The 56th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 season will be played between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.
Melbourne Stars Team Updates:
Melbourne Stars fate will be dependant on the outcome of the previous two games.
In case Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes fail to win their matches, they will have a good opportunity to qualifiy.
Marcus Stoinis and Seb Gotch will probably open the inning for the Melbourne Stars team.
, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nic Maddinson will form the middle order of the team.
Glenn Maxwell will lead the Melbourne Stars team as a Captain. He is also good Alrounder.
Seb Gotch will do the wicket keeping for Melbourne Stars team.
Zahir Khan and Adam Zampa will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Laim Hatcher, Billy Stanlake and Nathan Coulter-Nile will lead the pace attack of the team.
Sydney Sixers Team Updates:
Sixers have already booked their place in the Qualifier.
A win here will be confidence booster for them ahead of the big matches
Josh Philippe and James Vince will probably open the inning for the Sydney Sixers team. Both are well known inning openers.
Daniel Hughes (C), M Henriques , Jordan Silk will take care of the middle order of the team.
Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite will be handy in death overs.
Daniel Hughes will lead the Sydney Sixers team as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman.
Josh Philippe will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his Sydney Sixers team.
Steve O Keefe will lead the spin attack of the team.
Sean Abbott, Dan Christian and Jake Ball will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Last 5 Head to Head:
Melbourne Stars: 2 Won Sydney Sixers: 3 Won
Josh Philippe has scored 453 runs at an average of nearly 35 and an equally impressive strike rate of 150.
Daniel Christian has scored 203 runs and has also scalped 13 wickets. He has been brilliant as an allrounder throughout.
Glenn Maxwell has scored 313 runs and has also picked up 7 wickets.
Marcus Stoinis has scored 384 runs at an average of nearly 35. He has started to ball after the injury and will be a good pick for GL.
Adam Zampa has been Stars’ most successful bowler. He has scalped 19 wickets, while his economy rate just over 7 runs per over.
Steve O’Keefe has scalped 14 wickets and has an economy rate of just over 7 runs per over as well.
In wicket keeping, Josh Philippe will be best choice.
Allrounders may play major role on this pitch.
Captain Option – Josh Philippe, Daniel Christian
Vice-Captain Option – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
Melbourne Stars Squad :
Marcus Stoinis, Seb Gotch(WK), Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell(C), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sam Rainbird, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan, James Seymour, Ed Newman, Liam Hatcher, Tom OConnell, Andre Fletcher, Will Pucovski, Lance Morris, Clint Hinchliffe, Jackson Coleman, Sam Elliot
Sydney Sixers Squad :
Josh Philippe(WK), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques(C), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve OKeefe, Jackson Bird, Nathan Lyon, Jake Ball, Nick Bertus(WK), Ben Manenti, Justin Avendano, Jack Edwards, Hayden Kerr, Lawrence Neil-Smith, Gurinder Sandhu, Tom Rogers, Lloyd Pope, Mitchell Starc