STA vs SIX Dream11 Prediction: Table-toppers Melbourne Stars would be up against second-placed Sydney Sixers in the Qualifier match of BBL 2019-20, the victory of which would advance straightaway into the finals. Their earlier two faceoffs of the season had mixed results, with Stars winning the first bout by a margin of 44-runs, and the second encounter witnessing the Sixers surface meritorious by a margin of 21-runs.
Led by Glenn Maxwell, Melbourne Stars weren’t effective in the last three matches of the league stages and would look to rectify on their mistakes in the much-coveted encounter amidst the home conditions. The likes of Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and Sandeep Lamichhane have been the vital cogs behind the Stars’ conquests in the ongoing season and would be banked to put up top-notch exhibitions in the upcoming bout.
Meanwhile, the Sydney Sixers boast who boasts of a balanced lineup would ploy hard to come up with an impressive show. They have been unbeaten in the last three matches and would haave mustered enough confidence to dominate the Stars at MCG, a venue wherein they have faltered to lay an impact on the majority of occasions. With the quartet of Josh Philippe, James Vince, Ben Dwarshuis and Steve Smith enjoying a decent run in the ongoing season, it shouldn’t come as a surprise if they do manage to put up a challenge against the hosts.
Date: January 31, Friday.
Time: 1:45 PM IST.
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Head to Head in BBL
Matches Played: 12
Melbourne Stars: 7 Wins
Sydney Sixers: 5 Wins
Head to Head at MCG
Matches Played: 6
Melbourne Stars: 4 Wins
Sydney Sixers: 2 Wins
Form Guide in BBL 2019-20
Melbourne Stars: L-L-L-W-W
Sydney Sixers: W-W-W-L-NR
Squad Updates & Playing XI
Haris Rauf has been added into the 13-man squad.
Glenn Maxwell (c), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Peter Handscomb, Clint Hinchliffe, Dilbar Hussain, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Haris Rauf, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa
Pacer Sean Abbott has been added in place of Tom Curran, who will be missing out due to international commitments.
Moises Henriques (c), Steve OKeefe, Steven Smith, Josh Hazlewood, James Vince, Nathan Lyon, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Josh Philippe (wk)
STA vs SIX Dream11 Fantasy Picks
Captain & Vice-captain
Captain: J Philippe, G Maxwell, J Vince
Vice-captain: M Stoinis, S Smith, H Cartwright
STA vs SIX Dream11 Team
Suggested Playing XI No 1
Suggested Playing XI No 2