Sydney Sixes have made it to the final and they are just waiting for a challenger to meet in the nearing conclusion of BBL season. It’s going to be a crucial match for the struggling Melbourne Stars as they face the in-form Sydney Thunder this week. Be the first to know about out latest promotions and exclusive rewards only for you. Plus, win extra if you register an account at your trusted Indian cricket brand 12BET Sportsbook!
The leaders of the league in 14 games round robin have collected 20 points from winning 10 and losing 4. They will head to this crucial semifinal round with four consecutive losses and currently struggles in bringing their impressive form back. Nic Maddinson and Glenn Maxwel both batted for 16, while Clint Hinchliffe scored 25, Nick Larkin lost 4 and Marcus Stoinis lost the wicket for 5 runs. In able to get through the finals, the batting department needs to make an extra effort in improving their game. Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell are the key players for the win in this match as both delivered match-winning performances for Stars this season. Haris Rauf and Nathan Coulter-Nile will take care of the bowling, but still not enough to be confident as they will clash with an improved opponent.
Predicted XI: Marcus Stoinis, Seb Gotch (wk), Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell (C), Nic Maddinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchcliffe, Adam Zampa, Haris Rauf, Daniel Worrall
Despite being only the fifth team with 13 points in the ladder during the round robin, Thunder will head to this match very strong. They have won their last 3 matches, 2 of which are crucial games against the top teams in the league. They are geared up with a threatening batting force that include the likes of Alex Hales, Alex Ross, Usman Khawaja and skipper Callum Ferguson. Alex Hales’ brilliant run continued with 59 from 35 balls. Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook and Chris Morris are also maintaining good defense for Thunder with their solid bowling.
Predicted XI: Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (C), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Arjun Nair, Jay Lenton/Matthew Gilkes, Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook, Brendan Doggett
Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunders have 6 wins each in their last 12 head-to-head.
Melbourne Stars 1.75 – Sydney Thunder 2.07
Date and Time:
Thursday, February 6, 2020, 3:55 PM (GMT+8)
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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