Big Bash League, 2018 | Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, 2nd Semi-Final | SDS vs MLR Who Will Win
In the second semi-final of Big Bash league 2018-19, the three-time finalists and winner of the inaugural season Sydney Sixers will lock horns with Melbourne Renegades who have made it to the semi-finals for the second season on the trot.
Renegades finished second on the points table with 8 wins to their name from 14 games which also included 6 losses. Sixers were right behind them on the points table with the same amount of wins and losses with net run-rate being the only difference.
Sydney Sixers had the perfect start to their campaign when they defeated two-time champions Perth Scorchers in their opening game by 17 runs. They then slumped to 2 losses on the bounce which ruined their perfect start but a spree of 4 wins in on the trot made their way easy to enter into the semi-finals.
They did lose to Melbourne Stars in their final league game by 94 runs which they will look to shrug off as soon as possible to make start fresh in the semi-finals.
In this season, Melbourne Renegades have been one of the most consistent teams for sure. they started their campaign with two wins to their name against Perth Scorchers and Adelaide Striker by 4 wickets and 5 wickets respectively and showed some great character throughout the season.
Their best performance came against Brisbane Heat whom they humiliated by 8 wickets in their first meeting and then thumped them again by a hefty margin of 101 runs. They have been great in both facets of the game and will look to continue with the same spirit in the knockouts as well.
Venue:- Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Match Timing:- Friday, February 15, 2018, 02:10 PM IST
Here’s how both teams’ might line-up:-
Sean Abbott, Moises Henriques, Dan Hughes, Steve O’Keefe, Jordan Silk, Nathan Lyon, Josh Philippe, James Vince, Jack Edwards, Justin Avendano.
Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Harry Gurney, Cameron White, Tom Cooper, Aaron Finch, Sam Harper, Kane Richardson, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey (Doubt: Jack Wildermuth)
For Sixers, the runs scorer this season have been Josh Phillipe and Jordan Silk both have shown some real character and have been in scintillating touch. Daniel Hughes and James Vince are other bets who are reliable picks here.
For Renegades, Tom Cooper has been consistent wicket-keeper Sam Harper is a reliable pick as well. Aaron Finch has been struggling a bit but when it’s his day he is a force to reckon with for sure.
In the bowling department, Kane Richardson is the leading wicket-taker for Renegades, among others, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe and Cameron Boyce would be the safest bets.
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