Sydney Sixers will take on Melbourne Stars in the final of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 on Saturday, February 8 at the Sydney Cricket Ground in Sydney. The game will commence at 1:45 PM (IST).
After almost two months of thrilling cricket, we are down to the final of the cricketing extravaganza. Sydney Sixers had won the inaugural edition of the BBL as they defeated Perth Scorchers by 7 wickets. Post that, it has been a rough journey for the Sixers in finals of BBL as they ended up losing to the Scorchers in 2014-15 and 2016-17.
On the other hand, after having topped the league stage, Melbourne Stars had a few hiccups on their way to final. However, they delivered when it mattered. They were the runners up last year and would like to go one step ahead and win the title this year.
Moises Henriques (Captain), Josh Phillippe (Wicket-keeper), James Vince, Steve Smith, Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Sean Abbott, Ben Dwarshuis, Steve O’Keefe, Nathan Lyon, Josh Hazlewood, Jackson Bird, Lloyd Pope.
Glenn Maxwell (Captain), Seb Gotch (Wicket-keeper), Marcus Stoinis, Nic Maddinson, Peter Handscomb, Nick Larkin, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa, Clint Hinchliffe, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Haris Rauf, Ben Dunk, Jonathan Merlo.
Wicket-keepers: Josh Phillippe
Batsmen: Steve Smith (Vice-captain), James Vince, Marcus Stoinis (Captain), Nick Larkin
Bowlers: Sean Abbott, Josh Hazlewood, Haris Rauf, Adam Zampa
All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Moises Henriques
Melbourne Stars start off as favourites to win this match.
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