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Sydney Thunder favourites in derby clash against Sydney Sixers - get BBL 2021-22 predictions

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Sydney Sixers (SIX) will take on Sydney Thunder (THU) in match 50 of Big Bash League 2021-22 at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Saturday, January 15. The match will start from 1:10 PM IST.

SIX vs THU Dream11 prediction

Defending champions Sydney Sixers take on Sydney Thunder in a derby on Saturday.  Both sides have had good seasons so far while Sydney Thunder have won eight out of their 12 matches, Sydney Sixers have won seven from 11 matches. With the tournament heading towards its business end, both teams will look to consolidate their position towards the top of the standings. 

With four wins from their last five matches, Sydney Thunder are outright favourites to win this match although Sydney Sixers triumphed in the reverse fixture earlier in the tournament.

SIX vs THU Dream11 team tips for Big Bash League 2021-22

Top tip: Best batter

Sydney Thunder's Jason Sangha is a top batting pick for this match. The 22-year-old is amongst the top run-getters this season with 360 runs in nine innings at an average of 60. The right-hander has accumulated 643 fantasy points this season, which is the most by any batter in this contest and at 9.5 credits is a worthy pick for this match. 

Top tip: Best bowler

Picking Mohammad Hasnain of Sydney Thunder in your fantasy team for this contest is a no-brainer. The Pakistan pacer has set the tournament on fire since his arrival with seven wickets from four outings at an economy of 6.13. With 264 fantasy points already, Mohammad Hasnain is a great budget pick for 8.5 credits. 

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Daniel Sams of Sydney Thunder makes for an excellent all-round option for this encounter. Sams has picked 16 wickets in 12 outings this season and has dismissed at least one batter in each of his last nine matches. The 29-year-old has also amassed 180 runs including a breathtaking unbeaten 98 against Melbourne Renegades earlier in the tournament. With 750 fantasy points to his name, Daniel Sams cannot be ignored by fantasy players despite his high price of 10 credits. 

Amongst the wicket-keepers, picking Josh Philippe of Sydney Sixers will be the best option. Philippe has been the best batter for the defending champions this year with 327 runs in 10 innings at a strike-rate of 145.33. With 574 fantasy points this season, Josh Philippe is a valuable pick for 10 credits.

SIX vs THU probable playing XI

SIX playing XI (probable): Josh Philippe (wicket-keeper), Jack Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (captain), Daniel Christian, Sean Abbott, Shadab Khan, Hayden Kerr, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Todd Murphy 

THU playing XI (probable): Matthew Gilkes, Alex Hales, Jason Sangha (captain), Daniel Sams, Olivier Davies, Ben Cutting, Ben Holt (wicket-keeper), Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu, Mohammad Hasnain, Tanveer Sangha

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