A disappointing loss for the Stars and an expected washout for the Sixers, as the two teams now lock horns at the MCG. This will be an exhilarating match-up with the Sixers aiming to claim the top spot. On the other hand, the Stars will be hoping to dust off and start climbing up the ladder from the bottom spot.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 6th January 2023, 1:00 PM IST
- Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground
- Tournament: Big Bash League 2022/23
Today’s BBL Match Prediction – Sydney Sixers to win at 1.65
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers – Big Bash League match prediction
The Melbourne stars are having their worst season as they struggle at the bottom of the table. They had no luck in their previous encounter as well, after they faced a tormenting defeat against the Melbourne Renegades. The stars chose to bowl first and did a tremendous job. Trent Boult’s 2/23 & Luke Wood’s 2/29 restricted the Renegades to a mere 141/7. Mackenzie Harvey top-scored with an unbeaten 23-ball 32. However, luck favoured the brave as none could stand the like of Tom Rogers in the chase. His 5/16 helped restrict the stars to 108/9, handing them a 33-run defeat. The only positive from a rather disappointing performance was Nick Larkin, scoring a 40-ball 48*.
As for the Sixers, it was forecasted to rain heavily and that’s what took the match away from the Brisbane Heat. After a delayed start, Brisbane came out to bat and the batters went berserk. Colin Munro smashed a 14-ball 38, accompanied by Michael Nesser’s staggering 18-ball 45* that marched their side to 147/6 in 13 overs. Steve O’keefe was exceptional with the ball, picking up 3/26 in 3 overs. However, the rain poured down as the match ended with no result and the points were shared.
Although, this encounter between the Stars and Sydney sixers is quite one-sided. The Sixers have won 12 matches against the Stars, while they have managed to return the favour on just 7 occasions. The Sixers have won five matches in a row against them in their recent run, with the biggest win being a 152-run margin. In today’s big bash match prediction, we predict the Sydney Sixers to win. It is exciting matches like these that create opportunities to win exciting rewards. Use your cricketing knowledge by trying your luck in match-winner, parlays, three-way, and in-game betting. These offer the best return on investment, however, we advise you to do your research before you place a bet.
Melbourne Stars – BBL match prediction
It is a raging concern for the Melbourne Stars as they lay low at the bottom. Their chances look slim, but with the likes of Joe Clarke and Marcus Stoinis, they have hope. The former has amassed 338 runs in 10 matches while the latter has 199 in 9 matches. They really need their batting line-up to fire as their bowlers have helped them plenty. The duo of Adam Zampa & Luke Wood has been on-song. The skipper has 10 wickets in 9 games, while the latter has 13 wickets in 7 matches. With the companionship of Trent Boult, this will be a tough match-up at the MCG.
Squad: Joe Clarke(w), Tom Rogers, Beau Webster, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Luke Wood, Campbell Kellaway, Trent Boult, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa(C)
Sydney Sixers – BBL match prediction
The Sixers have a 5-match unbeaten run against the Stars, and would love to keep it that way. They will be heavily reliant on Hayden Kerr and Jordan Silk with the bat. The former has 215 runs in 10 matches while the latter has 283 in nine. Hayden will also be a key asset with the ball, as the left-armer has also bagged 12 wickets in his past 10 games. He will be accompanied by Sean Abbott, who has 13 wickets to his name in his past nine matches. In this big bash league match prediction, we believe the Sixers are a well-balanced side and will settle for nothing short of a win.
Squad: Josh Philippe(w), James Vince, Jordan Silk, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques(C), Dan Christian, Hayden Kerr, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Chirs Jordan, Steve O’Keefe
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Pitch and weather Conditions
It’ll be a warm Friday at the MCG, with zero to no chances of precipitation. Temperatures will fluctuate from 23 to 26 degrees. Humidity will be on the low at around 40-50% during match hours. As for the pitch conditions, is a bowler’s dream destination. It has plenty of bounce on offer which makes the batsmen struggle. Although, the ball comes onto the bat nicely. Spinners won’t be too helpful but maybe resourceful as and when the batsmen miscues trying to clear the long boundaries.
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers – Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Sydney Sixers to win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman (Sydney Sixers)||James Vince||3.40||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||Sydney Sixers||1.68||Check Odds on Crickex|