Melbourne Stars will take on Sydney Sixers in the 31st match of the BBL 2022/23 on Friday. Melbourne Stars’ poor run of form continues in this competition as they are pushed down to the bottom of the standings. Sydney Sixers shared 2 crucial points in the rain-hit game against Brisbane Heat on Wednesday.
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers, Match 31
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Date & Time: January 6th, at 1:00 PM IST and 6:30 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
What is the pitch report for STA vs SIX, BBL 2022/23, Match 31?
The surface is slightly on the slower side as we witnessed a low-scoring game in the derby clash between Renegades and Stars on Tuesday. The batters need to possess special skills in order to score more than 8 runs an over here.
— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) January 5, 2023
Melbourne Stars: Lost Won Lost Lost Lost
Hobart Hurricanes: NR Lost Won Won Won
STA vs SIX, BBL 2022/23, Match 31 Probable Winners:
Sydney Sixers are expected to win this match.
What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for STA vs SIX, BBL 2022/23, Match 31?
Joe Clarke (wk), Tom Fraser Rogers, Beau Webster, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Campbell Kellaway, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Trent Boult, Adam Zampa (c)
Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Daniel Hughes, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Dan Christian, Hayden Kerr, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Chris Jordan, Jackson Bird
As of now, there are no injury concerns. It will be added when there is an update.
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for STA vs SIX, BBL 2022/23, Match 31?
Top Pick – Batter
Nick Larkin showed his splendid batting display in the losing cause against Renegades where he scored an unbeaten 48* runs from 40 balls.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Hayden Kerr is always a must-buy for your fantasy teams for his versatility. In 8 matches in this BBL, he has scalped 11 wickets and scored 115 runs in 5 innings at an average of 28.75.
Top Pick – Bowler
Luke Wood has the most number of wickets for Melbourne Stars in this tournament. In 7 matches, he has scalped 13 wickets with the best figures of 5 for 50.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Josh Philippe had a decent tournament so far with the bat for Sixers. In 7 innings, he has collected 160 runs at an average of 22.85 with the highest score of 55.
Jordan Silk playing timely knocks for the Sixers when it mattered the most. In 7 innings in this BBL, he has scored 182 runs at an average of 36.4.
— Sydney Sixers (@SixersBBL) January 5, 2023
What are the fantasy suggested teams for STA vs SIX, BBL 2022/23, Match 31?
1. Joe Clarke, Josh Philippe, James Vince, Jordan Silk, Nick Larkin, Sean Abbott, Beau Webster (vc), Hayden Kerr (c), Trent Boult, Chris Jordan, Luke Wood
2. Joe Clarke (c), Moises Henriques, James Vince, Jordan Silk (vc), Tom Fraser Rogers, Sean Abbott, Beau Webster, Hayden Kerr, Adam Zampa, Ben Dwarshuis, Luke Wood
Yet another miserable batting show cost Melbourne Stars as they lost to Melbourne Renegades in the Derby clash by 33 runs. Nick Larkin’s late flourish helped them to surpass the 100 run-mark. Initially, the bowlers were spot-on with their line and lengths and restricted the opposition to a marginal score of 141. At the halfway mark, they managed to win only 2 matches so far and they must pull up their socks if they want to remain in contention. The batters must take additional responsibilities in the 2nd leg of the tournament.
Sydney Sixers’ previous game was called in the mid-way due to bad weather. They maintain the 3rd spot in the standings with 9 points. Steve O’Keefe who shined with the ball against Brisbane Heat will sit out in this match considering the workload management. Hayden Kerr is the most valuable player for them so far with 11 wickets and 115 runs. Moises Henriques and Josh Philippe are the only two players for them with 50-plus scores in this tournament. There is still plenty of room for improvement in the batting department.