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Renegades next after thrilling Boxing Day win

28 December 2020

The Sydney Sixers meet the Melbourne Renegades tomorrow night following one of their best ever BBL wins on Boxing Day.

Led by a career best 96 from 51 balls from acting skipper Daniel Hughes, the Sixers completed one of their most famous wins chasing down 194 to defeat the Melbourne Stars with one wicket left and one ball remaining.

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The win at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast put the Sixers on top of the table. They will meet the Renegades at the same venue.

Last time the Sixers met the Renegades they defeated the Melbourne side by a record 145 runs in Hobart highlighted by Josh Philippe’s 95.

Philippe blasts BBL career-high 95

The Renegades are looking to break a three-match losing streak. The Sixers meanwhile will seek to extend their winning run to four.

v. Melbourne Renegades

13 matches – 8 wins, 5 losses.

“I think it’s definitely a danger game,” said Hughes who will continue as captain in the absence of regular skipper Moises Henriques whilst he's on Test duty.

“They’ve got Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh and I think those two aren’t far away from a big score.

“They’ll be looking to bounce back but we’re full of confidence at the moment and we’re pretty confident we can get the job done.”

Last time they met

The Sixers have named an 18-player squad for tomorrow night. The squad will be trimmed to 13 players and the final 11 announced at the bat flip.

Of this squad, only Nick Bertus and Tom Rogers are yet to make their Sixers debut, while Hayden Kerr and former Test quick Jackson Bird have been named for the first time this season after recovering from injury.

Steve O'Keefe speaks about that win on Boxing Day

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Renegades - Tuesday December 29 @ Metricon Stadium, Gold Coast 

# Player Name Last Name
32 Justin Avendano
45 Nick Bertus
33 Jackson Bird
26 Carlos Brathwaite
54 Daniel Christian
27 Ben Dwarshuis
18 Jack Edwards
8 Jason Holder
16 Daniel Hughes ©
50 Hayden Kerr
46 Ben Manenti
72 Stephen O'Keefe
22 Josh Philippe
7 Lloyd Pope
6 Tom Rogers
28 Gurinder Sandhu
14 Jordan Silk
9 James Vince