Sixers look to claim Sydney clash
It is the last group match in this edition of Big Bash League and the top four is decided but mathematically the positions are not decided yet except that of Adelaide Strikers who are at top of the table.
The clash between Sydney Thunders and Sydney Sixers is set to formally finalise the position on the points table as Sixers will need to win by a huge margin to shake things up at the points table. If that huge margin win somehow eludes Sixers then they are set to play Adelaide Strikers and in the other semis Perth Scorchers are slated against Melbourne Stars.
This season is special for Sydney Sixers as their star bowler Brett Lee is set to retire from competitive cricket after this season and Sixers would like to see him off with a season win desperately. Sixers were at the top of the table halfway through the tournament but lost the way with losses against Melbourne Stars (one-over eliminator) and Perth Scorchers. However they would like to enter the semis with some momentum and who else to compete in this situation than the team placed at the penultimate spot in the points table.
Sydney Thunders on the other hand started off in a breezy manner but lost their way with just two wins in the seven matches they have played. With injury to their main batsman Michael Hussey made matter worse for the Thunders. Jacque Kallis however, has strengthened his case for the T20s this season.
Sydney Sixers Squad :
They have named an unchanged squad for the clashes of Sydney tomorrow. The squad looks like :
Moises Henriques (C), Brett Lee, Nic Maddinson, Sean Abbott, Doug Bollinger, Ryan Carters, Ed Cowan, Simon Keen, Micahel Lumb, Nathan Lyon, Stephen ‘O Keefe, Riki Wessels, Jordan Silk.
Sydney Thunders Squad :
Sydney Thunders captain Michael Hussey has been named in the 13-man squad for the match against Sydney Sixers for their last game this season. However, the veteran is set to go through a fitness test before the match tomorrow.
Other changes for the Thunders includes Dirk Nannes and Andrew McDonalds sitting out due to injury and Scott Henry is on stand by for Hussey. Also Cameron Delport replaces Jason Roy.
Michael Hussey (C), Ahillen Beadle, Aiden Blizzard, Cameron Delport, Jake Doran, Chris Green, Chris Hartley, Nathan Hauritz, Dan Hughes, Jacque Kallis, Josh Lalor, Tim Ley, Chris Tremain.
The Pitch :
The match is to be played at SCG which has not offered a great deal of bounce this season and is expected to remain slow for the game tomorrow. This season just two matches are were played on this ground which saw scores of 182-135 and both matches were won by teams batting first. Interestingly Sydney Sixers has not won a match at this ground this season.
The Odds :
Sixers are 1.57 to win the game tomorrow. The price is justified looking at the form Thunders have been in but this is the beauty of a T20 game that it is not based on previous form. The price is too short for the Sixers but anyhow we are backing Sixers to win the match tomorrow.