STA vs THU Big Bash League Fantasy Prediction: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder – 12 December 2020 (Canberra). The Stars would like to make it two in two whereas, the Thunders would like to start with a win.
Melbourne Stars will take on Sydney Thunder in the League Match of BBL 10, aka Big Bash League which, will be played at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. The premier T20 competition of Australia is finally here.
The Stars started the tournament with a bang against the Brisbane Heat. Nathan Coulter-Nile proved his class with the ball whereas, Maxwell & Cartwright proved their batting class. This team looks really solid on paper whereas, the arrival of Dilbar Hossain is also a good surprise.
Sydney Thunder are going to start their BBL campaign from this game. Hales & Khawaja are going to lead the batting, whereas Daniel Sams is the leader of the bowling pack. The arrival of Ben Cutting is going to be a big thing whereas, the return of Green is also a big positive for this side. This game is going to be a tough game for them against the strong Stars side.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been good for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score at this ground is 163.
Total BBL Games Played: 6; Bat 1st Won: 3; Bat 2nd Won: 3.
Match Details :
Time:- 10:35 AM IST, Live on Sony Six
Probable XI for both sides:-
Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell, Nick Larkin, Ben Dunk, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchcliffe, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Dilbar Hossain.
Sydney Thunder – Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Alex Ross, Matthew Gilkes, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Jonathan Cook, Chris Tremain.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Alex Hales, and Ben Cutting.
STA vs THU Team Wicket-Keeper
Matt Gilkes (Price 8) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Gilkes is the only keeper who is going to play the game.
STA vs THU Team Batsmen
Hilton Cartwright (Price 8.5) will be our batsman from the Melbourne Stars. Cartwright scored 230 runs last season at an average of 38.33 whereas, he scored 46 runs in the last game as well. He is a reliable player at the top-order.
Alex Hales (Price 10) and Usman Khawaja (Price 9.5) will be our batsmen from the Sydney Thunder. Hales scored 576 runs last season at an average of 38.40 whereas, Khawaja scored 388 runs. Both of them are brilliant top-order players, whereas Hales was the 2nd highest scorer of last season.
STA vs THU Team All-Rounders
Marcus Stoinis (Price 10.5) and Glenn Maxwell (Price 10) will be our all-rounders from the Melbourne Stars. Stoinis was the highest run-scorer of the last season with 705 runs, whereas his average was 54.23. Maxi, on the other hand, scored 398 runs, whereas he picked ten wickets as well. Both of them are superstars whereas, Maxi played well in the last game as well.
Daniel Sams (Price 9) and Ben Cutting (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounders from the Sydney Thunder. Sams was the highest wicket-taker of last season with 30 wickets whereas, he bats well as well. Cutting, on the other hand, scored 276 runs last season, whereas he scalped eleven wickets. Both of them are very fine all-rounders.
STA vs THU Team Bowlers
Adam Zampa (Price 9) and Nathan Coulter-Nile (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Melbourne Stars. Zampa picked 20 wickets in 12 games last season whereas, Nile picked ten wickets. Both of them are wicket-takers, whereas Nile picked four wickets in the last game as well.
Chris Green (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from Sydney Thunder. Green has picked 33 wickets in his BBL career whereas, he has batted at an average of 18.47. He is a valuable player on this side.
Match Prediction: Melbourne Stars are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Alex Hales and Glenn Maxwell
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Marcus Stoinis and Usman Khawaja
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
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.