Big Bash League, 2018 | Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers, Match 10 | MLS vs SDS Who Will Win
As the caravan of the 2018 Big Bash rolls on, Sydney Sixers will square off against Melbourne Stars as the latter aims for its maiden win of the tournament. The Sixers have a solitary win in two games while the Melbourne Stars are yet to open their account in the tournament after having lost each of their two fixtures.
The Sixers are coming off a 21-run loss at the hands of Sydney Thunder after a lacklustre batting effort saw them meander to 9-148 while chasing 170. Tom Curran was the standout performer amidst the gloom as the English recruit claimed 3-24 before smashing a whirlwind 40-ball-62.
The Stars, on the other hand, were unable to defend 5-155 in the wake of a swashbuckling assault by Hurricanes’ opener Matthew Wade, who stroked a 37-ball-52. Teenage prodigy Sandip Lamichhane was the lone shining light with the ball for the Stars as he claimed all the three wickets that fell in the innings.
This will be a very crucial game for both sides, especially for the Stars, who are still in the hunt for their maiden win of the tournament.
Melbourne Stars– LL
Sydney Sixers– LW
Won by Sydney Sixers– 4
Won by Melbourne Stars– 4
Venue:- Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
Match Timing:- Thursday, December 27, 2018 @ 01:45 PM IST
Read on for MLS vs SDS team news and MLS vs SDS dream11 Grand League prediction.
Here’s how both teams’ might line-up for tomorrow’s fixture:-
Batsmen – Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell
Wicket-keeper – Ben Dunk
All-rounders – Evan Gulbis, Marcus Stoinis, Dwayne Bravo
Bowlers – Jackson Coleman, Adam Zampa/Michael Beer, Sandeep Lamichhane, Scott Boland
Batsmen – Jordan Silk, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques, Jack Edwards
Wicket-keeper – Josh Philippe
All-rounder – Joe Denly, Steve O’Keefe
Bowlers – Ben Manenti/Lloyd Pope, Ben Dwarshuis, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott
Spinners ruling the roost
The SCG is one wicket that is akin to any sub-continent wicket- low, slow and offering enough to keep the spinners interested. Both sides have the likes of able spinners in Lamicchanne, Beer/Zampa and the newly added Ben Manenti to exploit the conditions. Choosing a spinner as the captain/vice-captain of your Grand League team can help you reap good points.
Fantasy Tip- Make a spinner as captain/vice-captain
Pick more all-rounders
The Stars boast of three world-class all-rounders in Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Dwayne Bravo. Maxwell showed his class in the last game with a 31-ball-47 while Stoinis and Bravo can chip in both bat and ball to make a real difference to the game. Picking them as captain/vice-captain will be prudent for your Fantasy team.
Backing the unknown
Like we have seen on numerous occasions, people we least expect to perform often go on to define the narrative of the game. Hence, picking the likes of Nick Larkin, Evan Gulbis, Jack Edwards, Jordan Silk or Jackson Coleman could be worth a punt.
Backing the Underdog
If we look at the Head-to-Head record, both sides are on even kneel with four wins apiece in eight encounters. But, looking at the current form, Sydney Sixers will go into the match as slight favourites. Hence, punting on Stars’ victory [the underdog] may not be a bad idea in the unpredictable world of T20 cricket.
Fantasy Tip- Pick more players from Melbourne Stars
THIS MLS VS SDS DREAM11 PREDICTION IS HIGH-RISK BUT YOU MAY REAP REWARDS IF SOME ASSUMPTIONS COME OFF. WE ADVISE YOU NOT TO USE THESE TEAMS IN SMALL LEAGUE CONTESTS.