The match 15 of BBL 2020-21 will be held at the Carrara Oval in Queensland, played between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars. The match will be kicked off on 26th December (Saturday) at 16:20 (GMT+6).
It will be a fascinating cricket match to watch as the two most closely positioned sides will play against each other in terms of their form, in the second match of the day on Saturday. The Melbourne Stars are the better-placed side in this tournament, with two wins in three matches to their name and one match finish in no result, as they hold the second place in the points table with ten points in their bag.
The Sydney Sixers, who have lost one and won two matches out of the three they have played thus far, are placed at the fourth spot in the points table. For both sides, a victory in this game could prove to be crucial to their run in the tournament. So both sides will come on the field on Saturday with their A-games.
On Saturday, a full-length match is on the cards as the skies are predicted to be clear with some clouds coming in and leaving without causing the match’s flow to have any issues. The chance of precipitation is just 10% and the temperature will stay around 26 and 22 Degrees Celsius.
For the batsmen and the bowlers, a balanced surface with an equal amount of support would welcome the players when they take the field for this game. To extract any movement from the pitch, the spinners will need to work hard, but the pacers will love bowling here. For the players, there will be a lot to explore as this is the 1st game of the tournament here.
Average first innings score: 108 (Only T20I match played here)
Chasing Teams Records: 1 Won, 0 Lost, 0 Tied
Probable Playing XIs
Daniel Hughes (c), Josh Philippe (wk), Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Carlos Brathwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, James Vince, Daniel Christian, Jason Holder, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe
Glenn Maxwell (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson, Billy Stanlake, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Hatcher, Ben Dunk
Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Dream11:
Hilton Cartwright (C), James Vince (VC), Josh Philippe, Daniel Hughes, Andre Fletcher, Jordan Silk, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Christian, Nathan Coulter Nile, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’Keefe
It would be a wise call to have as many as five batsmen or two wicket-keepers with four batsmen in your Dream11 team, with the form of the players of these two sides. The 2nd wicket-keeper who should be included in your squad should be none other than Ben Dunk, if you want to go for the latter combination. It’s predicted that Melbourne Stars will win this crucial match, back the team now at baji.live!