The current season of Australia T20 League is moving forward to the 45th fixture of the season wherein Sydney Sixers will be meeting Melbourne Stars at the Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney on January 20th at 1:10 PM IST. While Melbourne Stars registered a 10-run victory in their last game against Perth Scorchers, the Sydney Sixers were handed a 4-run defeat by their opponents of the last match, Sydney Thunder.
Currently, ruling the points table as the table-toppers, Melbourne stars have lost just a single game from the 11 matches they have played. Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, have won just 6 matches from their quota of 11 matches and are placed at the second sport on the points table.
The two teams have met each other once in the on-going season of the tournament and it was Melbourne Stars who shined at the occasion. In the upcoming match too, the Stars will be moving forward as the obvious favourites.
Pitch Report & Weather Conditions
The pitch at Sydney is known to be a good batting pitch while providing somewhat assistance to the bowlers. Big scores can be expected on the pitch and the team winning the toss shall opt to bat first.
There are possibilities of rain to hamper the game as weather reports suggest scattered thunderstorms. The temperature will be around 23-25 degrees Celsius with chances of the game being reduced by a few overs.
Probable Playing XI
Moises Henriques (c), Steve OKeefe, James Vince, Nathan Lyon, Jackson Bird, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Ben Dwarshuis, Josh Philippe (wk), Justin Avendano
Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Daniel Worrall, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch (wk), Sandeep Lamichhane, Clint Hinchliffe, Lance Morris