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STA vs SIX Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: BBL 2022/23 Match 31

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It’s go time for the struggling Melbourne Stars. After a morale-boosting win in Adelaide on New Year’s Eve, they came crashing back down to earth with a heavy defeat to crosstown rivals Melbourne Renegades. In fact, they were travelling quite well in that game until Adam Zampa’s run out attempt fired Tom Rogers into his best form.

The Stars sit bottom of the league and it doesn’t get easier with Sydney Sixers in town. The men in magenta are almost always towards the top, and they have the chance to move to first place with victory here.

Earlier this season, the Sixers were too good for the Stars, chasing down the target of 151 with five balls to spare. Moises Henriques played his best knock of the season that night, so anything similar here will work nicely in a game they start as favourites in.

Match Details

  • Location: Melbourne Cricket Ground.
  • Time: 6:30pm (local), 1:00pm (IST).
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Stars have named an unchanged squad for this match. It will be interesting to see whether they make any positional changes in a batting order that needs a boost.

Melbourne Stars: 1. Joe Clarke (wk), 2. Tom Rogers, 3. Beau Webster, 4. Marcus Stoinis, 5. Hilton Cartwright, 6. Nick Larkin, 7. Campbell Kellaway, 8. Nathan Coulter-Nile, 9. Luke Wood, 10. Trent Boult, 11. Adam Zampa (c)

Sixers have also named their squad. They could stick with the same XI that took the field in the game against Brisbane Heat that was eventually washed out.

Sydney Sixers: 1. Josh Philippe (wk), 2. James Vince, 3. Daniel Hughes, 4. Moises Henriques (c), 5. Jordan Silk, 6. Dan Christian, 7. Hayden Kerr, 8. Ben Dwarshuis, 9. Sean Abbott, 10. Chris Jordan, 11. Steve O’Keefe

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Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Melbourne Stars:

  • Joe Clarke is key to the Stars’ hopes. He has hit a century at the MCG so far this season, and will be looking to bounce back after a golden duck in the last match.
  • Clarke made a start against the Sixers earlier in BBL 12 (27 off 22 balls).
  • Marcus Stoinis, who smashed 74 off 35 balls two games ago, has a score of 147 against Sixers at the MCG. He has a wonderful record against Chris Jordan in T20s (98 runs off 40 balls, no dismissal), so if Stoinis makes the death overs, watch out.
  • Beau Webster played beautifully against Sixers earlier this season. He struck 78 off 51 balls and took 1/24.
  • Hilton Cartwright vs Sydney Sixers since January 2020: 7 inns, 185 runs, avg. 37.00, SR 142.31.
  • Adam Zampa has taken 13 wickets in ten matches vs Sixers at an average of 20.31 and economy of 6.95. Also, he has the most wickets of any bowler at the MCG (45).
  • Luke Wood is the Stars’ leading wicket-taker in BBL 12. The left-armer has taken 13 wickets in seven matches, with seven of those scalps coming between overs 17 and 20.

Sydney Sixers:

  • Moises Henriques was player of the match against Stars earlier this season. The Sixers captain struck an unbeaten 52* off 32 balls.
  • Overall against Stars, Henrieuqes has hit 455 runs in 18 innings at an average of 30.33 and strike rate of 149.18.
  • Josh Philippe has similar averages against Stars (32.40) and at the MCG (32.20). He is the Sixers’ second-highest run-scorer against Stars with 324.
  • Jordan Silk has been dismissed just five times in 13 innings against Stars. Overall, he has hit 301 runs at an average of 60.20 and strike rate of 114.89.
  • Also, Silk enjoys batting at the MCG. In seven innings, he has hit four 30+ scores with a total of 235 runs at an average of 78.33 and strike rate of 125.67.
  • Hayden Kerr has taken at least one wicket in each of his last seven innings. This includes 2/26 vs Stars, where he dismissed Nick Larkin and Beau Webster.
  • Ben Dwarshuis has conceded 66 off 38 balls against Marcus Stoinis. However, he has dismissed him four times. If they meet, it promises to be an interesting battle.
  • The MCG pitch spun plenty a few nights ago. So, watch out for Steve O’Keefe who was outstanding at the small North Sydney Oval vs Brisbane Heat (3/26).
  • The left-arm spinner has taken 17 wickets in 15 matches against Stars at an average of 18.59 and economy of just 5.96. He has dismissed Joe Clarke twice in nine balls, conceding just three runs in the process.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: 19, Stars 7, Sixers 12.
  • Sixers lead Stars 5-4 at the MCG.
  • Trent Boult will be key against Josh Philippe. Since the start of 2021, Philippe has been dismissed 17 times for 160 runs in 145 balls against left-arm seam in T20s.
  • Steve O’Keefe in T20s at MCG: 9 inns, 6 wickets, avg. 31.17, econ. 6.03.
  • Ben Dwarshuis has the most wickets in Stars-Sixers matches (18) at an average of 22.72 and economy of 8.55.
  • Sean Abbott has taken 15 wickets in 11 matches at the MCG (SR 15.20). He also has 14 wickets in 12 matches vs Stars (avg. 22.93).
  • James Vince averages 23.22 in ten matches against Stars. Also, he averages just 19.38 in eight T20s at the MCG.

MCG Pitch Report and Weather

On January 3, the MCG surface offered assistance for the bowlers, including seam and plenty of turn. Seamer Tom Rogers took 5/16, while spinners Mujeeb Ur Rahman (2/7), Akeal Hosein (0/21) and Adam Zampa (1/18) were tough to get away with the ball spinning.

It remains to be seen if the pitch offers similar help. Given the weather has been warm and clear in Melbourne lately, there is a chance that it could be the case again.

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Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

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Option 2:

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Base Team:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Joe Clarke
  • Batsmen: Moises Henriques
  • All-Rounders: Hayden Kerr, Beau Webster
  • Bowlers: Steve O’Keefe, Luke Wood

BBL 2022/23 Match 31: STA vs SIX Match Prediction – Who will win?

Sixers to win.

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