PREVIEW

 

Melbourne Renegades are set to host Sydney Sixers for the second semi-final in the Big Bash League 2018-19. The Marvel Stadium in Melbourne will witness two giants battling it out for the berth in the finals. Both the teams will collide for the third time in this season. Sydney Sixers won the first encounter in Melbourne by 33 runs while the Renegades settled the score when they defeated them by seven wickets in Sydney. We have to wait and watch who will have the last laugh in the upcoming semi-final.

Melbourne Renegades have to step-up in this must-win match if they want to make it to finals of the BBL season 8. Aaron Finch has led his side well so far in this campaign as they finished second in the league table. Kane Richardson has been the leading wicket-taker in this tournament so far with his 24 scalps in 12 outings. The Renegades would be eyeing to seal their spot in the finals of the Big Bash League when they face Sydney Sixers.

While Sydney Sixers would be hoping to get back to winning ways after being hammered by Melbourne Stars by 94 runs in their last league game. The visitors would be relying on the deadly trio of Sean Abbott (21), Tom Curran (20) and Steve O’Keefe (19) who have taken 60 wickets between them in this season. The batting department will be dependant on James Vince and Moises Henriques in the upcoming semi-final. Sydney Sixers have the edge over the Renegades, having beaten them five times in their last seven meetings.

 

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Team News

 

Melbourne Renegades

  • Mohammad Nabi will miss out as he is on national duty.
  •  Cameron White has returned to the squad.

Sydney Sixers

  • Tom Curran and Lloyd Pope have been excluded from the squad.
  • Ben Manenti and Justin Avendano will replace the two players.

 

SQUADS

 

Sydney Sixers:

Sean Abbott, Justin Avendano, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques (Captain), Dan Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, James Vince

Melbourne Renegades:

Aaron Finch (Captain), Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Harry Gurney, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Cameron White, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth

 

 Key Players

 

 

Probable Playing 11

 

Sydney Sixers

  1. Josh Philippe
  2. Dan Hughes
  3. Jordan Silk
  4. James Vince
  5. Jack Edwards
  6. Justin Avendano
  7. Moises Henriques
  8. Sean Abbott
  9. Steve O’Keefe
  10. Ben Dwarshuis
  11. Ben Manenti/Nathan Lyon

 

Melbourne Renegades

  1. Sam Harper
  2. Tom Cooper
  3. Aaron Finch
  4. Mackenzie Harvey
  5. Cameron White
  6. Dan Christian
  7. Kane Richardson
  8. Cameron Boyce
  9. Jack Wildermuth
  10. Chris Tremain
  11. Harry Gurney

 

FUNTUSH SAFE XI

 

FUNTUSH RISKY XI

 

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