BBL 2018-19, Match 10, Sixers vs Stars, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

BBL 2018-19, Match 10: Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Sydney Sixers are expected to bounce back with a win and hand the Melbourne Stars their 3rd consecutive defeat.

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Melbourne Stars. (Photo by Mark Metcalfe/Getty Images)

Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars will face off at the Sydney Cricket Ground on Thursday in the 10th game of the Big Bash League. Both the teams are on the same lines with struggling batting line-up. Sixers were rescued by a 4th wicket stand in the game against Perth Scorchers which helped them bag a 17-run win. In the game against the Sydney Thunder, Tom Curran and Sean Abbott came together to pull off an improbable win after yet another top-order collapse but fell 22 runs short of the target.

On the other hand, Melbourne Stars have lacked batting depth in the two matches they played that resulted in losses. Their bowling attack looks alright with leg-spinners Adam Zampa and Sandeep Lamichhane. The Stars’ batting is expected to be stabilized with the inclusion of Peter Handscomb for the game against the Sixers. The middle-order bat has been released from Australia’s Test squad for the Test series against India.

Match Details:

The 10th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) will be played between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.

The match starts at 7:15 PM local time (8:15 AM GMT) (1:45 PM IST).

The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD. Streaming available on Sony Liv.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The Sixers and Scorchers will be playing on a pitch used for the WBBL game between Sixers and the Renegades. The pitch at the SCG might not be any different compared to the last month’s Australia-India T20I and the last week’s Sixers-Scorchers match. The spinners are expected to come into play especially in the second innings.


Sydney Sixers:

Moises Henriques (C), Sean Abbott, Justin Avendano, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Dan Hughes, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk.

Melbourne Stars:

Glenn Maxwell (C), Michael Beer, Jackson Bird, Scott Boland, Dwayne Bravo, Jackson Coleman, Ben Dunk, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nick Larkin, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa.

Probable XI:

Sydney Sixers:

Moises Henriques (C), Joe Denly, Jack Edwards, Dan Hughes, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Manenti.

Melbourne Stars:

Glenn Maxwell (C), Ben Dunk, Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis, Dwayne Bravo, Michael Beer, Scott Boland, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jackson Bird/Jackson Coleman, Adam Zampa.

Power Picks:

Jack Edwards is not so far from making it big in the Big Bash League. The youngster has the intent to make most of the field restrictions. All he now needs is to carry on his approach and being selective in his shots. He is capable of bringing his JLT One-Day Cup success into this tournament.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Despite failures in the first two games, Joe Denly can be considered for a multiplier role due to his recent success with both bat and ball. Glenn Maxwell also comes in Denly’s category and the Stars’ captain played a crucial knock in the previous game. The likes of Tom Curran and Sandeep Lamichhane can be considered as vice-captain.

Best Playing XI:

Josh Philippe, Jack Edwards, Dan Hughes, Glenn Maxwell, Nick Larkin, Marcus Stoinis, Joe Denly, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Sandeep Lamichhane, Adam Zampa.

Risky Playing XI:

Josh Philippe, Jack Edwards (C), Dan Hughes, Glenn Maxwell, Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb (VC), Joe Denly, Tom Curran, Steve O’Keefe, Sandeep Lamichhane, Adam Zampa.

Expert Advice:

With the availability of more bowling options, Marcus Stoinis won’t be getting many overs to bowl. This will reduce his impact in the game. Dwayne Bravo’s recent form is also a worrying sign for the Melbourne Stars.

Probable Winners:

Sydney Sixers are expected to bounce back with a win and hand the Melbourne Stars their 3rd consecutive defeat.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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