Melbourne Stars will host Sydney Sixers in the 13th match of the BBL 2021-22 on Wednesday. After their embarrassing defeat in the hands of Sydney Sixers, Melbourne Stars pulled up their socks and won the next two matches against Sydney Thunder by 4 runs and 6 wickets. Andre Russell’s inclusion is the biggest plus point for them.
Sydney Sixers’ winning streak was ended by Hobart Hurricanes on Saturday by 44 runs (D/L Method). Their bowlers were on the receiving end and conceded 213 runs on the board. They have an advantage here as they already beat Stars earlier in this tournament.
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers, Match 13
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Date & Time: December 15th, 1:45 PM IST and 7:15 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
It’s a drop-in pitch, we can expect an equal contest between bat and ball. The quick bowlers need to capitalize the conditions in favor of them. Anything over 170 is a good competitive score on this wicket.
Probable Playing XIs STA vs SIX:
Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wk), Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Andre Russell, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch
Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Dan Christian, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, Chris Jordan, Steve O’Keefe
Top Picks for STA vs SIX Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Marcus Stoinis approaches his innings quite differently, he likes to take his time and accelerate later. In the last 2 matches, he has scored 44 runs with the highest score of 31.
James Vince has been perfectly playing his part at the top of the order for Sixers. In 3 matches, he has scored 83 runs at a strike rate of 131.74.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
One can’t keep Andre Russell out of the game. He scored 42* runs from 21 balls in the winning cause against Sydney Thunder. In 2 matches in this BBL, he has scored 59 runs without getting dismissed.
Moises Henriques is in tremendous form having scored two half-centuries in the last 3 matches. So far in this tournament, he has smoked 175 runs at an average of 175 with a strike rate of 157.65.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Brody Couch is the pick of the bowler for Stars in the first 3 matches. He has grabbed 5 wickets at an economy of 8.5 with the best figures of 2 for 26.
Even though he concedes plenty of runs, Tom Curran has the knack of breaking partnerships and he is a useful batter down the order as well. In 3 matches in this league, he has picked up 5 wickets and scored 33 runs with the bat.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Josh Philippe has started the BBL season well again. Including two fifty plus scores, he has scored 160 runs in 3 matches in this BBL at an average of 53.33.
STA vs SIX Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
|Player||Statistics (This Tournament)||Dream11 Points|
|Marcus Stoinis||44 runs||61|
|Andre Russell||59 runs||88|
|Glenn Maxwell||60 runs and 2 wickets||145|
|Moises Henriques||175 runs||239|
|Josh Philippe||160 runs||254|
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for STA vs SIX Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Josh Philippe (c), James Vince, Marcus Stoinis (vc), Nick Larkin, Moises Henriques, Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell, Hayden Kerr, Steve O’Keefe, Tom Curran, Brody Couch
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for STA vs SIX Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Joe Clarke, Josh Philippe, James Vince, Marcus Stoinis, Jordan Silk, Moises Henriques (c), Glenn Maxwell (vc), Steve O’Keefe, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa
STA vs SIX Risky Captaincy Choices:
Nick Larkin has scored 58 runs in this tournament so far at an average of 29. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Hayden Kerr is the most economical bowler for the Sixers. In 3 matches, he has picked up 4 wickets at an economy of 5.8. It’s a risky call to pick him as your fantasy team skipper.
Player you should avoid:
There is no fixed position in the batting order for Daniel Hughes. In 2 innings he has scored only 5 runs in this tournament. It’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.
Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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.