In the 18th match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10), Melbourne Renegades will compete against Sydney Sixers at Metricon Stadium or Carrara Oval (Gold Coast) on Tuesday (29th December) evening.
It will be the fifth game for both these teams in this tournament. The defending champions Sydney Sixers are currently in the second position in the BBL points table with 12 points (3 wins and 1 lose). Meanwhile, Melbourne Renegades are in the seventh spot in the same points table with only 4 points (1 win and 3 loses).
It will be their second meeting in this season. While they earlier met during the 6th game of this tournament, Sixers claimed the record victory margin in BBL history by winning that game by 145 runs.
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 18: Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers
– Weather Forecast
Metricon Stadium or Carrara Oval (Gold Coast) will host this match between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers. They will play on Tuesday evening. This match will begin at 05:10 PM (17:10) local time.
According to the AccuWeather forecast, there is very little chance of rain at Carrara at evening and night, while the sky will be cloudy. The chance of raining during the match time is less than 10%. So, we can still expect a good BBL match on Tuesday evening at Carrara Oval.
During the match time, the temperature will be between 26°C and 25°C.
– Pitch Report
Carrara Oval or Metricon Stadium is one of the new cricket stadium in Australia. This venue has hosted only one international match which was a T20I game between Australia and South Africa on 17th November 2018.
In this ongoing BBL 10, this venue has already hosted one match. It was the match between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars on latest Boxing Day, which was the 15th match of this tournament. It was the high-scoring match where Stars first managed to score 193/5 (20 overs). In reply, Sixers were losing the wickets at regular intervals. However, finally they were successful to chase down that target in 19.5 overs after losing 9 wickets.
But earlier, this venue mostly didn’t support big chasing. However, the early summer factor can lead the skippers to think about chasing in the upcoming game.