Cricket Prediction – Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars – Big Bash League 20.01

Cricket Match Information:

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars is going to be the clash between the top two sides in the competition. While Sixers are currently on the third spot on the points table, Stars are firmly placed at the top spot. From the qualification to playoffs point of view, this cricket game is more important for Sixers than Stars who have already qualified for the playoffs. Our prediction expert reckons that in this form, Stars are going to be tough to beat.    

  • Tournament: Big Bash League
  • Cricket Match format: T20
  • Cricket match time: 01:10 pm IST
  • Cricket match date20.01.2020
  • Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
  • Weather: Temperature: 28 degrees, Thunderstorms: 60% 
  • Team A: Sydney Sixers
  • Team B: Melbourne Stars
  • Team A Captain: Moises Henriques
  • Team B Captain: Glenn Maxwell

Sydney Sixers

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

Sydney Sixers have been good this season with six wins out of 11 cricket games. However, they would be disappointed with their performance in the last cricket game against archrivals Sydney Thunder. In a rain-curtailed game, their batsmen were poor and lost too many wickets early in the game. That led to a low score which was easily hauled by Thunder. 

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
  • Moises Henriques
  • TK Curran
  • Steve O’Keefe
  • BJ Dwarshuis
  • Jackson Bird
  • L Pope

Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Stars are being led by Glenn Maxwell in this season of Big Bash League. They are in a rollicking form at the moment with ten wins out of 11 cricket games. They have now won eight consecutive cricket games and are firmly placed at the top position.  

Their previous cricket game was against Perth Scorchers. Perth once again proved to be no match to Stars as they fell short of their target of 141 runs by ten runs. 

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

Here is our prediction of Melbourne Stars’ playing XI:

  • MP Stoinis
  • NCR Larkin
  • GJ Maxwell
  • Haris Rauf
  • HWR Cartwright
  • DJ Worrall
  • Sandeep Lamichhane
  • Ben Dunk
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile
  • Jackson Coleman
  • SE Gotch

Expert Prediction: SIX VS STA

Melbourne Stars have been the team of the tournament so far. The kind of dominance that they have shown this season has rarely been seen in all franchise leagues, let alone the Big Bash League. They have won eight consecutive games of cricket this season and are well above any other team. 

Good thing for Sydney Sixers is that they are still among the top four and they would like to remain there in order to qualify for the top four. 

From a tournament point of view, the tournament is being played over a period of 42 days this year and a total number of five teams 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 the fourth and fifth spots on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament. 

Astrology Prediction: SIX VS STA

In the last five encounters between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers, Stars have been the winner on the last three occasions, whereas Sixers have won just two games. 

It looks like stars have aligned at the right time for Melbourne Stars and they are going to be difficult to beat. Hence, they are our predicted winner of this cricket game.


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 – DP Hughes (SIX), Marcus Stoinis (STA)

Top Bowler – Tom Curran (SIX), Haris Rauf (STA)

Most Sixes – DP Hughes (SIX), Marcus Stoinis (STA)

Man of the Match – Marcus Stoinis (STA)

Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Stars (160+), Perth Scorchers (140+)


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Sydney Sixers – 2.10

Melbourne Stars – 1.62

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