In the 2020-21 Big Bash League project, the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder had promising starts. In terms of points, they have both gone into double figures and are sitting in the table’s top half. However, this match is going to have a little more at stake than what the table would suggest.
Earlier in this season, these two sides met, where the Stars emerged victoriously. First, they batted and scored an impressive 169. The Thunder batting order lacked intention and commitment, so all they could get to was 147. Therefore, stars will be willing to do the double over Thunder, while the men from Sydney in green will have nothing but revenge on their minds.
With a 30% chance of precipitation, there is a chance of thunderstorms. The temperature is approximately 9 degrees Celsius.
The Manuka Oval worked out well late on Saturday, with the Sydney Thunder scoring more than 200. With the pacers likely to get some movement off the floor, a similar surface is expected.
However, for the spinners, there is not much turnover on offer, which may lead to some staff changes on both sides. Either way, with 170 being par at this location, the batsmen would target the bowlers.
Both teams will chase under the spotlight, upon winning the toss, with this being an evening game.
Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha, Nathan McAndrew
Glenn Maxwell (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson, Ben Dunk, Clint Hinchliffe, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Nathan Coulter-Nile
Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Dream 11:
Daniel Sams (c), Ben Dunk (wk), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Andre Fletcher, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan McAndrew, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Hatcher
For the second time this season, all these teams are facing each other. In the first leg, The Stars got the best of Thunder. But Thunder has shown excellent form since then, winning three matches in a row. In the last game against Sixers, Stars suffered a near loss and will look to get back to winning ways. A close contest is predicted in today’s match, while Thunder will be slight favourites to win the game given its recent winning form. Let’s bet on baji.live now to enjoy the excitement of BBL!
Who will win the toss? – Sydney Thunder
Who will win? – Sydney Thunder
Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Marcus Stoinis (Melbourne Stars), Callum Ferguson (Sydney Thunder)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Adam Zampa (Melbourne Stars), Tanveer Sangha (Sydney Thunder)
Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars), Callum Ferguson (Sydney Thunder)
Player of the Match – Callum Ferguson
Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Stars 160+, Sydney Thunder 170+
Match Handicap Sydney Thunder