BBL 7, Match 28, Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers – Match Predictions
Shane Watson and his boys will be hoping for a positive outcome tomorrow as well as they look to climb a few places in the points table.
Published - Jan 12, 2018 11:19 pm | Updated - Jan 12, 2018 11:19 pm
The stage is set for the Sydney Smash once again as the Thunder and the Sixers will be going head to head against each other for the second time in the on-going BBL season at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The last time happened, it was the very first game of the tournament and it had turned out to be an absolute crackerjack of a game.
It was the Sydney Thunder who had eventually finished on top with the young Arjun Nair holding his nerves in the latter stages of the game and doing the job for the team. Shane Watson and his boys will be hoping for a positive outcome tomorrow as well as they look to climb a few places in the points table.
Here’s what CricTracker predicts for the game
Scenario 1: Sydney Thunder win the toss
Toss Prediction: Thunder choose to bat first
First Innings Prediction: 170-180
Result Prediction: Sydney Thunder win by 20 runs
Scenario 2: Sydney Sixers win the toss
Toss Prediction: Sixers choose to bat first
First Innings Prediction: 150-160
Result Prediction: Sydney Thunder win by 5 wickets
Head to Head Record
Total matches played – 12, Sydney Sixers won – 8, Sydney Thunder won – 4, No Result/ Tied – 0.
The Thunder have lost one of their big players in the form of Jos Buttler. The wicketkeeper-batsman has gone to join the England national ODI team which will play a 5-match series against Australia starting this Sunday. The player who has replaced Buttler at the top of the order is Usman Khawaja who is another class act and he proved his worth straightaway as he played a match-winning inning of 80 odd in the last game against the Scorchers and guided the Thunder to a score which they managed to defend successfully.
Sydney Thunder squad: Shane Watson (C), Fawad Ahmed, Callum Ferguson, Andrew Fekete, Chris Green, Jay Lenton, Usman Khawaja, Arjun Nair, Mitch McClenaghan, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Gurinder Sandhu, James Vince
The Sixers have also got one of the Australian stars back after the conclusion of the Ashes in the form of Nathan Lyon who is presently one of the best spinners going around in the business and the think tank will back him to have an impact on the game tomorrow. While Lyon hasn’t been in Australia’s plans in limited-over cricket in the recent past, his performance in the domestic limited-over games has been right up to the mark. The veteran offie with his craft will not be easy to put away for the Thunder batsmen in the middle overs with the field spread up.
Sydney Sixers Squad: Johan Botha (C), Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Joe Denly, Ben Dwarshuis, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Nic Maddinson, Peter Nevill, Daniel Sams, Jordan Silk
We believe the Sydney Thunder will defeat the Sydney Sixers in this game.