Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction KFC Big Bash League 2019-20 - Melbourne Stars v Sydney Sixers
The 34th match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.
Melbourne Stars are placed at the top of the Big Bash League 2019-20 points table with 7 wins and one loss from 8 games. The Stars have 14 points and a net run rate of + 0.811.
They will take on Sydney Sixers who are placed at the second spot in the points table with 6 wins and 2 losses from 8 matches. The Sixers have 12 points and a net run rate of + 0.267.
Wicketkeeper Josh Philippe has scored 264 runs from 8 innings for Sydney Sixers. He has an average of close to 45 and a strike rate of almost 130.
With Sean Abbott injured, Tom Curran is the top bowler for Sydney Sixers with 13 wickets from 8 innings.
All-rounder Marcus Stoinis is the highest run-scorer for the Stars with 331 runs from 8 innings at an average of 55. He has struck at 120, with the best of unbeaten 81. Skipper Glenn Maxwell, who just led a successful chase, is just behind with 311 runs and an impressive strike rate of 170. He has the best of 83.
Haris Rauf is the top wicket-taker for the team with 14 scalps from 5 matches. He has conceded runs at 5.96 and has the best of 5/27. Adam Zampa has also been good with 10 scalps from 7 games.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Sydney Sixers - Josh Hazlewood, James Vince, Jackson Bird, Daniel Hughes (c), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope, Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, Justin Avendano
Melbourne Stars - Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Peter Handscomb (wk), Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Sandeep Lamichhane, Haris Rauf
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), Tom Curran (Sydney Sixers)
Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars), Daniel Hughes (Sydney Sixers)
Player of the Match – Glenn Maxwell
Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Stars 170+, Sydney Sixers 155+
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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