Today Big Bash Predictions: (SYT vs SYS) Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers Match Prediction, Preview. Big Bash 2016-17. Today Match 1 Prediction, 20th Dec 2016 of BBL06. See today BigBash t20 cricket Thunder vs Sixers Prediction. Watch Match Preview, Live Streaming of KFC T20 Big Bash League. This is big bash fantasy cricket. The first and the opening match of the much anticipated Big Bash League 2016/17 will be played between Sunday Thunders and Sydney Sixers at Sydney. Sydney Thunders will this time miss the services of their captain Michael Hussey, who led the team to a successful campaign last year but to add to their woes, their newly appointed captain, Shane Watson is also injured and is set to miss first few games of the league, which is a big blow for them.
Match: SYT vs SYS, 1st Match, Big Bash League, 2016-17
Date: Tuesday, December 20, 2016
Time: 08:40 AM GMT
Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
Sydney Thunder Squad: Playing XI:Shane Watson, Eoin Morgan, Aiden Blizzard, Clint McKay, Ben Rohrer, Usman Khawaja, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Alister McDermott, Chris Hartley, Kurtis Patterson, Gurinder Sandhu, Fawad Ahmed, Jake Doran, Chris Green, Ryan Gibson, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair
Sydney Sixers Squad: Playing XI:Brad Haddin, Johan Botha, Doug Bollinger, Moises Henriques, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Hazlewood, Nic Maddinson, Jason Roy, Ryan Carters, Mitchell Starc, Joe Mennie, Nathan Lyon, Sam Billings, Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Ben Dwarshuis
Sydney Thunder vs Sydney Sixers Match 1 Prediction
But they have players like Usman Khawaja, Clint McKay, Eoin Morgan and Andre Russel which adds weight to this team.
But there is one more thing that will upset them as few players are the member of the Australian cricket team and will give an occasional miss to the league, including the last year highest run scorer Usman Khawaja.
Still, this team can take inspiration from their year‘s win and will leave no stone unturned to continue from where they left last year.
The addition of Shane Watson after few games will give the team them the much-needed confidence after the start of the series.
Sydney Sixers will be led by Moises Henriques, an experienced campaigner, and a T20 specialist. His ability to contribute in both the departments of the game just like Shane Watson is one of the biggest advantages for this team and will help them.
In addition to that, players like Sean Abbott, Jackson Bird, Johan Botha, Josh Hazelwood, Nathan Lyon, and Mitchell Starc adds weight to this team but here as well, most of the players will be busy performing international duties which will be a big loss for them.
The duo of Mitchell Starc and Josh Hazelwood might miss the whole tournament which will be the biggest upset for them.
The first game of the series will clearly tell that which team can win the game without the international players in their team.