MST vs SYS Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – BBL 2020-21, Match 56
Melbourne Stars are unlikely to beat Sydney Sixers and claim a playoffs spot.
Updated - Jan 25, 2021 9:24 pm
The 56th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 season will be played between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.
This match will start at 02:00 PM IST (7:30 PM local time). It will be live on Sony Sports Network and live streaming is available on Sony LIV.
Melbourne Stars had everything under their control, but two consecutive defeats at a crucial time has pushed them in the back seat. Now they are at the 7th position and a playoffs seat seems unlikely. That being said, it is still not impossible and though it will take a lot of things to go in their favour, they can still feature in the next round.
To do so, Melbourne Stars will need three things. Firstly, they will need to win tomorrow against a very strong Sydney Sixers team. Then, they will have to hope that both Hobart Hurricanes and Brisbane Heat lose their respective games tomorrow.
MST vs SYS Weather Report for Match 56:
Right from tonight till until around 12 PM tomorrow, rain is expected in Melbourne. Things will be fine in evening though, as fans will be hoping to witness full 40 overs of action.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground pitch will suit the batsmen. The captain winning the toss should opt to bat first here.
Average first innings score:
175 (Last 4 BBL 2020-21 matches played at the venue)
Record of the chasing teams
Won – 1, Lost – 3, Tie – 0
Injury & Availability News:
Andre Fletcher’s season has come to an end
MST vs SYS Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Marcus Stoinis, Liam Hatcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch (wk), Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan, Nathan Coulter-Nile. Sam Rainbird
Edward J Newman, Ben Dunk, Clint Hinchliffe, Lance Morris, Tom O Connell, Jackson Coleman, Sam Rainbird.
Josh Philippe (WK), Moises Henriques, James Vince, Daniel Hughes (C), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Carlos Brathwaite, Jake Ball, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshius.
Justin Avendano, Ben Manenti, Nick Bertus, Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope, Jack Edwards, Hayden Kerr, Gurinder Sandhu, Tom Rogers.
MST vs SYS Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:
Josh Philippe will be looking to find his form back after two underwhelming performances. With 435 runs, he is Sixers’ highest run-scorer.
Daniel Christian also has not been at his best lately, but he has undoubtedly been one of the most consistent performers in his competition, having scored over 200 runs and picked 13 wickets.
Glenn Maxwell will be smelling blood in this game, as in his last meeting with the Sixers, he scored 71 runs and also picked up a wicket.
Jordan Silk can be a great budget pick from the batsmen. He has scored 330 runs, having an average of nearly 35 and a strike rate of over 140.
Nick Larkin is another decent budget option from the batsmen. He has scored 264 runs at an average of nearly 45 and a strike rate in excess of 130.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Option – Josh Philippe, Daniel Christian
Vice-Captain Option – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MST vs SYS 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josh Philippe
Batsmen – Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Moises Henriques
All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell (VC), Daniel Christian (C), Marcus Stoinis, Carlos Brathwaite
Bowlers – Nathan Coulter Nile, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott
12th Man – James Vince
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MST vs SYS 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josh Philippe (C)
Batsmen – Nick Larkin, Jordan Silk, James Vince
All-Rounders – Daniel Christian, Marcus Stoinis (VC), Carlos Brathwaite
Bowlers – Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa, Zahir Khan, Steve O’Keefe
12th Man – Moises Henriques
Given the plethora of quality all-rounders both teams possess, it is advisable to go with 4 all-rounders in any one of your 11Wickets Fantasy team.
Today’s MST vs SYS Probable Winners
Sydney Sixers are expected to win this match.