Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction KFC Big Bash League 2019-20 - Sydney Sixers v Melbourne Stars
The 45th match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will be played between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
Melbourne Stars are placed at the top of the Big Bash League 2019-20 points table with 10 wins and one loss from 11 games. The Stars have 20 points and a net run rate of + 1.173.
They will take on Sydney Sixers who are placed at the second spot in the points table with 6 wins and 4 losses from 11 matches. The Sixers have 13 points and a net run rate of - 0.029.
Wicketkeeper Josh Philippe has scored 278 runs from 11 innings for Sydney Sixers. He has an average of 30+ and a strike rate of over 125.
With Sean Abbott injured, Tom Curran is the top bowler for Sydney Sixers with 15 wickets from 10 innings.
All-rounder Marcus Stoinis is the highest run-scorer for the Stars with 523 runs from 11 innings at an average of 75. He has struck at 133, with the best of unbeaten 147. Skipper Glenn Maxwell is behind with 341 runs and an impressive strike rate of 163. He has the best of 83*.
Haris Rauf is the top wicket-taker for the team with 16 scalps from 7 matches. He has conceded runs at 6.89 and has the best of 5/27. Sandeep Lamichhane has also been good with 12 scalps from 10 games.
Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:
Sydney Sixers - Steve OKeefe, 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, Seb Gotch (wk), Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Lance Morris, 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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