STA vs THU Dream11 Prediction: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Dream11 Team, Playing 11, Fantasy Cricket Tips of Today’s Big Bash League

Updated on: Jan 25, 2023 1:24 pm IST

  • Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder

    STA vs THU Dream11 Prediction: In a must-win game in BBL 2022, Sydney Thunder face Melbourne Stars at 01:45 PM IST. Thunder is at 5th place currently with 12 points and have only one game left. A win in this game will keep their chances of qualifying for the next stage alive. Hence, this is a must-win game game for them. Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars are at the bottom of the table and unfortunately will end the season at the same spot irrespective of the result of this game.

    STA vs THU Dream11 Team Prediction for Today Match

    Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, Match 56 of Big Bash League T20 2022

    25 January, 01:45 PM IST

    Melbourne Cricket Ground

    Where to watch Big Bash League Live?

    You can watch the Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder live on Sony Sports Network Channel 5 and Sony LIV app.

    Big Bash League Points Table

    Rank   Team Matches Won Lost N/R or Tie Points NRR
    1  Perth Scorchers 14 11 3 2 22 1.205
    2 Sydney Sixers 14 10 3 1 21 0.846
    3  Melbourne Renegades 14 7 7 14 -0.027
    4 Brisbane Heat 13 6 6 0 13 -0.530
    5 Sydney Thunder 13 6 7 0 12 -0.813
    6 Adelaide Strikers 13 5 9 0 10 -0.151
    7 Hobart Hurricanes 13 5 8 0 10 -0.373
    8 Melbourne Stars 13 3 10 0 6 -0.276

    Melbourne Cricket Ground Pitch Report 

    The average first innings score in 22 games played here is 143. The side batting first has won 9 games while side batting second has won 12 games.

    STA Playing 11 

    • The Stars are playing the same squad for this game.
    • Joe Clarke and Thomas Rogers should open the game in the last league game too. Since this game has no consequences on Stars’ fate, they might tinker with batting order.
    • Adam Zampa will lead the spin department while Nathan Coulter-Nile will spearhead pace bowling.

    1.Joe Clarke †

    2.Thomas Rogers

    3. Campbell Kellaway

    4.Marcus Stoinis

    5.Hilton Cartwright

    6.Beau Webster

    7.Nick Larkin

    8. Nathan Coulter-Nile

    9. Luke Wood

    10. Liam Hatcher

    11.Adam Zampa (c)

    Marcus Stoinis stats in T20

    He is a quality batter and has made significant contributions so far. His scores in last 5 games are: 36*, 52, 6, 74 and 10.

    Matches Runs Highest score Average Strike rate 100s/50s
    218 4501 147* 30.61 136.60 1/23

    Nathan Coulter-Nile stats in T20

    The pace bowler has been consistent. He has taken 8 wickets in last 5 games and hasn’t gone wicket-less in any of them. He bowls the tough overs. So he has more chances to pick wickets too.

    Matches Wickets Strike-rate Average Economy rate best figures
    156 185 18.0 23.20 7.71 4/10

    THU Playing 11 

    • Jason Sangha returns from injury and is part of the 16-member squad. He could make it to the playing XI.
    • David Warner should continue to open cnsidering his legacy while M Gikes will partner him. The middle order has had underwhelming results. So a change can be expected there.
    • G Sandhu bowled well last game so he will continue to operate with the new ball. Daniel Sams is the other key bowler.

    1.Matthew Gilkes †

    2.David Warner

    3.Jason Sangha

    4. Oliver Davies

    5.Alex Ross

    6. Daniel Sams

    7. Ben Cutting

    8. Joel Davies

    9.Chris Green (c)

    10.Gurinder Sandhu

    11.Usman Qadir

    David Warner stats in T20

    He hasn’t had good returns so far but considering this is a big game, expect Warner to deliver. He is a world-class batter and highly experienced. So he can be relied upon.

    Matches Runs Highest score Average Strike rate 100s/50s
    340 11141 135* 37.63 140.98 8/93

    Gurinder Sandhu stats in T20

    Sandhu made a comeback in the last game and bowled well. He picked 2 wickets. He has 10 wickets in 7 games this season and has bowled well.

    Matches Wickets Strike-rate Average Economy Best figures
    71 72 19.0 25.90 8.13 4/22

    Who will win STA vs THU today match?

    • Both sides have lost 4 of their last 5 respective games.
    • In Head-to-head battle between these two teams since inception of BBL, the Stars have won 3 games while the Thunder have won 2 games.
    • The Thunder lost the last game by a whopping 125 runs. And that has made this game a must-win contest for them. Stars on the other hand will be playing without any pressure and this can be a decisive factor. So expect Melbourne Stars to win this game.

    STA vs THU Dream11 Prediction

    Wicket-Keeper: J Clarke, M Gilkes

    Batsmen: D Warner, T Fraser Rogers, O Davies

    All-Rounders:  M Stoinis, B Webster, J Sangha, D Sams

    Bowlers: N Coulter-Nile, G Sandhu

    Who should be the captain of your STA vs THU Dream11 Fantasy Team?

    For Small League, Head-to-Head contests: D Warner, M Stoinis

    For Grand League: N Coulter-Nile, G Sandhu

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