STA vs SIX | BBL Qualifier T20 Match Team Prediction | 31-01-2020 13:45

Big Bash League T20 Prediction

Match:  STA vs SIX Fantasy Team Prediction
Time: 31 Jan, 01:45 PM (IST)
Series:  Big Bash League, 2019
Venue  Melbourne Cricket Ground - Melbourne.

 After toss Update: 

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 Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first) 


 Head to Head Stats

Matches Played  12
STA Won              05
SIX Won              07
No Result            00
Tie                      00


  • Table-topping Melbourne Stars take on second-placed Sydney Sixers in the Qualifier play-off of the 2019-20 Big Bash League.
  • Melbourne Stars finished in the top spot, but they come into this play-off - which has a place in the final up for grabs - after three consecutive defeats.
  • Sydney Sixers, on the other hand, won their last three matches to finish second in the table and also earn two shots at a place in the BBL final.

Big Bash League T20 2019:Where to watch/Live streaming

TV channels:  Fox Sports, Seven Network, Sony Six, BT Sport, SuperSport, Sony Ten Network, BeIn Sports.
Live Streaming: SonyLiv, Kayo Sports, SuperSport Live, Foxtel Sports, Optus Sport.

 STA vs SIX Toss Prediction 

Sydney Sixers elected to field first when these teams last met at the MCG, but they may prefer to bat first this time around.

 STA vs SIX Weather Report 

There is a small chance of showers later in the evening, but conditions in Melbourne will otherwise be hot and cloudy. Temperatures could be in the high 30s.

 STA vs SIX Pitch Condition 

The MCG has generally been well-balanced – the batsmen thrived when these teams last met but there has been something in the wicket for the bowlers too.

Team NEWS:

 STA Team News 

Haris Rauf is back from international duty to bolster the Melbourne Stars’ line-up, while Dilbar Hussain retains his place with Sandeep Lamichhane unavailable. Hilton Cartwright misses out with a fractured hand.

 SIX Team News 
Sydney Sixers have been handed a selection boost with Sean Abbott available again after injury. It is a timely return to action, with in-form Tom Curran having departed for international duty with England. James Vince is not in the England squad, so he remains available.

 Predicted Lineups (Playing11): 

 Melbourne Stars 

Marcus Stoinis, Seb Gotch (wk), Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Peter Handscomb, Nic Maddinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clinton Hinchcliffe, Adam Zampa, Dilbar Hussain, Haris Rauf.

 Sydney Sixers 

Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Steve Smith, Moises Henriques (c), Dan Hughes, Jordan Silk, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Sean Abbott.

 STA vs SIX D11 Fantasy Team: 

Head 2 Head or 3-4 Members League Team

Above Team in Text:
1. P Handscomb
2. J Philippe
3. N Maddinson
4. M Stoinis (C)
5. J Vince
6. G Maxxwell (VC)
7. M Henriques
8. A Zampa
9. D Worrall
10. S Abbott
11. B Dwarshuis

 STA vs SIX Fantasy Team Guide: 

 Team Guide: 


-Peter Handscomb will bat at two down. He is a decent T20 batsman who is having an average of 25.1 in 81 games with a decent strike rate of 118. Though he plays a little slow but a good pick in SL as he is a reliable batsman. Scored decent 20,34,22,27 runs in four of the last 9 matches and smashed a good knock of 65(39) runs in one of the matches too.

-Seb Gotch will open the innings for MLS with Stoinis. He is a decent batsman who will handle the wk duties too. He had batted at an average of 19.6 in 26 T20 matches with a decent strike rate. He can be proven as a good punt in SL as he will bat at the top order and will give some points with gloves too. Try him as C VC in GL.

-Josh Philippe is a must-have pick in SL as he is having an average of 32.4 in 30 T20s with SR near to 140. He will open the innings which makes him good C VC choice too. Smashed 81, 82, 52 & 61 runs in four of the last 14 games but got out at only 15-20 runs in the rest of the games.


-Steven Smith is another must-have pick in SL. He will bat at one down for Sixers. He is an impressive batsman who has experience of playing 184 T20 matches at an average of 31 with a strike rate near 130. He had played many top knocks in the T20 career. Good C VC choice in SL. Though got out at only single-digit runs in the first match but smashed 66* runs in the last match. Expected to see a good knock in this match too.

-Daniel Hughes will bat at three down for Sixers. He is another good batsman in SL who had been very consistent in his T20 career of 62 matches as he holds an average of 29 with a good strike rate. Good pick in SL and punt C VC choice too. Though didn't manage to play any top knocks in last 14 Matches but scored decent 35+ runs in a couple of the games. His due top knock is expected to come in this Match.

-James Vince is an experienced batsman and good C VC choice in SL considering his form which is very good. He has played approx 211 T20 matches and batted at an average of 30 with SR of more than 130. He has smashed a century too in this format. He will bat open the innings for Sixers. Played five good knocks of 39, 41, 37, 41 & 51 runs from last 13 matches. Got the good start in the rest of the games too but failed to convert those in good knocks.

-Jordan Silk is another talent who is having experience of playing 66 T20 matches and batted at an average of 27 with a decent Strike rate too. Though he hadn't played many top knocks but can easily score 20-30 runs if bat's in the first innings as he will bat in the middle order. Selected by only 10% of users in D11. Managed to play only two decent knock of 32 & 36 runs from last 14 matches as he didn't get much opportunities to bat due to his Batting order.

-Nic Maddinson will bat in the morning middle order for MLS. He is a good batsman who has experience of playing 111 T20 games at an average of 20.9 with a strike rate near to 130. He had batted consistently in these types of leagues with help of 10 half-centuries. Good pick in SL if MLS opts to bat first. Though played only a single good knock of 40 runs from last 11 matches but took 3fer in a match. Expected to see at least a decent knock in this important game and some wickets too.

-Marcus Stoinis has been very consistent in every format of the game. He had Played 111 T20 games and batted at an average of 32 with 61 wickets too. He will open the innings and can bowl a couple of overs too if required. Must have a pick in SL and default C VC. smashed 81, 33, 25, 58, 68, 147, 39* & 62 runs in 8 of the last 14 matches.

-Nick Larkin is a decent batsman who has played only 20 T20 games but batted at an average of 26.6 with a decent strike rate too. He had been very good in his List A career with an average near to 30. As he will bat at one down and available in fewer credits so can emerge out as good punt in SL. Good C VC pick in GL. Played four good knocks of 65, 33*, 24 & 22 runs from last 11 matches.

All Rounder-

-Glenn Maxwell is another must have a pick in SL who will bowl a couple of overs too. He has experience of playing 265 T20 games at an average of 28 and taken 92 wickets at an economy rate of 7.73 only. He is a consistent Performer and good choice of C VC in SL today if MLS opts to bat first as he will bat at three down. Smashed 83,43, 40, 83* & 25 runs in five of the last 14 games and took seven wickets too.

-Nathan Coulter Nile is a must-have a bowler who had been very consistent last year with the bowl as he had taken 137 wickets in 117 matches at an economy rate of 7.78 only. He can play some good shots too with the bat. Took 8 wickets from last 9 matches and played a decent knock of 20* runs too.

-Moises Henriques is another good pick in SL considering his experience of playing more than 200 T20 games at an average of 26 with a good strike rate. He has taken 108 wickets too from these matches. Good pick in SL as he will bat at two down. Punt C VC choice in SL too. Played four good knocks of 35,41, 41 & 71 runs from last 12 matches. Expected to see another good knock today.


-Daniel Worrall is a decent bowler who had taken 25 wickets from 29 T20 matches at economy rate of less than 9. He can bat too if required as he is having average of 16. Performed decent in last 10 games by taking 8 wickets.

-Haris Rauf is a decent bowler who had taken 13 wickets from 12 T20 matches at economy rate of 7.41 only. Performed really well this season till now by taking 16 wickets from just 7 matches. Good pick in SL.

-Adam Zampa is another experienced bowler who had taken 157 wickets from 141 T20 games at an economy rate of 7.25 only. He had performed really well last year in couple of series. Must have pick if MLS opts to bowl first. Took 13 wickets from last 9 Matches.

- Sean Abbott is a consistent bowler who has taken 104 wickets from just 85 matches. However his economy rate is more than 8.54 but his wicket taking ability makes him a good pick in SL. Took 11 wickets from last five matches and played a decent knock of 22 runs too.

-Steve O’Keefe is an impressive bowler who had taken 64 wickets from 84 T20 matches at economy rate of 6.81 only. He is a wicket taker bowler who usually takes at least a wicket in every match. Though got only three wickets from last 7 matches but expected to perform better in this important match.

-Nathan Lyon is another good bowler who had taken 51 wickets from just 44 T20 matches at economy rate of 7.23 only. He had been very good in recent times in couple of series. Good pick in SL today. Got two wickets from last 4 matches.

-Ben Dwarshius is selected by 69% users in SL as he had taken 45 wickets in just 40 matches at decent economy rate too before coming to this seasons BBL. Expected to bowl full 4 overs in every match so becomes good pick in SL. Took 15 wickets from last 14 Matches which includes four times 2fer and a 3fer too.

C VC Choices -
+Marcus Stoinis
+Glenn Maxwell
+Steven Smith
+Josh Philippe
+Adam Zampa
-Steven Smith and Marcus Stoinis can be seen as the default C VC choices in SL.
-Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell are the other two safe choices of C VC in SL.

 Key Players: 

 STA Key Players: 

Marcus Stoinis: 
His record-breaking innings when these teams last met was the peak of a superb season with the bat. He hammered 147* in that game and 62 when these teams last met.

Glenn Maxwell: 
 The all-rounder is now 38 runs short of 6,000 in T20 cricket. He has a strike rate of 155.01 and has been in good form with bat and ball in this BBL 2019-20 tournament too.

Adam Zampa: 
Took 3-27 last time out to get back to his best bowling form, having led the Stars’ spin attack before his international call-up too.

 SIX Key Players: 

Steve Smith: 
After two big innings for Australia’s ODI team before making his long-awaited BBL return, Smith hit 66* in the win against Melbourne Renegades last time out.

Josh Phillippe: 
Got back to his best at the end of the group stage with back-to-back half-centuries, hitting 52* against Brisbane Heat and 61 against the Renegades.

Steve O'Keefe: 
Bowled tidily in the last two matches and got back among the wickets too. If he can keep the run-rate down, Sydney can hit back from their defeat at the MCG last time out.

 Team Forms: 

 Melbourne Stars: 

Melbourne Stars won ten of their first 11 games to top the BBL table but they lost momentum at the end of the group stage with three straight defeats. That included a dismal batting collapse in their most recent match – folding for just 115 in 17.4 overs in reply to Brisbane’s 186/5.

 Sydney Sixers: 

Sydney Sixers ended the round-robin phase in resurgent form, winning their last three matches in a row. The run started with their win against Melbourne Stars as Moises Henriques starred in a rain-reduced match at Sydney, before a dominant eight-wicket win against Sydney Sixers.

They finished the group stage with Steve Smith (66*) and Josh Philippe (61) starring with the bat as they chased 176 to beat Melbourne Renegades by seven wickets.

MELBOURNE STARS: Marcus Stoinis, Seb Gotch(w), Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell(c), Nic Maddinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Haris Rauf, Daniel Worrall, Ben Dunk, Dilbar Hussain.

SYDNEY SIXERS: Josh Philippe(w), James Vince, Steven Smith, Moises Henriques(c), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Ben Dwarshuis, Sean Abbott, Josh Hazlewood, Nathan Lyon, Steve OKeefe, Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope.

All the best


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