Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Match Details
- Sydney Sixers need to improve their performance with the bat to do well in the league.
- Melbourne Stars bowlers have not been up to the mark as they have conceded over 180 runs in two of three matches.
- Sydney Sixers will have an edge as they have defeated Stars in their last five matches against each other.
Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars will be aiming for redemption when they will play against each other on Monday, December 26 at the Sydney Cricket Ground. The two teams have had similar experiences in the tournament so far. Sydney Sixers are currently second-last in the points table with two wickets.
The runner-up of the last season, Sydney Sixers, got off to a disappointing start in the competition. They recorded two back-to-back losses against Adelaide Strikers and Perth Scorchers by 51 and 38 runs, respectively. In both games, the batters let the team down. In their first game against Strikers, the team ended up with only 133 runs while chasing 185. The second game saw them scoring only 117 runs while following 156 runs.
However, Sydney Sixers finally showed some form in their last match. Playing against Hobart Hurricanes, the team defended 137 runs in 14 overs to score a win by six runs. Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, are coming into the league after losing to Perth Scorchers by 61 runs.
Stars collapsed at 168 runs while chasing a mammoth score of 230 runs. It was the second loss for the team as they were defeated by Sydney Thunder in their first game. The team also has one victory in their name. They hammered Hobart Hurricanes in their second match by 38 runs. Despite having the same number of points, they are placed a position above Sydney Sixers in the points tally due to a better net run rate.
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