Match 20 of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) will see the winless Melbourne Renegades taking on the Sydney Sixers at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. Renegades, the defending champions are struggling this season and have lost all of their four matches thus far. They have not played like champions so far and will need to pull up their socks sooner than later.
Time is running out for them even as the franchise will lose its skipper when Australia will tour India for around a week in the third week of January. With the New Year coming in, Renegades will be hoping for a change in fortunes and would like to start the year on a high.
The Renegades though have a decent record playing at home and should back themselves to get on the board. However, the Sydney Sixers are no pushovers by any means. They are coming off a thrilling super over win against the Sydney Thunder. Tom Curran was the hero for the Men in Pink as the England international put up an all-round display to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat for his team. Sixers batsmen are consistent enough and the team has to keep the momentum going to make it into the playoffs.
While the Sixers have won three out of five matches and stand at the fourth position in the points table, the Renegades are stuck at the bottom without any wins so far.
Sydney Sixers: Josh Philippe(w), Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope, Jackson Bird, Mickey Edwards, Ben Manenti, Steve OKeefe, James Vince
Melbourne Renegades: Sam Harper(w), Aaron Finch(c), Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Richard Gleeson, Tom Andrews, Joe Mennie, Tom Cooper
Where: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Match Timings: The match starts at 01:40 PM IST (08:10 AM GMT) (07:10 PM Local).
This game can be viewed on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.