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Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers, free match prediction 12 Jan 2020

12 Jan 2020 | 12:40 | Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
219/1 in 20.0 10.95
175/7 in 20.0 8.75

Toss Winner - Sydney Sixers won the toss and chose to bowl first

winner Melbourne Stars beat Sydney Sixers by 44 runs

Melbourne Stars aim to continue their dominance in BBL!

  • Sydney Sixers registered a narrow win over Adelaide Strikers in a game played at Adelaide Oval on Wednesday
  • Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis and James Vince delivered crucial performances for Sixers in the game played against Stars
  • Melbourne Stars comfortably brushed aside Melbourne Renegades in a game played on Friday at Docklands Stadium

Melbourne Stars to register a thumping win over Sydney Sixers!

  • Tournament: BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
  • Toss: To Bowl

BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Melbourne Stars 8 7 1 0 0 14 0.811
Sydney Sixers 8 6 2 0 0 12 0.267
Sydney Thunder 9 4 4 0 1 9 0.022
Brisbane Heat 8 4 4 0 0 8 -0.076
Perth Scorchers 8 4 4 0 0 8 -0.153
Adelaide Strikers 7 3 3 0 1 7 0.107
Hobart Hurricanes 8 3 5 0 0 6 -0.486
Melbourne Renegades 8 0 8 0 0 0 -0.493
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
14 0.811 8 7 1 0 0
12 0.267 8 6 2 0 0
9 0.022 9 4 4 0 1
8 -0.076 8 4 4 0 0
8 -0.153 8 4 4 0 0
7 0.107 7 3 3 0 1
6 -0.486 8 3 5 0 0
0 -0.493 8 0 8 0 0
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Match Preview

Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers will battle it out in the 34th match of 2019 Big Bash League to be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday. Melbourne Stars will be looking to extend their lead at the top of the league table. Stars managed to beat Renegades in the Melbourne Derby played at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.

On the other hand, Sydney Sixers have managed to win three games on the trot and will be looking to maintain their unbeaten streak in the competition. Interim captain Daniel Hughes will be hoping that the side can raise their game with the bat in this contest.

Teams Preview

Melbourne Stars Preview

Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Haris Rauf put in splendid performances to see Melbourne go top of the league table. With this result, Melbourne Stars have collected 14 points after eight matches played in this year’s competition.

Melbourne Stars won the toss and opted to bowl first against Melbourne Renegades. Haris Rauf and Nathan Coulter-Nile produced probing spells to restrict Renegades to just 168 for 7 in their 20 overs. Leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane picked up key wickets of Shaun Marsh and Beau Webster and conceded 39 runs in his four overs.

Chasing 169 runs for victory, Marcus Stoinis perished for a duck to see Stars get off to a shaky start. Hilton Cartwright led the way with the bat and decided to rebuild the innings. He scored 35 runs off 21 balls with the help of four fours and one six.

Nick Larkin and Captain Glenn Maxwell put on a 115-run partnership to see Stars complete a comfortable win over Renegades. Glenn Maxwell was the star performer with the bat in this game and finished the innings with the top-score of 83 not out off 45 balls with the help of one four and seven sixes. He was well supported by Larkin, who chipped in with 33 runs off 28 balls with the help of one four and one six.

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing XI:

Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell (c), Seb Gotch (wk), Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Lance Morris, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane

Melbourne Stars Actual Playing XI:

Ben Dunk, Hilton Cartwright, Haris Rauf, Lance Morris, Sebastian Gotch, Clint Hinchliffe, N Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, D Worrall, Sandeep Lamichhane

Sydney Sixers Preview

Sydney Sixers registered a two-wicket win over Adelaide Strikers, courtesy splendid performances from Tom Curran, Josh Hazlewood and James Vince. With this win, Sixers have now climbed to second place in the points table. In the absence of Moises Henriques, the side will be depending on the likes of Josh Phillipe and Daniel Hughes to do the bulk of the scoring.

In the previous game, Pace trio of Ben Dwarshuis, Tom Curran and Josh Hazlewood delivered excellent bowling performances to see Sixers restrict Adelaide to just 135 runs in their allotted 20 overs.  Chasing 136 runs, Sixers opener Josh Phillipe and Josh Avendano perished for low scores to see Sixers reduced to 19 for 2 after 3 overs.

Captain Daniel Hughes, James Vince and Jordan Silk chipped in with crucial runs for the side in the game played against Adelaide Strikers. Hughes scored 17 runs off 13 balls with the help of three boundaries, whereas Vince chipped in with 27 runs off 20 balls with the help of four fours.

With the side reeling at 97 for 7 after 14.2 overs, Tom Curran delivered a much-needed innings for Sixers and put on a 27-run partnership with Jackson Bird to take the game down to the wire. Tail-ender scored 21 runs off 20 balls with the help of two boundaries. Josh Hazlewood smashed three boundaries to help Sixers complete the target in the penultimate over of the innings. In the previous game, Tom Curran was the standout performer with the ball in hand and claimed four for 22 in 3.4 overs. Ben Dwarshuis and Lloyd Pope bowled well and claimed two wickets each

Sydney Sixers Predicted Playing XI:

Josh Hazlewood, James Vince, Jackson Bird, Daniel Hughes (c), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope, Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, Justin Avendano

Sydney Sixers Key Players From Previous Game Of BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
J Vince 27 20 4 0 135
T Curran 21 20 2 0 105
D Hughes 17 13 3 0 130.77
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Curran 3.4 0 22 4 6
B Dwarshuis 4.0 0 20 2 5
L Pope 4.0 0 33 2 8.25
Bowlers O M R W Econ
T Curran 3.4 0 22 4 6
B Dwarshuis 4.0 0 20 2 5
L Pope 4.0 0 33 2 8.25

Sydney Sixers Actual Playing XI:

Steve O'Keefe, B Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Justin Avendano, Moises Henriques, Tom Curran, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Lloyd Pope

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The wicket at Melbourne will provide an interesting contest between bat and ball. The weather forecast for the game is expected to have light clouds with a gentle breeze.

Venue Details

Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne is going to host 34th game of Big Bash League between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers. Melbourne Stars will take heart from the fact that they have won their last two matches against Sydney Sixers.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and make use of fresh pitch conditions. The quick bowlers will definitely get something out of this surface.

Winning Prediction

Melbourne Stars will be firm favorites to win their game against Sydney Sixers. With Glenn Maxwell showing exceptional form with the bat this season and bowlers delivering back-to-back splendid performances, Star will be looking to maintain their dominance in their home conditions.

Melbourne Stars to register a thumping win over Sydney Sixers!

Author: Shoaib Z.