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BBL 12, Sixers vs Thunder: Preview, Prediction and Fantasy Tips

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Sydney Sixers will go head-to-head against Sydney Thunder in the 50th Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23 match on Saturday at Sydney Cricket Ground. 

The Sixers have already qualified for the playoffs, winning eight of their 12 league stage fixtures while losing just three. Currently, they stand second in the points ranking with 17 points in their account. 

As for Sydney Thunder, it will be a must-win encounter for them if they eye a top-four finish in the BBL table. With six wins from 12 matches, they occupy the fourth position in the league standings. 

The reverse fixture between the two saw the Sydney Sixers pummeling Thunder by seven wickets. The Men in Green will be looking to avenge their previous loss and secure a place in the top-four at the end of the league stage.

Match Details

Date & Time: January 21, 1:35 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony LIV App

Pitch Report 

The surface at Sydney Cricket Ground assists both batters and bowlers equally in T20 games. The average first innings score here is 155 runs and the teams batting first have won the majority of the games here this season.

Predicted Playing XI 

Sydney Sixers: Josh Philippe (wk), Steve Smith, Kurtis Patterson, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Hayden Kerr, Daniel Christian, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Steve O'Keefe, Todd Murphy

Sydney Thunder: Matthew Gilkes (wk), David Warner, Blake Nikitaras, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Usman Qadir, Brendan Doggett 

Cricket Exchange Fantasy Tips

Wicket-Keeper: Matthew Gilkes, Josh Philippe
Batters: Steve Smith, Jordan Silk, Oliver Davies
All-Rounders: Sean Abbott, Daniel Sams, Hayden Kerr
Bowlers: Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green

Captain: Sean Abbott
Vice-Captain: Daniel Sams


Sydney Sixers are the clear favourites ahead of the game and rightly so. Although Sydney Thunder will be keen to avenge their previous loss in the reverse fixture, they have a tough task at hand in the form of the Sixers. 

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