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Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Tips - Perry to start in Sixers win in WBBL07 opener

  • Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars tips for Thursday's WBBL07 match
  • Sydney defeated Melbourne in their only matchup last year
  • Will the Sixers repeat the victory in the tournament opener?
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Ellyse Perry and Alyssa Healy are tipped to lead the Sixers to victory (Getty Images)
Bets.com.au Staff 13 Oct 2021
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Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars Tips

After a disappointing 2020 season, Sydney are backed beat the Stars in the opening game of WBBL07. Elysse Perry is tipped to be the top run scorer for the Stars.

  • Sydney Sixers finished 5th last season. 
  • Sydney Sixers' Alyssa Healy (four runs) and Ellyse Perry (eight runs) did not fire a shot in the last T20 vs India last week.
  • Sydney Sixers bowler Annabel Sutherland bowled three overs, allowing 23 runs and took one wicket.  
  • Sydney Sixers defeated Melbourne Stars in their only matchup last year.
  • Melbourne Stars finished runners-up last season. 

Head to Head

In the only meeting between the two sides last season, the Sixers won by five wickets with Alyssa Healy winning best on ground honours for her 111-run performance. 

Meg Lanning was the top scorer for the Stars with 77 and Sydney’s Marizanne Kapp had the best bowling figures for the match, finishing with 3/34 (4). 

Sydney Sixers Form

The Sixers managed to play in the first four WBBL finals – winning two. 

Since then though, the Sixers have endured two lean seasons with back-to-back fifth-place finishes. 

Last season the Sixers missed out on finals, winning six of their 12 completed matches.

Sydney Sixers Team News

The Sixers have a very strong batting line-up and an intimidating pace bowling attack in Maitlan Brown, Stella Campbell and captain Ellyse Perry.

Sydney Sixers squad: Ellyse Perry (c), Ashleigh Gardner, Alyssa Healy, Shafali Verma (Ind), Radha Yadav (Ind), Jade Allen, Nicole Bolton, Maitlan Brown, Erin Burns, Stella Campbell, Lauren Cheatle, Emma Hughes, Matilda Lugg, Angela Reakes, Hayley Silver-Holmes (injured - hip), Claire Moore (injury replacement)

Melbourne Stars Form

Having previously never finished higher than fifth in the league’s first five seasons, the Stars miraculously won eight of their 11 matches last season to finish on top of the ladder. 

They defeated the Perth Scorchers by seven wickets in the semi-final to reach their maiden final. However, they fell to the Sydney Thunder in the title decider by seven wickets.

Melbourne Stars Team News

The Stars may struggle to repeat their top spot finish after losing key bowler Holly Ferling to the Renegades, key bowler Nat Sciver and South African all-rounder Mignon du Preez to the Scorchers in the off-season.

Melbourne still have plenty of fire power with Australian superstars Meg Lanning and Elyse Villani along with the rising Anna Sutherland. 

Melbourne Stars Squad: Meg Lanning (c), Annabel Sutherland, Maia Bouchier (Eng), Kim Garth (Ire), Linsey Smith (Eng), Lucy Cripps, Maddy Darke, Nicole Faltum, Tess Flintoff, Georgia Gall, Anna Lanning, Rhys McKenna, Erin Osborne, Elyse Villani

Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars FAQs

Where can I watch the Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars live stream.

What time does Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars start?

The WBBL match between Sydney Sixers vs Melbourne Stars starts at 7.40pm AEST on Thursday, October 14.



Sydney are tipped to defeat Melbourne in the opening match of the season. For value, superstar Elysse Perry at $4.50 is at good odds to be the Sixers top runs scorer.

Best Bet: Sixers Win Match Result $1.36 at Sportsbet - 10 Units
Value Bet: Elysse Perry Top Sixers Batsman $4.50 at Sportsbet - 1 Unit

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