Big Bash League 2016-17- Prediction- 21 Jan- Melbourne Stars Vs Sydney Sixers- Who Will Win?

MS take on SS in last match of Big Bash League 2016-17 at Melbourne on 21 Jan. Both teams have been forced to change players due to other commitments/injuries.

Currently, MS is at Number 2 position and SS is at Number 6 position in the Points Table.

Can SS trounce Stars and hope for a place in semi finals based on high run rate?  Just wait and watch.

The Equation

  • In PS vs HH Match- PS already in Semi Finals. If HH wins, they can hope to qualify for SF baed on outcome of match between SS and MM- HH would want SS to lose.
  • SS vs MS match- MS already in to 4. Loss will not affect them. If SS wins, thay can hope to get into top four on basis if runrate if HH loses to PS.

Please Note

  • Analysis is based on my statistics and pick of players. Playing Eleven may be different.
  • Freak performances (batting, bowling) can change course of game.
  • I am not an astrologer.
  • Just read on and enjoy the game.

Analysis

MS

  • P- 7, W- 4 (HH, MR, AS, PS), L- 3 (MR, ST, BH)
  • J Faulkner,  G Maxwell, P Handscombe, M Stoinis, A Zampa not avaialable.
  • Heavy dependence on K Pietersen, L Wright, A Quiney.
  • Good pace attack.
  • No good all rounders.
  • Poor spin attack.
  • A Quiney- 40, L Wright- 35, D Hussey- 25.
  • K Pietersen- 30, S Gotch-  20, E Gulbis- 20.
  • Wicket takers – B Hilfenhaus, S Boland/ J Coleman, L Bowe.

SS

  • P- 7, W-4 (ST, PS, BH, MR), L- 3 (HH, AS, ST)
  • M Lumb and D Hughes are the new openers.
  • C Munro is a match winner on his day.
  • Bowled out twice.
  • J Botha and  W Somervile are a good spin duo.
  • S Abbot and B Dwarshious are expensive- Economy rate 9.0.
  • D Hughes- 20, M Lumb- 45, C Munro- 30.
  • N Maddinson- 20, B Haddin- 25, M Henriques- 40,.
  • Main wicket takers- S Abbot, B Dwarshious, J Botha.

Comparison

  • Top three of both teams are very explosive and their form will decide game.
  • SS has depth in batting.
  • Too many players gone out of team has unsettled it.
  • Pace attack at par in both sides.
  • MS has weak spin power.
  • SS All rounders are better.Overall, SS is stronger.

Predictions- Likely Winner- SS

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