The match between Melbourne stars and Sydney Sixers is the final match of the league stage which is going to be played at the great Melbourne Cricket Ground on 10th February. It is do or die match for the Melbourne Stars as if they win this match they will qualify for the semis or else Brisbane Heat will qualify.
Sydney Sixers are assured of their semi -final spot and would be hoping for a home clash. Their bowling lineup will be boosted as their premier off spinner Nathan Lyon has joined the squad and will play this match. He will probably replace young Lloyd Pope in the playing XI. On the other hand Stars have gone with the same XI which they have played Brisbane Heat. Their bowling was completely dismantled and demolished by Cutting and Bryant as they chased down 158 runs in just 10 overs. They would be hoping for a better performance in this must win game from them.
Key Players to Watch
Melbourne Stars: Marcus Stoinis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Glenn Maxwell
Sydney Sixers: James Vince, Tom Curran, Josh Philippe
Melbourne Stars: Ben Dunk, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Nic Maddinson, Seb Gotch, Dwayne Bravo, Jackson Bird, Daniel Worrall, Sandeep Lamichhane, Adam Zampa.
Sydney Sixers: Daniel Hughes, Josh Philippe (wk), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Jordan Silk, Jack Edwards, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon.
This is a must win encounter for the Stars, so they will win this match and enter the playoffs.