Sydney Thunder (THU) will lock horns with defending champions Sydney Sixers (SIX) in match 20 of Big Bash League 2021-22 at Sydney Showground Stadium on Sunday, December 26.
THU have been inconsistent in the ongoing edition of BBL, registering two wins and two losses so far. With nine points from four matches, the Chris Green-led side are currently placed fourth in the BBL standings.
On the other hand, SIX have been one of the most impressive teams in the tournament this season, winning four of their five matches. Led by Moises Henriques, the three-time BBL winners are currently placed second in the standings with 14 points from five matches.
THU vs SIX Dream11 prediction
Sydney Sixers have a superior head-to-head record against Sydney Thunder in the Big Bash League, winning 12 of the 19 matches that they have played so far. Going by recent form and past head-to-head record, SIX will start as favourites to pip THU on Sunday.
THU vs SIX Dream11 team tips for Big Bash League 2021-22
Top tip: Best batter
Alex Ross has been in scintillating form for Sydney Thunder in the ongoing Big Bash League. The 29-year-old middle-order batter has scored 159 runs in four matches at a strike rate of 147.22. Having already accumulated 250 fantasy points this season, Ross is a smart fantasy pick for this encounter at 9 credits.
Top tip: Best bowler
Tanveer Sangha has been the wrecker-in-chief for Sydney Thunder in BBL 2021-22. The right-arm leg spinner has picked eight wickets in four matches at an economy of 6.68. Sangha has amassed 260 fantasy points this season and is expected to add more points to his tally against Sydney Sixers.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
As far as all-rounders are concerned, one must pick Sydney Sixers captain Moises Henriques in the fantasy cricket team. Henriques has scored 232 runs in five matches at an average of 77.33. The Australia all-rounder also has a knack of breaking crucial partnerships and is quite handy with his medium pace.
Among the wicket-keepers, picking Sydney Sixers’ Josh Philippe in the fantasy team is a no-brainer. Along with fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, Philippe is currently the leading run-scorer in the tournament with 282 runs in five matches at a strike rate of 152.43. Having accrued 442 fantasy points this season already, the Sixers wicket-keeper is a must-have for this BBL clash.
THU vs SIX probable playing XI
THU playing XI (probable): Matthew Gilkes, Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, Sam Billings (wicket-keeper), Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Alex Ross, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (captain), Saqib Mahmood, Tanveer Sangha
SIX playing XI (probable): Josh Philippe (wicket-keeper), James Vince, Moises Henriques (captain), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, Chris Jordan, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope
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