Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction BBL- Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder

Callum Ferguson (R) in action
Callum Ferguson (R) in action
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Sydney Sixers are on the verge of playoff qualification. They have won seven out of their 11 matches and a win against Sydney Thunder would seal their semi-final spot.


Sydney Thunder, on the other hand, have five wins and six defeats. They were unfortunate to return with a no result after the floodlight failure despite a century from Shane Watson and seem to be falling short of the mark by one win.

Although Sydney Sixers have a better overall record, they were beaten by Thunder in the last clash, on the back of a top-class performance from Tom Curran. Curran is the key player for the Sixers and has 16 wickets from 12 matches, apart from 175 runs.

Daniel Hughes made an unbeaten 51 against Adelaide Strikers and helped his team win the match. He has a total of 294 runs, which also include three half-centuries. Jordan Silk also has 260 runs while Moises Henriques made a 31-ball 61 in the last match.

Apart from Tom Curran, Sean Abbott and Steve O'Keefe are the other leading bowlers. While Abbott has 18 wickets, O'Keefe is one behind with 17.


Matthew Gikes gave Sydney Thunder a lot of hope as the wicketkeeper displayed a good batting performance on debut. However, he was unfortunate to suffer a hip injury in training but might return for this match.

Callum Ferguson and Shane Watson are their leading batsmen. Daniel Sams has picked up 15 wickets for the team while spinner Fawad Ahmed has 13.

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

 

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

Sydney Thunder- Shane Watson, Matthew Gilkes, Callum Ferguson, Anton Devcich, Jason Sangha, Daniel Sams, Chris Jordan, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu, Fawad Ahmed

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Sydney Sixers

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Callum Ferguson (Sydney Thunder), Moises Henriques (Sydney Sixers)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Fawad Ahmed (Sydney Thunder), Sean Abbott (Sydney Sixers)

Most Sixes – Callum Ferguson (Sydney Thunder), Moises Henriques (Sydney Sixers)

Team Scores Batting First – Sydney Thunder 140+, Sydney Sixers 160+

*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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