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Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, BBL T20 2021, Today Match Prediction

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia

165/4 in 20.0

8.25 Star

161/5 in 20.0

8.05
SCORECARD

Toss Winner - Sydney Thunder won the toss and chose to bowl first

Melbourne Stars beat Sydney Thunder by 4 runs

Sydney Thunder up against star studded Melbourne Stars

  • Sydney Thunder has 2 points from their first match while Melbourne Stars are yet to open their account.
  • Sydney Thunder finished seventh in the last game while Melbourne Stars were eliminated in KO final last season.
  • Melbourne Stars are yet to win BBL trophy so far in the 10 seasons so far.

SYDNEY THUNDER will win the match

Tournament: Big Bash League 2021-22 | Format: T20 | Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia | Toss: To Bat

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Name
SYD
ADS
SYT
PER
MLR
HBH
BH
MLS
M
Won
Lost
Tied
NR
PTs
NRR
2
2
0
0
0
7
4.15
2
1
1
0
0
5
1.175
1
1
0
0
0
4
1.214
1
1
0
0
0
4
0.3
2
1
1
0
0
2
-1.175
1
0
1
0
0
1
-0.7
2
0
2
0
0
0
-0.743
1
0
1
0
0
0
-7.6

BBL2021-22 is off and running with all teams playing their first match. Every team will look to build their core playing group which gives them the balance and depth from the squad available. Sydney Thunder kicked off their campaign with a victory in their opening match against Brisbane Heat by 7 wickets. Melbourne Stars did not have a good start but they will be delighted with the return of star players like Qais Ahmed, Andre Russell, Marcus Stoinis, and Nathan Coulter-Nile in this match. Both teams will look to give a tough fight for the valuable 2 points on stake.

Melbourne Stars Preview

Melbourne stars were bundled out for just 61 runs in the last game. Skipper Glenn Maxwell will be delighted with the addition of Andre Russell and Joe Burns to their batting line-up of Peter Nevill, Joe Clarke, and Hilton Cartwright. Marcus Stoinis availability is subjected to his fitness and he will add great depth to their playing XI.

Their bowling unit lacked experience and gave a massive 213 runs in their last game. Nathan Coulter Nile and Qais Ahmed will be expected to strengthen their bowling attack. Adam Zampa, Brody Couch, and Samuel Elliot will continue their presence in the playing XI to complete the bowling attack.

Key players to bet on: Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Andre Russell

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing XI:

Joe Clarke, Peter Nevill (wk), Joe Burns, Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Sam Rainbird/Nathan Coulter Nile, Andre Russell, Brody Couch, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmed

Melbourne Stars Key Players From Previous Game Of Big Bash League 2021-22

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
P Nevill
18
14
2
0
128.57
H Cartwright
10
9
0
1
111.11
B Couch
8
10
1
0
80
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
B Couch
3.0
0
36
2
12
S Rainbird
4.0
0
59
1
14.75
G Maxwell
2.0
0
17
1
8.5

Melbourne Stars Actual Playing XI:

Hilton Cartwright, Qais Ahmad, Nick Larkin, BJ Webster, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Brody Couch, Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke, Adam Zampa, Andre Russell

Sydney Thunder Preview

Sydney Thunders succumbed to 32/3 early in the match in the steep chase of 141 runs in the match. Sam Billings (45 runs) and Alex Ross (61 runs) shared a massive 109-run partnership to take their team to victory in the match. All-rounder duo of Daniel Sams and Ben Cutting will add great depth to their playing XI.

Their pace bowling trio of Gurinder Sandhu, Daniel Sams, and McAndrew rattled the opposition at regular intervals and ended with combined bowling figures of 12-0-72-7. Tanveer Sangha and Chris Green will form the spin attack for the team and they will have a complete bowling attack in this match.

Key players to bet on: Sam Billings, Daniel Sams, Alex Ross

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Sam Whiteman, Matthew Gilkes, Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Chris Green (c), Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha

Sydney Thunder Key Players From Previous Game Of Big Bash League 2021-22

Batsmen
R
B
4s
6s
SRs
A Ross
61
46
7
2
132.61
S Billings
45
36
5
1
125
M Gilkes
20
10
2
1
200
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
D Sams
4.0
0
22
3
5.5
G Sandhu
4.0
0
17
2
4.25
N McAndrew
4.0
0
33
2
8.25

Sydney Thunder Actual Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Ben Cutting, Sam Billings, Daniel Sams, Nathan McAndrew, Christopher Green, Sam Whiteman, Gurinder Sandhu, Matthew Gilkes, Tanveer Sangha, Alex Ross

HR
Temp
Rain
W. speed
W. direction
Clouds
00h
22
0 mm.
2.82 k/h
From: ENE
73%
03h
22
0 mm.
2.72 k/h
From: ENE
100%
06h
20
0 mm.
2.64 k/h
From: NE
53%
09h
21
0 mm.
2.43 k/h
From: NE
57%
12h
21
0 mm.
2.94 k/h
From: NE
31%
15h
24
0 mm.
3.15 k/h
From: ENE
4%
18h
24
0 mm.
3.07 k/h
From: ENE
5%
21h
24
0 mm.
3.13 k/h
From: ENE
3%

Weather Conditions

Melbourne will have a bright and sunny weather on the match day with just 20% chances of rain by the forecasters. No weather interruptions are expected in this game.

Venue Details

MCG is a batter friendly wicket but the huge ground dimensions might help the bowlers to take wickets. We can expect a good contest between the bat and ball in this match and average scores to be around 160-180 runs in this match.

Toss: To Bat

Teams batting first has a 4-1 win-loss record in the matches played so far and we expect both captains to bat first in this match if they win the toss.

Sydney Thunder made a strong comeback despite losing early wickets to win the match comfortably by 7 wickets. They also have a strong bowling attack with good mix of pace and spin bowlers.  Melbourne Stars missed the services of their premier players in the first few matches and will be delighted to welcome back in this match. They lack experience in their pace bowling and it will be their big concern in this season. And, we expect Sydney Thunder to win this match.

SYDNEY THUNDER will win the match

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Author: Dhinesh Kumar