The 45th match of the 2019-20 Big Bash League will be played between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
The match starts at 06:40 PM local time (07:40 AM GMT) (01:10 PM IST). This match will be live on Sony TEN 3 and Sony TEN 3 HD. Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV. The telecast can be changed to Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD as well.
Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:
The caravan of the 2019-20 Big Bash League is gradually starting to move its business end and the 45th game will see table-toppers Melbourne Stars locks horns with Sydney Sixers at the iconic SCG.
The Sixers should consider themselves unlucky after they ended up on the wrong side of the DLS calculations as the Thunder pulled off a four-run win in a rain-affected encounter. But before that their batting-unit was completely bamboozled by the pace-bowling duo of Chris Morris and Daniel Sams, reducing them to 5-15 in the first few overs.
They’ll now face table-toppers Melbourne Stars, who will come into this game on the back of a 10-run-win at the expense of Perth Scorchers after their bowlers applied the perfect choke in their defence of 6-141.
It is expected to be another day of scattered thunderstorms in Sydney on Monday. According to the weather report, consistent spells of thunderstorms is set to lash the city throughout the day. While the temperature is set to be between 20 and 26 degrees Celsius, the humidity is set to hover around 76%. Chance of rain- 80%.
The track at the SCG is usually a good one to bat on. But, with so much of rain in the air, the wicket might just have enough moisture to keep the bowlers interested on Monday.
Average first innings score:– 163 [In the last 3 games at the venue this season]
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1, Tied-1
Injury and Availability:
The Melbourne Stars have made one change to their line-up. Jackson Coleman comes into the squad in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile, who has been rested.
The Sixers have named an unchanged squad for tomorrow’s fixture.
Probable Playing XIs
Josh Philippe (WK), Justin Avendano, Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques (C), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Steven O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Nathan Lyon
Bench – Mickey Edwards, Lloyd Pope
Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (C), Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Nick Larkin, Daniel Worrall, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lance Morris/Jackson Coleman, Clint Hinchliffe
Bench – Jonathan Merlo, Lance Morris/Jackson Coleman
Sydney Sixers- The Sixers batting-unit failed in the last game miserably and they will hope that the likes of Josh Phillippe, Daniel Hughes, and Moises Henriques to lead from the front. With the track at the SCG, traditionally favouring spin, the likes of Steven O’Keefe and Nathan Lyon could come in really handy.
Melbourne Stars-As always, the Stars will bank ok their top-3- Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and Hilton Cartwright- to spearhead the batting unit. As far as bowling is concerned, Nic Maddinson turned out to be an unlikely hero in the last game as he claimed 3-24. Apart from him, Daniel Worrall and Sandeep Lamichhane will be key. These players should be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy side.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Phillippe
Vice-Captain – Nic Maddinson, James Vince, Sandeep Lamichhane
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josh Phillippe (VC)
Batters – James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright
All-Rounders- Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis (C)
Bowlers – Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon, Daniel Worrall
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josh Phillippe
Batters – James Vince, Ben Dunk, Daniel Hughes
All-Rounders- Glenn Maxwell (C), Tom Curran, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon, Clint Hinchliffe, Sandeep Lamichhane (VC)
The SCG traditionally favours spin-bowling. Hence opting for the likes of Nathan Lyon or even Glenn Maxwell in your Dream11 Fantasy side, who has bowled brilliantly in the tournament thus far can be a great pick.
Melbourne Stars is expected to come out as the winners.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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