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As the Women's Big Bash League is progressing forward, the divide between the teams placed in the two halves of the points table is growing. The deficit between the top-most and the bottom-most team is now of 10 points. Melbourne Renegades will be looking to bridge their gap with the top four teams in the points table when they meet Sydney Sixers in their next fixture. The two teams are set to see each other on 27th December at Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney.
After having a terrific season, Sydney Sixers encountered a roadblock when they met Brisbane Heat in their last game. Chasing a modest total of 154, the Sixers were dismantled for just 88, losing the match by 66.
Despite the loss, the Sixers wouldn't be too worried for two reasons. One, they are still sitting comfortably at the second spot in the points table. Two, they've had a decent tournament so far and one failure shouldn't really be worrying unless it happens again.
In their last game, their bowlers did reasonably well to restrict Brisbane Heat to just 154 considering the form Grace Harris was in. Erin Burns, in particular, was exceptional as she returned with the figures of 20 for 3 in her four overs.
With the bat, Elysse Perry has been doing most of the damage for the Sixers. So far, she has scored 421 runs at an average of 140.33 in seven innings. She's been the definition of consistency in the competition so far. She has played a vital role in the Sydney Sixers' campaign so far and her performance will most likely govern Sixers' fate in the upcoming encounter.
Alyssa Healy, Ellyse Perry, Ashleigh Gardner, Erin Burns, Sara McGlashan, Dane van Niekerk, Marizanne Kapp, Lauren Smith, Sarah Aley, Lauren Cheatle, Hayley Silver-Holmes.
The Renegades are currently struggling in the bottom half of the table, but it's only a couple of wins that they need to get their campaign up and running. They're currently at sixth spot with two wins in six matches. Although one win here won't really push them too far up in the points table, but it will nonetheless take them closer to the final four.
They failed to repeat their winning performance when they met Scorchers for the second time in a row. Their decision to bowl first after winning the toss was soon proved wrong by Scorchers' opening pair as they put on a first wicket partnership of 143. Georgia Wareham was their only bowler who appeared to trouble Scorchers' batsmen as she conceded just 18 in her three overs.
The Renegades started off well with the bat with Danielle Wyatt and Sophie Molineux putting on 49 runs for the first wicket in 6 overs. Barring Amy Satterthwaite and Jessica Duffin, no other batter could stay at the crease or score quickly enough to overhaul the target as they fell 15 runs short of Scorchers' total of 172.
Erica Kershaw, Danielle Wyatt, Jess Duffin, Amy Satterthwaite, Claire Koski, Courtney Webb, Emma Inglis, Maitlan Brown, Molly Strano, Georgia Wareham, Lea Tahuhu.
It's an important fixture for both the sides after a short Christmas break. For Renegades, a win here will bring them back to well and truly in contention for the playoff spots. Sixers will want to shrug their previous loss off and get back to the winning ways. The Sixers are playing at home and have done better than Renegades up until now which makes them favorites to win this upcoming encounter.