STA vs SIX Dream11 Prediction & Preview: Qualifier, BBL 2019-20
Melbourne Stars will take on Sydney Sixers in the Qualifier of Big Bash League 2019-20 at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne. We will provide STA vs SIX Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
In the 2 encounters between these two teams in this season, both the teams have won one match each.
Melbourne Stars played brilliantly and finished on the top of the points table by winning 10 out of the 14 matches and with a total of 20 points. They were the 1st team to qualify for playoffs.
In the last match, bowling first, Stars picked up a wicket in the 2nd over of the innings but then gave away 53 runs in the power play and weren’t able to pick up any wickets. They picked up 3 more wickets in the middle overs, and the opposition were 116 runs for 4 wickets after 15.1 overs. But in the death overs, Stars gave away runs and managed to pick up only one wicket. As a result, opposition posted a total of 186 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. Adam Zampa bowled brilliantly and picked up 3 wickets for 27 runs in his 4 overs. Sandeep Lamichane and Dilbar Hussain picked up 1 wicket each.
With 187 runs to chase, Stars lost the wicket of in-form batsman Marcus Stoinis for 17 runs in the 3rd over and lost another wicket of Seb Gotch in the same over who scored 5 runs. Nick Larkin 22 runs, and Peter Hadscomb 27 runs tried to steady the innings, but after they got out, no other player was able to play big innings, and thus Stars got all out for just 115 runs in 17.4 overs and lost the match by 71 runs.
Sydney Sixers also had a great time this season as they won 9 out of 14 matches and sealed the 2nd spot on the points table with a total of 19 points.
In the last match, bowling first Sixers picked up 1 wicket in the power play and gave away 54 runs. They bowled exceptionally well in the middle overs and picked up 2 wickets, and the opposition were 88 runs for 3 wickets after 13.1 overs. But after that, they gave away too many runs and managed to pick up only 2 wickets, which resulted in the opposition scoring 175 runs in 20 overs for the loss of 5 wickets. Tom Curran bowled brilliantly, and he picked up 3 wickets for 27 runs in his 4 overs. Steve O’Keefe and Ben Dwarshuis picked up 1 wicket each.
With 176 runs to chase, Sixers started pretty well but lost the wicket of James Vince in the 5th over who had scored 22 runs from 13 balls. Josh Philippe continued the momentum by scoring 61 runs from 42 balls but got out in the 12th over. In the very next over, they lost the wicket of Moises Henriques, who scored just 2 runs. But Steve Smith’s brilliant innings of 66* runs from 40 balls and Daniel Hughes 19* runs from 14 balls ensured a victory for the Sixers by 7 wickets in 18.4 overs.
The Qualifier between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers can be expected to be a thriller because both the teams have some big names on their side. But Stars would be a little low on confidence as they had lost 3 consecutive matches at the end of league stage, but they would want to forget that and focus on winning the qualifier.
STA vs SIX, Qualifier, Big Bash League 2019-2020
Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
01:45 PM, 31st January 2020
Average 1st innings score: 167 (In the 5 matches at this venue so far this season)
Average 2nd innings score: 142 (In the 5 games at this venue so far this season)
Record of chasing teams: Won-2, Lost-3.
This pitch is considered to be balanced as it had something both for the bowlers and the batsmen in this season. Not many high scoring matches have been seen here, and there was only one high scoring match in which Stoinis scored 147* runs.
Melbourne Stars have won 4 out of the 5 matches that have been played at this venue in this season.
There is no forecast of rain on the match day.
Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell(c), Clint Hinchliffe, Seb Gotch, Peter Handscomb (wk), Nic Maddinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sandeep Lamichhane, Adam Zampa, Haris Rauf, Daniel Worrall.
Josh Phillippe (wk), Daniel Hughes, Steve Smith, James Vince, Moises Henriques (C), Jordan Silk, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Josh Hazlewood, Steve Okeefe, Nathan Lyon, Lloyd Pope.
STA vs SIX Dream11 Team News
- They have announced the 13-man squad for the Eliminator.
- Pacer Haris Rauf returns to the squad replacing Dilbar Hussain.
- They have also named a 13-man squad for the Eliminator.
- Pacer Sean Abbott returns to the squad from injury, and all-rounder Tom Curran has been left out due to National duties.
Probable Playing XI
Marcus Stoinis, Nic Maddinson, Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Seb Gotch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Bench: Ben Dunk, Daniel Worrall.
Josh Phillippe (wk), James Vince, Steve Smith, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon, Steve O’keefe, Josh Hazlewood.
Bench: Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope.
Top picks for STA vs SIX Dream11 Prediction
He is a batting all-rounder but is mostly known for his destructive batting. Maxwell has a wide range of shorts and can smash the bowlers all over the park. He scored 1 run in the last match and has scored a total of 373 runs and picked up 7 wickets so far in this season.
He is one of the top all-rounders in the Big Bash League. Stoinis is equally good with both bat and ball. He opens the batting for Melbourne Stars and scored 17 runs in the previous match and has scored a total of 604 runs so far and is the current leading run-scorer in this season but hasn’t bowled in this season.
He is an all-rounder and equally good with the bat and ball. Nathan has played 9 matches so far in this season and picked up 7 wickets and scored 43 runs. In the last game, he didn’t pick up any wicket and was out for a duck.
He is a right-arm leg-spin bowler and missed few matches this season due to national duty. Zampa played 9 games this season and has picked up a total of 13 wickets so far. He bowled brilliantly and picked up 3 wickets in the last match.
He is the wicket-keeper batsman for Melbourne Stars and wasn’t able to play few matches due to national commitments. He has batted in 8 innings this season and has scored 178 runs so far. Peter scored 27 runs from 18 balls in the last match.
This young lad is a brilliant leg spinner and adapts to conditions very quickly. He picked up 1 wicket in the previous match and has picked up a total of 13 wickets so far in this season.
He is a right-arm fast bowler and is the leading wicket-taker for Stars. Rauf has played 7 matches this season and missed the last few games due to national duties. He has picked up a total of 16 wickets so far in this season. Haris Rauf is excellent to pick in SIX vs STA Dream11 Team
He is a bowling all-rounder who bowls left-arm spin and has bowled decently so far in this tournament. Clint has bowled in 8 innings this season and has picked up 8 wickets so far. In the last match, he went wicketless.
One of the world’s top batsmen, Steve Smith, has played 2 matches this season and scored a total of 75 runs. In the last game, he played brilliantly, scoring 66* runs from 40 balls.
He opens the innings for Sydney Sixers and is a destructive batsman. Philippe scored 61 runs in the last match and scored a total of 401 runs so far in this season.
He is a very talented batsman and can play big innings for his team. In the last match, he scored 22 runs from 13 balls and has scored a total of 297 runs so far in this season.
Skipper is an all-rounder and is generally good at batting but can bowl a few overs of medium pace too. Henriques scored 2 runs in the last match and has scored 244 runs so far in the 12 innings he has played.
He is a right-arm fast bowler and is consistent at picking up wickets. He played only 5 matches this season due to injury and has picked up 11 wickets so far in this season.
He is right arm fast bowler and has played only 3 matches this season due to national commitments. Josh has picked up 2 wickets so far in this season. In the last game, he went wicketless.
This left-arm medium-fast bowler has bowled exceptionally well and has picked up 15 wickets so far in this season. He picked up 1 wicket in the last match.
The Australian right-arm spinner played 3 matches and went wicketless in the last game. Lyon has picked up 2 wickets so far in this season. He hasn’t played many matches in the Big Bash League. Lyon has played only 31 games so far and has picked up 38 wickets.
He is a very consistent batsman and has been playing in the middle order from the past few matches. Hughes scored 19* runs in the last game and has scored a total of 254 runs so far this season.
STA vs SIX Dream11 Prediction
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- In the wicket-keeper, Josh Philippe and Peter Handscomb are good.
- In batsmen, Marcus Stoinis is also very good to pick.
- Moises Henriques and Natan Coulter-Nile are also good all-rounders.
- Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, and Clint Hinchliffe are also good bowlers.
- M Stoinis, Josh Philippe, and Haris Rauf are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Glenn Maxwell, Steve Smith, Marcus Stoinis, Josh Philippe, Haris Rauf, James Vince.
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