game will be the second of the doubleheader to be hosted by the Showground Stadium on Monday after the WBBL game between Sydney Thunder and Hobart Hurricanes.

Squads:

Sydney Thunder:

Shane Watson (C), Fawad Ahmed, Jos Buttler, Jono Cook, Callum Ferguson, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Sam Rainbird, Joe Root, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha.

Sydney Sixers:

Moises Henriques (C), Sean Abbott, Justin Avendano, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Dan Fallins, Dan Hughes, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Jordan Silk.

Probable XI:

Sydney Thunder:

Shane Watson (C), Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Callum Ferguson, Jason Sangha, Matthew Gilkes/Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Sam Rainbird, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Fawad Ahmed.

Sydney Sixers:

Moises Henriques (C), Jack Edwards, Joe Denly, Dan Hughes, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Tom Curran, Steve O’Keefe, Dan Fallins/Lloyd Pope.

Power Picks:

Sixers have promoted young Jack Edwards to open the innings. The all-rounder has attacking instincts which he exhibited during the JLT One-Day Cup and even became the youngest centurion in the history of the tournament. Edwards started positively in the previous game before his innings was cut short.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Daniel Sams is someone who could contribute with both bat and ball. He had seen success in both the departments during JLT One-Day Cup which makes his ideal choice for a multiplier role. The likes of Jos Buttler, Shane Watson and Joe Denly are the other options for the multipliers.

Best Playing XI:

Jos Buttler, Shane Watson, Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Jason Sangha, Joe Denly, Daniel Sams, Steve O’Keefe, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Chris Green.

Risky Playing XI:

Josh Phillippe, Joe Root, Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards (C), Jason Sangha, Joe Denly, Daniel Sams (VC), Tom Curran, Fawad Ahmed, Ben Dwarshuis, Chris Green.

Expert Advice:

There are high chances that Sixers captain Moises Henriques could miss the Sydney Derby. He suffered calf pain in the game against Scorchers which did not let him take the field. He will undergo a late fitness test and Justin Avendano is his possible replacement.

Probable Winners:

Sydney Thunder is expected to clinch this Sydney Derby due to better depth in their line-up compared to the Sixers.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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