Introduction: The game 48 of the Big Bash League has Sydney Sixers face Sydney Thunder in an interesting clash over the weekend.
The game is scheduled to be held at the Adelaide Oval on Friday. Sydney Sixers is on a roll after making it to the top of the table whereas Thunder is on a losing spree after their campaign looked like a smooth sail.
Uncovering the head-to-head between the sides, the last year finalists’ Sixers have played their arch rivals on 18 occasions with the former winning 12 games while the latter achieving 6 triumphs so far, paving way for yet another interesting encounter.
SIX vs THU Dream11 Team Predictions: Recommended team
After analyzing the performance of each player in the recent past, it would be ideal to have an eleven with 2 WKs, 3 Batsmen, 3 All-rounders and 3 bowlers.
Wicket-Keeper: Josh Philippe and Sam Billings.
Batsmen: Daniel Hughes, James Vince and Alex Hales.
All-rounders: Daniel Christian, Daniel Sams and Ben Cutting.
Bowlers: Steve O’Keefe, Jake Ball and Tanveer Sangha.
SIX vs THU Dream11 Team Predictions: Wicket-keepers
Josh Phillippe is turning out to be a great value addition at the top with a strike rate of 148.76 and an average of 38.27 in this edition. In addition to that, he has affected 12 dismissals so far consistently contributing to the team behind the stumps. He is currently the highest run-aggregator until now.
Sam Billings who came in place of Inglis has done an exceptional job so far. He has so far amassed 137 runs in 6 outings at a superb strike rate. He made an impressive fifty against Hurricanes that tipped the side reach a 170+ score.
SIX vs THU Dream11 Team Predictions: Batsmen
James Vince is a genuine specialist T20 batsman who looked in imperious touch but has just faded away in the recent games. He has accumulated 255 runs who provided 59 points with his willow.
The Sixers’ skipper Daniel Hughes has done his job extremely well with a cricketing brain, backing it with runs with the wood.
Jordan Silk is that type of a batsman who can go berserk from the first ball without holding back. He has a strike rate of 140.94 and is an asset in steep chases. Justin Avendano who made his presence against Scorchers contributed with 9 points.
Alex Hales is a very dangerous candidate when the ball is in the arc. He made 29 runs in 23 balls which included 2 boundaries and 1 six, delivering 33 dream 11 points in his last outing.
Usman Khawaja has also not been in the best of forms currently but managed to hang in there with 27 runs. He has managed to score 241 runs at a strike rate of 135.39 this season.
The skipper Callum Ferguson played a responsible knock for the side holding one end with the other end going for the big shots from the word go. He also pitched in with a couple of boundaries that took his team to a respectable total.
SIX vs THU Dream11 Team Predictions: All-rounders
Daniel Christian has time and again shown why he is a BBL legend. He has a jaw dropping strike rate of 191.58 and has taken 12 wickets with the ball making him one of the X-factors for the side. His spell of 4-0-22-2 meant that their opponents had to settle for a conservative total.
Carlos Brathwaite is an experienced customer in the shortest format who has a strike rate of over 130 and consistently contributes with the ball. In his last game, he pitched in with two wickets at an economy of 4.
The Thunder’s has a pretty solid middle order consisting of handy all-rounders who can single handedly take the game away from you.
Daniel Sams has once again arrived to the party with a quick knock of 16 in just 6 balls. In addition to this, he is known for his variations with the ball.
Ben Cutting has also been an asset to the side with contributions in all aspects so far. He contributed 18 points with the willow against Hurricanes in addition to a miser spell with the ball.
SIX vs THU Dream11 Team Predictions: Bowlers
For Sydney Sixers, Jackson Bird is looking in good rhythm with the youngster doing a great jon in place of Ben Dwarshuis.
The 8th highest wicket taker in this BBL , Steve O’Keefe spun web across the batsmen as he bowled a good spell against Scorchers, delivering 25 points with the ball. He is looking like an improved bowler making it difficult to pick for the opponents.
Jake Ball maintained his discipline as he bowled in tandem with Steve where he dismissed Liam Livingstone and Ashton Turner.
Adam Milne who is known for his express pace is bugged with lack of wickets. Despite having variations in his armory, he has been predictable and gone for plenty of runs so far.
He finally managed to take a wicket in his last game. His partner Nathan McAndrew picked the wicket of D’Arcy Shot and went for 12 runs per over in his short spell.
Tanveer Sangha was the star of the show against Hurricanes as he rattled the batting lineup by picking up despite going for plenty of runs.
SIX vs THU Dream11 Team Predictions: Match prediction
The betting forums and the prediction websites are suggesting a comfortable win for the home team. According to Bet365, Sixers have been given odds of 1.72 whereas the visitors have 2.10 odds stacked against them. Another platform Betway have also predicted the defending champions to come out in flying colors with an outside chance given to their opponents.
SIX vs THU Dream11 Team Predictions: Where to watch?
The Big Bash League game between Scorchers and Thunder will be live telecasted on Sony Network for the Indian cricket fans. The matches will be streamed on Sony Six and Sony HD apart from the Sony LIV app.