STA vs SIX Dream11 Prediction | Top Picks | 56th Match, BBL 2020-21

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Hello and welcome to our STA vs SIX Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips. Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers will play against each other in the 56th match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 at The Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

Melbourne Stars:

Stars had many ups and downs so far this season as they have won 5 out of the 12 matches, and one match was abandoned due to rain. They are currently at the 7th position on the points table with a total of 24 points. They had to face disappointment in the last match as they lost their previous game by 11 runs.

The new opening batsman Seb Gotch batted decently in the last match but looked a little slow in his approach and his partner Stoinis has been batting well and providing a good start in almost every game but got out early in the previous game.  

Nick Larkin has been batting at different positions this season and has put up some good performances with the bat and scored a brilliant fifty in the last match. Skipper Maxwell has also been performing well but has appeared to be struggling in the previous few games. 

Nic Maddinson and Cartwright have been batting decently in the lower middle-order and providing good finishes for the team in the recent matches.

Adam Zampa and Coulter-Nile have been the most consistent wicket-taker of the team, and Liam Hatcher has also bowled well in most of the games. Zahir Khan and Stanlake have also picked up some crucial wickets so far in this season. 

Stars need to win this match as it is a do or die situation for them.

Sydney Sixers:

The Sydney Sixers have been performing well so far as they have won 8 out of 13 matches and are currently at the 2nd position on the points table with 32 points. In the last game, Sydney Sixers had to face disappointment as they lost by 7 runs.

Josh Philippe has been performing brilliantly so far this season, and scoring runs consistently in every match. James Vince has been struggling to score runs and looked out of form in most games this season but has batted well in the recent matches.

Skipper Hughes has performed brilliantly in some of the matches and at the same time got out early in some of the games. Moises Henriques batted brilliantly, scoring a fifty in the first game and almost scored a fifty in his second game. Dan Christian and Jordan Silk have also been performing their roles in the middle-order, brilliantly providing brilliant finishes and in the last game, Silk batted brilliantly scoring a fifty.

The bowlers have been performing decently so far this season, but they leaked many runs in the last match. Ben Dwarshuis has been the most consistent at picking up wickets. Dan Christian and Carlos Braithwaite have played a crucial role in picking up wickets at the right time in some of the matches. Sean Abbott and Jake Ball bowled well picking up 2 wickets each in the last game.

Sydney Sixers would want to get back to winning ways by winning their last game against the Thunder and get back at the top of the points table.

Match Details

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers, 56th Match, Big Bash League 2020-21.

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

Date: January 26th, 2021.

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Time: 2:00 PM IST

STA vs SIX Head-to-Head Records

Matches Played: 15

STA Won: 6

SIX Won: 8

Tied: 1

No Result: 0

STA vs SIX Pitch Report

Average 1st innings score: 175

Average 2nd innings score: 144

(The average scores are based on four matches played here at this venue so far this season)

The pitch here is a balanced one between the ball and the ball. The bowlers will get some help early in the innings, but it will get comfortable for the batsmen as the match progresses. Spinners will also play a crucial role here.

The team batting first has won three out of the three matches so far at this venue this season.

Weather Forecast

The weather will be mostly cloudy, and there is a chance of rain during the match.

STA vs SIX Dream11 Team News


  • Melbourne Stars have announced a 17-man squad for today’s match.
  • They are going with the same squad.


  • Sixers have named a 19-player squad against the Melbourne Stars.
  • They are also going with the same squad.

Probable Playing XI

Melbourne Stars:

Marcus Stoinis, Seb Gotch (WK), Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (C), Nic Maddinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Hilton Cartwright, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan.

Bench: Liam Hatcher, Sam Rainbird, Sam Elliot, Ed Newman, Tom O’Connell, James Seymour.

Sydney Sixers:

Josh Philippe (WK), James Vince, Daniel Hughes (C), Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Stephen O’Keefe/Ben Manenti, Jake Ball. 

Bench: Lloyd Pope, Jackson Bird, Justin Avendano, Jack Edwards, Ben Manenti/Stephen O’Keefe, Gurinder Sandhu, Nick Bertus, Hayden Kerr.

Top picks for STA vs SIX Dream11 Team


Glenn Maxwell:

(13 M, 313 R, 28.45 A + 28.5 O, 7 W)

Maxwell is a batting all-rounder known for playing big shots and has a strike-rate of over 150. He can also bowl a few overs of spin if required. Maxwell was out for a duck and went wicketless in the last match.

Marcus Stoinis:

(12 M, 384 R, 34.91 A + 6 O, 2 W)

He is a batting all-rounder and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace. Stoinis scored 14 runs and picked up 1 wicket in the last match.

Nick Larkin:

(10 M, 264 R, 44 A)

He is a right-handed batsman and has been batting at No.3 in the last few matches. Larking batted well scoring 70 runs from 44 balls in the previous game.

Adam Zampa:

(11 M, 41.1 O, 19 W)

He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and bowls brilliantly in the middle overs, and pick up wickets at a crucial time. Zampa was expensive but managed to pick up 1 wicket in the last match.

Nathan Coulter-Nile:

(5 M, 18 O, 10 W)

He is an all-rounder but is mostly known for his wicket-taking abilities. Coulter-Nile was expensive but managed to pick up a wicket in the last match.

Nic Maddinson:

(8 M, 111 R, 37 A + 7 O, 3 W)

He is a left-handed batsman and can also bowl a few overs of spin. Maddinson scored 18 runs in the last match.

Liam Hatcher:

(9 M, 33.4 O, 13 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a perfect pace. Hatcher did not play the last match.

Billy Stanlake:

(11 M, 35 O, 12 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler. Stanlake bowled well but went wicketless in the last match

Zahir Khan:

(7 M, 26 O, 5 W)

He is a left-arm leg-spin bowler. Zahir bowled well in the last game, picking up a wicket.


Josh Philippe:

(13 M, 453 R, 34.85 A)

Josh Philippe will open the innings for his side and will look to play attacking cricket in the powerplay. He scored 12 runs in the last match and is currently the second-highest run-scorer this season. 

James Vince:

(13 M, 298 R, 24.83 A)

He opened the innings in the last match and is a player who can strike the ball very well. James Vince scored only 5 runs in the previous match.

Dan Christian:

(13 M, 203 R, 29 A + 40 O, 13 W)

Dan Christian is a complete all-rounder who will bowl his four overs in the middle and death overs and do his team’s finishing duties with the bat. He was out for a duck but managed to pick up a wicket in the last match.

Moises Henriques:

(2 M, 99 R, 49.50 A)

He is an all-rounder who is equally good with both bat and ball. Henriques batted well, scoring 43 runs from 25 balls in the last match.

Sean Abbott:

(1 M, 5 R, 5 R + 4 O, 2 W)

He is a right-arm fast bowler and can also be handy with the bat down the order. Abbott scored 5 runs and picked up 5 wickets in his first match of the season.

Daniel Hughes:

(11 M, 294 R, 26.72 A)

Skipper Hughes is a left-handed batsman and plays according to the situation of the match. In the last game, he scored only 11 runs.

Ben Dwarshuis:

(10 M, 42 R, 21 A + 33.3 0, 16 W)

Ben Dwarshuis is a brilliant bowler who can pick crucial wickets for his team in the powerplay and the death. He bowled well, picked up 2 wickets, and scored 10* runs in the last match.

Steve O’keefe:

(11 M, 37 O, 14 W)

He is a left-arm orthodox bowler and is consistent at picking up wickets. In the last match, Steve did not play the last match.

Carlos Braithwaite:

(13 M, 43 R, 7.16 A + 38 O, 14 W)

He is a hard-hitting all-rounder who is equally god with the bat and ball. Brathwaite scored only 6 runs and went wicketless in the last match.

Jordan Silk:

(13 M, 330 R, 33 A)

He is a right-handed middle-order batsman and is known for scoring runs quickly. Silk batted brilliantly in the last match scoring 78 runs.

Jake Ball:

(6 M, 21 O, 9 W)

He is a Right-arm fast-medium bowler. Jake Ball was expensive but managed to pick up 2 wickets in the last match.

STA vs SIX Dream11 Prediction

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STA vs SIX Dream11 Team
STA vs SIX Dream11 Team

Captain/Vice-Captain Choices

  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Josh Philippe
  • Dan Christian
  • Moises Henriques

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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.

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