Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction BBL- Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades

Tom Curran
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Both teams are coming off losses into this match but Melbourne Renegades would be more worried as their batting lineup is not clicking and is just not getting the required runs.

The Renegades have been folded up for under 100 twice in the tournament, which also includes the score of only 91 in the last match against Brisbane Heat as they suffered a 101 run-defeat. Both the Sixers and Renegades have won four out of their eight matches and are slotted at the middle of the points table.

Joe Denly has been recalled by England. He has been replaced by compatriot James Vince who was plying his trade for Auckland Aces in Super Smash. Nathan Lyon will be unavailable on account of being part of the Australian national team.

Daniel Hughes is the highest scorer for Sydney Sixers with knocks of 61, 24 and 36 in his last three innings. Jordan Silk has also been good with 207 runs while Moises Henriques is closing in on 200.

But, the x-factor for them is all-rounder Tom Curran who has been excellent with both bat and ball. In the encounter against Brisbane Heat, Tom returned with figures of 3-18 and also scored an unbeaten 23. He is just two wickets behind teammate Steve O'Keefe who is the joint highest wicket-taker with 13 wickets.

Melbourne Renegades are already suffering with a struggling batting lineup. On top of that, they have missed their highest-wicket taker Kane Richardson in the last two matches due to an hamstring injury and Richardson is expected to sit out this game as well. Pakistan national Usman Shinwari has been recalled by his national team.

Harry Gurney and Joe Mennie have been slotted in the team in their place. Sam Harper has been the highest scorer for the team while all-rounders Dan Christian and Mohammad Nabi have been good in both the departments.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.

 

Sydney Sixers- Daniel Hughes, Jack Edwards, Moises Henriques, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti

Melbourne Renegades- Marcus Harris, Matthew Harvey, Sam Harper, Tom Cooper, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Beau Webster, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Harry Gurney

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Sydney Sixers

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Moises Henriques (Sydney Sixers), Sam Harper (Melbourne Renegades)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Tom Curran (Sydney Sixers), Mohammad Nabi (Melbourne Renegades)

Most Sixes – Moises Henriques (Sydney Sixers), Sam Harper (Melbourne Renegades)

Team Scores Batting First – Sydney Sixers 140+, Melbourne Renegades 125+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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