SIX vs STA: The 11th edition of the Men’s Big Bash League is going to kick off from Sunday, December 5. The inaugural match of the T20 tournament will be played between defending champions Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars on Sunday. The game will be hosted at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground.
The Sydney Sixers emerged as the champions of the 2020 edition of the tournament, beating the Perth Scorchers by 27 runs in the summit clash. The Moises Henriques-led side is filled with experienced and skilled young players and hence they have a good chance to win another BBL title.
The Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, finished at 7th place in the points table, winning 5 out of their 14 matches. They will heavily rely on their famous trio of Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and Adam Zampa. Both teams will look to start their campaigns in the tournament with a win.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats, updates and dream11 predictions and fantasy cricket tips for Match 1 of the Big Bash League, 2021/22.
SIX vs STA Match Details
- Match: Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars, Match 1
- Date: Sunday, December 5, 2021
- Time: 2:05 PM (IST)
- Venue: Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney
SIX vs STA Pitch Report
The Sydney Cricket Ground is a happy hunting ground for the batsmen, as scoring over 180 should not be too big a task here. The bowlers will need to get their line and length right to succeed.
SIX vs STA Probable Playing XI
Sydney Sixers Playing XI
Steve O Keefe, Chris Jordan, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Ben Dwarshius, Tom Curran, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques, Daniel Christian, Josh Philippe, Sean Abbott.
Melbourne Stars Playing XI
Glenn Maxwell (C), Joe Clarke (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Brody Couch / Sam Elliot, Adam Zampa, Syed Faridoun, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Sam Rainbird, Clint Hinchliffe, Nick Larkin
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 133 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 2
- Matches Lost: 3
- No Result/Abandoned: 0
SIX vs STA Head-to-Head
Sydney Sixers & Melbourne Stars Last 5 Matches Stats
SIX vs STA Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (Last Edition)|
|Glenn Maxwell||379 Runs & 7 Wickets|
|Josh Philippe||508 Runs|
|Adam Zampa||19 Wickets & 27 Runs|
|Ben Dwarshius||24 Wickets|
|Dan Christian||272 Runs & 15 Wickets|
SIX vs STA Captaincy Picks
- Glenn Maxwell
- James Vince
- Marcus Stoinis
SIX vs STA Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Joe Clarke, Josh Philippe
- Batsmen: Beau Webster, Marcus Stoinis, Jordan Silk, James Vince
- All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell
- Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Sam Rainbird, Ben Dwarshius, Sean Abbott
- Captain: Glenn Maxwell
- Vice-Captain: James Vince
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Josh Philippe
- Batsmen: Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Daniel Hughes, James Vince
- All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Dan Christian
- Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Ben Dwarshius, Chris Jordan, Sean Abbott
- Captain: James Vince
- Vice-Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Probable Winner Of The Match
Sydney Sixers is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.