THU vs SIX Dream11: The Australian capital is ready to host the Sydney Smash where arch-rivals Sydney Thunder and Syndey Sixers will be up against each other. Sydney Thunder have been brilliant this season with 6 wins in 9 games. The team combination has a perfect blend of batsmen and bowlers, also well supported by quality allrounders. With Hales and Khawaja at the top, they have two quality internationals opening the batting. Callum Ferguson has been consistent throughout the season while Billings returned to form in the last game. The return of Sams will bolster the bowling department as well as the lower order and with Cutting and Green also in the eleven, they have a trio of finest allrounders of this season. The Thunder will have to be at their best to get past a quality team.
Meanwhile, Sydney Sixers are leading the points table with a similar no. of wins and losses as Thunder. They too have a quality lineup which has won them a no. of games. Young openers Philippe and Edwards have looked good at the top while skipper Hughes is having a great tournament so far. Daniel Christian showed his finishing ability in the last game when he finished the game off with a boundary and scoring a match-winning half century. Jackson Bird was impressive with the new ball while Brathwaite’s 4-wicket haul in the last game will give Sixers lots of confidence in the bowling department. Also watch out for Lloyd Pope who ha excellent variations along with his legspin and was brilliant at the death in the last game.
THU vs SIX Dream11 match details
Fixture name: Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers
Competition: Big Bash League 2020-21
Date: 13 January, 2021
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Ground: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Sydney Thunder 219/7 beat Melbourne Stars 144 all out (19.5 overs) by 75 runs on Dec 29, 2020.
THU (recent last) W W L W L
SIX (recent last) W L W L W
Points Table Standings: THU 2, SIX 1
Pitch Report: The pitch at Manuka Oval is usually good for batting and it produces high scores. In the second innings, there will be some turn for spinners but a set batsman is expected to get runs. The weather will be partly cloudy for the match.
THU vs SIX Playing 11
THU Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Daniel Sams has recovered from his concussion and becomes available for this match.
Expected team changes- Doggett put up an impressive performance in the last game by picking up a 4-wicket haul. So McAndrew looks likely to make way for Sams.
Khawaja and Hales will be the openers with Ferguson at No.3.
Billings and Ross will be the middle order batsmen while Cutting and Sams will be the allrounders and finishers.
With Sams returning to the side, he will take the new ball along with Doggett. Young Tanveer Sangha and Green will be the spin bowlers.
THU Playing 11 (probable)
C Ferguson (C)
S Billings (wk)
SIX Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Ben Dwarshuis returns to the squad after missing the last one due to injury. Starc, Abbott, Lyon and Henriques are on international duties.
Expected team changes- Dwarshuis is expected to return by replacing Jake Ball in the eleven.
Wicketkeeper Philippe and Jack Edwards will open and James Vince will be at No.3.
Skipper Hughes and Silk will hold the middle order spots while Christian and Brathwaite will be the finishers.
With Dwarshuis returning, he will take the new ball along with Jackson Bird. Lloyd Pope and Steve O’Keefe will be the spinners.
SIX Playing 11 (probable)
J Philippe (wk)
D Hughes (C)
THU vs SIX Today Match Prediction: Who will win THU vs SIX Dream11 match today?
Despite being below the Sixers in the points table, Sydney Thunder will start the game as favorites. Canberra is the home ground for Thunder this season and they have won their last 4 matches at this ground. They will feel confident with Sams returning to the side for the big clash. SIxers though, can’t be counted out. They have been brilliant too having won 6 games so far out of 9. Skipper Hughes has led the team from the front while they will be confident with the return of Ben Dwarshuis. Expect a thriller between these two quality teams in the THU vs SIX Today Match Prediction.
THU vs SIX Dream11 Prediction, Captain & Differential Picks
C Ferguson- The skipper has been a consistent performer for the Thunder. In an important match against a quality team, his batting can decide the fate of the match.
T20 Career: Runs 3056, Avg. 26
Ferguson in BBL 10: Runs 244, Avg. 30
A Hales- Hales has been the highest run scorer for Thunder this season while also scoring at a brilliant strike rate. He can be a destructive batsman in the powerplay.
T20 Career: Runs 7653, Avg. 29
Hales in BBL 10: Runs 269, Avg. 30
D Sams- Sams is returning to the squad after suffering a concussion. He is a quality bowler with the new ball and has a strike rate of 218 with the bat this season. His T20 skills make him a top pick in the THU vs SIX Dream11 Prediction.
T20 Career: Runs 376, Bat Avg. 12, Wkts 61, Bowl Avg. 21
Sams in BBL 10: Runs 133, Bat Avg. 33, Wkts 8, Bowl Avg. 21
J Philippe- The star of the last season, Josh Philippe has shown glimpses of his last season’s form. He can be a destructive player in the powerplay and can play the sweeps and reverse sweeps well against the spinners.
T20 Career: Runs 1149, Avg. 31
Philippe in BBL 10: Runs 273, Avg. 30
J Vince- The Englishman is an experienced cricketer in this format. At No.3, he can be fluent in the powerplay and also plays sweeps well. He can get a big score in this important game.
T20 Career: Runs 6029, Avg. 29
Vince in BBL 10: Runs 196, Avg. 24.50
D Christian- The Man of the Match of the last game, Christian produced a match winning knock against the Heat. He can score quick runs down the order and can also pick up wickets with his variations.
T20 Career: Runs 5004, Bat Avg. 23, Wkts 250, Bowl Avg. 28
Christian in BBL 10: Runs 160, Bat Avg. 26, Wkts 10, Bowl Avg. 25
B Cutting- Another quality allrounder of this Thunder team, Cutting can be a dangerous player in the lower order. Though he hasn’t picked up many wickets with the ball this season, but he has been exceptional with the finishing touches with the bat.
T20 Career: Runs 2205, Bat Avg. 23, Wkts 125, Bowl Avg. 30
Cutting in BBL 10: Runs 166, Avg. 33
J Silk- Silk is a talented batsman and an exceptional fielder. He can score quick runs down the order and can attack the spinners.
T20 Career: Runs 1335, Avg. 28
Silk in BBL 10: Runs 197, Avg. 28