Who will win Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers, BBL 2020?
A desperate Sydney Thunder are set to host a comfortably placed Sydney Sixers at the Sydney Showground Stadium. The 42nd match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will be played on January 18 with live telecast scheduled to begin at 7:10 PM local time.
Sydney Thunder lost to bottom-placed Melbourne Renegades by 12 runs (DLS method) last time and a loss here will make it difficult for them to finish in the top five at the end of the league round. Sydney Sixers, on the flipside, find themselves in a pretty comfortable position and can afford a slip-up. They require just two wins from their remaining four matches to ensure a top two finish.
SYT vs SYS Toss Prediction
With rain expected to intervene, the team that wins the toss in this match will probably want to bowl first and take advantage of the DLS method later on.
SYT vs SYS Weather Report
Rain is expected to interrupt the proceedings and so there is a possibility of a shortened game. However, it may not be so heavy as to cause a washout. Temperatures have been forecast to be around 20 degrees Celsius during the match.
BBL 2019-20 Match 42 Squad Comparison
Callum Ferguson’s side just fails to maintain its form and this has been the story for the side so far in the season. After ten games the side has won only four and is currently struggling at the sixth place in the points table. They were unlucky to have lost out against the Melbourne Renegades by 12 runs under the DLS method. Without the rain, the side would have managed to pull off a win. Having lost against the Sixers in the earlier game in the Super Over the side will look forward to doing well in the next game. They need to win this one to keep their hopes alive to earn a berth in the playoffs.
Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja have had a mixed season so far opening the batting and the side’s fortune in the next game can very well depend on how these two players start. Ferguson and Daniel Sams to have been inconsistent and they will need to play to their potential in the next game. In Alex Ross, Chris Morris and Jay Lenton the side has a good batting line-up lower down the order. They will need a good start from Sams and Chris Morris with the new ball as their opponents have a very strong batting line-up. Brendan Doggett did bowl well in the last game and this will add to his confidence. The likes of Jonathan Cook and Nathan McAndrew will need to dry up the runs in the middle overs going into the next game.
It was a rain washout for Moises Henriques’ side in the last game against the Hobart Hurricanes. The skipper would have been upset with the no result as his side looked in good position batting first. They have played well so far in the season winning six out of their ten games and sitting comfortably in the 2nd spot on the points table. A win in the upcoming game would take them close to a berth in the playoffs. Having defeated Thunder earlier in the season in an exciting contest Henriques would be eager to repeat the success in the second derby of the season.
They have a strong opening combination in Josh Phillippe and Daniel Hughes. The pair has done well with the former being among the top run-scorers this season. James Vince hasn’t played to his potential and shall look to do well in the next game. Moises Henriques is finally striking the ball well which is a confidence booster for the side. With Jordan Silk and Tom Curran down the order, they pack a good punch in their batting. Tom Curran has done well with the ball. Ben Dwarshuis has also been in good form with the ball. The side will need a good show from the likes of Justin Avendano and Jackson Bird in the next game.
Our Prediction for Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers
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We are going through the most important stage in the Big Bash League 2019-20. We have already seen some close games and the earlier one involving Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers had gone into the Super Over. As the two sides meet in the next game it will be a very important game for the hosts Sydney Thunder. They have to win this game to keep their hopes for a playoff berth alive. As for the Sydney Sixers, they would want to continue with the good form they have already shown in the season and further strengthen their position on the points table. It is expected to be a great show at the Sydney Showground Stadium.
Sydney Sixers definitely look the better side on form and team strength and this will make them favorites in the next game.