Get ready for an exhilarating 19th match of the Big Bash League as Sydney Thunder faces off against Sydney Sixers! Stay tuned with & for timely sports updates.

Key details of the match:

Name of the teams:

Sydney Thunder & Sydney Sixers

Date & Time:

The match will be played on 30/12/2023 at 1:45 PM / 8:15 AM (GMT) / 7:15 PM (local)


The venue of the match is Sydney, Sydney Showground Stadium

Pitch report:

The Sydney Showground Stadium is renowned for being one of the most evenly poised pitches in Australia, offering support to both batsmen and bowlers. Despite its balance, statistical data reveals a trend where the team batting first has clinched victory in the majority of matches. Out of 33 T20 domestic games played at this venue, the first batting team emerged victorious on the 17th occasion, with an average batting score of 150.

Weather report:

According to the weather forecast, the anticipated maximum temperature on match day is approximately 24 degrees Celsius, with the minimum expected to be around 18 degrees Celsius. The forecast indicates a 5% chance of precipitation, a humidity level of 68%, and a wind speed of 31 km/hr. Additionally, there is a possibility of windy conditions during the match.

Sydney Sixers Predicted Playing XI:

Josh Philippe (wk), Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Joel Davies, Steve OKeefe,  James Vince.

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing XI:

Cameron Bancroft (wk), Jason Sangha, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Chris Green (c), Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu, Zaman Khan, Tanveer Sangha, Alex Hales.

Head-to-head stats:

Total matches: 5
Sydney Sixers won: 4
Sydney Thunder won: 1

Our prediction & analysis: 

Currently occupying the 5th position on the points table, the Sydney Thunder has bolstered its squad with the inclusion of David Warner and Cameron Bancroft. Complementing their batting lineup are key players such as Alex Ross, Ollie Davies, and Hales. In the bowling department, the team boasts talents like Chris Green, Daniel Sams, Liam Hatcher, and Zaman Khan. The spin unit is spearheaded by the rising star Tanveer Sangha, while Nathan McAndrew adds depth to the seam attack.

Contrastingly, the Sydney Sixers currently secure the third position on the points table. Noteworthy players such as Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Steve Smith, and James Vince contribute to fortifying their batting lineup. In the bowling department, the team possesses talents like Steve O’Keefe, Todd Murphy, Joel Davies, and Izharulhaq Naveed. We believe these players are well-equipped to manage the impact of Nathan Lyon’s absence.

Given the equilibrium of the pitch, both teams will need to exert considerable effort. Upon evaluating their respective strengths, our assessment suggests that the Sydney Sixers are poised to steal the spotlight.

Final words:

Our forecast anticipates a victory for the Sydney Sixers in this match. Watch the match in real time and keep checking & for timely sports updates.