BBL07: Game 36 – Sydney Sixers V Melbourne Stars


Tuesday 23rd January 7:40pm ADST

Match Overview

A born-again Sydney Sixers side will be looking to make it four wins on the bounce to close out the season against the battling Melbourne Stars.

Sydney Sixers

The Sixers completed their third victory in six days when they annihilated the Brisbane Heat at the SCG on Thursday. After captain Moises Henriques won the toss and elected to field he couldn’t have imagined in his wildest dreams that his side would knock the Heat over for just 74 as paceman Sean Abbott continued his renaissance with 4/11 off four overs. The Magenta Men then wasted little time in mopping up the meagre target, needing only ten of the 20 available overs with elegant left-hander Daniel Hughes top-scoring with 37 off 28 balls.

Melbourne Stars

Meanwhile the Stars remained marooned on just the one win for the season as 57 from 44 balls to makeshift opener Peter Handscomb could only guide them to a moderate 6/147 against the Sydney Thunder. In reply 20-year-old spinner Liam Bowe was the sole shining light for the Stars, capturing 2/30 off his four overs, as the Thunder ran down the target for the loss of only three wickets and with 23 balls remaining. One area where the Stars have been struggling in particular is in clearing the ropes and I expect that to continue against the Sixers’ ruthless bowling attack on Tuesday night.

Key Stats

  • The Sixers have hit more sixes than their opponents in three of their last four matches.
  • The Stars have hit more sixes than their opponents in only one of their past seven matches.
  • The Sixers haven’t beaten the Stars at the SCG since BBL01.

Betting Strategy

BACK – Sydney Sixers Most Sixes at 1.90 or better for 1 unit.

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