Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars: Sixers opened their BBL campaign with a big win over Scorchers and lost their second match against Thunders with the Top 6 batsmen failing to perform. The skipper Moises Henrique’s expects his top order batsmen to perform better in the next matches. On the other hand, Melbourne Stars and skipper Glenn Maxwell will be seeking for their first win of the season after two defeats.
In the Big Bash league, Sydney Sixers – Average: 152
Melbourne Stars – Average: 163
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground
Date: December 27, 2018
Kick-Off: 01:45 PM, IST
AVERAGE SCORES AT SCG
1st Innings: 153.23
2nd Innings: 143.23
At SCG 04 matches were played between them with both Sixers and Stars winning 2 each.
Stars could be boosted by the return of Handscomb for tomorrow’s meeting with the Sixers at the SCG after being released from Australia’s Test squad. Stars might continue with the same squad with only change being Handscomb will replace Ben Dunk.
The Sixers are likely to play the same eleven.
EXPECTED PLAYING XI
Jack Edwards, Joe Denly, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Josh Philippe (wk),
Steve O’ Keefe, Sean Abbott, LIoyd Pope, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis
Peter Handscomb (wk), Travis Dean, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Marcus Stoinis,
Dwayne Bravo, Evan Gulbis, Adam Zampa, Scott Boland, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jackson Coleman
PLAYERS TO WATCH OUT FOR SYDNEY SIXERS vs MELBOURNE STARS
In form Daniel Hughes with 75 runs in 2 matches includes match winning knock of 62 off 44 balls against Perth Scorchers.
Steve O’ Keefe with 5 wickets in 2 matches with Econ 5.75.
Tom Currian who bagged 3 wickets and 62 runs in his last match.
Glenn Maxwell was in a devastating mood on Monday. The dasher smashed five sixes on his way to a quick-fire 47.
Sandeep Lamichhane was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3-24 against Hobart Hurricanes. The young tweaker seems to get better with every game.
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