Sydney Sixers will meet their rivals Sydney Thunder in the 42nd match of the ongoing Australia T20 League. The match is scheduled on 18 Jan at 1:40 PM (IST) in the Spotless Stadium (also known as Sydney Showground Stadium). It will be an important encounter for both the teams. While Sydney Sixers ended their last clash against Hobart Hurricanes without result, the Thunders lost their previous match to the weakest team of this tournament so far, Melbourne Renegades.
Sydney Thunder has occupied the sixth position on the points ladder with four wins out 10 matches played so far. The team has been struggling throughout this season and will aim to register their second victory in this face off. On the other hand, Sydney Sixers have secured the second position with 6 wins out of 10 matches. The Sixers would look to maintain their wining ways and jump over Melbourne Stars, who are the currently ruling the points table with 9 wins out of 10 matches.
Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
The game will be played at Sydney Showground Stadium which is known to get slower in the second half. The team opting to bat first can post a compelling total over 160.
The temperature will fluctuate between 19 to 24 degree Celsius. With 80% chances of precipitation, heavy showers are likely to spoil the game.
Probable Playing XI
Josh Philippe (WK), Justin Avendano, Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques (C), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Steven O’Keefe, Henry Thornton, Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope.
Callum Ferguson (c), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Chris Morris, Chris Tremain, Alex Ross, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook, Matthew Gilkes (wk)
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