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Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, 30th Match BBL 2021/22

01 Jan 2022, C.ex International Stadium, Big Bash League 11
Match abandoned without a ball bowled
Home TeamSydney Sixers
Away TeamMelbourne Renegades
SeriesBig Bash League 11
UmpiresDavid Taylor
Anthony Wilds
Sharad Patel
Match RefereeKepler Wessels

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Match Prediction Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades, 30th Match 2021/22

A bottom-placed Melbourne Renegades run into a rampant Sydney Sixers side in the 30th game of this Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22. The International Sports Stadium in Coffs Harbour will be the venue for this game.

Melbourne Renegades started off with a two-run win against Adelaide Strikers but it’s all been downhill since then. They have lost five games in a row and are reeling at the bottom of the points table. Moreover, they haven’t even been able to accumulate a lot of Bash Boost points either and have a total of only five points (three from the only win and two from Bash Boost points).

On the other hand, Sydney Sixers have been absolutely dominant and are flying high at the top of the points table. The defending champions have returned with six wins and only one loss from the seven games they have played. In addition to this, they are currently on a four-match winning streak.

Not only on form, but Sydney Sixers are in-front even in terms of head to head record. Sydney Sixers have won nine games and Melbourne Renegades have won just five. Moreover, Sydney Sixers have won the last four games against Melbourne Renegades.

Head-to-head record

Wins: Melbourne Renegades 5, Sydney Sixers 9

Last 5 matches: Melbourne Renegades 1, Sydney Sixers 4

Who will win today’s match Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, 30th Match BBL 2021/22??

Sydney Sixers have been the form team and they are roaring at the top. The batting has relied on two players. Josh Philippe at the top and skipper Moises Henriques in the middle. The likes of Jordan Silk and James Vince have chipped in decently with the bat. Meanwhile, left-arm seamer Hayden Kerr and Sean Abbott have shared 23 wickets between them while the others have chipped in well. Their only loss came against Hobart Hurricanes when the latter smashed 213 and apart from that, be it chasing or batting first, Sydney Sixers have been convincing.

The batting has let Melbourne Renegades down more often than not. Only two batters have gone past the 100-run mark so far this season and the ‘Men in Red’ have posted a total of 160+ in just one game – 185 while chasing 207. Meanwhile, the bowling has been slightly inconsistent but they’ve been better than the batters. The likes of Zahir Khan, Reece Topley and Kane Richardson have been amongst the wickets. Mohammad Nabi’s all-round form and James Pattinson’s lack of wickets have been a significant cause of concern.

Game changers for Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Renegades, 30th Match 2021/22

Josh Philippe has been batting beautifully and he could be the one to watch out for. Zahir Khan’s form with the ball makes him a decent contender to be the game-changer as well.

Who will be the best match bowler?

Sean Abbott is in magnificent form with the ball and he has returned with 12 wickets from just five games in this tournament. Kane Richardson may also be one of the bowlers who could top the wicket charts.

Who will win today’s player of the match?

Josh Philippe and Moises Henriques could be the big contenders to win the player of the match award. Both the batters are in the top five run-getters list of this tournament. Aaron Finch has fared well against Sydney Sixers and he could be a contender as well.

Who will be the best batsman for Sydney Sixers?

Josh Philippe is in fine form with the bat and he is the second-highest run-getter in this season. He has scored 295 runs at an average of 49.16 and a strike-rate of 149.74.

Who will be the best batsman for Melbourne Renegades?

Aaron Finch has played just three games and he struck a half-century in his first game of the season. He is going to be the key for the Melbourne Renegades and moreover, he has scored 379 runs at an average of 37.90 against Sydney Sixers.

Match Scorecard

Team Lineup

Sydney Sixers Melbourne Renegades
Josh Philippe
James Vince
Moises Henriques
Daniel Hughes
Jordan Silk
Daniel Christian
Sean Abbott
Hayden Kerr
Shadab Khan
Ben Dwarshuis
Steve O’Keefe
Mackenzie Harvey
Sam Harper
Aaron Finch
James Seymour
Jake Fraser-McGurk
Mohammad Nabi
Will Sutherland
Jack Prestwidge
Kane Richardson
Reece Topley
Zahir Khan

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