Date: January 8, 2023
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
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The Big Bash League has got you all covered for a super Sunday with an entertaining Sydney Derby where the Sixers and Thunder will battle it out for the top spot in the league. Both Sydney-based teams have been playing incredible cricket in the 2022-23 season and have consistently been among the top three teams of the tournament.
The Sydney Showground Stadium so far had pitches benefitting both the batters and the bowlers. The average first innings score here is 150 but both teams are capable of scoring more runs.
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After a poor start to the season, the Sydney Thunder haven't looked back as they enter this fixture after winning four straight games. Chris Green’s men took down the dominant Perth Scorchers in their previous fixture. The Thunder batting has some big hitters in Alex Hales, Oliver Davies and Rilee Rossouw, who have been in incredible form. Similarly, their bowlers have also managed to pick wickets at a consistent rate.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Sydney Thunder
Matthew Gilkes (wk), Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Joel Davies, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Brendan Doggett, Usman Qadir
Just like the Thunder, the Sydney Sixers have also dominated the 2022-23 season with a number of quality performances. Moises Henriques’ side has looked like one of the most complete teams in the tournament so far with quality players across the lineup. James Vince has been their top performer with the bat. While Sean Abbott and Izharulhaq Naveed have been stars with the ball.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Sydney Sixers
Josh Philippe(w), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Chris Jordan, Todd Murphy, Izharulhaq Naveed
It is tough to pick from both the in-form teams but Sydney Thunder has a slight edge over Sixers as they have a more well-rounded team with star players in each department.
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