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The Big Bash League is already underway and one of the most exciting games so far has been the derby clash between the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder. The two teams will be at it again on the 21st of January to play the reverse fixture of the game. In our Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder betting preview, we cover all you need to know about the derby match that will be played at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Have a read through for more information.
Sydney Sixers Seeking Another Win
The previous fixture between the Sixers and Thunder resulted in a victory for the Sixers. The team managed to beat the 133 total set by Thunder with 22 balls to spare. Having only lost three wickets, the Sixers scored 134 for 3 in 16.2 overs. As they prepare for the reverse fixture, the Sixers will be looking at their star performers in the derby win over Thunder.
One of the standout players for the Sixers since the Big Bash League started has been Sean Abbott. The bowler has strung up a series of great performances for the Sixers including a man of the match display in the reverse fixture. He managed to take three wickets whilst only conceding 9 runs from 4 overs. Economically speaking, that is only 9 runs from 24 balls, an economy of 2.667.
The other class bowlers on the day were Ben Dwarshuis and Todd Murphy. Dwarshuis claimed two wickets for 28 runs from 4 overs. As for Murphy, the bowler only conceded 20 runs from his 4 overs and took a lone wicket himself.
On the batting front, the Sixers relied heavily on both Jordan Silk and Moises Henriques. The former scored an impressive 59 not-out from 42 balls. As for Henriques, his 53 from 38 balls not-out also contributed to the success of the team. One of the surprises in the fixture was the dismissal of Josh Philippe, who had only scored 6 runs from the 6 balls he faced.
Can Thunder Take Their Revenge?
Big Bash League fans will keep their eyes on Thunder to see whether they will be able to defeat the Sixers in the reverse fixture. Whilst the concept of victory is sweet, the reality is Thunder look too weak to do so. The team put in a terrible performance in the derby and were embarrassed by their rivals. However, on a positive note, they couldn’t do any worse in the upcoming match.
Although Thunder appeared to be a wounded animal in the game, an individual performance from Sam Whiteman was quite inspiring. The batsman scored a total of 42 from 34 balls. Similarly, Alex Ross also managed to reach 34 from the 34 balls that he faced. Ben Cutting made their total score a little less embarrassing with 26 not-out from 15 balls. However, Thunder could not reach the expected heights from their batsman. And it got even worse from their bowlers.
On the bowling front, Thunder’s standout player was Chris Green, who took two wickets for 29 runs from the 4 overs that he played. His total was not too impressive but the best from his team. His teammates, Brendan Doggett and Ben Cutting, could not do any better. Doggett managed to claim a wicket for 23 runs from the 4 overs that he bowled. Cutting, on the other hand, only bowled a single over where he conceded 14 runs.
Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder Betting Preview: The Money Lines
22Bet Sportsbook has been one of the leading online bookies for the Big Bash League. According to the sportsbook, players can bet on a variety of options including details such as the outcome of the first ball or the coin toss. The odds on either team to win the coin toss is 1.85.
It is also possible to place a variety of wagers on the first ball, such as if it will be a dot ball, one run, a four, a six, a wicket or a no ball. It is also possible to bet on which team will have the higher opening partnership. The odds on either team is 1.85 whilst the odds on the opening partnership total to be equal pays 34 times.
Fans of the sport can also bet on how the first wicket will go. The odds of the batsman being caught is 1.4, odds 10 for a run-out, odds 15 for being stumped, odds 4.74 for being bowled and odds 4.24 for an LBW.
In this Sydney Sixers v Sydney Thunder betting preview, we have also included our own tips. According to our latest cricket betting tips, we believe that the match will go to Sydney Sixers. The home team are in better form and have already beaten Thunder this season.
We assume that the top batsmen for either team with the most runs scored will be Jordan Silk and Sam Whiteman. We are guessing that the most wickets taken will be from Sean Abbott and Brendan Doggett. The heavy hitters with the most sixes will likely be Jordan Silk and Sam Whiteman. Essentially, we believe that the player of the match will be Abbott but we would advise keeping an eye on Sam Whiteman.
Sydney Sixers look as though they will score over 180 runs. As for Sydney Thunder, we believe that they will only reach as much as 160 runs. If you are looking to bet on a Handicap, we would advise going for Sydney Sixers.