Melbourne Stars will host Sydney Sixers in the 45th encounter of Cricket Australia’s Big Bash League today (Monday) at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
An interesting duel is on the cards as the third-placed Sydney Sixers will be pressing to displace Adelaide Strikers in the second positions. Table toppers Melbourne are placed comfortably with a seven point cushion over Adelaide and Sydney, who are in the second and third positions respectively on net run rate after having accumulated 13 points each from 11 matches.
Melbourne Stars have lost only one game in their eight outings so far, whereas the visitors have won six, lost four and one of their match has ended without a result.
While the hosts are fresh from a 10-run win over Perth Scorchers, Sydney go into the match recovering from a 4-run defeat on Duckworth Lewis method against their city mates Sydney Sixers.
The presence of the likes of skipper Glenn Maxwell, Maruc Stoinis and Nepalese spinner Sandeep Lamichhane makes Melbourne Stars a formidable side. The visitors will be relying on skipper Josh Philippe and seasoned pro Nathan Lyon.
Sydney Sixers: Josh Philippe(w), Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques(c), Jordan Silk, Justin Avendano, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird, Steve OKeefe, Mickey Edwards, Lloyd Pope.
Melbourne Stars: Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell(c), Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch(w), Clint Hinchliffe, Daniel Worrall, Lance Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane, Ben Dunk, Jackson Coleman, Jonathan Merlo
The match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is scheduled to start at 1:10pm (India time). Fans in India can catch the action LIVE on and Exclusive on SONY TEN 3 SD & HD. The feed will also be streamed LIVE on Sony’s OTT platform SonyLIV.