Melbourne Stars are set to play against Sydney Sixers in the 34th match of the Big Bash League 2019-20. This match is happening at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Melbourne Stars has played some great cricket in BBL 09, and they are in first position in the points table for the last few weeks. Quite similarly, Sydney Sixers has been in very decent form in the BBL 09 with consistent performances. Both teams are in the top 2 of the Big Bash League 2019-20 standings, and they are looking to continue their great form in the upcoming match.
The ground in Melbourne known as the Melbourne Cricket Ground provides top standard pitches suited for the batsman and bowlers. So the captain that wins the toss generally decides to bat first in the T20 matches here. For more such in-depth analysis of BBL 09, subscribe to Big Bash betting tips from Bhaiji.
Melbourne Stars has performed exceptionally well and with great quality in BBL 09 till now. They beat their arch-rivals Melbourne Renegades at away ground in the Melbourne derby comprehensively.
In this match, Melbourne Stars had a tough start with the ball as they conceded lots of boundaries early on to Melbourne Renegades. But the bowlers especially Nathan Coulter-Nile and Haris Rauf came back strongly in their second spell to restrict the opposition to a par score. Thereafter with the bat, Hilton Cartwright did very well and Captain Glenn Maxwell smashed the opposition bowlers to single-handedly take Melbourne Stars to victory in the Melbourne derby.
Upcoming top of the table match against Sydney Sixers is very important for Melbourne Stars to take a massive lead in the BBL 09 points table.
Players to watch out for Melbourne Stars are Glenn Maxwell, Hilton Cartwright, Sandeep Lamichhane, and Haris Rauf.
Melbourne Stars Squad -Glenn Maxwell ©, Hilton Cartwright, Pat Brown (England), Daniel Worrall, Lance Morris, Nick Larkin, Dale Steyn (South Africa), Seb Gotch, Peter Handscomb (wk), Tom O’Connell, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane (Nepal), Clint Hinchliffe, Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Merlo, Ben Dunk (wk), Adam Zampa, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Marcus Stoinis.
Sydney Sixers is the in-form team in the BBL 09 with decent performances coming from both batsmen and bowlers consistently. They won against Adelaide Strikers in a competitive match that had lots of twists and turns.
The team of Sydney Sixers gave a brilliant performance with the ball to bowl out Adelaide Strikers within 20 overs. Josh Hazelwood bowled superbly in his first match of the season and he was supported well by Ben Dwarshius. With the bat, Sydney Sixers also lost wickets at regular intervals to give the opposition half a chance in this match. But Tom Curran gave a fantastic all-rounder performance with the ball first, and thereafter he batted sensibly to ensure that Sydney Sixers successfully achieved the target.
Although Sydney Sixers has played consistently well in BBL 09, but their toughest test comes against the top team of Melbourne Stars in the upcoming match.
Players to watch out for Sydney Sixers are Moises Henriques, Josh Philippe, Tom Curran, and Ben Dwarshius.
Sydney Sixers Squad – Moises Henriques ©, Sean Abbott, Jack Edwards, Daniel Hughes, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve Smith, Tom Curran (England), Stephen O’Keefe, Justin Avendano, Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope, James Vince (England), Josh Philippe (wk), Nathan Lyon, Jordan Silk, Mickey Edwards, Dan Fallins, Josh Hazelwood, Ben Manenti, Hayden Kerr.
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