Melbourne, February 15 at 2:10 PM IST
Melbourne Renegades have never made it to Big Bash final and would have their eyes on it when they meet Sydney Sixers at Docklands Stadium in the second semi-final of BBL08. They have been helped by Sam Harper and Tom Cooper excellent run with the bat while Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce and Dan Christian have been exceptional with the ball in the entire tournament.
The Sixers are not playing at their backyard but still have a great chance to meet Melbourne Stars in the finale of BBL 08. Bowling has been their strong suit this edition, with Sean Abbott (21), Steve O’Keefe and Tom Curran at the helm. Plus, Moises Henriques can come to the fore as he would be itching to make a mark after a mediocre tournament by his standards.
Head-to-head (last five BBL T20 fixtures)
Melbourne Renegades – 2, Sydney Sixers – 3
Form guide (last five fixtures, recent first)
Melbourne Renegades – L W W W L
Sydney Sixers – L W W W W
Melbourne Renegades Team News: They are without Mohammad Nabi. Cameron White returns to the squad.
Sydney Sixers Team News: Nathan Lyon is available for selection. Ben Manenti and Justin Avendano are squad inclusions, with Lloyd Pope and Tom Curran missing out
SDS Playing 11: Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Moises Henriques, Dan Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Steve O’Keefe, Jordan Silk, James Vince, Josh Philippe
Doubtful – Justin Avendano, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Ben Manenti
MLR Playing 11: Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Sam Harper, Kane Richardson, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Harry Gurney, Cameron White
Doubtful – Jon Holland, Chris Tremain & Jack Wildermuth
Team 1, 2: Captain courageous
– Aaron Finch and Moises Henriques can propel their teams into the big final.
– You can take a chance on them.
Team 3, 4: Clinical performances from either side
– This could well turn out to be a one-sided affair. In Team 3, we’d pick more Sydney players and more from Renegades in Team 4.