BBL 2022: Match 34, THU vs SIX Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BBL match between Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers?
The Sixers are currently second on the points table while Thunder are third.
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The 34th match of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) will see the cross-town rivals coming face to face as Sydney Thunder (THU) are all set to host Sydney Sixers (SIX) at the Sydney Showground Stadium on January 8.
Sitting third on the points table, the Thunder have a brilliant chance to topple Sixers and Perth Scorchers and move to the top of the table. Thunder have won their last four fixtures and have ten points to their name after eight games. Their batters are in terrific form at the moment and can eventually make a difference when these two sides meet on Sunday.
When it comes to the Sixers, they defeated Melbourne Stars in their previous match and have earned 11 points to their name after nine games. In the previous match, James Vince (91 off 59) played an absolute cracker of an innings and that changed the game in Sixer’s favour. When it comes to the bowlers, Sean Abbott picked up three wickets and Todd Murphy bowled really well but there’s room for improvement for others.
Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
Date & Time: January 08, 1:45 PM IST
Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv App
The surface at the Sydney Showground Stadum will assist the pacers as it has some assistance for the bowlers at the start of the innings. However, batters might fancy their chances towards the back end. Team winning the toss should opt to bat first and anything above 170 can be considered as a good score.
Predicted Playing XIs for THU vs SIX
Matthew Gilkes(wk), Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Joel Davies, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green(c), Brendan Doggett, Usman Qadir
Josh Philippe(wk), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Chris Jordan, Todd Murphy, Izharulhaq Naveed
Probable Best Performers from THU vs SIX
Probable best batter: James Vince
James Vince has been in tremendous form this season. The 31-year-old has amassed 258 runs from nine matches and is the fourth-leading run-scorer of the tournament. If he gets going, it can be a long night for the Thunder bowlers.
Probable best bowler: Sean Abbott
Australia seamer Sean Abbott is playing some marvellous cricket at the moment. The 30-year-old has picked up 13 wickets from eight matches so far and is the seventh-leading wicket-taker of the tournament at the moment.
Today's Match Prediction: Team batting first to win the match