Big Bash League 2020-21 Match 15
Sydney Sixers vs. Melbourne Stars – Sat, 26th December
Sydney Sixers vs. Melbourne Stars Match Prediction:
Sydney Sixers play against the Melbourne Stars in the 15th match of the ongoing Big Bash League 2020-21 at the Carrara Oval in Queensland. The match is a rematch of last year’s final contest, which the Sydney Sixers won by 19 runs.
With both sides in the top 4 of this year’s BBL 2020-21 points table, the Melbourne Stars vs. Sydney Sixers encounter is set to be an exhilarating one. The Sydney Sixers stand in 4th place in the league, with 8 points from 3 matches in their kitty. Today match prediction also infers the race’s best NRR, with a Net Run Rate of +2.783.
After the defeat in the BBL 2020-21 opening game to Hobart Hurricanes, Daniel Hughes’ team has gone gradually getting more robust in the campaign as per the betting tips. The star new maker 145-run victory against the Melbourne Renegades was trailed up by a 38-run win against the Adelaide Strikers.
With T20’s star players like Dan Christian, Josh Philippe, Jason Holder and Carlos Brathwaite in the roster, match tips reckon that the Sydney Sixers are one of the well-equipped sides in BBL 2020-21. Under Daniel Hughes’ solid management, the side is slowly getting into its indentation.
The Melbourne Stars, on the contrary, are the only undefeated side left in BBL 2020-21. The team is presently standing second in the league with 10 points, and betting tips claim they could get on top of the points table with a victory against Sydney Sixers.
After their recent match against Perth Scorchers was cancelled due to rain, they will be eyeing to get back to victory ways against Sydney Sixers. Nevertheless, the side will be deprived of Marcus Stoinis and Nic Maddinson, two key players who would have had a vast influence on their batting unit.
With both sides closely harmonized on paper, today match prediction reckons the Boxing Day Big Bash League 2020-21 encounter is set to be an unavoidable clash.
While the Sixers have some capable batters in their roster, a case could be made for their bowling lineup not being on the same neck and neck as the Stars. This can ascertain the difference between the two teams. Despite the missing players, Glenn Maxwell’s team should have enough firepower to triumph over the Sydney Sixers in Queensland.
Melbourne Stars will win this game.
The Sydney Sixers inaugurated their BBL defence with a shock loss but have come back really strong with two impressive victories against the Renegades and the Strikers.
Led by Josh Philippe and Dan Christian’s strong-hitting, the Sydney Sixers have lived up to their tag so far this edition. Carlos Braithwaite and Jason Holder have shown the sights of their class this season. Match tips say that they will be eyeing to come out best as they go up against countrymen Andre Fletcher and Nicholas Pooran on Saturday.
The Stars also have a team full of big names, including the Australia trio of Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, and Adam Zampa. They have hardly stepped wrong so far this edition of BBL 2020-21 and look to be a level above the others at the moment.
The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:
The sufficient average total on the wicket was 163 during three games played at the venue last year, with the pace bowlers demonstrating to be more fruitful on the pitch as per the betting tips. Nevertheless, it is unknown how the surface will act, bearing in mind this is the 1st BBL 2020-21 game at the ground.
Key Players to watch:
Daniel Christian, Jason Holder and Carlos Braithwaite of the Sydney Sixers will be key players to watch out for match tips.
Betting tips say that Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran and Billy Stanlake of Melbourne Stars will be vital players in the game.