Big Bash League 2021-22 – Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers – 45th Match Prediction
In the 45th game of the Big Bash League 2021-22, the Melbourne Renegades will be fighting for survival against the Sydney Sixers. The Renegades come into this game after being annihilated in their previous game against the Sydney Thunder. The Sixers also come in with a loss after falling to the Sixers in a close game.
The Melbourne Renegades have struggled for form since the start of the tournament, with only three wins to their name. Their batsmen haven’t lived up to the game plan, which will cause them problems here. The Sixers, for their part, are one win away from making the playoffs, and that is what they would like to achieve.
The game between the two teams will take place on January 11th, 2022 at Simonds Stadium in Geelong.
Match Details to Note
Match: Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers, 45th Match, Big Bash League 2021-22
Date: January 11, 2022 (Tuesday)
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers Team Previews
Melbourne Renegades (Match Odds – 2.30)
Nic Maddinson’s team was thrashed by the Sydney Thunder in the previous game, falling by 129 runs despite heroic efforts with the bat and the ball. The team must win this game in order to keep their season hopes alive. Given the way the Sydney Sixers are currently playing, it will be a difficult challenge for them.
After being bowled out for 80 runs in the previous game, Sam Harper and Aaron Finch would need to establish a good opening wicket stand. Shaun Marsh, Maddinson, and Mackenzie Harvey make up the side’s middle order, but they must be consistent, which they haven’t been. James Seymour has done well down the order, and the team expects him to do well alongside Will Sutherland.
Their bowling attack was thrashed in the previous game, and they would have to recover. Given the Sixers’ strength, Josh Lalor and Zak Evans must bowl better lines with the new ball. Kane Richardson will need to use his variety to bowl well in the middle overs against Zahir Khan, Maddinson, and Sutherland.
Melbourne Renegades Squad
Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Nic Maddinson (c), Mackenzie Harvey, Jake Fraser, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Zak Evans, Zahir Khan, Cameron Boyce, Jonathan Merlo
Predicted XI: Nic Maddinson (c), Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Mackenzie Harvey, James Seymour, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Zak Evans, Zahir Khan
Sydney Sixers (Match Odds – 1.62)
Moises Henriques missed the previous game against the Perth Scorchers, which cost the team dearly as they were defeated by 5 wickets. The team has performed admirably and currently sits third in the points table. A win here would secure the team’s place in the playoffs, and Henriques would be looking to capitalise on the Melbourne Renegades’ lack of form this season.
Josh Phillippe scored runs in the previous game and will look to provide a strong start with Daniel Hughes at the plate. Henriques’ return would bolster the middle order, which already includes Jack Edwards and Jordan Silk. Daniel Christian has had a good run, and he’d like to add some quick runs with Hayden Kerr and Shadab Khan down the order.
As the Melbourne Renegades’ top order has struggled for form in the tournament, Jackson Bird and Hayden Kerr will look to strike early. Khan adds variety to the attack and will look to bowl better lines than he did against the Scorchers. Todd Murphy, Christian, and Ben Dwarshuis round out the attack.
Sydney Sixers Squad
Justin Avendano, Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, Daniel Hughes (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Hayden Kerr, Shadab Khan, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Todd Murphy, Sean Abbott, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Lloyd Pope, Nick Winter
Predicted XI: Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes (c), Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Hayden Kerr, Shadab Khan, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Todd Murphy
Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers Toss Prediction
We’ve seen successful run chases at this location in the past. The wicket here is good, allowing batsmen to play their strokes freely. Setting up targets on a small ground in this format has always been difficult, so run chases have been simple. As a result, the team that wins the toss will almost certainly choose to bowl first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Simonds Stadium in Geelong is a small ground where batsmen have scored runs in the past. On this surface, batting is always a pleasure. Fast bowlers benefit from the surface, but spinners have historically struggled on this wicket due to its small size.
On January 11, Geelong will have overcast skies with a chance of rain. This would make batting difficult because the bowlers would likely get a lot of help from the surface. On this surface, a score of 160 or higher would be a competitive total.
Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers Match Prediction
The Melbourne Renegades are facing adversity. In most of the games they’ve played so far, the team has struggled to show form. Their batsmen have struggled in recent games, and they will be under pressure to perform in this must-win game. The Sixers, on the other hand, have been in good form and would be heavy favourites to win this game.
Sydney Sixers is the favourite to beat Melbourne Renegades at the odds of 1.62.
- Melbourne Renegades have won just three of their ten games in the tournament.
- The Renegades’ batting lineup has struggled, and the team was bowled out for 80 runs in their most recent game.
- Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, and Josh Philippe are all strong ball strikers for the Sydney Sixers.