STA vs SIX Prediction: The Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers team will lock horns in the Match 13 of Big Bash 2021. It will be an interesting match between both the tournament having 2 wins in 3 league matches of this season. In terms of momentum, the Stars have an edge due to their performances in the last 2 league match. The team has found their form back, and the experienced players have started to contribute to win the matches for the team. While Sydney Sixers also have same wins, but their performance in the last league match was not satisfactory enough, and will look to come back to winning ways.
The Melbourne Stars have played quite well in the recent matches of the Big Bash League 2021. Their last league match saw them executing their plans really well to restrict the opposition under the par score, with Qais Ahmad and Brody Couch taking 2 wickets each. While Marcus Stonis, Glenn Maxwell, and Andre Russell scored 30+ runs each to secure victory for the team.
The Sydney Sixers had an off day at the tournament in their last fixture of the tournament. The bowlers proved to be quite ineffective as the opposition hammered them for over 200 runs, and then the only saving grace for the team was Josh Phillipe, who scored 73 runs and curtailed the margin of loss.
The Big Bash League 2021 is being broadcasted in almost 70 countries, covering all the major cricketing nations, It is the second most popular T20 cricket tournament after IPL. In India, the broadcasting rights lie with the Sony Sports Network. The Sony Six will telecast the BBL 2021 on Television sets, while the streaming platform will be Sony LIV app. It has been another successful organization of the league being played over a span of 2 months. The tournament has given many talented players into the international cricket, who are doing quite well and offers many chances to the youngsters to prosper in T20s.
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Head to Head: STA 7, SIX 10
Although the Sixers have an edge over the Stars in Head to Head encounters, the Melbourne Stars are in sublime form and are expected to win this match. The players like Stoinis and Zampa are contributing for them, while Russell and Maxwell played well in the last league match. With confidence going, they would look to continue the momentum. While the Sixers have a lesser probability of winning, as they do not have potent batting line up as of their opponents. But, the players like Josh Phillipe, Moises Henriques, and Sean Abbott will look to do well and help the team in securing victory in the first league match against the Stars.
Here are the top picks for the Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Dream11 Team Prediction, who have a good track record and current form in the T20 format.
1. Josh Phillipe Stats in Big Bash League
The opening batter has been terrific with his ball striking capabilities in the Big Bash League. He scored 73 in the last fixture, and would look to continue his good form.
2. Adam Zampa Stats in Big Bash League
The spinner has been impressive with his wicket taking appetite and has a fine experience of doing well in crucial situations. In 78 BBL matches, he has scalped 89 wickets.
3. Marcus Stoinis Stats in Big Bash League
The power hitter has been one of the most consistent run scorers for the Stars in the recent seasons. In 76 matches of Big Bash League, Stoinis has scored 2181 runs.
If STA bats first: 160-170
If SIX bats first: 150-160
The Melbourne pitch is good for the batters, and scores of around 150 can be scored. The singles and doubles are quite easy on the venue, due to its dimensions. In both the matches in this season, the team batting first has won their fixture by a fine margin. But, the team chasing down the score will also look to find this opportunity and do well in this game. The pitch is expected to behave the same way in the Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Today Match Prediction as well.
Although the summer has arrived in Australia, the weather is not the same at every part of the country. The lowest temperature is expected to be around 13 degrees, while the highest will be 19 degrees. On the match day, the rain showers are predicted with 80% chances. But, it should not be a matter of concern for the cricket fans or the people watching on their TV sets, as the rain will be light and not enough stoppage will be possible. The tournament has been entertaining in the first 10 days, and the players( including domestic and overseas) are gradually coming to their natural self in terms of abilities and form.
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