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Friday, 14 December, 2018

Sixers have hit the ground running

Thunder friendless for trip to renegades

The Sixers celebrates a wicket against the Thunder
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BT Sport 2, Thursday 8.40am & Friday 5.40am

Sydney Sixers were impressive nine-wicket winners over their city rivals the Thunder in the opening game of the Big Bash and they can follow up with a home victory over Hobart Hurricanes early on Friday morning.

The Sixers slammed the defending champions on Tuesday, when their well-balanced bowling attack restricted the Thunder to 159-8 in 20 overs.

Unbeaten fifties from opener Daniel Hughes and Australia
all-rounder Moises Henriques saw them home comfortably and there should be more to come from a line-up that includes hard-hitting England pair Jason Roy and Sam Billings.

Roy’s sometime Surrey teammate Kumar Sangakkara is favourite to top-score for the Hurricanes but there are doubts over the quality of the visiting bowlers and the Sixers, who won just two league games last season, have a great chance to equal that tally at the earliest opportunity.

Thursday morning’s fixture sees the Thunder friendless in the market at 11-8 for their trip to face Melbourne Renegades.

Aaron Finch and Cameron White form a strong backbone to the Renegades’ top order while Dwayne Bravo and Sunil Narine are excellent overseas signings.

Recommendation
Sydney Sixers
2pts 8-11 general 

The Sixers, who won just two Big Bash League games last season, have a great chance to equal that tally at the earliest opportunity
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