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Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars BBL T20 Match Prediction

2020-12-26 15:50:00
Sydney Sixers SYS Sydney Sixers
Melbourne Stars MLS Melbourne Stars

Betting Tips

  • Melbourne Stars are little too over dependent on Marcus Stoinis and Glen Maxwell in their batting but a solid bowling line up gives them a slight edge over Sydney Sixers
  • Sydney Sixers themselves have a very good team with quality batsmen like Josh Phillipe, Jack Edwards and James Vince. Players like Daniel Christian and Daniel Hughes provide a lot of depth to their batting.
  • Sixers however, lags behind in terms of their bowling which might be the deciding factor in this match of two batting heavy teams.
Melbourne Stars

Our Pick Melbourne Stars are favourites to win

Posted On 25th December 2020 06:27:01
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SYS vs MLS Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2020

An enthralling contest is on the cards as the two top teams of the tournament, Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars clash in the 15th match of the Big Bash League. The match will be played at the Carrara Oval and is scheduled to get underway at 8:20 PM local time.

Melbourne Stars are little too over dependent on Marcus Stoinis and Glen Maxwell in their batting but a solid bowling line up gives them a slight edge over Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers themselves have a very good team with quality batsmen like Josh Phillipe, Jack Edwards and James Vince. Players like Daniel Christian and Daniel Hughes provide a lot of depth to their batting.

Sixers however, lags behind in terms of their bowling which might be the deciding factor in this match of two batting heavy teams.

A set back in the first match against Hobart Hurricanes was followed by two scintillating wins for Sydney Sixers, who’ve been exceptional in the tournament. With 2 wins in 3 games, they’re placed third in the points table and will be eyeing a win against the high flying Melbourne Stars that will take them to the second spot. 

A net run rate of +2.783 shows how dominating Sixers have been. James Vince and Josh Phillipe has been their two best batsmen. Daniel Christian and Daniel Hughes have also played crucial knocks. They’re the star of Sixers win over Adelaide in their previous game. Struggling at 59-3 in the 12th over, Christian and Hughes drove Sixers to a solid 177, paving way for a magnificent 38 run win. 

The bowling attack is led well by Ben Dwarshius who’s picked up 7 wickets for the sixers. Other then him Jason Holder, Ben Manenti, Carlos Brathwaite and Steve O Keefe form a formidable bowling line up. Overall, Sydney Sixers are packed with quality players and will be up for the stern challenge against Melbourne Stars.
Rain deprived Melbourne Stars of their third consecutive win as their match against Perth Scorchers was washed out. Chasing 159, Stars would have backed themselves to win the match. Stars heavily depend upon Marcus Stoinis and Glen Maxwell with the bat and the duo hasn’t disappointed their team so far. Both are the top two scorers for the Stars. 

Other batsmen, however, have not made that much of an impact yet. Hilton Cartwright played well against Brisbane Heat but other than him, every other batsmen have been pretty disappointing. Against a strong Sydney Sixers, Melbourne Stars will need all their batsmen to fire collectively. 
Melbourne Stars have plenty of quality options in the bowling department with Billy Stanlake, Dilbar Hussain, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile and all round options like Glen Maxwell and Clint Hinchliffe.

Overall, there is little that separates the two teams and we have a mouth watering encounter on the cards. For the favorites, we would like to go in with Melbourne Stars and they’ve a slightly better bowling line up than Sydney Sixers.

SYS vs MLS Live Streaming 

BBL 2020 can be watched live  in Australia on Fox Cricket. In India, the Sony Network will telecast BBL 2020 live, while in the United Kingdom, the matches will be broadcasted on BT Sport.

Live Streaming:BBL 2020 will be telecasted live in Australia on Kayo and Foxtel GO. In India, Sony Liv has the rights for live streaming, while in the UK, the BTSport app will stream the matches.

SYS vs MLS Toss Prediction

This will be the first game of the tournament on this ground thus both captains might look to bowl first.

Pitch Report 

The pitch here, generally is a very good batting wicket but since not a lot of cricket has been played here of late, it might have that extra moisture that might help the pacers in the first few overs.

Weather Report

The weather looks good with no prediction for rain. The temperature will hover around mid 20’s.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League 2020-21.

Sydney Sixers Team News & Playing 11

SYS Team News

Sydney Sixers are flying high with two back to back wins. Even though they don’t need to change much in their team combination, there are reports that Nick Bertus and Tom Rogers might make their Sixers debut against Stars. Jackson Bird is also recovering well from the calf injury but he might be available for selection for the upcoming game.

SYS Key Players

  • Josh Phillippe - Josh Phillipe has been in scintillating form for Sydney Sixers. He’s scored a brilliant 95 against Melbourne Renegades and is one of the mainstays of their batting.
  • Daniel Christian - Daniel Christian smashed the second fastest 50 in the history of BBL against Adelaide Strikers he’ll be high on confidence and can be backed to come good in the next match.
  • Ben Dwarshuis - Ben Dwarshius has been the pick of the Sixers bowling and is expected to continue his good run.

SYS Team Form

Sydney Sixers started the BBL 2020 tournament with a shocking loss to Hobart Hurricanes but bounce back in style to pocket two back to back wins over Melbourne Renegades and Adelaide Strikers.

Sydney Sixers Predicted Playing 11

Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Jason Holder, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti, Steve OKeefe 

Melbourne Stars Team News & Playing 11

MLS Team Form

Melbourne Stars last match was abandoned due to rain thus them making any changes to their playing XI looks highly unlikely.

MLS Key Players

  • Glen Maxwell - Maxwell hasn’t got much opportunity with the bat but we all know how destructive he can be on his day. The match might turn ut to be a high scoring encounter thus we expect Maxwell to come good in the upcoming game.
  • Marcus Stonis - Another batsmen that Stars heavily depend upon. Stoinis already have a 50 in the tournament and will look to come good in the next match as well.
  • Nathan Coulte-Nile - Nathan Couter Nile picket up 4 wickets in his last outing and will pose a stern challenge to Sydney Sixers.

MLS Team Form

Melbourne Stars are heaving a terrific tournament with two back to back wins in their first two games. Their last game against Perth Scorchers was washed out due to rain.

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing 11

Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Nic Maddinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Ben Dunk 

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Team Form in Last Five Matches

SYS : W W L W W

MLS : NR W W L W

SYS vs MLS Head to Head

Both teams have been very competitive against each other 

SYS vs MLS Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played SYS Won MLS Won Tie No Result
14 7 7 0 0

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Betting Odds

Sydney Sixers Bet365 Odds

  • SYS to win: Sydney Sixers are 2.10 to win
  • SYS top team batsman: Josh Phillipe at 3.75 is their best batsmen along with James Vince at 3.75, Jack Edwards at 4.5 and Daniel Hughes at 5.5
  • SYS top team bowler: Ben Dwarshius at 3.00 can be backed as Sixers best bowler. You can also place your bet on Jake Ball at 4.33, Jason Holder and Steve 0 Keefe at 4.5 each.

Melbourne Stars Bet365 Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 1.80 to win
  • MLS top team batsman: Glenn Maxwell at 3.5 is the top batsmen for Melbourne Stars. Other players you can consider placing your bet on are Andre Fletcher at 4.5, Nicolas Pooran at 4.5 and Hilton Cartwright at 5.0
  • MLS top team bowler: Nathan Coulter-Nile at 4.00 Adam Zampa at 3.50, Zahir Khan at 4.5 and Billy Stanlake at 5.0 are the best bowlers

Sydney Sixers Betway Odds

  • SYS to win: Sydney Sixers are 2.05 to win with Betway
  • SYS top team batsman: James Vince and Josh Phillipe at 3.75 are their best batsmen along with Daniel Hughes and Jack Edwards at 5.0 each.
  • SYS top team bowler: At 3.25, Ben Dwarshius is their best bowler followed by Jake Ball, Llyod Pope and Gurinder Sandhu at 4.5. 

Melbourne Stars Betway Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 1.72 to win
  • MLS top team batsman: Marcus Stoinis at 3.00 and Glen Maxwell at 3.6 are their to batsmen along with Andre Fletcher at 4.75, Hilton Cartwright at 5.50 and Nicolas Pooran at 6.5.
  • MLS top team bowler: Adam Zampa at 3.6 can be backed as the top bowler for Melbourne Stars. He is followed by Nathan Coulter-Nile, Billy Stanlake and Dilbar Hussain at 3.60, 4.75 and 4.33 each.

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Prediction

Both teams are very strong and boast of a quality batting line ups. In terms of bowling, we think Melbourne Stars are slightly ahead of Sydney Sixers. While the match is expected to be a close encounter, we expect Melbourne Stars to prevail in the match.

Final Verdict

Melbourne Stars to beat Sydney Sixers at 1.80 at Bet365 and 1.72 at Betway.

SYS vs MLS Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Josh Phillipe at 9.5 is a terrific pick. He’s been in great form of late and is the best option from this section.

  • Batsmen

    James Vince at 9.5, Hilton Cartwrite and Daniel Hughes at 8.5 will form our batting order. All of the above three mentioned players have done decently in the three games they’ve played. They can be backed to come good in the next match.

  • All rounder

    Marcus Stoinis at 10.5, Glen Maxwell at 10 and Daniel Christian at 9.0 are our all rounders. Stoinis and Maxwell are two top players from Melbourne Stars while Daniel Christian is fresh from the second fastest fifty in the BBL.

  • Bowlers

    Adam Zampa at 9.0, Dilbar Hussain at 8.5, Nathan Coulter-Nile at 8.5 and Ben Dwaishius at8.5 will constitute a strong bowling attack. Coulter Nile picked up a four-fer in his last game and is in very good form. Same can be said about Ben Dwarshius, who’s the leading wicket taker for Sixers. Adam Zampa and Dilbar Hussain have also bowled well.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Marcus Stoinis will be our preferred captain while Daniel Christian can be backed as his deputy. 

SYS vs MLS Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Hilton Cartwrite, James Vince, Daniel Hughes

  • All Rounder:Marcus Stoinis(C), Glen Maxwell, Daniel Christian(vc)

  • Wicket Keeper:Josh Phillippe

  • Bowler:Ben Dwarshius, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dilbar Hussain, Adam Zampa

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