Sydney Cricket Ground pitch report for T20: SIX vs STA SCG pitch report today BBL 12 match

Gurpreet Singh
|Published December 25, 2022

Previous season runners-up Sydney Sixers will lock horns against the Melbourne Stars during the 15th match of the ongoing BBL 2022-23 today, at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG).

After being handed a couple of one-sided defeats in the opening two matches this season, the Sixers finally managed to open their account last Thursday, with a six-run victory against the Hobart Hurricanes.

The story (in terms of results) has been the same for the Stars as well, as they sit just above Sixers in the points table (6th) with one win and a couple of losses.

Their experienced bowling attack, however, did receive some heavy blows against the Perth Scorchers in the previous match when they conceded the biggest team total this season – 229/7, and the first above the 200-run mark.

Overall, the Sixers have had the wood over the Stars for the past two seasons, having won all the five previous matches against them in the league.

Sydney Cricket Ground pitch report for T20

The previous, rain-curtailed match between the Sixers and Hurricanes at the Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) turned out to be a high-scoring contest. Having said that, the rains earlier did make it challenging for the batters to hit through the line, as the slower deliveries gripped on the surface.

“It was a tough wicket to start off. Probably should have got more. We knew if we could bowl slower balls into the wicket, we would get wickets,” remarked Josh Philippe after winning the contest for Sixers during the aforementioned match at the SCG.

However, with the weather likely to stay clear tonight at the SCG, expect the pitch to turn out wonderfully good for the batters, as has been the case here in the recent past T20 matches.

As for the bowling unit, it will be the spinners who might trouble the batters tonight, as the pitch has the tendency to  slow down as the match progresses. Expect the pacers to make use of the slower deliveries more often during their respective spells tonight at the SCG.

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Gurpreet Singh

Gurpreet Singh

Even before persuing his post-graduate diploma in English journalism from IIMC, Gurpreet was certain that Cricket had to be the driving force to keep him sane and optimistic in all life-related matters. Hailing from Ranchi and having represented Jharkhand at the Under-14 level, he believes that the more you keep digging in while understanding the nitty-gritty of a sport, the more humble you become with the realisation that you hardly know anything!

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