This year's Sydney Sixers BBL season began with back-to-back defeats. With two straight wins at home, they have momentum on their side and are back to winning. Melbourne Renegades' stellar start to the season included three victories. On Wednesday, there will be a match between the two teams.
- Melbourne Renegades are coming after their first defeat in the tournament
- Sydney Sixers are coming after two consecutive wins
- Renegades have lost the charm of their batting suddenly and the team is witnessing a major dip
SYS vs MLR - BBL - Venue Details
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, AustraliaDate: 28th December 2022Time: 1.45 PM (IST)
SYS vs MLR - BBL - Team Previews
The Sixers, three-time BBL champions and finalists in the previous three seasons, have rediscovered their groove. In this game, they will present the visiting Renegades with a formidable task. Sydney Sixers benefit from playing at home and have a strong and reliable bowling attack. For the team, Steve O'Keefe, Jackson Bird, and Hayden Kerr all consistently produce breakthroughs.Additionally, the Sixers' batting lineup includes Josh Phillippe at the top, James Vince in the middle, and captain Mosies Henriques. The number of all-rounders in the team gives the Sixers' batting order more depth. The batting order is not just strong, but it also includes capable closers like Daniel Christian. Another significant player in this Sixers lineup is Jordan Silk. In recent games, he has significantly contributed.They have the capacity to score quickly in the conclusion of an inning, which can alter the course of the game. Given the pitch conditions at the SCG, Steve O'Keefe and Todd Murphy can have a significant impact on this game.
Melbourne Renegades won the 2018–19 season and placed eighth in the following three seasons. This season, the 'Gades held the top spot in the points standings after winning their first three games up until they suffered their first loss of the year.The recent batting disasters must have given Nic Maddinson, the captain, more cause for concern. The opening partnerships between him and Sam Harper must be the bigger worry. In their inaugural game against Brisbane Heat, the opening pair combined for 65 runs for the first wicket in 6 Overs. In the following three matches, the Renegades lost their first wicket for zero runs.On a batting-friendly Sydney pitch, Akeal Hosein and Will Sutherland, who are both fairly skilled with the bat in the lower order, should be avoided. Hossein, along with fellow spinner Mujeeb ur Rahman, will be a crucial bowler as he has taken 10 wickets with three three from four innings.
SYS vs MLR - BBL - Probable Playing XI
Sydney Sixers: Kurtis Patterson, Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Jordan Silk, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Christian, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Steve O'Keefe, Todd MurphyMelbourne Renegades: Nic Maddinson (c), Sam Harper (wk), Jake Fraser McGurk, Jonathan Wells, Aaron Finch, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, David Moody, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
SYS vs MLR - BBL - Toss Prediction and Pitch Report
The batters have always been supported at Sydney Cricket Ground. The ball has a good bounce on the pitch and comes on to the bat nicely. The team that wins the coin toss should choose to kick the ball first.
SYS vs MLR - BBL - Match Prediction
It will be difficult for the Melbourne Renegades to halt the Sydney Sixers now that they have established a winning format. In the upcoming game, we think the Sixers will prevail.