It appears that the Melbourne Stars have found some form following their disastrous start to BBL 2021-22 after a humiliating loss against the Sydney Sixers. The cricket betting websites are unable to make a decision between these two teams and are offering almost identical odds for both. This is the current situation.
There’s a good chance this will be a thrilling match between two Big Bash contenders.
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers BBL 2021-22 match prediction and cricket betting tips. The game will take place on December 15th, 2021, at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.
MLS vs SYD Team Previews
With the return of Marcus Stoinis and Nathan Coulter-Nile, as well as the addition of Andre Russell, the Stars have strengthened their roster even further. As a result, they became significantly stronger right away, and the benefits are already beginning to show. They would have been confident after winning their previous two matches. It should be noted that their best batsmen are still to come in BBL 2021-22.
It’s a solid batting lineup that includes Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Joe Clarke, Nick Larkin, Andre Russell and Hilton Cartwright. For the Top Batsman Melbourne Stars betting market, we believe Maxwell and possibly Andre Russell are viable options.
If the top-order batsmen keep getting out early, the Sydney Sixers’ superior bowling line-up will not allow lower-order batsmen to rescue them.
The Stars’ bowling lineup appears to be in danger as well. The other bowlers can be very expensive if Adam Zampa does not get some wickets. He is the only real world-class bowler here. We believe that Andre Russell and Nathan Coulter-Nile should be targeted again because they gave up a lot of runs in the previous match.
It was a miracle that Melbourne Stars were able to chase down 152 in 17.2 overs after losing two wickets early on in the first three innings. Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell, and Hilton Cartwright were all instrumental in their success. They made 151/5 in 20 overs with the bat. Qais Ahmed and Brody Couch were the best bowlers, each taking a wicket. Glenn Maxwell took a wicket in the middle overs to complete the team. When Andre Russell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and Adam Zampa work together, they form a potent bowling trio.
Melbourne Stars Playing 11
Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Joe Clarke, Glenn Maxwell, Hilton Cartwright, BJ Webster, Andre Russell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Qais Ahmad, Adam Zampa, Brody Couch.
Only a poor performance in the previous match does not detract from the Sydney Sixers’ recent success. After their defeat by the Hobart Hurricanes, the team’s bowling lineup will be under scrutiny. Steve O’Keefe is a proven BBL bowler with Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, and Sean Abbott.
When it comes to picking a Top Bowler for the Sydney Sixers, we believe O’Keefe will get a chance to play with the new ball.
Additionally, the Sydney Sixers batting is on fire. Moises Henriques, Josh Philippe, James Vince, and Jordan Silk make up a formidable top-order for the team. Tom Curran and Sean Abbott can also bat if necessary, and Dan Christian provides some additional depth.
No one should bet against the Sydney Sixers in this match because they have a well-balanced lineup and the odds are even.
The Sydney Sixers chased down 214 runs and were outscored by 44 runs using the DLS method. Josh Philippe, who scored 72 runs from 46 balls and shared a crucial partnership with James Vince and Moises Henriques, was the match’s star batsman. When the opposition scored 213 runs, their bowling unit struggled, as Tom Curran and Chris Jordan each took one wicket but combined for 97 runs in their seven overs.
Sydney Sixers Playing 11
Josh Philippe, James Vince, Moises Henriques, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, DT Christian, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’Keefe, Lloyd Pope.
Conditions and Pitch
In comparison to previous years, the batting conditions in Melbourne are expected to be slightly better. Now that the square has been re-graded, the field is more lively and faster than it was before. As a result, we could see a high-scoring match as the result.
For T20 cricket, the MCG has the right surface and bounces well, which will aid the batters. Pacers are crucial to their teams because they must bowl an early probing line and keep adding wickets to slow down the scoring.
Minimum and maximum scores are 150 and 180, respectively.
The forecast calls for a temperature range of 13 to 20 degrees C. The match is likely to be disrupted by rain at some point.
MLS vs SYD Betting Tips
A bet on the Sydney Sixers winning this match is in order. According to our opinion, it was just a minor setback and they should be back to their winning ways quickly. To their advantage, they have more match-winners on their roster.
Bet on the Sydney Sixers to win the match.