- Match: Sydney Sixers Vs. Melbourne Stars
- Date- 5th December 2021
- Match Format- 20-Over
- Venue- SCG
- Time- 2:05 PM (IST)
- Weather Forecast- Cloudy,18℃
SS vs MS, 1st Match, BBL General Online Betting Odds
Sydney Sixers – 1.65
Melbourne Stars – 2.20
SS vs. MS Betting Odds Comparison
|Betting Sites with Odds For SS vs. MS||SS(Odds)||MS(Odds)|
SS vs MS Today Match Prediction, Big Bash League, 5th December 2021
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Big Bash League has returned and in the first match, Melbourne Stars are going up against defending champions Sydney Sixers. Melbourne finished 2nd last in the 20-21 season which was below par performance looking at the fire power in their squad. This year, they will be missing the services of Nicholas Pooran but have replaced him with new English sensation Joe Clarke.
Melbourne Stars look solid on paper and with the inclusion of Beau Webster makes their side more balanced. Apart from their balanced squad, all eyes will be on World Champions, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis who will be hoping to entertain the crowd after their T20 World Cup triumph.
Top Batsmen for Melbourne Stars from Last Season
- Marcus Stoinis- 396 runs at 33.00 average
- Glenn Maxwell- 379 runs at 31.58 average
- Larkin- 276 runs at 39 average average
Top Bowlers for Melbourne Stars from Last Season
- Adam Zampa- 19 wickets at 17.47 average
- Nathan Coulter Nile- 11 wickets at 15.63 average
- Billy Stanlake- 13 wickets at 24.92 average
Sydney Sixers are two time defending champions and again looking really strong on paper. They have been clearly the best side in BBL for years now and the main reason behind is the experience of Moises Henriques and Jordan Silk in batting order. They both have been indispensable members of the team and have always performed in pressure situations which has been the main difference between them and other teams.
Josh Philippe is again one to watch out for and will be hoping to make the first move in the hunt for making into the T20 Squad with the T20 World Cup coming next year on Aussie soil. Sydney Sixers squad is almost the same as the last two years and with only Chris Jordan new in the team. Sydney Sixers will be hoping to kick off their new season with a solid win to reclaim authority in their title defense.
Top Batsmen of Sydney Sixers from last season
- James Vince- 537 runs at 38 average
- Josh Philippe- 508 runs at 31 average
- Daniel Hughes– 331 runs at 25 average
Top Bowlers of Sydney Sixers from Last Season
- Ben Dwarshuis– 24 wickets at 16 average
- Carlos Braithwaite- 16 wickets at 24 average
- Daniel Christian- 15 wickets at 26 average
|Matches won batting first||4|
|Matches won bowling first||5|
|Average 1st Inns scores||160|
|Average 2nd Inns scores||140|
|The highest total recorded||221/5 (20 Ov) by AUS vs ENG|
|The lowest score recorded||200/3 (20 Ov) by SS vs AUS|
|The highest total Chased||134/5 (20 Ov) by AUSW vs RSAW|
Weather will be Partly cloudy but there are no big chances of rain. Although wind speed will be very high as it is an evening game and bowlers could expect a serious swing and seam in powerplay overs. Apart from some dark clouds, there are no real chances of interruption.
- Rain: 1%
- Humidity 58%
- Wind speed: 24 km/h.
- Temperature- 18 Degree Celsius
Pitch at SCG has been better of the wicket for last few years and runs have come easily for batters here. Last season also, the average score was 170 and teams loved chasing here. Seamers might get initial movement in powerplay overs but other than it is going to be batting paradise.
SS vs MS, Big Bash League Match, Today Match Prediction
Let’s check out the crucial playing 11 for today’s game and the Prediction for this match.
SS Playing 11
Josh Philippe, James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Daniel Christian, Tom Curran, Seam Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Lloyd Pope, Ben Dwarshuis
Wicket-keeper: Josh Philippe (wk)
Batsmen: James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk
All-rounders: Daniel Christian, Tom Curran
Bowlers: Seam Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Lloyd Pope, Ben Dwarshuis
MS Playing 11
Joe Clarke, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Beau Webster, Hilton Cartwright, Sam Rainbird, Adam Zampa, Syed Faridoun, Sam Elliot, NCN
Wicket-keeper: Joe Clarke (wk)
Batsmen: Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright
All-rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Beau Webster
Bowlers: Sam Rainbird, Adam Zampa, Syed Faridoun, Sam Elliot, NCN
SS vs MS – Who will win the match, Today Match Prediction:
Sydney Sixers is expected to win the match against Melbourne Stars
KhelTalk experts feel Sydney Sixers will win against Melbourne Stars in this match. Sydney Sixers are two-time defending champions and have earned every right to be called favorites for this match. Their team is far more balanced and full of stars. Although Melbourne Stars also look exciting, their bowling department is very weak. They heavily depend on Adam Zampa and don’t have another threatening wicket-taking option which can give Sydney batters sleepless nights. We think the Sydney Sixers are gonna start their campaign with a win against the Melbourne Stars.
Popular Betting Odds For SS vs. MS, Big Bash League, Today Match Prediction, Cricket Betting Tips
Top Batsman from Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis (3.50 odds)
Marcus Stoinis opens the batting in Big Bash League and his stats are just outrageous batting at top of the order. Although his last season was a bit disappointing as he only managed to score 396 runs which is very less compared to the 2020-21 season where he smoked 500 plus runs. Stoinis is a brutal hitter of the ball and opening the innings gives him the much needed time to settle on. He can give you big returns from this match and is our pick for best batsman from Melbourne Stars.
Top Batsman from Sydney Sixers – Josh Philippe (3.75 odds)
Josh Philippe is another player whose career turned upside down after shifting to top of the order. The West Australian batsman used to bat in middle order but Moises Henriques promoted him to the opening spot and since then, he has not looked back. In the last two seasons, he scored more than 500 plus runs which is a remarkable feat and helped him to earn his maiden cap in T20Is. Philippe is a dashing youngster and has the ability to play for a long duration of time. He is our pick for best batsman from Sydney Sixers.
Top Bowler from Melbourne Stars – Adam Zampa (3.25)
Adam Zampa has been a lone workhorse for Melbourne Stars for years now and despite lacking support from the other end, his stats are incredibly impressive. He picked 19 wickets last season and even bowled at death overs which is a quiet achievement for any Leg spinner. Boundaries in Australia are big and he uses it to perfection to lure batters to go against him. Zampa is an experienced campaigner in Big Bash League and a certified performer. He can give you good returns from this match.
Top Bowler from Sydney Sixers – Sean Abbott (4.00)
Sean Abbott is a home town player and has been integral in Sydney Sixers since switching to Sixers from Brisbane Heat. Abbott is a smart bowler and uses his variations to perfection in every stage of the match. He even played for Australia last summer against India and will be hoping to make a comeback into the Australian side through impressive performance this season. Abbott has been playing in Big Bash League for years and has lots of experience under his belt. He can give you big returns from this match.