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THU vs STA Prediction: Toss, Pitch, Free Cricket Betting Tips for Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars BBL 2020 Match 19

THU vs STA Prediction, Free Cricket Betting Tips: This is a return fixture. These two sides met in the first week of the competition before and at that time it was the Stars who had the last laugh. But since then a lot has changed, and right now both teams are as strong as each other.

Cricket Prediction, Today Dream11 Match Details

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars, BBL 2020 Match 19
Date & Time:  29 December 2020, 01:45 PM IST
Manuka Oval, Canberra, Australia
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Dream 11 prediction Tips for Today

Expert free tip for team formation in Small Leagues

  1. Marcus Stoinis will be back in the playing eleven.
  2. Sam Billings will play his first match of the season. He is a seasoned T20 performer. Hence it would be good to gamble with him for mega leagues.
  3. D Sams and G Maxwell are must-haves in your fantasy teams.
  4. N Pooran is a talented player. Expect him to play a match-winning knock.

Wicket Keeper: N Pooran, S Billings
Batsmen: Andre Fletcher, H Cartwright, Callum Ferguson
All Rounders: Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, D Sams
Bowlers: T Sangha, B Stanlake, N Coulter Nile

Who is the Best Test Batsman?

Suitable Captaincy Choice: D Sams, G Maxwell
Suitable VC Choices: C Ferguson, M Stoinis

THU vs STA Who Will Win today match?

Win Prediction

STA- 55%
THU- 45%

Betting Odds

Bet365- THU- 2.15, STA- 1.75
Betway- THU- 2.05, STA- 1.66

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- 14
  • STA – 08
  • THU- 06

Head to Head (in Manuka Oval)

  • Matches Played- 2
  • STA- 1
  • THU- 1


After a heartbreaking loss in the last match, the Stars will have the services of opener Stoinis for this game. This will be a confidence booster for the Maxwell led team. For Thunders, Englishmen Sam Billings will make his first appearance of BBL 2020 in this match after serving the mandatory quarantine.

THU Playing XI: Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Sam Billings, Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha

STA Playing XI: Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Nicholas Pooran, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan

THU vs STA 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

THU vs STA free cricket betting tips

Players who are expected to perform well as per THU vs STA 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 Thunder's batting unit.

THU- Daniel Sams

Photo: BBL

He was their leading wicket-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.