Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades BBL 13, pitch report, playing 11, venue….

The Sydney Sixers are set to face off against the Melbourne Renegades in the second match of the Big Bash League 2023-24 this Friday, December 8, at the Sydney Cricket Ground. Last season, the Sixers secured the second spot with an impressive record of 10 wins in 14 games. Unfortunately, their journey was cut short when they lost the challengers game to the Brisbane Heat by four wickets. The Sixers managed to score only 116 runs in that match.

On the other hand, the Melbourne Renegades had a decent league stage performance, winning seven out of their 14 matches and finishing third in the points tally. However, their campaign came to an end when they lost the knockout match against the Heat. It’s sure to be an exciting match as these two teams clash in the upcoming fixture.

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Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades

This season, Moises Henriques will once again take the charge Sixers in his hands. However, there have been some notable changes in the squad. Daniel Christian, who retired from T20 cricket last season, has been succeeded by Tom Curran. The bowling unit has seen a shake-up as well, with the introduction of 20-year-old spinner Joel Davies from Sydney Thunder and the inclusion of Mitchell Perry, who previously played for Melbourne Renegades in the 2020-21 season. On the flip side, last season’s players Joel Davies, Mitchell Perry, Mickey Edwards, Chris Jordan, Naveen-ul-Haq, and Nathan Lyon won’t be returning.

Moises Henriques is Sydney Sixers’s captain. image source – getty image

Over at the Renegades, Nic Maddinson will resume his role as the team’s leader after overcoming an ACL injury that saw Aaron Finch step in last season. Will Sutherland will serve as the vice-captain. The batting unit has seen additions with the inclusion of Joe Clarke and Quinton de Kock. However, notable names like Martin Guptill, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Harris, Andre Russell, Zak Evans, Akeal Hosein, David Moody, Jack Prestwidge, Corey Rocchiccioli, and Sam Harper have been released.

Nic Maddinson is Melbourne Renegades Captain. image source – getty image

In an interesting trade deal, Adam Zampa has moved from Melbourne Stars to the Renegades, with Sam Harper going the other way. Furthermore, Nathan Lyon bid farewell to a decade-long stint with the Sixers and will now be donning the Renegades’ colors. Peter Siddle has also made a switch from Adelaide Strikers to lead the Renegades’ pace attack this season. The team has undergone significant changes, setting the stage for an exciting and dynamic season ahead.

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades,Pitch Report

SCG stands out as a high-scoring ground, especially conducive to batting, particularly under lights.SCG reveals a consistent trend of high scores. The pitch and outfield conditions contribute significantly to the batsmen-friendly nature of the ground.The combination of a true pitch, short boundaries, and a fast outfield creates a perfect storm for batsmen to showcase their skills.

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades,playing 11

Match squads

Sixers: Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Tom Curran (England), Joel Davies, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Ryan Hadley, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Izharulhaq Naveed (Afghanistan), Stephen O’Keefe, Kurtis Patterson, Mitch Perry, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, Steve Smith, James Vince (England)

Playing 11- Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, Steve Smith, James Vince (England), Sean Abbott ,Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards,Moises Henriques (c),Daniel Hughes, Tom Curran (England), Joel Davies.

Renegades: Nic Maddinson (c), Will Sutherland (vc), Joe Clarke (England), Jordan Cox (England), Harry Dixon, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mackenzie Harvey, Fergus O’Neill, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Jon Wells, Adam Zampa

Playing 11-Nic Maddinson (c), Will Sutherland (vc), Joe Clarke (England), Jordan Cox (England), Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Jon Wells, Adam Zampa, Mackenzie Harvey,Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan),Aaron Finch/Jake Fraser-McGurk.


What: Match 2, BBL|13 

Where: SCG, Sydney

When: Friday, December 8. Bat flip at 6.30pm AEDT, first ball at 7.15pm.

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