STA vs SIX BBL 2024: Dream11 Prediction, Player stats & Fantasy Tips for Today match – Match 28

STA vs SIX Big Bash League 2024: The Melbourne Cricket Ground is set to erupt with electrifying T20 action this Saturday, January 6th, as the Melbourne Stars lock horns with the Sydney Sixers in the 28th match of the Big Bash League season 13. Both teams come into this clash boasting impressive form and hungry for crucial points in the race for the playoffs.

STA vs SIX (Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers) Match Details

MatchMelbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers
LeagueBig Bash League 2024
DateSaturday 6th January 2024
Time01:45 PM (IST) – 08:15 AM (GMT)

The Stars, currently sitting fourth in the points table, have been a force to be reckoned with this season. Their batting unit, spearheaded by the explosive Beau Webster and the ever-reliable Hilton Cartwright, has consistently posted imposing totals. The bowling attack, led by the wily spin of Glenn Maxwell and the pace of Nathan Coulter-Nile, has also played its part in securing vital victories.

However, the Sixers are equally determined to reign supreme. They occupy the third position in the standings, powered by the brilliance of their skipper, Moises Henriques, and the in-form Steven Smith. Their bowling attack, featuring the ever-present Sean Abbott and the deceptive Ben Dwarshuis, can stifle even the most potent batting lineups.

POINTS TABLE – Australian T20 League Bash

#TeamPlayedWonLostTieNRNRRPointsRecent Forms
1Brisbane Heat750021.67112WNRWWW
2Perth Scorchers641011.1539LWWWW
3Sydney Sixers732020.1098LNRNRLW
4Melbourne Stars74300-1.1408WWWWL
5Hobart Hurricanes63300-0.0686WWLWL
6Adelaide Strikers72401-0.2315WLLLL
7Sydney Thunder61401-0.4213LNRLWL
8Melbourne Renegades81601-0.5203LLWLLL

STA vs SIX Pitch and Weather report:


The Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) pitch is renowned for being one of the most balanced surfaces in the world. It offers something for both batsmen and bowlers, providing consistent bounce and swing early on before mellowing out as the game progresses.

  • Early stages: Bowlers can expect assistance with good movement and carry off the pitch. The bounce is generally true, making shot selection crucial for batsmen.
  • Later stages: As the pitch ages, it flattens out and becomes more batsman-friendly. Batsmen can start playing their shots with greater freedom, with the possibility of big scores.
  • Spin: Spinners typically find limited assistance at the MCG due to the pace and bounce of the pitch. However, they can still play a role in containing runs and taking wickets, especially later in the game.


The current weather in Melbourne is clear and mild, with a temperature of 21°C and light winds. However, the weather can be unpredictable, and there is a chance of rain in the coming days.

  • Short-term: The forecast for the next few days is cloudy with a 30% chance of showers. The temperature will range from 16°C to 22°C.
  • Long-term: The outlook for the week ahead is mostly sunny with occasional showers. The temperature will remain in the mid-20s (°C).

STA vs SIX Head-to-Head:

The Melbourne Stars and Sydney Sixers are two of the most successful teams in the Big Bash League (BBL), Australia’s premier Twenty20 cricket competition. They have been evenly matched over the years, but the Sixers have a slight edge in head-to-head encounters.


  • Matches: 29
  • Melbourne Stars wins: 11
  • Sydney Sixers wins: 18
  • No result: 0

STA vs SIX Live Telecast

The match will be live on Star Sports and Fancode

STA vs SIX Probable Starting 11:

Melbourne Stars

1.Dan Lawrence, 2. Tom Rogers-I, 3. Beau Webster, 4. Glenn Maxwell, 5. Marcus Stoinis, 6. Sam Harper, 7. Hilton Cartwright, 8. Imad Wasim, 9. Jonathan Merlo, 10. Mark Steketee, 11. Joel Paris

Sydney Sixers

1.Josh Philippe, 2. James Vince, 3. Kurtis Patterson, 4. Moises Henriques, 5. Jordan Silk, 6. Tom Curran, 7. Jack Edwards, 8. Sean Abbott, 9. Ben Dwarshuis, 10. Steve O’Keefe, 11. Todd Murphy

STA vs SIX Key Players:

Small League Picks:

STA – Glenn Maxwell – 499 points, Beau Webster – 416 points
SIX – Jack Edwards – 345 points, Josh Philippe – 257 points

Grand League Picks:

STA – Mark Steketee – 31 points, Jonathan Merlo – 44 points
SIX – Kurtis Patterson – 39 points, Todd Murphy – 69 points

STA vs SIX Dream11 Fantasy Team:

Wicketkeeper: J Philippe

Batters: J Vince, D Lawrence, T Fraser

All-rounders: G Maxwell, B Webster, M Stoinis, J Edwards, M Henriques

Bowlers: B Dwarshuis, S Abbott

Captain: Glenn Maxwell [(32*, 1W),(28, 2W), (35* 3W)]

Vice-Captain: Sean Abbott [1W, 2W, 1W, 3W, (14, 1W)]

DISCLAIMER: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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