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Australian T20 League Fantasy Tips: Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars – Key Players, Probable Playing XIs and More

All eyes will be on Glenn Maxwell and Josh Philippe in the season opener on Sunday.

Rohan Gulaty Author

Updated - 4 December 2021 9:18 pm

Match Details

Date: December 5, 2021

Time: 2:05 PM IST

Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG), Sydney

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Preview: The 11th edition of Australian T20 League is set to kick off on Sunday with defending champions Sydney Sixers hosting Melbourne Stars in a much-awaited contest. The two teams – led by Daniel Hughes and Glenn Maxwell – will be up against each other which will also feature some big names like Marcus Stoinis, Josh Philippe and many more. With so much excitement around the opening contest of the season, fans can expect a high-voltage contest between two quality sides.

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Analysis: There will be some big names in action in this contest which will feature players who were absolutely sensational in previous season of Big Bash League. James Vince (537 runs) and Josh Philippe (508 runs) had brilliant campaigns for Sydney as the duo led them to their third BBL title. Melbourne’s star duo of Marcus Stoinis (396 runs) and Glenn Maxwell (379 runs) also had decent campaigns but they would be hoping for a much better season this time around.

Meanwhile, Ben Dwarshuis (24 wickets) and Adam Zampa (19 wickets) were in scintillating form last year and they would be hoping to begin from where they left. The mentioned names should definitely be a part of your fantasy team, with Maxwell and Philippe as two potential candidates for captain of your side.

People’s Pick for Fantasy:

Probable Playing XIs

Sydney Sixers: Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (c), Jordan Silk, Moises Henriques, Daniel Christian, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe

Melbourne Stars: Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wk), Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (c), Beau Webster, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Sam Rainbird

Team 1:

Team 2:

Best 14

Wicketkeepers: Josh Philippe, Joe Clarke

Batsmen: James Vince, Jordan Silk, Daniel Hughes, Hilton Cartwright

All-rounders: Moises Henriques, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile

Bowlers: Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake

Disclaimer: The fantasy tips and facts expressed within this article are personal opinion of the author. They do not reflect the views of SportsTiger. It is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.

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