It’s going to be another intense battle of the leaders if the ladder with Sydney Sixers aiming to bounce back from a lost last time against Melbourne Stars. Sixers will try to avoid dropping another points as they took on the current top team who look to extend their winning streak. 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!
Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Moore Park
Date and Time: Monday, January 20, 2020, 3:40 PM (GMT+8)
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Moises Henriques’ side slipped to the 3rd of the ladder following the back-to-back lost to the same opponent for this match by 44 runs and to a vital derby that can put them close to the playoffs berth, beaten by the struggling rival Thunder by 4 runs 28/2 (5.3) 28 – 76/10 (15.5) 76. The same groups of 13 players with no changes in the current form, except the injured Sean Abbott, will head to this home match. Tom Curran with 15 wickets from 10 innings is Abbott’s replacement as top bowler. Australia’s best spinners in Steve O’Keefe and Nathan Lyon set to bowl in tandem for this match. Sixers have produced 13 points in 11 games they played, having won 6 and lost to 4.
Possible XI: Philippe (WK), Hughes, Vince, Henriques (C), Silk, Curran, Avendano, Dwarshuis, Bird, O’Keefe and Lyon
Currently on top of the table, Stars have won 8 straight games since being beaten by Adelaide Strikers b 5 runs. They will head to this match with a win in their last 5 recent games including their last 5 away games. Last time, they finished Perth Scorchers by 10 runs 141/16 (20.0) 141 – 131/9 (20.0) 131. They have 7 points lead in the ladder with their 20 points collected from winning 10 games and losing to only 1 of 11 matches in the league so far this season. They will head to this match without the service of Nathan Coulter-Nile as he suffered from various injuries. Stars’ Marcus Stoinis is the current highest run-scorer for the Stars with 523 runs from 11 innings at an average of 75.
Possible XI: Stoinis, Cartwright, Maddinson, Maxwell(C), Gotch (WK), Larkin, Hinchcliffe, Lamichhane, Worrall, Coleman and Morris.
Sydney Sixers have won 4 of their last 11 matches against Melbourne Stars who managed to win in 7 matches.
Our Prediction: Melbourne Stars Will Win This Match
Sydney Thunder 2.23 – Melbourne Stars 1.71
(The odds might change without prior notice)
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