STA vs THU Dream 11 Prediction: Melbourne Stars will take on Sydney Thunder in the 28th Match of BBL 09 which will be played at the MCG.
Melbourne Stars will take on Sydney Thunder in the 28th Match of BBL 09 which will be played at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne. Stars are in top-form this season with 5 wins in 6 games and would like to be on top whereas Thunder would like to get a win on their cards and also to take revenge from the Stars for the last defeat.
MCG has always been a good chasing ground. High scoring fests are not seen much on MSG due to longer boundaries. Average score at MSG is 156 runs.
Probable Playing XI
Marcus Stoinis, Nick Maddinson, Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell, Ben Dunk, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worall, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Matt Gilkes, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Chris Morris, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Brendan Doggett.
Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis, Nick Maddinson, Nick Larkin, and Glenn Maxwell.
Sydney Thunder – Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, and Matt Gilkes.
Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, and Glenn Maxwell.
Sydney Thunder – Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales.
Death overs specialist
Melbourne Stars – Nathan Coulter-Nile and Dale Steyn.
Sydney Thunder – Daniel Sams and Chris Morris.
STA vs THU Dream 11 Prediction
Wicket-keepers for STA vs THU Dream 11
Matt Gilkes (Price 8) and Peter Handscomb (Price 9) both aren’t playing many balls and are not in great form either. So, just because of price basis Matt Gilkes (Price 8) is in our squad.
Batsmen for STA vs THU Dream 11
Usman Khawaja (Price 10) – Usman Khawaja kinda player is very suitable for MCG surface who is very good at hitting boundaries and is a technically sound player.
Alex Hales (Price 9.5):- Alex Hales has said in the presser that he will play his natural game. So, he will be a threat if he gets in his sublime touch.
Callum Ferguson (Price 9.5):- Captain Callum is in outstanding form too and he is currently the third-highest run-scorer of this season’s BBL and at number 3, he is an asset.
Nick Larkin (Price 8):- Larkin proved his ability against Thunder in the last game they played and showed why he is such a brilliant T20 batsman. He will be a very good edition as he bats at number 3.
[Alex Ross is in decent form too and can be an option if Thunder bats first]
All-rounders for STA vs THU Dream 11
Glenn Maxwell (Price 10) and Marcus Stoinis (Price 10.5) are also easy picks as both of them are stand-away match winners and have shown their grit with the bat. Maxi has been handy in bowling too and is picking some crucial wickets.
Daniel Sams (Price 9) is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament and is a must-have option in the team. He also gets promoted sometimes in the batting order too.
[Chris Morris was very hard to leave out but it is mandatory to have 3 bowlers in the squad and the above-taken options are un-droppable]
Bowlers for STA vs THU Dream 11
Haris Rauf (Price 8.5) is a bowler on-fire this season. He has picked 9 wickets in just 3 games and now when he will get continuous matches, he can be a game-changer.
Arjun Nair (Price 8) is an underrated player in taking wickets. He is a very good wicket-taker of the ball and at his price, he is a steal.
Sandeep Lamichhane (Price 8.5) likes MCG a lot. The longer boundaries allow him to flight the ball and that makes him a genuine wicket-taker.
[NOTE:- It was very difficult to leave out Coulter-Nile but, Harif Rauf got the edge here]
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.