Cricket match date: 10th February 2019
Cricket match time: 09:15 am IST
Cricket match location: Melbourne Cricket Ground
Cricket Match format: T20
Tournament: Big Bash League
Team A: Melbourne Stars
Team B: Sydney Sixers
Team A Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Team B Captain: Moises Henriques
Cricket Match Preview:
Melbourne Stars will be taking on Sydney Sixers in their final group cricket game of the tournament. They are still one win away from sealing the semifinal spot. However, they still have their fates in their own hands. Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, are on the number 2 spot on the points table and would like to finish at that spot.
Melbourne Stars have won three cricket games out of the last five games played. In their last cricket game against Perth Scorchers, they came up short as they failed to chase down the total of 182 runs set by them. Glenn Maxwell finally scored a half-century in this tournament but that did not prove to be enough for Stars. The key for them in the next cricket game and in the future games as well is going to be the form of Marcus Stoinis.
Before meeting earlier in the tournament, Sydney Sixers last lost their cricket game against Melbourne Stars back in 2015. Since then, they have beaten Stars on all three occasions. But in the first meeting between these two cricket sides, Melbourne Stars came out on top with 5 wickets win. Peter Handscomb turned out to be the hero for Melbourne Stars in that cricket game.
Sydney Sixers have been in an amazing run of form lately with 4 consecutive wins out of their last 5 cricket games. Ever since James Vince has been added to their lineup, their fortunes have turned around. His contributions at the top of the order have eased the pressure on Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes and Moises Henriques.
Their bowlers had been in good form from the beginning of the tournament. The likes of Tom Curran, Sean Abbot and Steve O’Keefe have been brilliant in one cricket game or the other, which has kept Sydney Sixers ahead of the rest of the teams in the tournament.
Cricket Match Information:
Melbourne Stars will take on Sydney Sixers in their final group game of cricket in the competition. Sydney Sixers have already qualified for the semifinal spot, whereas Melbourne Stars are still one cricket win away from the semifinal spot. Sixers have also something to play for in this game of cricket. Right now, they are on number 2 spot on the points table and they would like to remain there.
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Melbourne Stars have made an inspirational comeback after a slow start in the first few cricket games. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven as their last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Melbourne Stars’ playing XI:
- Dwayne Bravo
- Ben Dunk
- EP Gulbis
- Glenn Maxwell
- Peter Handscomb
- TL O’Connell
- Liam Plunkett
- Adam Zampa
- Marcus Stoinis
- Nick Maddinson
- Jackson Bird
Probable XI (Our Prediction):
Sydney Sixers have been led by Moises Henriques in this edition of the cricket tournament. They were led by Johan Botha last time around. Following their victories in the last four cricket games, our prediction is they will go with the same playing eleven as their last game of cricket.
Here is our prediction of Sydney Sixers’ playing XI:
- James Vince
- Daniel Hughes
- Moises Henriques
- J Edwards
- Josh Philippe
- Tom Curran
- Stephen O’Keefe
- JC Silk
- Sean Abbott
- Ben Dwarshuis
- BAD Manenti
Cricket Statistics and Prediction:
Tom Curran has been very impressive in this cricket league. He was expected to do well but not as well as he has done. His variations with the cricket ball and batting ability have impressed one and all. Our prediction is he will continue his good form.
Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:
Knowing the basic nature of surfaces on Melbourne Cricket Ground, it should be a good pitch to bat on and there should be something in it for the pacers as well. Our prediction is of the score of around 160 in this game of cricket. Conditions are expected to be dry.
Sydney Sixers will be our prediction as a winner for this game of cricket but only by a slight margin. They have a relatively better form compared to Melbourne Stars hence, our prediction is of a Sydney Sixers’ win in this game of cricket.
Top Batsman (Prediction):
James Vince (SS) – 50+ runs
Top Bowler (Prediction):
Tom Curran (SS) – 2 or more wickets
Most Sixes (Prediction):
James Vince (SS)
Melbourne Stars – 1.66
Sydney Sixers – 2.00
*odds may change anytime