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Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Prediction

In a captivating clash on December 26, 2023, at 12:35 p.m. IST, the Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars, both with divergent starts in BBL season 13, are set to cross swords at the iconic Sydney Cricket Ground in the 14th match of the season.

Presently, the Sydney Sixers find themselves in the league's upper echelons, occupying the second spot with a commendable four points from two matches. In stark contrast, the Melbourne Stars languish at the bottom, having suffered two consecutive losses.

As anticipation builds, cricket enthusiasts can delve into the forthcoming Sydney Sixers vs. Melbourne Stars encounter, exploring match predictions and likely lineups that promise an enthralling spectacle.

Rogers has taken seven wickets in the last two games and is in form of his life. 

The betting tip is...

Tom Rogers to take 1.5+ wickets

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Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Official Lineups

Sydney SixersSydney Sixers
Moises Henriques
James Vince
Steve O'Keefe
Joel Davies
Sean Abbott
Jackson Bird
Jordan Silk
Daniel Hughes
Ben Dwarshuis
Jack Edwards
Josh Philippe
Melbourne StarsMelbourne Stars
Imad Wasim
Marcus Stoinis
Glenn Maxwell
Joel Paris
Hilton Cartwright
Beau Webster
Usama Mir
Sam Harper
Jonathan Merlo
Haris Rauf
Thomas Fraser Rogers

H2H Last five matches

Sydney Sixers
3
Draws
2
Melbourne Stars
2

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Sydney Sixers Team News

The Sydney-based team defeated the Melbourne Renegades by 8 runs in their opening game, despite having to defend 175 runs overall. Ben Dwarshius was the finest bowler in that game, taking three vital wickets, while Steve Smith and Moises Henriques were the team's best batters.

Daniel Hughes, who scored 60 runs and made sure the Sixers crossed the finish line with six wickets and four balls remaining, played a brilliant knock that helped the Sydney Sixers chase a modest target of just 136 runs against the Hobart Hurricanes in their second match.

Moises Henriques (276 runs in the previous 10 BBL games) is the batter to watch out for for the Sydney Sixers in this match, while Ben Dwarshius (13 wickets in the last 9 BBL games) is the bowler to watch out for.

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151/7
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Sydney Sixers Lineup Prediction

No changes, except force, are expected in the playing 11.

Predicted Lineup: Joshua Philippe (wk), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Jack Edwards, Ben Dwarshius, Jackson Bird, Todd Murphy, and Steve O’Keefe

Melbourne Stars Team News

The batting department of the Melbourne Stars needs to improve in both of their opening games of the tournament. In their first game, while chasing a target of 215 runs against the Brisbane Heat, the Stars were bowled out for just 111 runs and faced a huge defeat in their initial fixture.

Hilton Cartwright was the only positive from that match, as he scored 33 runs in just 16 balls. In their second match, the Melbourne Stars were asked to bat first, and they scored a mere 101 runs and lost the match by 7 wickets.

The batter to watch out for in this fixture will be Hilton Cartwright (274 runs in the last 10 games), and the bowler to watch out for will be Nathan Coulter-Nile (11 wickets in the last 8 matches).

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187/8
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Melbourne Renegades
139/4
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137/8
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Melbourne Stars
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211/3
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Melbourne Stars Lineup Prediction

Glenn Maxwell and Nathan Coulter-Nile are expected to be back on the team.

Predicted Lineup: Sam Harper (wk), Tom Rogers, Glenn Maxwell (c), Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Jonathan Merlo, Liam Dawson, Usama Mir, Nathan-Coulter Nile, and Haris Rauf

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Betting Tips

In the upcoming clash, the Sydney Sixers emerge as clear favorites, boasting a track record of triumph in their last five encounters against the Melbourne Stars. To overturn this trend, the Melbourne Stars must exhibit astute batting skills, employing strategic gameplay and delineating each player's role.

Meanwhile, the Sydney Sixers aim to maintain their successful approach, expecting impactful performances from multiple players. The prevailing sentiment is in favor of the home team, envisioning a victorious outcome and acquiring two valuable points.

Rogers has taken seven wickets in the last two games and is in form of his life. 

The betting tip is...

Tom Rogers to take 1.5+ wickets

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My name is Aditya Dara and I am the Cricket expert of Betindia. Growing up in Hyderabad I have been an SRH fan all my life. I have 5 years of experience in betting on cricket, especially on IPL and matches of the Indian national team. I love writing about cricket related subjects and giving tips for cricket predictions on many different leagues. Keep an eye out for my content if you are interested in cricket betting.

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