Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder, 14th t20 Match Prediction2019-12-29
Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney, Australia
The big battle of character in the Sydney Derby!
Sydney Thunder to win this game!
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It was a good win for the Sydney Sixers in the last game against the Perth Scorchers which brought an end to their losing run in the tournament. The side played well both with the bat and the ball to win the game. They will now be up against the table-toppers Sydney Thunder at their home ground SCG in the first Sydney derby of the season.
Both sides are looking in great form going into the game. The two teams have had an exciting rivalry in the league and in the last 10 matches between the sides they have shared the honors on 5 occasions. While the Sixers have had a mixed bag of form in the current season the Thunder has dominated since the start. It will be a big challenge for the Sixers against an in-form side and it will be interesting to see how well they are able to make use of the crowd support they would have, playing at home.
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It was a well-deserved win for Moises Henriques’ side in the last game against the Perth Scorchers. The fact that it came after two consecutive losses would have lifted the spirits in the camp. They would now face a tough opponent and playing at home, The Sixers would start confidently in this game.
Batting is one area the side would look to improve upon in the upcoming match. Daniel Hughes played well in the last one but his fellow opener Josh Phillippe will look to take the opportunity count. James Vince and Henriques did well in the last game but it was a blinder from Tom Curran that gave them the edge. The side will focus on building partnerships in the next game against a quality bowling attack that Thunder has.
The Sixers' bowlers won it in the last game inflicting early damage to the opposition Ben Dwarshuis continued with his good form in the season and found good support from the likes of Jackson Bird, Tom Curran, and Seam Abbott. Having gained good form, the bowlers would be looking to exploit the conditions in Sydney in this game.
Jack Edwards, Hayden Kerr, B Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Moises Henriques, Tom Curran, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Sean Abbott, Lloyd Pope
Callum Ferguson would be very happy with the way his side has shaped so far in the season. After three games the side has won two and saw their last game against the Adelaide Strikers being washed away. They were in a position of strength when rains halted the last game. Ferguson would want his players to fight hard and win the derby.
At the top Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja have both looked in good form this season. Hales would be looking to make a good score in the next game. Ferguson is also doing well with the bat. The side has a good middle order and the likes of Matthew Gilkes, Alex Ross, and Daniel Sams are due for a big score. With Chris Morris and Chris Green in the lower order, the side has got the perfect finishers in this format.
Thunder's bowling attack has been one of the best this season. Daniel Sams has done well with the new ball and will be targeting early wickets alongside Jonathan Cook. Chris Morris has also been in good form. The side will be looking at Chris Tremain, Arjun Nair, and Chris Green to bowl tighter lines as they go into the next game.
Alex Hales, CP Tremain, Daniel Sams, Arjun Nair, Matthew Gilkes, Christopher Green, Chris Morris, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Jonathan Cook, Alex Ross
It will be dark clouds over Sydney on December 28 and this will make batting challenging on a surface that is known for offering good assistance to the bowlers. The ball will stop on the batsmen a bit and they will have to play cautious cricket. Any score in the range of 160 runs would be a fighting total on this surface.
Sydney Cricket Ground is a challenging venue for T20 games. The track is two-paced which makes batting a challenge and the large size of the ground also adds to the problem for the batsmen. Fast bowlers have done well at this venue but spinners enjoy bowling here more than any other track in Australia.
Sydney Cricket Ground is a challenging venue for T20 games. The track is two paced which makes batting a challenge and the large size of the ground also adds to the problem for the batsmen. Fast bowlers have done well at this venue but spinners enjoy bowling here more than any other track in Australia.
Most teams have preferred to bowl first at the SCG due to the dual nature of the track. It isn’t the easiest wicket to score on and chasing a victory target has always worked in favor of sides winning the toss than setting one. We expect the side winning the toss to bowl first in the next game.
It was a morale-boosting victory for the Sydney Sixers in the last game against the Perth Scorchers. The side ended its losing runs and would be confident as they take on the Sydney Thunder at their home ground.
Sydney Thunder hasn’t lost a game so far in the season and the side looks to be in dominant form at the moment. While the Sixers would have home advantage on their side Thunder is definitely looking the team to beat. It is a close call but Thunder having a bowling attack in good form makes and this makes them favorites going into the next game.
Sydney Thunder to win this game!
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