Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 38: Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers – Match Preview And Prediction

On Wednesday (13th January) night, Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers will face each other at Manuka Oval (Canberra) during the 38th match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10).

In the latest BBL points table, while Sydney Sixers are on top with 25 points in nine matches, Sydney Thunder are in the second position with 23 points in nine games.

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 38: Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers – Match Preview

Sydney Thunder

Sydney Thunder (Image Credit: Twitter)

In their first nine matches of this BBL 10, Sydney Thunder have won six games and lost thrice. They are one of the most consistent sides in this BBL season.

The big news for Sydney Thunder is that the all-rounder Daniel Sams has returned to the squad. He missed the last two games due to suffering a blow on his helmet during the match against Brisbane Heat at Brisbane. After playing seven matches this season, while the right-handed batsman has scored 133 runs, including one half-century, the left-arm pacer has also taken 8 wickets.

While Alex Hales has scored 269 runs, captain Callum Ferguson (244 runs) and Usman Khawaja (239 runs) have scored 244 and 239 runs respectively. All of them have played nine matches each in this BBL season. While Ferguson has hit three fifties in this season, Hales has hit it once. Also, Sam Billings, who scored 83 runs in the last game, has scored 122 runs in five innings in this BBL 10.

On the other hand, the teenage leg-spinner Tanveer Sangha has already bagged 15 wickets in this BBL season. Also, Chris Green and Nathan McAndrew have got 12 and 11 wickets each in this tournament.

Latest full available squad

Callum Ferguson (C), Sam Billings, Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Ollie Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Baxter Holt, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain

Forms in the last 5 matches (Oldest to latest): Won, Won, Lost, Won and Lost

Sydney Sixers

(Photo by Brett Hemmings/Getty Images)

Like Sydney Thunder, the defending champions Sydney Sixers are also the in-form team in this BBL season as the table leader have also won six matches and lost thrice in this tournament.

In this BBL 10, Josh Philippe has scored 273 runs and captain Daniel Hughes has scored 264 runs. Also, Jordan Silk (197 runs in 9 innings), James Vince (196 runs in 9 innings), Jack Edwards (164 runs in 9 innings) and Daniel Christian (160 runs in 8 innings) have played important roles for the team with their bats. While Hughes and Christian have scored 2 half-centuries each, Philippe and Vince have registered one half-century each in this BBL season.

Carlos Brathwaite and Ben Dwarshuis have taken 11 wickets each while Stephen O’Keefe and Daniel Christian have got 10 wickets each.

Latest full available squad

Justin Avendano, Jake Ball, Nick Bertus, Jackson Bird, Carlos Brathwaite, Daniel Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Daniel Hughes (C), Hayden Kerr, Ben Manenti, Stephen O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope, Tom Rogers, Gurinder Sandhu, Jordan Silk, James Vince

Forms in the last 5 matches (Oldest to latest): Won, Lost, Won, Lost and Won

Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 38: Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers – Match Prediction

Image Credit: Twitter

In their head-to-head contest, while Sydney Sixers won 11 times (including one Super Over victory), Sydney Thunder claimed 6 victories. However, currently both teams are in great form as they are the top two sides in this BBL season. So, the cricket fans are expecting an exciting match on Wednesday.

Sandipan Ghosh

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