SIX vs THU Match Prediction - Who will win today's BBL match?

Big Bash League 2021-22: Match 50, Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder, Match Prediction – Who will win today’s match?

Both teams have shown excellent form in the tournament.

Daniel Sams
Daniel Sams. (Photo by Mark Brake – CA/Cricket Australia via Getty Images)

Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder are set to lock horns in Match No.50 of the 2021-22 BBL on Saturday, January 15 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The Sixers, led by Moises Henriques, are placed third in the points table. They will go into the game on the back of a 45-run win over Melbourne Renegades.

A net run rate of 1.010 is also among the best in the tournament. The Thunder, led by Jason Sangha, on the other hand, are sitting pretty at second with 31 points from 12 games. In their previous game on Thursday, the Thunder lost to the Hobart Hurricanes by nine runs at the Docklands Stadium.

Match Details

Match – Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder – Match 50

Venue – Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney

Time – 01:10 PM IST, 07:40 AM GMT

Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV

Pitch Report 

The pitch at the SCG has been an excellent one for batting. Bowlers may not have a lot to cheer for while bowling on the surface. The track isn’t expected to change nature and hence, batting second should be the way forward.

Probable XIs

Sydney Sixers

Jack Edwards, Josh Philippe (wk), Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Christian, Shadab Khan, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Todd Murphy

Sydney Thunder

Matthew Gilkes, Alex Hales, Jason Sangha (c), Daniel Sams, Oliver Davies, Ben Cutting, Baxter Holt (wk), Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha, Mohammad Hasnain

Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder Head-to-Head

Overall

Matches- 20, Sydney Sixers –13, Sydney Thunder – 7, N/R- 0

In Sydney

Matches- 8, Sydney Sixers – 6, Sydney Thunder – 2, N/R- 0

Probable top performers

Josh Philippe – Sydney Sixers

Josh Philippe has been exceptional for the Sixers in the ongoing edition of the BBL. In 10 innings, the right-hander has notched 327 runs at an average of 36.33 and a strike rate of 145.33. Having hit 27 fours and 13 sixes in the event, the youngster has been at his very best in recent times.

Hayden Kerr – Sydney Sixers

Hayden Kerr has been on top of his game in the ongoing edition of the BBL. The youngster has picked up 17 wickets from 11 games at an incredible bowling average of 11.41. He has only given away 168 runs from the 28 overs he has bowled thus far in the tournament.

Today’s match prediction: Sydney Sixers to win.

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