In the 6th fixture of the BBL 10, defending champions Sydney Sixers are taking on the Melbourne Renegades. In the opening match of the BBL, the Sixers are coming off a loss against the Hobart Hurricanes. After a strong beginning, they generally failed to limit the Hurricanes and further was unable to chase down the total. James Vince had some form with the bat, which is a very positive sign for them. Josh Philippe will be under tremendous strain, as they will be in command without their captain, Moises Henriques.
Within the absence of their big-pace attack, Ben Dwarshuis will lead the attack once again. However, they need to determine the batting order as they have two enormous heavy hitters like Dan Christian and Carlos Brathwaite who can transform the game from anywhere according to the situation.
On Saturday, the Melbourne Renegades claimed a significant victory against the Scorchers. Their bowling has been top-notch and only limited the opposition inside 130 successfully. Their batting order depends a lot on the top three, making Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh play under a bit of pressure. Otherwise, they have a strong balance and look right up there for the second win in a row in Hobart.
During the evening match of the day, the weather will continue to be gloomy with no chances of precipitation or temperature falling to 20 degrees Celsius during the match time.
The pitch could be a little slower than average, with this being the second game of the day at the Bellerive Oval. However, with the square boundaries being relatively thin, the batsmen should enjoy the conditions.
The pacers should get extra pace and bounce off the floor, which in the first four overs should make for an exciting match-up. Both teams will be looking to chase after winning the toss, 160-170 runs should be par at this venue.
Daniel Hughes (c), Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Carlos Brathwaite, Daniel Christian, Ben Manenti, Stephen O’Keefe, Gurinder Sandhu, Ben Dwarshuis
Aaron Finch (c), Sam Harper (wk), Shaun Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Beau Webster, Benny Howell, Peter Hatzoglou, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Jack Prestwidge
Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades Dream 11:
James Vince (c), Josh Philippe (wk), Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Jack Edwards, Rilee Rossouw, Carlos Brathwaite, Dan Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou
The Sixers lost their first match, and they are expected to return in this game enormously. They have demonstrated their talent and abilities over the years and have reached the finals several times. So expect them to come through strongly in the first game after the defeat. However, the Renegades have begun superbly so far. Their opening combination of both the bowlers and the batsmen lifted to the opportunity and delivered a winning match show. So the Renegades are going to start the game as favourites. Let’s involve yourself in this exciting game by backing your favourite cricket team to win with BAJI now!