The teams participating in the on-going season of Australia T200 League are putting in efforts right and left to get through the winning ways. In one such match that will mark the 34th fixture of the tournament, the fans will see Melbourne Stars locking horns with Sydney Sixers on January 12. The game will begin at 1:40 PM IST at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.
The two times Runner-up, Melbourne Stars, have been sailing on the success ship in this season. They are placed at the top-most spot of the points table with 7 wins from the 8 matches they’ve played with a Net Run Rate (NRR) of +0.811. Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell’s amazing performance with the bat have helped the team maintain their lead on the points
The inaugural season winners, Sydney Sixers, closely follow Melbourne Stars, as they are sitting comfortably at the second position. They have 6 wins from 8 matches achieved with a net run rate of (NRR) +0.267 in their kit. All-rounder Tom Curran has been a crucial support for the Sixers in the last 2 last matches.
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
The game will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the pitch at MCG is known for producing good scores by supporting the batsmen. The weather will be Sunny with no chances of rain. The temperature will around 18-20 degrees Celsius.
Probable Playing XI
Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell (c), Seb Gotch (wk), Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Lance Morris, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane
Josh Hazlewood, James Vince, Jackson Bird, Daniel Hughes (c), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Lloyd Pope, Josh Philippe (wk), Jack Edwards, Justin Avendano