For the second time in the ongoing BBL season, the Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers will face each other. The Sixers emerged as the champions with a massive 145 runs, the last time the two teams locked horns. The Renegades were packed out chasing 206, for just 60. With three wins from four matches, the Sixers are in a fantastic place in the points table.
On the other hand, the Renegades are struggling with just a lone victory that came in their season’s opening game. They’ve lost three back-to-back matches since then. They’re coming off another significant 129-run loss against the Sydney Thunder. For just 80 runs chasing 210, the renegades were bundled out, and their batting would have to step up big time to have any hope of beating the in-form Sixers.
Even it being cloudy in Queensland, there is no risk of rain on Tuesday. The temperature will be hovering around 26-28 degrees Celsius during the match.
A decent one to bat is on the Carrara Oval pitch, as the ball comes onto the bat reasonably well. There’s not much room for error for the bowlers, despite some extra bounce on offer.
For spinners, there is no turn available so that variations could come in handy. On this surface, back-of-a-length deliveries could be crucial, although the ground’s dimensions could go against the bowlers.
Ideally, both teams will look to bat first, as this BBL game is an afternoon clash, with 170-175 runs at this venue likely to be par.
Aaron Finch (c), Sam Harper (wk), Shaun Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Beau Webster, Mohammad Nabi, Peter Hatzoglou, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Zak Evans, Imad Wasim
Daniel Hughes (c), Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Gurinder Sandhu, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshius, Steve O’Keefe, Jason Holder
Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers Dream 11:
Shaun Marsh (c), Sam Harper (wk), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Mohammad Nabi, Jason Holder, Daniel Christian, Imad Wasim, Ben Dwarshius, Steve O’Keefe, Kane Richardson
Compared to the Sixers, the Renegades team is not so stable but will try to win this game to climb up on the points table and gain valuable points to go ahead in the playoff race. It all depends on Marsh and Finch, the star players, who will have to bat very well to get their team off the line in this game. The bowling department is good, but it can not limit the opposition to an easily chased score, but it will have a big job to do in this game. In both units, the Sixers have a good balance and have more chances to win today. Let’s bet with baji.live now to support your favourite cricket team in BBL!
Who will win the toss? – Sydney Sixers
Who will win? – Sydney Sixers
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Rilee Rossouw (Melbourne Renegades), Josh Philippe (Sydney Sixers)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kane Richardson (Melbourne Renegades), Ben Dwarshuis (Sydney Sixers)
Most Sixes – Rilee Rossouw (Melbourne Renegades), Josh Philippe (Sydney Sixers)
Player of the Match – Josh Philippe
Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Renegades 170+, Sydney Sixers 180+
Match Handicap Sydney Sixers