SIX vs THU Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: BBL 2022/23 Match 50

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The 50th match of BBL 12 promises to be a beauty. It’s the Sydney Smash, with both Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder aiming to pick a victory for different reasons.

Sixers have confirmed a top two spot once again, but they must win to keep their hopes alive of a first-place finish. They are currently three points behind the high-flying Scorchers, and a similar performance to that of two weeks ago where they beat Thunder easily will work nicely. Also, if Steve Smith can get going once again, watch out.

Thunder come into this match off the back of a crucial win against Renegades. It broke a three-game losing run, and another win here will almost confirm a top-five finish with Strikers and Hurricanes on ten points in sixth and seventh place respectively. However, the question will be whether the up-and-down batting lineup can cope with the in-form Sixers bowling attack at a ground where Thunder have won just two of nine matches.

BBL 2022/23 table. Source: ESPNCricinfo.

Match Details

  • Location: Sydney Cricket Ground.
  • Time: 7:05pm (local), 1:35pm (IST).
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BBL 2022/23 Match 50: SIX vs THU Possible Playing XIs

Sixers have named a 17-player squad. Nathan Lyon, who missed the last game against Strikers, could return today.

Sydney Sixers: 1. Josh Philippe (wk), 2. Steve Smith, 3. Kurtis Patterson, 4. Moises Henriques (c), 5. Jordan Silk, 6. Dan Christian, 7. Hayden Kerr, 8. Sean Abbott, 9. Ben Dwarshuis, 10. Nathan Lyon/Todd Murphy, 11. Steve O’Keefe

Thunder have also named a 17-player squad. Gurinder Sandhu has been included and may play.

Sydney Thunder: 1. Matthew Gilkes (wk), 2. David Warner, 3. Oliver Davies, 4. Alex Ross, 5. Blake Nikitaras, 6. Daniel Sams, 7. Ben Cutting, 8. Nathan McAndrew, 9. Chris Green (c), 10. Usman Qadir, 11. Brendan Doggett/Gurinder Sandhu

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Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Sydney Sixers:

  • If Steve Smith can get through the first ten balls, watch out. He became the first male Sixers player to score a BBL century a few nights ago.
  • Also, Smith has a good T20 record at the SCG: 15 inns, 463 runs, avg. 38.58, SR 131.91.
  • Moises Henriques often enjoys batting against Thunder. The skipper scored 53* (38) two weeks ago, part of 447 career runs at an average of 44.70 and strike rate of 139.69.
  • Jordan Silk also scored a half-century (59*) against Thunder earlier this season. He is the Sixers’ leading run-scorer in BBL 12, with 304 runs at an average of 50.66 and strike rate of 129.36.
  • Sean Abbott was player of the match against Thunder on January 8. He took 3/9, part of 19 wickets in 15 matches against the crosstown rivals (avg. 21.74, econ. 8.07).
  • Abbott is also far-and-away the top wicket-taker in T20s at the SCG. He has taken 66 wickets in 42 matches at an average of 18.02 and strike rate of 12.91. Next best is Ben Dwarshuis with 38 scalps (SR 16.24).
  • Steve O’Keefe concedes just 6.63 per over in 34 T20s at SCG and 6.26 in 11 matches vs Thunder (11 wickets).

Sydney Thunder:

  • Is this the day David Warner fires? He has scored 153 runs in seven T20 innings at the SCG at an average of 25.50 and strike rate of 161.05.
  • Oliver Davies is Thunder’s leading run-scorer this season (323) at an average of 32.30 and strike rate of 141.04. Interestingly, he has made two ducks in two innings batting at three this season.
  • Matthew Gilkes is coming off a player of the match performance against Renegades: 74* off 55 balls.
  • Chris Green dismissed Josh Philippe and Kurtis Patterson earlier this season. The off-spinner is conceding just 6.02 per over in 12 matches in BBL 2022/23.
  • Daniel Sams has typically struggled at the SCG. He has taken just four wickets in seven matches at an economy of 9.18 and strike rate of 34.00.
  • Overall against Sixers, however, Sams has picked up 13 wickets in eight matches at an average of 15.08 and economy of 8.28. He has dismissed Josh Philippe twice in 45 balls, conceding just 44 in the process.
  • Nathan McAndrew is Thunder’s second-highest wicket-taker this season (13) at an average of 18.53 and strike rate of 14. However, he has a horror record vs Sixers, with just three wickets in eight innings at an average of 85.67 and economy of 11.51.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 22, Sixers 15, Thunder 7.
  • Sixers lead Thunder 7-2 in matches at the SCG.
  • Jordan Silk on this ground: 30 inns, 707 runs, avg. 33.67, SR 129.01.
  • Sean Abbott has taken ten wickets in his past four matches in BBL 12.
  • Hayden Kerr dismissed Matthew Gilkes in the single delivery he has bowled to him in T20s so far.
  • Usman Qadir took 2/20 in the last match. Expect the legspinner to find some turn on the SCG surface.

SCG Pitch Report and Weather

Conditions are set to be clear this evening, after a top of 26 degrees throughout the day.

This season, the average first innings score at the SCG is 145.33 (run rate 8.07). Spinners have taken 12 of the 39 wickets to fall on this ground so far this season, with the team batting first winning two of the three clashes.

BBL 2022/23 Match 50: SIX vs THU Dream11 Prediction Today 21 January 2023

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

SIX vs THU Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: BBL 2022/23 Match 50 | SS vs ST Dream11 Prediction Today | SCG Pitch Report
BBL 2022/23 Match 50: SIX vs THU Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

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BBL 2022/23 Match 50: SIX vs THU Dream11 Prediction

Fan2Play Prediction

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Base Team:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Josh Philippe
  • Batsmen: Steve Smith, Oliver Davies
  • All-Rounders: Sean Abbott, Daniel Sams
  • Bowlers: Ben Dwarshuis

BBL 2022/23 Match 50: SIX vs THU Match Prediction – Who will win?

Sixers to win.

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