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Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars, free match prediction 02 Jan 2020

02 Jan 2020 | 10:10 | Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, Australia
142/7 in 20.0 7.10
143/7 in 19.4 7.27

Sydney Thunder Vs Melbourne Stars betting odds

ST

2.10

MS

1.66

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

winner Melbourne Stars beat Sydney Thunder by 3 wickets

Can Stars topple Thunder in the table?

  • Sydney Thunder has 7 points from 5 matches with 3 wins and a loss
  • Melbourne Stars have 6 points from 4 matches they played so far
  • Sydney Thunder has a 4-1 win-loss record against Adelaide Strikers in the last 5 matches

We predict Melbourne Stars to win this match due to experienced T20 players!

  • Tournament: BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, Australia
  • Toss: To Bowl

BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Sydney Thunder 5 3 1 0 1 7 0.46
Adelaide Strikers 5 3 1 0 1 7 0.436
Melbourne Stars 4 3 1 0 0 6 1.194
Sydney Sixers 5 3 2 0 0 6 0.192
Hobart Hurricanes 4 2 2 0 0 4 -0.435
Brisbane Heat 3 1 2 0 0 2 -0.05
Perth Scorchers 4 1 3 0 0 2 -1.353
Melbourne Renegades 4 0 4 0 0 0 -0.524
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
7 0.46 5 3 1 0 1
7 0.436 5 3 1 0 1
6 1.194 4 3 1 0 0
6 0.192 5 3 2 0 0
4 -0.435 4 2 2 0 0
2 -0.05 3 1 2 0 0
2 -1.353 4 1 3 0 0
0 -0.524 4 0 4 0 0
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Match Preview

BBL2019-20 season is making T20 cricket energetic, and entertaining with its frenetic and freaky nature. With T20 World Cup coming up in 2020, this year`s BBL has gained a lot more attraction from the cricketing fans.

Both Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars are performing well this season with consistent wins. Melbourne Stars lost their only match by a close margin of 4 runs against Adelaide Strikers. Sydney Thunder`s only loss came in the super over tie against the Sydney Sixers. Both teams are vying for the top spot in the points table and a win in this match will take them to the top.

Teams Preview

Sydney Thunder Preview

Sydney Thunder came out victorious in a tight finish against Adelaide Strikers by 4 runs. Usman Khawaja and Callum Ferguson scored fifties to take their team to a competitive total of 168 runs. Their batting unit has scored runs over 160 consistently this season.

Arjun Nair and Daniel Sams were the pick of the bowlers with two wickets each and controlled the run flow in the crucial middle phase. Chris Morris held his nerve in the final overs of the tense match to seal the match in his team`s favor. Their bowling unit has never allowed the opposition to chase down the total so far.

Key Players:

Callum Ferguson – Callum Ferguson was the aggressor in the previous match scoring 73 runs off 43 balls and build a vital partnership with Usman Khawaja. Ferguson has 3 fifties in the four matches so far.

Arjun Nair – Nair has taken 6 wickets so far this season and has never conceded runs at over 8 RPO in any match. He will be a vital member of their bowling unit in middle overs.

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing XI:

Callum Ferguson (c), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Chris Morris, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook, Matthew Gilkes (wk)

Sydney Thunder Key Players From Previous Game Of BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
C Ferguson 73 46 7 2 158.7
U Khawaja 63 50 6 1 126
A Ross 19 15 2 0 126.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Sams 4.0 0 32 2 8
C Morris 4.0 0 37 2 9.25
A Nair 3.0 0 19 2 6.33
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Sams 4.0 0 32 2 8
C Morris 4.0 0 37 2 9.25
A Nair 3.0 0 19 2 6.33

Sydney Thunder Actual Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Daniel Sams, Nathan John McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Matthew Gilkes, Christopher Green, Brendan Doggett, Chris Morris, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Alex Ross

Melbourne Stars Preview

Melbourne Stars were lucky enough to finish on the winning side in the rain-curtailed shoot-out match last night. Skipper Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis are their batting mainstays and have scored 80+ runs at lead their team to victory this season. Peter Handscomb and Nic Maddinson have come up with crucial runs to build partnerships so far.

Legendary bowler Dale Steyn is looking at his best this year and will look to contribute to the team effectively. Daniel Worell and Nathan Coulter Nile have chipped in with effective overs and crucial wickets whenever the team needed. The combination of Sandeep Lamichchame and Adam Zampa will make their spin bowling attack arguably the best in the BBL.

Key Players:

Marcus Stoinis – Stoinis has scores of 25, 34 & 81 in the last three matches respectively. He is the leading run-score for their team and strangely he is yet to bowl in this season`s BBL.

Dale Steyn – Steyn was welcomed to the BBL with 20 runs off his first five balls but he showed his class with figures of 4.1-0-21-3 in the remaining overs. His experience will be a big boost to their bowling unit.

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing XI:

Dale Steyn, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Peter Handscomb (wk), Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Sandeep Lamichhane

Melbourne Stars Key Players From Previous Game Of BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Stoinis 25 19 3 0 131.58
P Handscomb 22 21 1 0 104.76
N Maddinson 2 4 0 0 50
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Steyn 2.0 0 12 2 6
N Coulter-Nile 2.0 0 14 2 7
D Worrall 3.0 0 17 1 5.67
Bowlers O M R W Econ
D Steyn 2.0 0 12 2 6
N Coulter-Nile 2.0 0 14 2 7
D Worrall 3.0 0 17 1 5.67

Melbourne Stars Actual Playing XI:

Clint Hinchliffe, Peter Handscomb, Nic Maddinson, DW Steyn, Haris Rauf, N Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

The weather looks bright and sunny with very few chances of rain. We can expect a full match between these two teams with no interruptions.

Venue Details

Sydney Showground is expected to be a good pitch with something in it for both bowlers and batsmen. This will be the first match at this venue this season. We expect average scores in the range of 160-180 runs.

Toss: To Bowl

Both teams will look to chase the target as it is a new venue and any score less than 160 is unsafe.

Winning Prediction

Both teams are in good form and momentum with wins under their belt this season. Despite the absence of big names, Sydney Thunder has come up with consistent scores with the bat this season. Melbourne Stars have better experienced T20 players in form of Maxwell, Steyn, Lamichchame, Zampa, and Stoinis in their team.

We predict Melbourne Stars to win this match due to experienced T20 players!

Author: Dhinesh Kumar