SIX vs STA Big Bash League Fantasy Prediction: Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars – 26 December 2020 (Queensland). Two of the strongest teams in the tournament are up against each other.
Sydney Sixers will take on Melbourne Stars in the League Match of BBL 10, aka Big Bash League which, will be played at the Metricon Stadium in Queensland. The premier T20 competition of Australia is finally here.
Sydney Sixers have won two of their three games in the tournament so far. The bowling of the side played superbly in the last game, whereas Christian proved his brilliance with the bat. Josh Phillipe and James Vince are going to lead the batting of this side. This team looks stable on paper.
Melbourne Stars are the only undefeated team of the tournament. They have some superstar players in their ranks. Stoinis, Maxwell, and Pooran will bolster the batting, whereas Zampa & Nathan are the main bowlers of this side. The Stars have a lot of match-winners in their ranks.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been decent for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score in BBL overall at this ground is 158 runs.
Total BBL Games Played: 6; Bat 1st Won: 4; Bat 2nd Won: 2.
Match Details :
Time:- 3:50 PM IST, Live on Sony Six
Probable XI for both sides:-
Sydney Sixers – Jack Edwards, Josh Phillipe, James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Steven O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshius, Ben Manenti.
Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Ben Dunk, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchcliffe, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Liam Hatcher.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Josh Phillipe, Daniel Christian, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, and Ben Dwarshius.
SIX vs STA Team Wicket-Keeper
Josh Phillipe (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Phillipe has scored 487 runs at an average of 37.46 last season. He has scored 102 runs this season too.
SIX vs STA Team Batsmen
James Vince (Price 9.5) will be our batsman from the Sydney Sixers. Vince scored 323 runs last season whereas, he has scored one half-century this season. He is an aggressive player at the top-order and has all the arsenal in his ranks.
Andre Fletcher (Price 9) Hilton Cartwright (Price 8.5) will be our batsman from the Melbourne Stars. Cartwright scored 230 runs last season at an average of 38.33 whereas, he proved his bowling ability against the Sydney Thunder. Fletcher, on the other hand, is a T20 veteran with over 4500 runs. Both of them are crucial players at the top-order.
SIX vs STA Team All-Rounders
Daniel Christian (Price 9) will be our all-rounder from the Sydney Sixers. Christian has scored over 4500 T20 runs whereas, he has also picked 240 wickets prior to BBL. He scored a brilliant half-century in the last game, whereas he has scalped four wickets this season too.
Marcus Stoinis (Price 10.5) and Glenn Maxwell (Price 10) will be our all-rounders from the Melbourne Stars. Stoinis was the highest run-scorer of the last season with 705 runs, whereas his average was 54.23. Maxi, on the other hand, scored 398 runs, whereas he picked ten wickets as well. Marcus has scored 65 runs this season, whereas Maxi has 85 runs to his name.
SIX vs STA Team Bowlers
Ben Dwarshius (Price 8.5) and Steven O’Keefe (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from Sydney Sixers. Dwarshius picked 16 wickets last season whereas, he has picked scalped seven this season already. Keefe is an experienced spinner and has scalped six wickets this season.
Adam Zampa (Price 9) and Liam Hatcher (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Melbourne Stars. Zampa picked 20 wickets in 12 games last season whereas, Hatcher made his debut this season. Hatcher has picked five wickets in just a couple of games.
Match Prediction: Melbourne Stars are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Glenn Maxwell and Daniel Christian
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Josh Phillipe and Marcus Stoinis
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.