Cricket Prediction Big Bash League – Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars – Struggling Melbourne Stars look for their first win against Sydney Sixers

Cricket match date27th December 2018

Cricket match time01:45 pm IST

Cricket match location: Sydney Cricket Ground

Cricket Match format: T20

Tournament: Big Bash League

Team A: Melbourne Stars

Team B: Sydney Sixers

Team A Captain: Glenn Maxwell

Team B Captain: Moises Henriques

 

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Cricket Match Preview:

Melbourne Stars would be hoping that the Christmas break will bring them some luck as they desperately need it. So far, they have played two games of cricket and have lost them both. New skipper Glenn Maxwell has so far failed to inspire the Stars and he will be under pressure to play some good cricket. Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, lost their derby against Sydney Thunder but have already registered one victory in their name against Perth Scorchers.

Sydney Sixers last lost their cricket game against Melbourne Stars back in 2015. Since then, they have beaten Stars in all the three occasions. They would like to stretch that streak to this cricket game as well as they recover from their loss against Sydney Thunder. In this game of cricket, they faltered with their bowling as they allowed Thunder to score above par 169 runs.

Despite the good spells from Tom Curran and Steve O’Keefe, Sixers failed to control the onslaught by Jos Butler and, later, by D Sams. Their fast bowlers like Sean Abbot, who was really good in the first cricket game against Perth Scorchers, failed to bowl to a plan under pressure in the second game. They will have to look at it as just a bad day at the office and back the players to come good in the next cricket game.

Melbourne Stars, meanwhile, have the problem of getting the best out of their specialists. They are a team of three fine all-rounders but apart from Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Dwayne Bravo, no one has really stepped up. Nepal’s young leg-spinner, Sandeep Lamichhane, bowled a good spell in the second cricket game against Hobart Hurricanes but their batsmen have faltered. While skipper Maxwell was good in the second game, Dwayne Bravo will have to lift his game as they are heavily reliant on his performance.

Cricket Match Information:

Melbourne Stars will take on Sydney Sixers in their third game of cricket. So far, they have not managed to win any game of cricket and would be willing to end this losing streak soon. On the other hand, Sixers have won one cricket game and lost the second game of cricket.

Melbourne Stars

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Melbourne Stars had another loss in their kitty after the cricket game against Hobart Hurricanes. They will be desperate for a win now. Our prediction is of a change in their playing eleven.

Here is our prediction of Melbourne Stars’ playing XI:

  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Ben Dunk
  • Adam Zampa
  • EP Gulbis
  • Sandeep Lamichhane
  • Jackson Coleman
  • NCR Larkin
  • Travis Dean
  • S Boland

Sydney Sixers

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Sydney Sixers will be led by Moises Henriques in this edition of cricket tournament. They were led by Johan Botha last time. After winning the first game of cricket, they lost their second cricket game against Sydney Thunder. Our prediction is they will go with the same playing eleven as their last game of cricket.

Here is our prediction of Sydney Sixers’ playing XI:

  • JL Denly
  • Daniel Hughes
  • Moises Henriques
  • J Edwards
  • Josh Philippe
  • Tom Curran
  • Stephen O’Keefe
  • Lloyd Pope
  • Sean Abbott
  • Ben Dwarshuis
  • Jordan Silk

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Tom Curran has been very impressive in this cricket league. He was expected to do well but not as well as he has done. His variations with the cricket ball and batting ability have impressed one and all. Our prediction is he will continue his good form.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

Knowing the basic nature of surfaces in Sydney, it should be a good pitch to bat on and there should be some help for the spinners. Our prediction is a score of around 160 in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be dry.

Our Prediction:

Sydney Sixers are our predicted winner for this game of cricket, only by a slight margin though. They have a relatively better form compared to Melbourne Stars hence, our prediction is of a Sixers’ win in this game of cricket despite their loss in the last game against Sydney Thunder.  

Top Batsman (Prediction):

JL Denly (SS) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Tom Curran (SS) – 2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Moises Henriques (SS)


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BetRallyIndia.com Odds

Sydney Sixers – 1.76

Melbourne Stars – 1.90

*odds may change anytime

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