STA vs THU Dream11 Team Prediction, Playing XI, Pitch Report: Big Bash League

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Dream11 Team Prediction, Big Bash League 2023-24

STA vs THU Dream11 Team Prediction, Probable Playing 11, Pitch report, head-to-head stats and Fantasy Cricket Tips of Big Bash League 2023-24.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder will play in the 12th match of the Big Bash League 2023-24 at Lavington Sports Oval, Albury.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Match Details

MatchMelbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder, 12th Match
SeriesBig Bash League 2023-24
Date23 Dec 2023
Time10:00 AM
VenueLavington Sports Oval, Albury
Live ScoreSTA vs SCO Live Score
STA vs THU Match Details

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Match Preview:

The first double header of the Big Bash League 2023 will see the Melbourne Stars take on the Sydney Thunder on the first game of the day. Both the teams have lost their 2 games so far and will finally get a win.

Melbourne Stars:

The Stars have lost both their games so far and were also without their skipper Glenn Maxwell in the last game. He is all set to return for this encounter which will strengthen their batting lineup.

With the bat, their batters were completely outplayed in the last game against the Scorchers and were bowled out for just 101 runs. Thomas Rogers and Hilton Cartwright were the only top scorers and scored 22 and 24 runs respectively.

With the ball, their bowlers almost had nothing to defend on the board. Joel Paris and Usama Mir bowled decently and picked up a wicket each. Their batting needs to fire in this clash.

Sydney Thunder:

The Thunder on the other hand, have also lost their 2 out of 2 games so far and will desperately looking for a win. They have been excellent with the bat but their bowlers are yet to find their groove.

With the bat, their batters posted a massive total of 200 runs in the last game against the Strikers. Cameron Bancroft and Alex Ross were the pick up from the batters and scored 74 and 46 runs respectively.

With the ball, their bowlers were expensive and were smashed all around the park in the last game. Daniel Sams and Tanveer Sangha bowled decently and picked up a wicket each.

STA vs THU Pitch Report 2023

Average 1st Innings score: 210

Average 2nd innings score: 166

(The average score based on the T20 matches played on the ground so far)

(Final Pitch report will be updated on our Telegram Channel Prior to 15-20 mins before the game)*

This will be the only game of the tournament which will be played in Albury. The only BBL game played in the last season, saw a total of above 200+ by the team batting first. A few games were also played in WBBL season and it all saw high scores meaning a flat wicket can be expected. Anything above 190-200 will be considered a par total.

Source – Sports Unfold

STA vs THU Weather Report

There is a 15% chance of rain in the game but still a full game of cricket can be expected in this match.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Live Streaming

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You can also catch the live commentary, scorecard, and latest updates of the 12th Match match between STA vs THU by clicking here STA vs THU Live Cricket Score.

STA vs THU Head to Head

Matches Played: 19

STA Won: 10

THU Won: 9

Tied: 0

No Result: 0

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder recent form

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Team News (STA vs THU)

Melbourne Stars:

  • Melbourne Stars Captain Glenn Maxwell has recovered from a torn forearm muscle to be fit for tomorrow’s clash against the Sydney Thunder.
  • They have announced a 17-member squad for this game.
  • Maxwell is one of two additions to the squad, along with batter Joe Burns. 

Sydney Thunder:

  • They have announced a 14-member squad ahead of this clash.
  • Jason Sangha returns to team having completed rehab on a wrist injury sustained in training a few weeks ago.
  • He can play into the XI in place of Matthew Gilkes and Cameron Bancroft would likely take on the keeping duties.

STA vs THU Probable Playing 11

Melbourne Stars:

T Rogers, Sam Harper (WK), Joe Burns, Beau Webster, Glenn Maxwell (C), Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Liam Dawson, Usama Mir, Joel Paris/Mark Steketee, Haris Rauf.

Bench – Corey Rocchiccioli, Jono Merlo, Campbell Kellaway, Nick Larkin, Brody Couch.

Sydney Thunder:

Alex Hales, Cameron Bancroft (WK), Jason Sangha, Ollie Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (C), Gurinder Sandhu/Liam Hatcher, Tanveer Sangha, Zaman Khan.

Bench – William Salzmann, Liam Hatcher, Matthew Gilkes.

Top picks for STA vs THU Dream11 Team

Melbourne Stars Player Stats

Glenn Maxwell:

(1 M, 23 R, 23 A + 3 O, 1 W)

He is one of the best players in this league and format. Maxi will bat in the middle order and is also a handy bowler with the ball. He picked up 1 wicket with ball and scored 23 runs with the bat in the first game and will be a default pick for C & VC in STA vs THU Dream11 Team Prediction.

Marcus Stoinis:

(2 M, 15 R, 7 A)

He will bat in the middle order and is likely to contribute with the bat only. Stoinis scored only 13 runs in the last game and is due for a big knock.

Haris Rauf:

(1 M, 2 O, 0 W)

He will bowl in the middle and death overs and is a quality bowler. Rauf went wicketless in the last game.

Usama Mir:

(2 M, 6 O, 1 W)

Mir will lead the spin attack and will bowl in the middle overs. He bowled decently and picked up 1 wicket in the last game.

Hilton Cartwright:

(2 M, 57 R, 28 A)

He will bat in the lower middle order and is a talented player. Cartwright has been very consistent and scored 24 runs in the last game.

Sam Harper:

(2 M, 5 R, 2 A)

Harper will do the keeping duties and is expected to bat in the top order. He will open the innings and can be a trump card pick.

Sydney Thunder Player Stats:

Daniel Sams:

(2 M, 12 R, 6 A + 5 O, 1 W)

Sams is a very experienced player and will contribute with both bat and ball. He is not looking at his best. Sams picked up 1 wicket in the last game and will be a decent pick for C & VC in STA vs THU Dream11 Prediction.

Alex Hales:

(2 M, 18 R, 9 A)

He will open the innings and is a quality player. Hales scored 18 runs in the last game and will be a crucial pick.

Cameron Bancroft:

(2 M, 99 R, 49 A)

He will open the innings and is an experienced player. Bancroft batted brilliantly in the last game and scored 74 runs.

Chris Green:

(2 M, 33 R, 33 A + 7 O, 1 W)

Green will bowl in the powerplay and can also do some hitting with the bat. He went wicketless in the last game.

Nathan McAndrew:

(2 M, 7 O, 0 W)

McAndrew is a quality bowler and will bowl in the middle and death and also an over or two in the powerplay. He was brilliant in the last season and will be a trump card pick in this game.

Gurinder Sandhu:

(69 M, 72 W) – Overall

Sandhu will bowl in the powerplay and death. He is a very talented bowler and will be a key pick if plays in this game.

STA vs THU Dream11 Team Trump Card Picks

(These are low selected fantasy players who could have a big impact on the game)*

Oliver Davies:

(2 M, 67 R, 33 A)

Davies is likely to bat in the middle order. He is a clean striker of the ball. Davies batted brilliantly in the last game and scored 32 runs.

STA vs THU Dream11 Team Prediction

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Dream11 Team:

Wicket-keepers: C Bancroft
Batters: A Hales
All-rounders: G Maxwell (C), M Stoinis, C Green, D Sams (Vc)
Bowlers: N McAndrew, U Mir, H Rauf, T Sangha, Zaman Khan

STA vs THU Dream11 Team Prediction Big Bash League
STA vs THU Dream11 Team Prediction Big Bash League

Captain and Vice-Captain choices

  • Glenn Maxwell
  • Daniel Sams
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Haris Rauf
  • Alex Hales

Also read:
HUR vs REN Dream11 Team Prediction, Playing XI, Pitch Report: Big Bash League

We will update the final Fantasy Team on Telegram Channel.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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