Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder

33rd match, Big Bash League 2017-18

The 33rd match of the Big Bash League 2017-18 is the face-off between the bottom two of the league, Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder. With a single win in 7 outings so far, Melbourne Stars are reeling at the bottom of the BBL points table, while Sydney Thunder have managed to win 3 of their 8 fixtures.

 

Match Details:

When: January 20, 06:10 PM  Local

Where: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

 

Melbourne Stars Team News:

Ben Hilfenhaus comes into the Melbourne Stars squad.

Luke Wright is out with a concussion.

Arjun Nair is suspended from bowling and will play as a batsman.

Form (most recent first): L W L L L

Squad:

John Hastings (C), Liam Bowe, Jackson Coleman, Ben Dunk, Daniel Fallins, James Faulkner, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb, Ben Hilfenhaus, Glenn Maxwell, Kevin Pietersen, Daniel Worrall

Probable XI

Kevin Pietersen, John Hastings (c), Jackson Coleman, Glenn Maxwell, James Faulkner, Ben Dunk, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb (wk), Daniel Worrall, Daniel Fallins

Key players

  • Glen Maxwell has had a decent BBL season, with 214 runs to show.
  • Jackson Coleman is another player to watch out for.

 

Sydney Thunder Team News:

Sydney Thunder have named an unchanged squad for the fixture.

Form (most recent first): L W L L W

Squad

Shane Watson (c), Fawad Ahmed, Callum Ferguson, Andrew Fekete, Chris Green, Jay Lenton, Usman Khawaja, Arjun Nair, Mitch McClenaghan, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Gurinder Sandhu and James Vince

Probable XI

Shane Watson (c), Callum Ferguson, Ben Rohrer, Usman Khawaja, James Vince, Mitchell McClenaghan, Gurinder Sandhu, Fawad Ahmed, Jay Lenton (wk), Chris Green, Arjun Nair

Key players

  • Shane Watson is key to Sydney Thunder’s chances in the fixture.
  • Fawad Ahmed is another to watch out for.

 

India Fantasy Prediction:

Melbourne Stars have misfired despite T20 specialists like Maxwell in their ranks. The fixture  looks 60:40 in favour Sydney Thunder basis morale. We advise you pick more players from the Sydney based side.

 

Note: This MLS vs SYT match preview is based on our research and news sourced from various sources. You can select your own playing XI from the squads of the two teams listed above.

MLS vs SYT Fantasy Team:

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