Date & Time: Sunday, January 12, 13:40 IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia.
MCG gears up for clash of table-toppers
It’s a class between the table toppers, as Stars take on Sixers at MCG in the second match of Sunday’s doubleheader. Haris Rauf, Glenn Maxwell and Tom Curran are the top three picks of the match who have a PPM above 65 in the tour. Followed by Josh Philippe, Marcus Stoinis, Ben Mannenti, and Ben Dwarshuis for the hot picks of the match.
Melbourne Stars possible XI:
Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (C), Seb Gotch(WK), Ben Dunk, Sandeep Lamichhane, Clint Hinchliffe, Haris Rauf, Lance Morris, Daniel Worrall.
Sydney Sixers possible XI:
Josh Philippe (WK), Justin Avendano, Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques (C), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Ben Manenti, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope
The surface at MCG has been a sporting one historically. The big boundaries give spinners a much-needed advantage. It’s ideal to pick batsmen who rely more on strike rotation. The average score of the first innings in the season is around 145.
He is having an incredible season for Stars in the season. He is among the top 10 run-getters of the season and also chipped in with a few wickets in every off match played. He has a PPM of 68 and an MDTA of 1.14 in the tour.
He has become the captain of a dream team thrice in the 8 matches played in the season. He is the third-highest wicket-taker of the season and also scored handy knocks for Sixers. He has a PPM of 66 and an MDTA of 1.6 in the tour.
He has the best average of 8.5 among bowlers in the season and the second-highest wicket-taker of the season. He has a PPM of 78.4 and an MDTA of 1 in the tour.
He is the top run-getter of the season. Apart from a match, he has chipped in with at least 30 scores in every match played so far. Adding to it, he is likely to start bowl from today’s match which is likely gonna increase his scoring points.
He is the top run-scorer for Sixers in the season with 264 runs from 8 matches played. He has also been handy behind the stumps which is a reflection of his MDTA of 1.14 in the tour