Sydney Sixers is all set to take on Melbourne stars at Carrara oval stadium Queensland today. The match marks 15th match of the ongoing BBL season 2020-2021. It’s going to be an exciting encounter as both the teams are currently placed in the top four of the points table. Sydney Sixers are currently in 4th position with 2 wins from three games and tops the table in terms of net run rate. After suffering defeat in their opening game against Hobart Hurricanes sixers have bounced back strongly with a massive 145-run victory against Melbourne renegades also they continued their winning form with yet another 38-run victory against Adelaide strikers. Sydney Sixers are the well-balanced site with the likes of dan Christian who is in sublime form after hitting the fastest 50 in BBL history along with other t20 stars like Jason Holder, Carlos Braithwaite and Josh Philippe. Also, they are under the able leadership of Daniel Hughes.
Melbourne stars on another hand are the only unbeaten team in this season so far and are currently placed second in the points table with 10 points. With a win over here will take them to top spot. Their last game against Perth scorchers was washed out due to rain so they will be looking back to their winning ways. But today they will be without their star players like Nic Maddinson and Marcus Stoinis which is expected to make a huge impact. Without their star players, the onus is now on other t20 stars like Andre Fletcher, Captain Glen Maxwell and Nicholas Pooran to take their side to cross the victory margin. Overall a well-balanced outfit Melbourne stars need to execute their plans right to get better off Sydney sixers.
Players to watch out for:
One of the experienced t20 stars across the globe Daniel Christian is also in sublime form till now. He has smacked 15-ball 50 in this last game. So he will look Cricket Betting Tips to continue the same form that will help his team to earn a boxing-day victory.
Like Christian, Glenn Maxwell is also in top form with bat and ball so he will look to continue his rich vein of form that will help his team in winning cause as they are without their leading stars like Marcus Stoinis.
The average score in this pitch is 163 and both the teams are in good form you can expect a high scoring encounter today. At the same time, quick bowlers also enjoyed success last year. if the batsmen have successfully negotiated their initial hurdles they can make a huge impact.
Expected playing XI:
Josh Philippe, Jack Edwards, James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Jason Holder, Carlos Braithwaite, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Manenti
Nick Larkin, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell, Nicholas Pooran, Ben Dunk, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan
With both the teams in the top-notch form you can expect an unmissable Boxing Day encounter. With team composition, you can expect Sydney sixers emerge as victorious.