How to watch Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers live and match preview
The Melbourne Stars take on the Sydney Sixers in this big ticket BBL rivalry. This is how to catch the action.
The Sixers remain on top of the BBL table despite their recent defeat to the Hobart Hurricanes. It was Matthew Wade who tore them apart with the Hurricanes putting up a huge score that the Sydneysiders couldn't compete with.
The Melbourne Stars were diabolical against the Sixers in the opening game of the season but have produced 2 hard fought wins in a row against the Sydney Thunder to put themselves right amongst it this season.
When is Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers?
The clash is at 7:15pm AEDT on Wednesday 15 December at the magnificent MCG.
Where to watch Stars vs Sixers BBL in Australia
Fox Cricket and Channel 7 share the rights to BBL|11. Foxtel iQ, Foxtel Now and Kayo Sports have the rights to all 61 games courtesy of Fox Cricket, including finals, while Channel 7 has limited coverage.
The only way to watch this match is with a subscription service. You can see our full viewing guide to the BBL here.
Stream Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Sixers on Kayo Sports
Subscriptions to Kayo start from $25 per month and let you watch on 2 devices at once. If you're after a third stream then you can upgrade to the Premium subscription which is $35 monthly.
Kayo is compatible with iOS, Android, Apple TV, PS4, PS5, Telstra TV, Samsung TV (2017 or later), LG TV and Android TV in browsers as well as Chromecast.
Who will win Stars vs Sixers?
After night 1 of the season you'd have had to search far and wide to find someone who would tip the Melbourne Stars for the title. But the last couple of games has seen them dig in for the fight and produce 2 gutsy wins in a row against the Sydney Thunder.
On Sunday night it was Andre Russell with 42 not out off just 21 balls, combining with Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis to help deliver a competitive score, and some tight bowling at the death saw them home again.
The 2-time defending champion Sydney Sixers were outstanding early in the season but lost control with the ball in game 3 as the Hurricanes plundered them to all corners of the SCG.
They still look capable of posting massive scores, so if they can have the likes of Chris Jordan and Tom Curran tighten up with the ball we still feel they are the more dynamic of the 2 sides.
The Sixers have also won 6 in a row against the Stars, having been on the wrong side of the ledger in 7 of the previous 11 before that. Our prediction is lucky number 7 will come on Wednesday night.