Jackson Coleman comes into the squad for the Stars in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile, who has been rested.
The 45th match of the 2019-20 Big Bash League will be played between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney.
The match starts at 06:40 PM local time (07:40 AM GMT) (01:10 PM IST). This match will be live on Sony TEN 3 and Sony TEN 3 HD. Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV. The telecast can be changed to Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD as well.
The caravan of the 2019-20 Big Bash League is gradually starting to move its business end and the 45th game will see table-toppers Melbourne Stars locks horns with Sydney Sixers at the iconic SCG.
The Sixers should consider themselves unlucky after they ended up on the wrong side of the DLS calculations as the Thunder pulled off a four-run win in a rain-affected encounter. But before that their batting-unit was completely bamboozled by the pace-bowling duo of Chris Morris and Daniel Sams, reducing them to 5-15 in the first few overs.
They’ll now face table-toppers Melbourne Stars, who will come into this game on the back of a 10-run-win at the expense of Perth Scorchers after their bowlers applied the perfect choke in their defence of 6-141.
It is expected to be another day of scattered thunderstorms in Sydney on Monday. According to the weather report, consistent spells of thunderstorms is set to lash the city throughout the day. While the temperature is set to be between 20 and 26 degrees Celsius, the humidity is set to hover around 76%. Chance of rain- 80%.
The track at the SCG is usually a good one to bat on. But, with so much of rain in the air, the wicket might just have enough moisture to keep the bowlers interested on Monday.
Average first innings score:– 163 [In the last 3 games at the venue this season]
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 1, Tied-1
The Melbourne Stars have made one change to their line-up. Jackson Coleman comes into the squad in place of Nathan Coulter-Nile, who has been rested.
The Sixers have named an unchanged squad for tomorrow’s fixture.
Josh Philippe (WK), Justin Avendano, Daniel Hughes, James Vince, Moises Henriques (C), Jordan Silk, Tom Curran, Steven O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Jackson Bird, Nathan Lyon
Bench – Mickey Edwards, Lloyd Pope
Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (C), Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Nick Larkin, Daniel Worrall, Sandeep Lamichhane, Lance Morris/Jackson Coleman, Clint Hinchliffe
Bench – Jonathan Merlo, Lance Morris/Jackson Coleman
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