After a Christmas break, the Big Bash League will witness two fixtures on Monday and the first fixture will be Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars. Sydney Sixers have finally opened their account by defeating Hobart Hurricanes in their last game. Melbourne Stars are coming after a disappointing loss against Perth Scorchers.
Both teams will have the motivation to score a win on Monday to improve their place in the BBL point table. Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars are at the same point level only their net run rate is different and that makes their position vulnerable.
Sydney Sixers witnessed two consecutive losses in their starting matches but have revived the hope of doing good in the tournament by defeating Hobart Hurricanes in the last game. The Sixers will be confident enough to continue the winning momentum and would like to restructure the quality of T20 cricket in the team.
Melbourne Stars are going through inconsistency in the tournament. They started with a loss but won the second game but lost the third game in the ongoing season of BBL. The Stars are aware that they are in close competition with the Sixers and to avoid any mishap, the team will have to win the upcoming game.
Our experts believe that Melbourne Stars will win the thrilling fixture between both teams.
The betting tip is...
Melbourne Stars will Win
Kurtis Patterson and Josh Philippe gave a stable start to the team in the last game against Hobart Hurricanes. Both players dominated the bowlers from the beginning and gave good momentum to the team. However, the biggest worry for the Sixers is their middle order which has failed in every game.
Moises Henriques, Jordan Silk, and Dan Christian were sent back to the pavilion without a score. The bowlers played a crucial part in the last game and gave the opposition a tough time.
In the last game of the Melbourne Stars, the bowlers lost the rhythm at the beginning of the game, and Perth Scorchers got the full benefit of it.
It was a high-scoring game but Melbourne Stars batters failed to complete the chase. Their major concern is the opening lineup which has failed every time they needed them to perform. In the upcoming game, the bowlers will have to be uptight to produce a tough competition against the opposition.
Considering the previous performances of both teams, it will be a close game but the Melbourne Stars will come out as the winners. It is because the Sydney Sixers are not doing a great job with their batting lineup.