Fantasy Cricket: Sixers v Stars BBL Preview


Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars will meet in the 15th match of the Big Bash T20 as the teams moved to Queensland and the new venue would be the Carrara Oval.

The Sixers are currently in the 4th position with two wins and one loss in their three matches but coming off a big win over Adelaide Strikers in their last match. The Stars are currently in the 2nd position and still remain unbeaten in the tournament. They started with two wins before their third match was abandoned midway due to rain. 

Sydney Sixers Preview

The experienced Daniel Christian scored a 15-ball fifty in their previous match which resulted in them scoring a massive 177 runs. Christian remains a key finisher for them and expected to provide lots of fantasy points. Their batting also depends on Josh Philippe, James Vince, and captain Daniel Hughes- all of whom are expected to be in demand for the fantasy.

They also have two key West Indian all-rounders in Carlos Brathwaite and Jason Holder. Both should be popular among fantasy players. Their other key bowling options include Ben Dwarshuis and Steve O’Keefe.

Melbourne Stars Preview

The Stars seem to be stronger with batting options like Marcus Stoinis, captain Glenn Maxwell, Andre Fletcher, and Nicholas Pooran. All of these are pretty popular choices in fantasy historically. If they bat first, they are expected to set a pretty big target for the Sixers.

Their bowling will be led by Nathan Coulter-Nile and Billy Stanlake. both of them are pretty good wicket-taking options and expected to provide good fantasy points. Afghanistan spinner Zahir Khan has also joined them recently.

Fantasy Players to Watch

Jason Holder batted only 5 balls to score 11 runs and bowled only 2 overs in his first match. However, as the season goes, he is expected to play a bigger role for the Sixers.

After a pretty mediocre IPL, Glenn Maxwell is truly back in form as he has shown against India in the limited over series. He is a must-have fantasy player.

Nathan Coulter-Nile is one of the most experienced bowlers in the BBL and already has a 4-wicket haul. He is expected to continue his good form and provide good fantasy points. 

Predicted XIs

Sydney Sixers: 1. Josh Philippe, 2. Jack Edwards, 3. James Vince, 4. Daniel Hughes (C), 5. Daniel Christian, 6. Jordan Silk, 7. Jason Holder, 8. Carlos Brathwaite, 9. Ben Dwarshuis, 10. Benjamin Manenti, 11. Steve O’Keefe.

Melbourne Stars: 1. Andre Fletcher, 2. Marcus Stoinis, 3. Hilton Cartwright, 4. Glenn Maxwell (C), 5. Nicholas Pooran, 6. Nic Maddinson, 7. Nathan Coulter-Nile, 8. Liam Hatcher, 9. Clint Hinchliffe, 10. Billy Stanlake, 11. Tom O’Connell.

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