Sydney Sixers will battle against Melbourne Renegades in the 18th match of the BBL 2022/23 on Wednesday. Sixers registered back-to-back wins on their home turf to move up in the points table. Renegades, on the other hand, lost their first game of the tournament against Hurricanes by 8 runs on Saturday.
Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 18
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Date & Time: December 28th, at 1:45 PM IST and 7:15 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
What is the pitch report for SIX vs REN, BBL 2022/23, Match 18?
The wicket favors the batters more having said the bowlers had success earlier in this competition. Overall we can say it’s a good sporting surface and expect an equal contest between the sides.
— Sydney Sixers (@SixersBBL) December 26, 2022
Sydney Sixers: Won Won Lost Lost Lost
Melbourne Renegades: Lost Won Won Won Lost
SIX vs REN, BBL 2022/23, Match 18 Probable Winners:
Sydney Sixers are expected to win this match.
What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for SIX vs REN, BBL 2022/23, Match 18?
Kurtis Patterson, Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Dan Christian, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Naveen ul Haq / Steve O’Keefe, Izharulhaq Naveed
Martin Guptill, Nic Maddinson (c), Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb (wk), Jonathan Wells, Akeal Hosein, Will Sutherland, Tom Stewart Rogers, Kane Richardson, Mujeeb ur Rahman
— Melbourne Renegades (@RenegadesBBL) December 27, 2022
Steve O’Keefe is doubtful for this match following his hamstring injury in the previous game.
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for SIX vs REN, BBL 2022/23, Match 18?
Top Pick – Batter
Moises Henriques played a match-winning knock of 52* runs under pressure against Melbourne Stars to guide his side home safely.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Hayden Kerr is a must-pick for your fantasy teams. He has picked up 5 wickets in the last 4 matches and scored 87 runs in 3 innings at an average of 43.5.
Top Pick – Bowler
Akeal Hosein’s signing is turning out to be a huge one for Renegades. In 4 matches in this BBL, he has picked up 10 wickets at an economy of 6.13 and scored 55 runs with the bat as well.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Josh Philippe bats freely at the top of the order and likes to counterattack from the start. He managed to score 76 runs in the last 4 matches at an average of 19 with the best score of 43.
Tom Stewart Rogers making small progress from game to game with his skillful bowling. The 28-year-old right-arm seamer has picked up 8 wickets in this tournament with the best figures of 4 for 23.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for SIX vs REN, BBL 2022/23, Match 18?
1. Peter Handscomb, Josh Philippe, Moises Henriques, Martin Guptill, Aaron Finch, James Vince, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr (c), Akeal Hosein (vc), Izharulhaq Naveed, Tom Stewart Rogers
2. Josh Philippe (vc), Aaron Finch (c), James Vince, Kurtis Patterson, Nic Maddinson, Sean Abbott, Will Sutherland, Hayden Kerr, Kane Richardson, Jackson Bird, Akeal Hosein
After suffering two easy losses in their first two matches, Sydney Sixers produced some fine performances on their home turf to gain close wins over Hobart Hurricanes and Melbourne Stars. Moises Henriques played the captain’s knock against Stars to hand 7 wickets for the Sixers in the final over of the match on Monday. Hayden Kerr continues to impress and it was with the ball this time, picking up 2 wickets. James Vince, Jordan Silk, and Kurtis Patterson made handy contributions with the bat. With 2 wins and 2 losses, they are in 5th spot in the standings with 4 points.
Melbourne Renegades should blame themselves for the loss against Hobart Hurricanes as they failed to chase 122 runs. On a tricky batting wicket, they crumbled in the run-chase losing the game in the end by 8 runs. With this loss, their unbeaten run came to an end. They will be going to miss the services of Andre Russell for the rest of the tournament and he will be replaced by New Zealand batter Martin Guptill. Akeal Hosein is picking wickets for fun at the moment having already claimed 10 scalps. They don’t want to repeat similar mistakes what they did in the last game. They occupy the 3rd spot in the standings with 6 points and a win here will take them to the pole position.