Venue Details & Pitch Report - Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG)

Average First Innings Score at Sydney Cricket Ground in T20s since 2020: 172

Batting First vs Batting Second at Sydney Cricket Ground in T20s since 2020: Win Bat 1st - 65%, Win Bat 2nd - 35% 

SIX-REN Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list at Sydney Cricket Ground in T20s since 2020: Josh Philippe(11), Moises Henriques(2), Steven Smith(3), James Vince(4), Aaron Finch(6), Daniel Hughes(8), Jordan Silk(10)

SIX-REN Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list at Sydney Cricket Ground in T20s since 2020: Sean Abbott(1), Steve O'Keefe(2), Ben Dwarshius(3), Hayden Kerr(4), Adam Zampa(6), 

Ground Dimensions: The venue has short straight boundaries (76m) and square boundaries (70m, 65m). Third Man (74m) & Deep Mid Wicket (76m) and FineLeg (68m) & Deep Cover (72m).

Pitch Report: Spinners and pacers with good variations have been more effective at SCG. 

Due to the relatively small square boundaries, it is a high scoring ground, and with a 65% batting first-win record, bowlers, and particularly spinners, tend to look to take advantage of the scoreboard pressure on the chasing team.


Predicted Playing XI - Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 2, BBL 2023/24 Dream11 Prediction

Sydney Sixers: Josh Philippe (WK), Steven Smith, James Vince, Moises Henriques (C), Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshius, Steve O'Keefe, Jackson Bird

          Bench: Kurtis Patterson, Ryan Hadley, Daniel Hughes, Joel Davies, Izharulhaq Naveed, Mitchell Perry; Other (not available): Hayden Kerr, Todd Murphy

Melbourne Renegades: Joe Clarke (WK), Nic Maddinson (C), Jordan Cox, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Aaron Finch, Jonathan Wells, Will Sutherland, Tom Stewart Rogers, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

         Bench: Fergus O'Neill, Dixon, Mackenzie Harvey; Other (not available): Quinton de Kock, Nathan Lyon, Shaun Marsh, Peter Siddle, Ruwantha Kellapotha


Fantasy Notes (SYDNEY SIXERS) - Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 2, BBL 2023/24  Dream11 Prediction

STATS & NUMBERS

Relevant Numbers of Sydney Sixers players against Melbourne Renegades in Big Bash League: 

PLAYERBAT INNSRUNSAVG/SR50s/100sBOWL INNSWICKETSBOWL AVG/ECO
Josh Philippe1038639/1434/0   
Steven Smith311658/1361/0   
James Vince919321/1210/0   
Moises Henriques1433025/1272/06423/7.1
Jordan Silk1225136/1180/0   
Jack Edwards57816/960/0   
Tom Curran6868/1420/04719/8.7
Sean Abbott8346/1000/0111518/7.2
Ben Dwarshius4124/920/0132415/7.3
Steve O'Keefe34824/1370/081021/7.3
Jackson Bird    142215/6.6
Kurtis Patterson45814/1000/0   
Daniel Hughes1125628/1201/0   
Joel Davies       
Izharulhaq Naveed    11 
Mitchell Perry       
Hayden Kerr    3514/6.5
Todd Murphy    22 

 

Relevant Numbers of Sydney Sixers players at Sydney Cricket Ground in all T20s since 2015: 

PLAYERBAT INNSRUNSAVG/SR50s/100sBOWL INNSWICKETSBOWL AVG/ECO
Josh Philippe2780433/1409/0   
Steven Smith834157/1491/1   
James Vince2165138/1363/0   
Moises Henriques3777830/1364/074 
Jordan Silk2866737/1304/0   
Jack Edwards6549/870/0   
Tom Curran810615/1450/0141921.4/8.6
Sean Abbott2023317/1230/0416916/7.9
Ben Dwarshius1512818/1250/0323921/7.6
Steve O'Keefe99018/1500/0283617/5.9
Jackson Bird    12741/7.6
Kurtis Patterson716127/1320/0   
Daniel Hughes2861428/1214/0   
Joel Davies    10 
Izharulhaq Naveed    2229/8.3
Mitchell Perry       
Hayden Kerr817229/1401/0131419/7.5
Todd Murphy    3320/6

MATCHUPS

Josh Philippe vs Will Sutherland (T20s): Outs - 3, Balls - 28, Avg/SR - 14.7/151

James Vince vs Kane Richardson (T20s): Outs - 2, Balls - 31, Avg/SR - 17/110

Moises Henriques vs Adam Zampa: Outs - 3, Balls - 73, Avg/SR - 28/116

Josh Philippe vs Adam Zampa: Outs - 2, Balls - 39, Avg/SR - 22/115

Jordan Silk vs Mujeeb: Outs - 2, Balls - 38, Avg/SR - 16/87

Points to Consider

  • The Sydney Sixers have announced a 17-man squad for their opening match against the Melbourne Renegades. Among the 17, Ryan Hadley will be the 12th man in the matchday squad. Two of their key players - Todd Murphy (Prime Minister XI duty) and Hayden Kerr (injury) are unavailable for this match.
  • Josh Philippe has been in a poor run of form recently starting from a disastrous campaign in the last edition of the Big Bash. However, with a lack of convincing wicketkeeping options, we will back him as he is the highest run scorer at the Sydney Cricket Ground in T20s since 2020.
  • Jackson Bird has been a standout bowler in matches against the Renegades, He bowls at least one over at the death and he is always a threatening bowler with his quick balls, rushing opposition batters into mistakes. Although SCG generally is not an effective surface for high-pace bowlers. 
  • Steve O; Keefe is the second-highest wicket-taker at SCG in T20s since 2020 and he is a very underrated pick in this match at 4% selection. Back him as a differential pick in your team especially if the Sydney Sixers are bowling second - spinners have been more effective in the second innings at this ground.

Fantasy Notes (MELBOURNE RENEGADES) - Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 2, BBL 2023/24, Dream11 Prediction

STATS & NUMBERS

Relevant Numbers of Melbourne Renegades players against Sydney Sixers in Big Bash League: 

PLAYERBAT INNSRUNSAVG/SR50s/100sBOWL INNSWICKETSBOWL AVG/ECO
Joe Clarke44010/950/0   
Nic Maddinson87710/780/041 
Shaun Marsh1141041/1103/0   
Jake Fraser-McGurk2199/1360/0   
Aaron Finch1343433/1302/1   
Jonathan Wells1743740/1162/0   
Will Sutherland5338/1060/06627/8.8
Tom Stewart Rogers    5434/9
Kane Richardson96616/1470/0171733/8.3
Adam Zampa    151428/7.3
Mujeeb Ur Rahman    8922/6.3
Peter Siddle    12567/8.2
Ruwantha Kellapotha       
Fergus O'Neill       
Mackenzie Harvey44716/1070/0   
Quinton de Kock252/240/0   
Nathan Lyon       

Relevant Numbers of Melbourne Renegades players at Sydney Cricket Ground in T20s since 2015: 

PLAYERBAT INNSRUNSAVG/SR50s/100sBOWL INNSWICKETSBOWL AVG/ECO
Joe Clarke22814/1170/0   
Nic Maddinson1533624/1352/0   
Shaun Marsh34515/940/0   
Jake Fraser-McGurk       
Aaron Finch931339/1351/1   
Jonathan Wells615238/1331/0   
Will Sutherland    2315/6.9
Tom Stewart Rogers    30 
Kane Richardson    71022.7/8.4
Adam Zampa    141524/6.9
Mujeeb Ur Rahman    3513/5.5
Peter Siddle       
Ruwantha Kellapotha       
Fergus O'Neill       
Mackenzie Harvey       
Quinton de Kock415351/1282/0   
Nathan Lyon    151722.5/7.6

MATCHUPS

Joe Clarke vs Steve O'Keefe: Outs - 2, Balls - 9, Avg/SR - 1/33

Jonathan Wells vs Steve O'Keefe: Outs - 2, Balls - 34. Avg/SR - 18/109

Aaron Finch vs Jackson Bird: Outs - 4, Balls - 76, Avg/SR - 22/117

Nic Maddinson vs Jackson Bird: Outs - 3, Balls - 14, Avg/SR - 1/21

Aaron Finch vs Sean Abbott: Outs - 3, Balls - 47, Avg/SR - 16/104

Points to Consider

  • Jordan Cox has been added in the squad as a replacement for Quinton de Kock, who is currently playing in the Ab Dhabi T10. The Melbourne Renegades have announced their 14 man squad for this match.
  • Joe Clarke struggles against left-arm orthodox spin and Steve O'Keefe has been used by the Sixers in the powerplay. This directly limits his fantasy potential in this match at the SCG. However, the only alternative wicketkeeping option is Josh Philippe, who is currently going through a poor run of form.
  • The pitch at SCG favours his bowling style due to the pace variations in his arsenal. He will bowl at the death and becomes a very good option particularly if the Renegades bowl first.
  • Jonathan Wells has an excellent head-to-head record against the Sydney Sixers, especially when batting first where he will get a greater opportunity to bat. Additionally, the top 4 of the Renegades are either inexperienced or have poor matchups. Back him as a differential batting pick.
  • Jordan Cox in T20s in 2023: Inns - 25, Runs - 275, Avg/SR - 35/150, 50s - 3; The Englishman has been in good form recently and consistently makes a good impact with the bat wherever he bats - be it in the middle order or at the top of the order. He is a relatively reliable batter to back as a differential pick as he is selected in just 10% of the teams currently.

Fantasy XI - Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 2, BBL 2023/24, Dream11 Prediction

WK: Josh Philippe

BAT: Steven Smith, James Vince, Aaron Finch

AR: Moises Henriques, Tom Curran

BOWL: Ben Dwarshius, Adam Zampa, Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Steve O'Keefe

C/VC: Steven Smith, Ben Dwarshius

Differentials: Steve O'Keefe (4.2%), Jackson Bird (3.9%), Jordan Cox (10%)

C/VC Alternatives: Sean Abbott, Aaron Finch, Tom Curran

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Stats Credit: Cricinfo, Cricmetric

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