STA vs THU Dream11 Prediction | 28th Match | BBL 2019-20

STA vs THU Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 28th Match, BBL 2019-20

Melbourne Stars will take on Sydney Thunder in the 28th match of Big Bash League 2019-20 at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne. We will provide STA vs THU Dream11 Prediction, Match Preview, and Probable Playing XI of the match.

These two teams have already played against each other this season, and Melbourne Stars won that match by 3 wickets.

Melbourne Stars:

Melbourne Stars are having a good time as they are currently at the 1st position on the points table with 5 wins and a loss and a total of 10 points. 

In the last match, bowling first, Stars picked up a wicket in the second over, but after that, they gave away runs and weren’t able to pick up wicket until the 8th over. They picked up the 3rd wicket in the 15th over, and after that, they bowled brilliantly in the death overs and restricted the opponents to a total of 142 runs. Sandeep Lamichane bowled brilliantly and picked up 3 wickets. Dale Steyn and Adam Zampa picked up 2 wickets each, Nathan Coulter-Nile picked up 1 wicket.

With 143 to chase and with a batting line up of Stars, it looked like an easy chase. They scored 55 runs in the power play but lost the wicket of Nic Maddinson, who scored 17 runs. They lost another wicket of Ben Dunk for 15 runs in the 10th over. But Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell batted brilliantly by scoring 68* and 40* runs respectively and ensured Stars a victory by 7 wickets. 

They would want to continue their winning momentum against the Sydney Thunder and stay on top of the points table.

Sydney Thunder:

Sydney Thunder, after an excellent start to the season, looks like they are having slight trouble now. They are currently at 4th position on the points table with 3 wins and 3 losses and a total of 7 points. 

Their last match was reduced to 8 overs per side due to rain. Bowling, first they couldn’t control the flow of runs as Tom Banton scored 50 from just 16 balls and at the other Lynn was also scoring at the same rate. But they managed to pick up their wickets and restricted the runs in the last few overs. They managed to restrict the opponents to a total of 119 runs in 8 overs. Daniel Sams picked up 2 wickets, Chris Tremain and Brendan Doggett picked up 1 wicket each.

With 120 to chase in 8 overs, it was a tough task to chase for the Thunder. They lost the wicket of Khawaja in 2nd over for 11 runs. In the 3rd overs, the rain again interrupted the play, and the match was reduced to 5 overs. The new target for Thunder was to score 55 runs in 17 balls, but they managed to score only 39 runs and thus lost the match by 16 runs. Alex Hales scored 20* runs from 9 balls and was the top scorer for Thunder. 

They would be hoping to get back to their winning ways by winning this match against Melbourne Stars.  

Match Details

STA vs THU, 28th Match, Big Bash League 2019-2020. 

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

01:40 PM, 7th January 2020.

Pitch Conditions

Average 1st innings score: 139

Average 2nd innings score: 131

This pitch was slow in the previous game so we can expect the same nature. An average score of 155 runs is expected.

There is no forecast of rain on the match day.

Squads

Melbourne Stars:

Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Ben Dunk, Clint Hinchliffe, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sandeep Lamichhane, Haris Rauf, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall.

Sydney Thunder:

Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson(c), Matthew Gilkes(wk), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Chris Green, Daniel Sams, Arjun Nair, Jonathan Cook, Nathan McAndrew, Brendan Doggett, Chris Tremain.

STA vs THU Dream11 Team News

STA:

  • They have announced the 13-man squad for their match against Sydney Thunder.
  • Pakistani Pacer Haris Rauf replaces Dale Styen in the 13-man squad.

THU:

  • They have named a 13-man squad for their match against Melbourne Stars.
  • Pacer Nathan McAndrew and spinner Jonathan Cook return to the squad replacing Liam Bowe and Gurinder Sandhu. 

Probable Playing XI

Melbourne Stars:

Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Ben Dunk, Peter Handscomb(wk), Glenn Maxwell(c), Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichane.

Bench: Clint Hinchliffe, Hilton Cartwright. 

Sydney Thunder:

Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (c), Matthew Gilkes (wk), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Nathan McAndrew.

Bench: Brendan Doggett, Jonathan Cook.

Top picks for STA vs THU Dream11 Prediction

STA:

Glenn Maxwell:
He is a batting all-rounder, but he is mostly known for his destructive batting. Maxwell has a wide range of shorts and can smash the bowlers all over the park. In the last match, he scored 40 runs. He has scored a total of 169 runs and picked up 4 wickets this season. He is the best to pick in STA vs THU Dream11 Team.

Marcus Stoinis:
He is one of the top all-rounders in the Big Bash League. Stoinis is equally good with both bat and ball. He opens the batting for Melbourne Stars and scored 68* runs in the previous match and has scored a total of 281 runs in this season.

Peter Handscomb: The wicket-keeper batsman bats sensibly according to the situation of the match. He has scored 83 runs in this season. He did not get to bat in the last game.

Nathan Coulter-Nile:
He is a bowling all-rounder and can hit some big shots down the order. He picked up 1 wicket in the last match. Coulter-Nile has scored a total of 25 runs and picked up 3 wickets this season.

Adam Zampa:
He is a decent leg-spin bowler and has the wicket-taking ability in the middle overs. He picked up 2 wickets in the last match and has picked up a total of 9 wickets this season.

Sandeep Lamichhane:
This young lad is a brilliant leg spinner and adapts to conditions very quickly. He picked up 3 wickets in the previous match. He has picked up a total of 6 wickets this season.

Haris Rauf:
He is a right-arm fast bowler from Pakistan and has looked very impressive this season. Haris Rauf was not able to play all the matches as only 2 foreign players are allowed. He picked up 3 wickets in the last match he played. He has picked up 10 wickets in the 3 games he has played.

Ben Dunk:
Left-handed batsman will bat in the middle order for Melbourne Stars. He scored 62 runs in this season.

THU:

Callum Ferguson:
Skipper Ferguson bats at one down for Sydney Thunder and had continued his form from the last season and scored 5 runs in the previous match and has scored a total of 251 runs this season. He is must pick in STA vs THU Dream11 Team.

Usman Khawaja:
This left-handed batsman is a good striker of the ball and plays according to the situation of the innings. He opens the batting for Sydney Thunder and scored 11 runs in the last match and has scored a total of 179 runs in this season.

Alex Hales:
He is an opening batsman alongside Khawaja and is known for his big-hitting. Once he gets comfortable on the crease, he can smash bowlers all around the park. He scored 20* runs in the last match and has scored a total of 142 runs in this season.

Chris Morris:
The experienced all-rounder bowls at a perfect pace and can hit big shots too. He went wicketless in the last match and scored 4 runs. He has picked up eight wickets this season. Chris Morris is must pick THU vs STA Dream11 Team.

Daniel Sams:
Sams is a bowling all-rounder. He bowls well and picked up 2 wickets and scored 10 runs in the last match and has picked up 14 wickets in this season.

Chris Green:
He generally bats down the order and can score some handy runs and also pick some wickets. He went wicketless in the last match and did not get a chance to bat and scored a total of 28 runs and picked up three wickets in this season.

STA vs THU Dream11 Prediction

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Fantasy Cricket Tips:

  • In the wicket-keeper, Peter Handscomb is good. However, you can pick Matthew Gilkes to maintain the credits.
  • In batsmen, Alex Hales is also a good option. You can also pick Nick Larkin in place of Ben Dunk according to their batting order.
  • Adam Zampa, Chris Green and Chris Tremain are also good bowlers.
  • Daniel Sams, U Khawaja, and M Stoinis are also good for C and Vc.

Captain and Vice-Captain

Glenn Maxwell, Callum Ferguson, Chris Morris, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams, Haris Rauf, Usman Khawaja.

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