Date: 06 January 2023
Time : 1:00 PM IST
Venue : Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Live Scores : SportsTiger App
Big Bash League 2022-23: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers Live Score
Sydney Sixers’ last game against Brisbane Heat ended in no result as rain played a spoilsport. Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars lost their last game to Melbourne Renegades. The Stars have played seven matches so far in this edition of the tournament, winning only two of them. Their two wins have come against Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes. Meanwhile, Sydney Sixers have won four out of eight games played. Their four-match winning streak was broken by Brisbane Heat in their seventh game of the season.
The 22 yards at the MCG is considered to be one of the most competitive surfaces in the world. It offers a fine balance between bat and ball. While the bowlers get some assistance early on with mostly genuine bounce, as it gets old, the batsmen can play their strokes freely. However, generally, the spinners do not get much of a purchase at the MCG.
Melbourne Stars have just not got going this season. They have won only two games so far in seven matches played. Although the Stars beat Adelaide Strikers to end their three-match losing streak, they were handed a loss at the hands of Melbourne Renegades. While the bowlers did a terrific job to restrict the Renegades to 141/7, Melbourne Stars’ batters failed big time as they could only score 108/9 in their 20 overs. Hilton Cartwright (20 off 21) and Nick Larkin (48 off 40) were the only batters to score in double digits. Now, with Sydney Sixers to play next, the Stars will have a massive challenge.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Melbourne Stars
Joe Clarke (wk), Thomas Rogers, Beau Webster, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Campbell Kellaway, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa (c)
Sydney Sixers have managed to keep themselves in the title hunt by winning four out of eight games played. While their last match against Brisbane Heat was washed out, Sydney Sixers have performed decently so far. The three defeats the Sixers have suffered have come while chasing. In their second-last game, Sydney Sixers lost to Brisbane Heat. The Sixers fell short of the target by fifteen runs but they put up a fight though. James Vince, Jordan Silk, and Hayen Kerr were among the scorers while Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, and Daniel Christian were among the wicket-takers. Now, with Melbourne Stars pitted against them for their next match, the Sixers will fancy their chances.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Sydney Sixers
Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Hayden Kerr, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Chris Jordan, Steve OKeefe
Sydney Sixers have been way better as a team as compared to Melbourne Stars. Also, although their winning streak was broken, the Sixers are favourites to win against Melbourne Stars on Friday.
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