Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder Dream11 Prediction, BBL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 19 of BBL 2023-24

Cricket fans are in for a treat as the Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers gear up for the 19th match of the BBL 2023-24 at the Sydney Showground Stadium on December 30. With Thunder seeking a resurgence and Sixers aiming to maintain their winning streak, the encounter promises high-octane action on the field.

Overview:

Sydney Thunder finds themselves in a precarious position, having secured just one win out of four matches, placing them at sixth in the points table. On the other hand, the Sydney Sixers have enjoyed a relatively better start, winning three out of four games and sitting comfortably at third place.

Head-to-Head and Recent Performances:

In their BBL history, the two teams have faced each other 23 times. The Sixers dominate the head-to-head record with 16 victories, while Thunder has claimed seven wins. Thunder’s last triumph against the Sixers dates back to the 2020 edition of the league.

In their recent encounters, the Sixers faced the Melbourne Stars, where despite a remarkable 83-run innings by James Vince, they fell short against the Stars. The Thunder, on the other hand, confronted the Brisbane Heat, where Daniel Sams showcased his bowling prowess with a fifer, but the team couldn’t secure a victory.

Match Information:

TeamsSydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers
Match19th Match, Big Bash League 2023-24
Date and TimeDecember 30, 2023, Saturday, 1:45 PM IST
VenueSydney Showground Stadium

Injury and Availability News:

Zaman Khan has returned to Pakistan for preparation ahead of Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand. Tom Kohler-Cadmore has been signed as Zaman’s replacement.

Pitch Report:

The Sydney Showground Stadium pitch is anticipated to offer assistance to the bowlers. With an average first innings score in the last five T20 matches, the team winning the toss might opt to bowl first.

Probable playing XIs for Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers:

Sydney ThunderSydney Sixers
1. CT Bancroft (wk)1. JR Philippe (wk)
2. AD Hales2. JM Vince
3. Jason Sangha3. Daniel Hughes
4. Oliver Davies4. Moises Henriques (C)
5. AI Ross5. JC Silk
6. DR Sams6. J Edwards
7. Chris Green (C)7. Sean Abbott
8. N McAndrew8. Ben Dwarshuis
9. Gurinder Sandhu9. JM Bird
10. Liam Hatcher10. Joel Davies
11. Tanveer Sangha11. Steve O’Keefe

Please note that these line-ups are based on probable selections and may be subject to change based on team management decisions and unforeseen circumstances.

Player Picks:

Captains:

  • Daniel Sams (THU | ALL):
    • Leading wicket-taker in the tournament.
    • 10 wickets in four matches at an average of 12.30.
    • Picked a fifer in the last game.
  • Jack Edwards (SIX | ALL):
    • Scored 56 runs in four matches.
    • Four wickets at an average of 27.25.
  • Sean Abbott (SIX | ALL):
    • Leading wicket-taker in BBL.
    • Three wickets in two matches at an average of 20.66.

Top Picks:

  • Jackson Bird (SIX | BOWL):
    • Leading wicket-taker for the Sixers.
    • Six wickets in four matches at an average of 19.50.
  • Cameron Bancroft (THU | WK):
    • Highest run-scorer for the Thunder.
    • Scored 175 runs in four matches.
  • James Vince (SIX | BAT):
    • Just one run short of scoring 100 runs this season.
    • Batting average of 24.75 and a strike rate of 125.31.
  • Moises Henriques (SIX | ALL):
    • Sixers skipper.
    • Scored 88 runs and took two wickets in four matches.
  • Tanveer Sangha (THU | BOWL):
    • Five wickets for the Thunder at an average of 22.20.
  • Ben Dwarshuis (SIX | BOWL):
    • Playing his 100th BBL game.
    • Five wickets in four matches.

Avoid Having These Players in Your Fantasy Team:

  • Zaman Khan (THU | BOWL):
    • Returned to Pakistan for preparations.
  • Nathan McAndrew (THU | ALL):
    • Managed just 50 runs in four matches.

Fantasy Cricket Prediction:

Head-to-Head:

  • Wicket Keeper: Cameron Bancroft
  • Batter: James Vince, Oliver Davies
  • All-Rounder: Jack Edwards, Moises Henriques, Daniel Sams, Chris Green
  • Bowler: Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Ben Dwarshuis, Tanveer Sangha

Mega League:

  • Wicket Keeper: Cameron Bancroft
  • Batter: Jordan Silk
  • All-Rounder: Jack Edwards, Moises Henriques, Daniel Sams, Chris Green
  • Bowler: Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Jackson Bird, Ben Dwarshuis, Tanveer Sangha

As the Thunder and Sixers lock horns, cricket enthusiasts can anticipate a thrilling contest with standout performances from key players. Whether it’s Daniel Sams’ lethal bowling or James Vince’s batting prowess, the match is poised to be a spectacle that resonates with the essence of T20 cricket.

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