Cricket Prediction Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Big Bash League 12.01

Cricket Match Information:

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers rematch is going to take place on Sunday at Melbourne. The earlier encounter was won by Melbourne Stars in a convincing manner. Currently on the points table, Melbourne Stars are on the top with seven wins out of eight cricket games, whereas Sydney Sixers are at the second spot with six wins out of eight cricket games. Our expert prediction is of an exciting game of cricket with two top sides clashing against each other.  

  • Tournament: Big Bash League
  • Cricket Match format: T20
  • Cricket match time: 01:40 pm IST
  • Cricket match date: 12.01.2020
  • Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
  • Weather: Pleasant, Temperature: 22 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0% 
  • Team A: Melbourne Stars
  • Team B: Sydney Sixers
  • Team A Captain: Glenn Maxwell
  • Team B Captain: Moises Henriques

Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars are being led by Glenn Maxwell in this season of Big Bash League. They are in rollicking form at the moment with seven wins out of eight cricket games. They are at the top of the table and look set for the top two finish. 

Stars were brilliant once again in their last cricket game against Melbourne Renegades. They bowled first and restricted Thunder to a total of 168 runs. Led by yet another inspirational showing from skipper Glenn Maxwell, they overhauled the target easily by seven wickets. 

Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game. 

Here is our prediction of Melbourne Stars’ playing XI:

  • NJ Maddinson
  • MP Stoinis
  • NCR Larkin
  • PSP Handscomb
  • GJ Maxwell
  • Haris Rauf
  • HWR Cartwright
  • DJ Worrall
  • A Zampa
  • Sandeep Lamichhane
  • Nathan Couleter-Nile

Sydney Sixers

Sydney Sixers are being led by Moises Henriques in this season. He did not lead the side in the last game due to the birth of his child. 

Sydney Sixers won their last game against Adelaide Strikers in a tight run chase by just two wickets. Sixers endured the unbelievable spell from Rashid Khan involving the hattrick but managed to hang in there to seal off the win.  

Englishmen Tom Curran and James Vince have been terrific for Sydney Sixers and been carrying the team on their shoulders. 

Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.  

Here is our prediction of Sydney Sixers’ playing XI:

  • DP Hughes
  • JR Philippe
  • JM Vince
  • J Avendado
  • JC Silk
  • J Edwards
  • TK Curran
  • BAD Manenti
  • BJ Dwarshuis
  • Jackson Bird
  • L Pope

Expert Prediction: MS vs SS

Arguably the best game of the season is in store for Big Bash League fans. The top two sides on the points table, Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers, are going to clash with each other for the second time in this season of Big Bash League. The first encounter was a completely one-sided affair with Melbourne Stars winning the game by 94 runs. 

This year, the tournament will be played over a period of 42 days and a total number of five teams will have the chance to qualify for the finals, instead of the usual four teams. 

As per the new format, the teams finishing in the top two will be rewarded for their consistency, unlike in previous seasons. While the winner of the ‘qualifier’ played between the top two teams will reach the final straightaway, the loser will play the ‘challenger’ against the winner of the ‘knockout’ which is going to be played between the side that finished third and winner of the ‘eliminator’.

The Eliminator is a newly introduced knockout feature, which will be played between the teams finishing at number fourth and fifth on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament. 

In the last five encounters between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers, Sixers have been the winner on three occasions while Stars have won the most recent two cricket matches.  

Our prediction is of a win for Melbourne Stars. They have been on another level this season and it will be hard to beat Stars in the current form.  


Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will definitely look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first. 

Who will win? – Melbourne Stars

Top Batsman – Glenn Maxwell (MS), James Vince (SS)

Top Bowler – Haris Rauf (MS), Tom Curran (SS)

Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (MS), James Vince (SS)

Man of the Match – Glenn Maxwell (MS)

Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Stars (180+), Sydney Sixers (160+)


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Melbourne Stars – 1.54

Sydney Sixers – 2.20

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