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STA vs THU Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Free Cricket Betting Tips for Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder BBL 2020 Match 3

STA vs HEA Prediction, Free Cricket Betting Tips: This will be Stars second game in a row after facing Heat just a day before. Thunders on the other hand will be playing their first match of the tournament and hence an evenly contested encounter is expected. That being said, Stars who has a better all-around team is expected to come on top.

Cricket Prediction, Today Dream11 Match Details

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, BBL 2020 Match 03
Date & Time:  12 December 2020, 10:30 AM IST
Manuka Oval, Canberra, Australia
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Dream 11 prediction Tips for Today

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Wicket Keeper: B Holt
Batsmen: Alex Hales, Andre Fletcher, Callum Ferguson, Ben Dunk
All Rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Ben Cutting
Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Adam Milne, Billy Stanlake

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Suitable Captaincy Choice: Marcus Stoinis, Alex Hales
Suitable VC Choices: Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell

STA vs THU Who Will Win today match?

Win Prediction

STA- 55%
THU- 45%

Betting Odds

Betway: STA- 1.61, THU- 2.25

Prominent betting sides are predicting Melbourne Stars to win this match comfortably.

Melbourne Stars to win this match

Both teams have one of the strongest squads in the competition. But Stars have a large number of individual match-winners who can turn the match in their favour on any given day. So Stars is expected to win this match as per STA vs THU today match prediction.

Online cricket betting tips- Place your money on Stars.

Head to Head (overall)

  • Matches Played- 13
  • STA – 07
  • THU- 06

Head to Head (in Manuka Oval)

  • Matches Played- 1
  • STA- 0
  • THU- 1


As it is their first match of the competition Thunders are expected to field their best eleven on paper onto the field. With Stoinis, Fletcher, and Maxwell in the mix, Stars looks a dangerous side. They may retain the same eleven that played against the Heat a day before.

STA Playing XI: Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Ben Dunk, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Zahir Khan, Dilbar Hussain, Billy Stanlake

THU Playing XI: Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Alex Ross, Baxter Holt, Ben Cutting, Arjun Nair, Daniel Sams, Chris Tremain, Chris Green, Adam Milne

STA vs THU Toss Prediction and Pitch Report

Manuka Oval is traditionally good for both batting and bowling. The average score on this ground falls around 180. So taking into account the squad composition of both teams it is better to chase on this venue on winning the toss.

Predicted Score:

If Stars bats first: 190-200
If Thunders bats first: 160-170

STA vs THU free cricket betting tips

Players who are expected to perform well as per STA vs THU Dream11 Teams.

Top Batsman

STA- Marcus Stoinis

He is a superstar in the BBL. Home conditions suit his style of play.  Recent performance in the IPL also proves that he is in fine nick. Moreover, he will be opening the batting for Stars.

THU- Alex Hales

He was the second-leading run-scorer in the previous edition of the BBL. Expect one more such season from this seasoned T20 campaigner.

Top Bowlers

STA- Adam Zampa

He is probably the most skillful bowler to play in this match. His crafty leg-spin will come in handy in tackling the strong Thunders batting unit.

THU- Daniel Sams

He was their leading wickt taker in the last BBL. His contribution with the ball will come in handy if they are to pose any threat to the strong Stars batting unit.

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Midhun M Menon @Mid_On_

An engineer who watches, plays, and writes cricket. Out here to tell you interesting stories from 22 yards from the perspective of a 22-year-old guy.