Match details for SIX vs STA Dream11 Contest:
Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars
Big Bash League 2019/20
February 8th , 2020
1.45 pm IST
SIX vs STA Dream11 Preview:
We have finally reached the final game of this edition’s BBL. The Stars were brilliant throughout the tournament. They won 7 straight games and thus became the first team to qualify for the playoffs. But, then, they lost three straight games and yet finished at the top of the table. They lost the Qualifier game to the Sixers which will hurt them badly as rain is forecasted in Sydney and the home team will take the trophy home if the day gets washed out as there is no reserve day. Melbourne could have hosted the finals if they had defeated Sixers the other night. This will be their second consecutive defeat in the final if they lose tomorrow. They have undoubtedly been the best side and bounced back from nowhere in many games and showed the grit.
Meanwhile, the Sixers have been the second best team this season and they are bolstered by the inclusion of Steve Smith and return of Sean Abbott. But they will dearly miss Tom Curran, their leading wicket taker, and the man who played the finisher role for them. Josh Phillippe has been terrific for them this season.
The Sixers were mauled by Stoinis who made 149 runs in their first encounter this season and helped the Stars win the game by 44 runs. The second game was hit by rain and the Stars lost the plot only to lose it by 21 runs. In the Qualifier game, Stars did well to keep the Sixers to a modest total of 142 but reckless batting from their Batsman saw them fall short of the target by 43 runs.
Since this is going to be a rain hit game there are a lot of possibilities of overs getting cut short. Make sure to take bowlers in your team rather than batsman and make players like Stoinis , Phillippe and Maxwell your captain as these players can accelerate at rapid pace. Also a key point that must be noticed is Stars have never lost a game batting first. Go with a 7-4 combination favoring the Stars if they bat first.
The weather at Melbourne is set be cloudy with temperature around 21 degree Celsius. There will be cloud cover and rain throughout the duration of the game. The chances for the match getting abandoned is very high.
The pitch is expected to be a decent batting track. The average score batting first is 156 in 40 games. Team batting first have won 17 times. Both Stars and Strikers have won 3 games each at this venue.
Probable Playing XIs:
Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb(wk), Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell(c), Seb Gotch, Haris Rauf, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Nathan Coulter Nile, Clint Hinchliffe
Josh Philippe(wk), Daniel Hughes, Steven Smith, James Vince, Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird
SIX vs STA Dream11 Top Picks:
Marcus Stoinis has scored 695 runs in 16 innings at an staggering average of 58. He opens the batting and recorded the all time highest BBL score this season. He made a well compiled knock of 83 in the previous game.
Glenn Maxwell has scored 393 runs in 15 innings at an average of 44. He has boosted the run rate of the Stars in the middle overs fantastically. He can also slip in a few overs in the power play.
Sean Abbott has picked 16 wickets in 6 games at an economy of 7 and average of 12. He missed the middle phase of the tournament due to injury. He will be the key player for the Sixers as he bowls both up-front in the power play and the death overs as well.
Josh Philippe has made 435 runs in 15 games at an average of 36. He opens the batting and will be a key player for the Sixers.
SIX vs STA Dream11 Captaincy choice:
1. Marcus Stoinis
2. Glenn Maxwell
3. Josh Phillippe
SIX vs STA Dream11 Points projection:
Josh Phillippe, Points: 74-76, Grade A+
Marcus Stoinis, Points: 66-68, Grade A+
Daniel Hughes, Points: 80-82, Grade A+
Nick Larkin, Points: 30-32, Grade C
Jordan Silk, Points: 22-24, Grade C
Nathan Coulter Nile, Points: 34-36, Grade C
Glenn Maxwell, Points: 44-46, Grade B
Jackson Bird, Points: 50-52, Grade A
Sean Abbott, Points: 78-80, Grade A+
Adam Zampa, Points: 30-32, Grade C
Haris Rauf, Points: 54-56, Grade A
SIX vs STA MyTeam11 Team