Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction KFC BBL 2019-20 Final - Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars
The Final of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
After Melbourne Stars finished the league stage at the top of the table with 20 points and Sydney Sixers finished just below them with 19 points, the two teams met in the the Qualifier on January 31 at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, in which Sixers won by a comfortable margin of 43 runs.
Melbourne Stars' bowlers were excellent, particularly Adam Zampa, who picked up three wickets, as they are restricted Sydney Sixers to just 147. Opener Josh Philippe who was the top scorer for the Sixers with 34 runs while Steven Smith and Jordan Silk chipped with 24 and 25.
However, the Melbourne Stars batting suffered a collapse with only three players Nick Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell and Clint Hinchliffe reaching double digits, as the team was bowled out for just 99. Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott and Steve O'Keefe were the most impressive bowlers for the Sixers.
While Sydney Sixers made it directly to the finals, Melbourne Stars had to beat Sydney Thunder by a margin of 28 runs to have a detour to the the final.
Marcus Stoinis and Nick Larkin both scored 83 in the the Challenger against Sydney Thunder. Nathan Coulter-Nile, Haris Rauf and Adam Zampa were among the wickets and helped the team book a final berth.
Melbourne Stars have been in sensational from throughout the tournament and with the star power of Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa, they are expected to win this year's BBL title.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Melbourne Stars - Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell (c), Seb Gotch (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Haris Rauf
Sydney Sixers - Moises Henriques (c), Steve OKeefe, Steven Smith, Josh Hazlewood, James Vince, Nathan Lyon, Sean Abbott, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Ben Dwarshuis, Josh Philippe (wk)
Who will win the toss? - Sydney Sixers
Who will win? – Melbourne Stars
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Marcus Stoinis (Melbourne Stars), Josh Philippe (Sydney Sixers)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Haris Rauf (Melbourne Stars), Sean Abbott (Sydney Sixers)
Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars), Daniel Hughes (Sydney Sixers)
Player of the Match – Glenn Maxwell
Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Stars 180+, Sydney Sixers 165+
Match Handicap Melbourne Stars
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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.
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