BBL 2018-19, Match 49: Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The pitch mostly assists the team batting second.


Ben Dwarshuis
Ben Dwarshuis. (Photo by Mark Evans/Getty Images)

The Sydney Sixers are in excellent form of late, having won their last three matches in this edition’s Big Bash League (BPL). The victories have also taken them to the top half of the points table and another victory would also seal their berth in the semi-final of the T20 tournament. The Moises Henriques-led team is next scheduled to play the Sydney Thunder at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

The Thunder, on the other hand, have produced some sparkling moments, but have been scratchy throughout. Subsequently, they find themselves in the fifth position with five wins from 12 matches. Another loss could virtually knock them out of the extravaganza. After their victory against Perth Scorchers, they lost against Melbourne Renegades and would want to get back to winning ways.


Match Details:

The 49th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2018-19 will be played between Sydney Sixers and Syndey Thunder at the Sydney Cricket Stadium.

The match starts at 7:00 PM local time (8:00 AM GMT) (1:30 PM IST).

The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. Live streaming is available on Sony Liv.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at the SCG mostly assists the spinners and batting has been a tad difficult. However, the deck tends to get better in the second half of the games and the same can be comprehended from the fact that six out of the last eight matches were won by the team batting second.

Average first innings score: 145 (Last eight Twenty20s)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 6, Lost – 2

Probable XI:

Sydney Sixers:

Josh Philippe, Dan Hughes,  James Vince, Moises Henriques (C), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Manenti, Lloyd Pope.

Bench – Mickey Edwards, Jack Edwards.

No changes made to the squad.

Sydney Thunder:

Shane Watson (C), Anton Devcich, Callum Ferguson, Jason Sangha, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Baxter Holt (WK), Chris Jordan, Jono Cook, Fawad Ahmed, Gurinder Sandhu.

Bench – Arjun Nair, Nathan McAndrew.

No changes made to the squad.


Team News:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

Daniel Hughes is the leading run-getter for Sydney Sixers in this season with 294 runs to go with three fifties from 12 innings.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

James Vince has to start as captain or vice-captain. Moreover, he has two fifties in the last three matches at the SCG. Callum Ferguson, Daniel Hughes and Daniel Sams are good choices as captain as well. Moises Henriques, Sean Abbott and Josh Phillippe are the ideal choices for the vice-captain. Shane Watson, Tom Curran and Steve O’Keefe are the alternatives for the vice captain’s role.

Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Josh Phillippe

Batters – James Vince (C), Daniel Hughes, Callum Ferguson (VC)

All-Rounders – Moises  Henriques, Anton Devcich, Daniel Sams

Bowlers – Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Fawad Ahmed, Chris Green

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Josh Phillippe (VC)

Batters – James Vince, Shane Watson, Callum Ferguson

All-Rounders – Moises Henriques (C), Tom Curran, Daniel Sams

Bowlers – Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Chris Jordan, Jonathan Cook



Expert Advice:

Shane Watson and Tom Curran didn’t put on any special performances in the recent matches. They can be left out considering their high price tags.

Probable Winners:

The Sixers are expected to come out trumps in the Sydney derby.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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