Melbourne Renegades would be eyeing top spot on the Big Bash points table when they meet Sydney Sixers at Docklands Stadium on Saturday. The Renegades have registered two wins on the bounce so far, first taking down Perth Scorchers by 4 wickets and later brushing aside reigning champions Adelaide Strikers by 5 wickets in their second fixture. The Renegades will come out looking to make it three wins in as many games.
Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, have faced two losses after a winning start to their BBL 08 campaign against Perth Scorchers (Dec. 22). They could not kick on from there and fell short in the subsequent fixtures, against Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars. The Sixers would be looking to put a strong show and bring their tourney back on track.
Where – Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
When – 01:30 PM IST, December 29
Form Guide (recent first)
Melbourne Renegades – W W
Sydney Sixers – L L W
Head-to-head (last five fixtures)
Melbourne Renegades – 1, Sydney Sixers – 4
Lloyd Pope replaces Greg West in the Sydney Sixers’ squad for the fixture.
Mackenzie Harvey and Beau Webster have regained fitness and are the additions to Melbourne Renegades’ squad for the fixture. Will Sutherland (on Australian U-19 duty), Joe Mennie and Kelvin Smith have been dropped.
MLR Playing 11: Cameron White, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Richardson, Daniel Christian, Tom Cooper (c), Tim Ludeman (wk), Cameron Boyce, Jack Wildermuth, Usman Khan, Sam Harper, Jack Wildermuth
Melbourne Renegades Squad: Tom Cooper (c), Tim Ludeman, Jack Wildermuth, Sam Harper, Cameron White, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Usman Khan Shinwari, Beau Webster, Cameron Boyce, Mackenzie Harvey, Kane Richardson and Jake Fraser-McGurk.
SDS Playing 11: Moises Henriques (c), Joe Denly, Steve OKeefe, Sean Abbott, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Ben Dwarshuis, Llyod Pope, Josh Philippe (wk), Tom Curran
Doubts: Jack Edwards
Sydney Sixers Squad: Sean Abbott, Justin Avendano, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Moises Henriques, Dan Hughes, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Lloyd Pope and Jordan Silk
Melbourne Renegades Fantasy Picks
Mohammad Nabi and Sam Harper are the two batsmen who have made notable contributions with the bat in otherwise what has been a flop show from the Renegades’ batsmen. Kane Richardson and Dan Christian have inflicted damage with the ball.
Sydney Sixers Fantasy Picks
Daniel Hughes and Jordan Silk are the two best batsmen for the side so far in the competition. Steve OKeefe and Ben Dwarshuis are picks of the Sixers’ bowlers, with seven and five wickets, respectively.
Make SDS vs MLR Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed above and team news.