SIX vs STA Dream11 Prediction: In the opening match of the Big Bash League T20 2021-22 season, the defending champions Sydney Sixers will be locking horns with the Melbourne Stars on 5 December at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. Both these teams are coming into this match after facing quite different results unfold in the previous edition of the T20 tournament. The Sydney Sixers were the winners of the Big Bash League T20 2020-21 season having defeated Perth Scorchers in the final match and the team managed to win 9 out of their 14 games during the group stage. On the other hand, the Melbourne Stars did not had the best of performance having finished at the seventh position with just 5 wins from 14 matches. However, both these teams will now be eyeing to start their campaign this season on a positive note.
Fixture Name: Match 1, Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars
Competition: Big Bash League T20
Date: 5 December
Time: 2:05 PM IST
Ground: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
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The pitch and the conditions at the Sydney Cricket Ground are expected to work in favour of the batters to a great extent. However, the bounce will also help the pace bowlers and spinners throughout the T20 match. But the batters of both the teams will enjoy batting on this wicket and thus, picking more of batters and all-rounders will be a good option from the fantasy cricket point of view.
Team Form Guide:
SIX (recent last): W W W L L
STA (recent last): L L L W W
Josh Philippe Stats in T20
For the Sydney Sixers, wicket-keeper batter Josh Philippe will surely be an important player to watch out for in this tournament due to his sensational performance last season. Philippe finished as the third highest run-getter in the previous edition having scored a wonderful tally of 508 runs at an amazing strike-rate of close to 150.
Daniel Hughes Stats in T20
Sydney Sixers’ batter Daniel Hughes has played a lot of crucial innings in the past especially in the shortest format of the game. Hughes has composed more than 1700 runs while having played as many as 80 T20 matches so far.
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Marcus Stoinis Stats in T20
For the Melbourne Stars, explosive opening batter Marcus Stoinis will be a key player to watch out for in this match due to his staggering power-hitting abilities. Stoinis has smashed more than 3500 runs in the T20 format of the game and can also contribute with the ball having an economy less than 9.
Glenn Maxwell Stats in T20
Melbourne Stars captain Glenn Maxwell will have to lead his side from the front in this edition of the Big Bash League T20. Maxwell had an excellent performance with the bat in the previous season where he scored a total of 379 runs from 14 games at an average of 31.58.
The Sydney Sixers will once again depend a lot on the likes of Daniel Hughes, Josh Philippe, James Vince and Moises Henriques to perform well with the bat. The likes of Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis and Sean Abbott will form a crucial part of the bowling attack. On the other hand, the Melbourne Stars will want to start their campaign on a high as the likes of Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Joe Clarke and Joe Burns will be expected to play a significant role in the batting department while the likes of Billy Stanlake, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa and Sam Rainbird will be their important bowlers. The toss factor will once again be really vital in this T20 match. According to the SIX vs STA today match prediction & Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars cricket betting tips, SIX are the favourites to win this match.
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WICKET-KEEPERS: Josh Philippe
BATTERS: Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Marcus Stoinis
ALL-ROUNDERS: Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques
BOWLERS: Liam Hatcher, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Ben Dwarshuis
For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Hughes.
For Grand League: Marcus Stoinis, Josh Philippe.