Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars live score, updates, video, live blog, news, how to watch
Welcome to live coverage of the opening of the SCG Big Bash. First ball: 7:35 p.m. AEDT.
Back-to-back Big Bash champions Sydney Sixers have been sent off by the Melbourne Stars in their quest for a triple round.
With minimal redball unavailability, the Sixers led by Moises Henriques enter Big Bash’s 11th season as favorites.
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But with three world champions on their roster, the Stars are hopeful that trio of arms Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Adam Zampa can help them bounce back from a disappointing seventh last season.
However, they’ll have to do it without Stoinis who was late due to side tension.
“He suffered a slight injury in the IPL and looked after him throughout the World Cup and I think he got injured again in that semi-final victory, where he was so good, “Maxwell told Fox Cricket.
“It was probably direct contact between him and (Matthew) Wade, they were a little sore after that (World Cup) game, he got away with it, obviously coming back to Melbourne, he had a scanner and had a lot of tension, he’s actually not far, but we just thought it was a big risk with a big tournament ahead.
The Stars won the bat flip and chose to bowling.
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Sixers XI: Josh Philippe (week), James Vince, Moises Henriques (c), Daniel Hughes, Jordan Silk, Dan Christian, Tom Curran, Sean Abbott, Hayden Kerr, Chris Jordan, Steve O’Keefe (under X-factor Nick Winter, Ben Manenti )
Stars XI: Joe Clarke, Peter Nevill, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Sam Rainbird, Sam Elliott, Brody Couch, Adam Zampa, Syed Faridoun (under X-factor Clint Hinchliffe, Tom O’Connell)
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