Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Pitch Report: The surface at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is known to provide a lot of support to the batters, a sight visible during the first game played at this venue this season. The average first innings score at this venue in the last five matches has been 194 runs. The team batting first has won all these five matches; hence, the team winning the toss might be tempted to bat.
Match Preview: Melbourne Stars need to pull up their socks and get their campaign going as they play Sydney Sixers in the 31st game of Big Bash League 2022-23. The Stars come into this game with a loss against the Melbourne Renegades. They sit at the bottom of the points table. The Sydney Sixers shared points with the Brisbane Heat as rains interrupted the game.
The Sixers have an excellent record against the Melbourne Stars and have won the last eight games against them. They had defeated the Stars by 7 wickets earlier in the season. The Stars haven’t had things working for them, and it will be interesting to see if they can avoid extending the poor record against the Sixers further.
Probable Playing XI:
HWR Cartwright, Nick Larkin, MP Stoinis, Campbell Kellaway, Tom Rogers, BJ Webster, JM Clarke, Trent Boult, NM Coulter-Nile, L Wood, A Zampa(C)
Daniel Hughes, JC Silk, JM Vince, Sean Abbott, DT Christian, Moises Henriques(C), Hayden Kerr, JR Philippe, Ben Dwarshuis, CJ Jordan, Izharulhaq Naveed