Why is Sean Abbott not playing today’s BBL 12 match between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers at Simonds Stadium in Geelong?
Geelong’s Simonds Stadium is hosting the BBL 12 league match between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Sixers. The Renegades won the toss and opted to bat first on a tough Geelong wicket. This is the 2nd match of the BBL this season in Geelong.
The Renegades lost their last match against Sydney Sixers only, and they went unchanged in the eleven. With the likes of Martin Guptill, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Nic Maddinson, etc, the batting of the side looks great, and they have some top bowlers as well.
Sydney Sixers have won their last three games, and they are in sublime form. The batting of the side looks great and every batter has performed in one game or another. This team has made a couple of changes in their playing 11 from the last match.
Why is Sean Abbott not playing today’s BBL 12 match
Sydney Sixers have made a couple of changes to their playing 11 from their last win against the Renegades, where Sean Abbott and Todd Murphy have been replaced by Chris Jordan and Izharulhaq Naveed. The fact that Abbott is not playing the match has surprised quite a few fans.
The Sixers have not given an official statement of why Abbott is not playing the match, and there are no injury reports as well for the same. Abbott has played really well this season where he has scalped 9 wickets in 5 matches so far in the tournament. He is one of the most important players of the side and scalped 19 wickets last season as well.
Sydney Sixers have won their last three matches, and they have rotated their pacers in those matches. Considering, the last match of the Sixers was on Wednesday only, Abbott could have been rested to manage his workload. English pacer Chris Jordan played for the Sixers last season as well where he scalped 3 wickets in 5 matches.