THU vs STA Big Bash League Fantasy Prediction: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars – 29 December 2020 (Canberra). Both teams have lost just a single game in the tournament, and this promises to be a great game.
Sydney Thunder will take on Melbourne Stars 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.
Sydney Thunder have won three of their four games in the tournament so far. Ferguson and Davies have been batting really well, whereas the bowlers are on the song as well. This team looks very much settled on the paper whereas, Billings will make his debut in this game.
Melbourne Stars have been brilliant in the tournament so far. Maxwell and Pooran proved their authority in the last game, whereas the bowlers struggled. Coulter-Nile will miss this game, whereas Maddinson & Stonis will return. This team looks strong on paper.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been good for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score at this ground in BBL10 is 167 runs.
Total BBL 10 Games Played: 5; Bat 1st Won: 2; Bat 2nd Won: 3.
Match Details :
Time:- 1:45 PM IST, Live on Sony Six
Probable XI for both sides:-
Sydney Thunder – Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Oliver Davies, Sam Billings, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha.
Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Nicholas Pooran, Glenn Maxwell, Ben Dunk, Nic Maddinson, Zahir Khan, Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Liam Hatcher.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Callum Ferguson, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Nicholas Pooran, and Daniel Sams.
THU vs STA Team Wicket-Keeper
Nicholas Pooran (Price 9.5) and Sam Billings (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keepers of our squad. Pooran scored a thumping half-century in the last game, whereas Billings is also a brilliant T20 batsman. Both of them are genuine game-changers.
THU vs STA Team Batsmen
Usman Khawaja (Price 9.5) and Callum Ferguson (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Sydney Thunder. Callum has scored 146 runs in the tournament at an average of 48.67, whereas Usman is also a brilliant player. Khawaja also scored 388 runs in the last season of Big Bash League. Both of them are genuine run-scorers.
[Alex Hales has been dropped because of credit issues]
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 proved his bowling ability against the Sydney Thunder last time around.
THU vs STA Team All-Rounders
Daniel Sams (Price 9) will be our all-rounder from the Sydney Thunder. Sams has picked six wickets this season, whereas he smashed a half-century with the bat as well. He was the highest wicket-taker of the last season with 30 wickets under his belt.
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. Marcus has scored 65 runs this season, whereas Maxi has 156 runs to his name.
THU vs STA Team Bowlers
Chris Green (Price 8.5) and Tanveer Sangha (Price 8) will be our bowlers from Sydney Thunder. Green has scalped five wickets this season, whereas Sangha has scalped seven. Both of them are wicket-taking spinners.
Liam Hatcher (Price 8) will be our bowler from the Melbourne Stars. Hatcher has scalped eight wickets in just three games. He has been on fire this season.
Match Prediction: Sydney Thunder are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Glenn Maxwell and Daniel Sams
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Callum Ferguson and Marcus Stoinis
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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.