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Cricket Free Tips | BBL 2021/22, Match 1: Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars

The Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars will face off in the first match of the Big Bash League’s 2021/22 season. The Sydney Sixers were crowned champions of the 2020 edition of the tournament after defeating the Perth Scorchers by 27 runs in the final.

On the other hand, the Melbourne Stars finished seventh in the points table after winning five of their fourteen games. Both clubs will be looking to get off to a good start in the tournament.

Weather
Sydney has overcast skies with a high of 18 degrees celsius in the evening.

Pitch
The Sydney pitch is ideal for batting. On this surface, the bounce will be consistent, allowing batters to get value for their stroke  play. Besides that, the ball will also nip around, giving fast bowlers plenty of carry, particularly in the early innings.

Probable Playing XIs

Sydney Sixers:
Moises Henriques (c), Tom Curran, Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Daniel Christian, Jordan Silk, Daniel Hughes, Steve O Keefe, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshius, and Chris Jordan.

Melbourne Stars:
G Maxwell (c), M Stoinis, N Larkin, B Webster, J Clarke (wk), C Hinchliffe, H Cartwright, S Faridoun, B Couch / Sam Elliot, S Rainbird, and A Zampa.

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars – Match 1, Dream 11:
James Vince (c), Josh Philippe, Glenn Maxwell (vc), Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Ben Dwarshius,N Larkin, Chris Jordan, D Hughes, Dan Christian, and Sean Abbott.

Prediction

Match winner

  • Sydney Sixers

Winning the toss

  • Sydney Sixers

Top Batsman

  • Sydney Sixers Josh Philippe
  • Melbourne Stars  Marcus Stoinis 

Top Bowler

  • Sydney Sixers  Ben Dwarshuis
  • Melbourne Stars Adam Zampa

Most Sixes 

  • Sydney Sixers Josh Philippe
  • Melbourne Stars Glenn Maxwell 

Player of the Match

  • Sydney Sixers Josh Philippe

Team Scores Batting First 

  • Sydney Sixers – 170+
  • Melbourne Stars – 160+  

 

An evening match at the renowned Sydney Cricket Ground under the lights is a wonderful way to kick off the BBL tournament. Our cricket experts expect a competitive encounter, but Sydney Sixers are favourites to win the first match of the tournament against Melbourne Stars. Let’s support your favourite team now on Baji!

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