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December 26, 2018
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MLS vs SDS Dream11 Grand League Prediction, Big Bash Match Preview, Team News & Playing 11

By Yash Mittal

MLS vs SDS Dream11 Grand League Prediction

Big Bash League, 2018 |  Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers, Match 10 | MLS vs SDS Who Will Win

The Big Picture

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.

MLS vs SDS Form Guide

Melbourne Stars– LL

Sydney Sixers– LW

SDS vs MLS Head-to-Head

Total– 8

Won by Sydney Sixers– 4

Won by Melbourne Stars– 4

Match Details

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.

SDS vs MLS Team News:

  • The Melbourne Stars have made one change to their touring party with Test discard Peter Handscomnb coming in for Travis Dean

  • Sydney Sixers have roped in 21-year-old off-spinner Ben Manenti for their home fixture against Melbourne Stars.

MLS vs SDS Playing 11 [Probable]

Here’s how both teams’ might line-up for tomorrow’s fixture:-

Melbourne Stars

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

Sydney Sixers

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

MLS vs SDS Dream11 Grand League Team

Team 01

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

Team 02

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.

Team 03

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.

TEAM 04

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.

Yash Mittal

A cricket lover waiting for the next Indian cricket triumph!