SIX vs STA Prediction: The Big Bash League’s 11th season begins on Sunday, December 5th. Eight teams will compete in a round-robin format over 61 games, followed by knockout rounds. Over the course of 46 days, 56 group matches will be contested. The knockout stage consists of five matches: the Eliminator, Qualifier, Knockout, Challenger, and the Grand Final, which will take place on Friday, January 28.
Defending champion Sydney Sixers will lock horns with the Melbourne Stars for Matchday 1. The Sixers have won the last five encounters between the two sides. Both teams have retained their cores with a couple of notable additions.
SIX vs STA Cricket Betting Tips
Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars, Match 1
Big Bash League 2021/22
5 December 2021, 02:00 PM IST
Sydney Cricket Ground
The match will be broadcast on the Sony Sports Network. Fans can also enjoy live streaming on the SonyLIV app.
SIX vs STA Head to Head: The H2H record between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars reads 9-6.
SIX – 60%
STA – 40%
Sydney Sixers are the defending champions who triumphed over Perth Scorchers in last year’s finals. Melbourne Stars will be looking to improve on their performance the last term when they finished seventh. There is not much to choose between the two sides with some good all-rounders in both teams. However, odds are slightly in favor of the Sixers.
Bet365: SIX: 1.80; STA: 2.05
Here is the Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Dream11 Team Prediction and three players who can make an impact:
Glenn Maxwell is a premier all-rounder who can contribute with both bat and ball. He is a big striker of the ball and also bowls handy off-breaks.
Glenn Maxwell in T20Is:
Adam Zampa can make the most of the big boundaries in Sydney. The leg spinner is always amongst the wickets.
Adam Zampa in T20Is:
We are tipping Moises Henriques to come good in this game. He is decent with the bat and is a very underrated bowler. He can reward you with solid points in this match.
Moises Henriques in T20Is:
SIX Playing XI
Josh Philippe, James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Dan Christian, Chris Jordan, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’Keefe, Jackson Bird
STA Playing XI
Joe Clarke (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Qais Ahmad, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake
The Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) pitch is a well-balanced surface. In the last five meetings at this site, the average first innings score has been 133 runs. At this venue, the pacers have had a lot of success. Spinners can also come into play in the middle overs with the big boundaries. Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Today Match Prediction odds are slightly in favour of Sydney Sixers.
If SIX bats first: 150-160
If STA bats first: 140-150
Sydney weather for the match on 5th is going to be cloudy. Towards the latter half of the match, rain has been forecast. The probability of such an eventuality, however, has been given as 40-50%. A moderately strong breeze with a speed of 25-30 KmPH will prevail during the contest. The temperature, in the beginning, is expected to be 21 deg C reducing to 19 degrees towards the end. The Relative Humidity is expected to be in the range of 60-70%.
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