Fantasy Cricket: Stars vs Sixers BBL Preview


Fantasy Cricket: Stars vs Sixers BBL Preview

It is a top-of-the-table clash in match #34 of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20. Melbourne Stars will look to consolidate their position at the top, as the sides clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).

The Stars have 14 points from eight matches, with seven wins and only one loss. They are on a five-match winning run and look set to confirm their playoff position. The Sixers are second in the table with 12 points from eight matches that came off six wins. Surprisingly, these sides are yet to meet in BBL 09.

Melbourne Stars Preview

Captain Glenn Maxwell (311 runs, Avg. 77.75, SR 169.94) continues to be the lynchpin for his side. His aggressive knocks make him a definite fantasy pick. Marcus Stoinis (331 runs, SR 119.92) has been impressive too and has four 50+ scores in eight matches.

The return of Haris Rauf (14 wickets, ER 5.95) makes him a good pick for your fantasy side. Sandeep Lamichhane hasn’t been his usual self at getting wickets, but is still a great choice for your team.

Sydney Sixers Preview

The Sixers haven’t been really firing with the bat, so it is imperative you choose wisely. The exciting Josh Philippe has 264 runs (SR 128.15) and is a very prudent pick for your side. Not many of the remaining Sixers’ batsmen exude confidence.

Among the bowlers, Tom Curran has 13 wickets and looks like a very good choice to pick more wickets. There is a lot of hope around Lloyd Hope and the leg-spinner is an excellent addition to your fantasy side.

Fantasy Players to Watch

Haris Rauf has 14 wickets this season and has played just five matches. The Stars’ pacer is on a red-hot run and should walk into your side.

Glenn Maxwell has been scoring runs freely and closing matches out consistently. His ability to score the big sixes makes him a good pick.

Tom Curran has been excellent for the Sixers this season. His all-round skills are a big plus for your fantasy side as well.

Predicted XIs:

Melbourne Stars: 1 Ben Dunk 2 Marcus Stoinis 3 Nick Larkin 4 Glenn Maxwell (C) 5 Seb Gotch (WK) 6 Ben Dunk 7 Lance Morris 8 Clint Hinchliffe 9 Haris Rauf 10 Sandeep Lamichhane 11 Dan Worrall

Sydney Sixers: 1 Josh Philippe (WK) 2 Justin Avendano 3 Dan Hughes 4 Moise Henriques (C) 5 James Vince 6 Jordan Silk 7 Tom Curran 8 Jackson Bird 9 Lloyd Pope 10 Ben Dwarshuis 11 Steve O’Keefe

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