Match: Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers, (MR vs SS, Match #45)
Date: January 11, 2022 – 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Where and what time to watch the match live in India
For those in India, you can witness the match between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers on Sony Six and Six HD at 1:45 PM IST. You can also watch it live on the online streaming application, Sony LIV.
Renegades vs Sixers:
Melbourne Renegades are set to take on Sydney Sixers in match no. 45 of the Big Bash League 2021-22. After their first meeting of the season was halted due to rain at Coffs Harbour, the two teams will face off at Simonds Stadium in Geelong on January 11.
The Renegades are in the bottom half of the table with 15 points from ten matches. They have won three and have lost six games in the season, with the net run-rate reading -1.586. After winning two back to back matches against Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat, the Renegades suffered a heavy defeat of 129 runs at the hands of Sydney Thunder.
The Sixers are sitting in the top half of the points table with 23 points from ten games. They have registered six victories and have lost three matches, with the net run-rate of +0.86. The Sixers suffered losses in both their last two completed matches – against Perth Scorchers by 10 runs and 5 wickets.
Pitch Report and Weather Forecast for MR vs SS
The Simonds Stadium in Geelong provides enough assistance for both bowlers and batters. The average first innings score from six T20 matches hosted here reads 152. The highest first innings score here was 175/5 by the Renegades and the lowest of 111/8 by Sydney Sixers.
The weather forecast for Geelong on Tuesday predicts there will be a 60% chance of rain in the morning and afternoon. However, the weather should be clear at night.
Melbourne Renegades: Expected XI and Team News
The Renegades have named a 13-member squad for this fixture. Cameron Boyce finally returns while Mohammad Nabi and James Pattinson will miss the remainder of the season. Boyce could replace Zak Evans. James Seymour is also excluded from the squad and is likely to be replaced by Jake Fraser-McGurk.
Probable XI – Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Nic Maddinson (c), Mackenzie Harvey, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Will Sutherland, Josh Lalor, Cameron Boyce/Zak Evans, Kane Richardson, Zahir Khan
Sydney Sixers: Expected XI and Team News
Sydney Sixers are going with an unchanged 16-man squad for this game at Geelong. Moises Henriques and Sean Abbott were tested covid positive and have been placed into isolation. Daniel Hughes will lead the side in Henriques’ absence. Todd Murphy, who played the last game, could be in a vulnerable spot.
Probable XI – Josh Philippe (wk), Justin Avendano, Jack Edwards, Daniel Hughes (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Hayden Kerr, Shadab Khan, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Todd Murphy
Head to head record of MR vs SS
Sydney Sixers have dominated this rivalry against the Renegades, having won nine matches out of 15. In the last five meetings, the Sixers have won four while one ended in a no result.
Sydney Sixers – 9
Melbourne Renegades – 5
No Result – 1
Match 45: Five players to watch out for in the MR vs SS match
Here we take a look at five key players you must pick in your MPL fantasy XI:
Josh Philippe: Wicketkeeper Batter, Sydney Sixers
With 327 runs to his name from nine innings, Josh Philippe has been one of the best performing players in the BBL 11. He is averaging 41 while striking at 147 in the season, with three fifties to his credit. After going cold for a few matches, Philippe returned among runs in the last game, smashing 32 off 22. He comes at 10 credits and can be a very good C/VC option.
Hayden Kerr: Bowler, Sydney Sixers
Hayden Kerr has been a revelation in the BBL 11. Having picked 16 wickets from nine innings, he’s amongst the leading wicket-takers in the competition. The left arm pacer has maintained an incredible strike rate of 9.3 and his best figures read 4/32. Kerr will cost you 8.5 credits and can be a solid VC pick.
Kane Richardson: Bowler, Melbourne Renegades
One of the leading wicket-takers in the history of BBL, Kane Richardson has continued to pick wickets for fun this season as well. He has taken 16 wickets from nine games, striking at every 11.6 balls. Richardson has 114 wickets in the BBL from 86 matches at 7.89 rpo. Richardson costs 9.5 credits in the MPL XI.
Aaron Finch: Batter, Melbourne Renegades
Aaron Finch has been an integral part of the Renegades since the early days of the BBL. The destructive opener has amassed 10161 runs in T20 cricket at an average of 34 and strike rate of 141. This season, Finch has batted in six innings, scoring 181 runs at an average of 30 with two fifties. Finch comes at 9.5 credits.
Dan Christian: All-rounder, Sydney Sixers
Dan Christian has been one of the most impactful players in the Big Bash League. He has been superb for the Sixers this season as well, scoring 173 runs at an average of 29 and picking 7 wickets with the ball at an economy of 6.49. Christian returned 2/14 & 61-ball 73 in the first Scorchers clash and followed it up with 35 off 20 in the last game. He costs 9 credits and can be a good VC option.
MPL Fantasy XI
Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams.