THU vs STA Dream11 Team Prediction & Preview: 19th Match, BBL 2019-20
Sydney Thunder will take on Melbourne Stars in the 19th match of Big Bash League 2019-20 at Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney. We will provide THU vs STA Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips.
Thunder is having a great time this season as they are at 1st position on the points table with 3 wins and one loss and a total of 7 points. In the last match, batting first Thunder started their inning on a good note but lost the 1st wicket of Alex Hales in the fourth over for 31 runs. But later Khawaja 63 runs and Callum Ferguson 73 runs played brilliantly and posted a good total of 168 runs in 20 overs.
With 168 to defend, they bowled exceptionally well and picked up 3 wickets for 36 runs in the powerplay. But they were not able to pick up wickets in the middle overs and gave away runs. But after the 12th over they started picking up wickets at regular intervals but Rashid Khan was batting exceptionally well and looked like Thunder would lose the match.
They had to defend 14 runs in the last over. They got Rashid Khan run out at the second last ball and won the match by 3 runs. Daniel Sams, Chris Morris, and Arjun Nair picked up 2 wickets each. Jonathan Cook picked up 1 wicket. They would be hoping to continue their winning momentum against the Sydney Thunder and stay on top of the points table.
Stars are also having a great time this season as they are at the 3rd position on the points table with 3 wins and only one loss and a total of 6 points. In the last match, bowling first Stars picked up the early wicket of in-form D’Arcy Short for a duck and picked up another wicket in the 4th over and they were also good at controlling the run rate. After 5 overs the play got interrupted due to the rain and the match was reduced to 18 overs per side.
They picked up another wicket in the 9th over but again rain interrupted the play and the match was reduced to 11 overs per side. Dale Steyn and Nathan Coulter-Nile picked up 2 wickets each, Daniel Worrall picked up 1 wicket. Stars managed to restrict the opposition to a total of 69 runs in 11 overs but due to the DLS method, Stars were given a target of 80 runs in 11 overs.
With 80 runs to chase in 11 overs, they lost 2 wickets of Nic Maddinson and Nick Larkin in the first over itself and looked in trouble. But Stoinis 25 runs and Pete Handscomb 22 runs played well after the fall of wickets. Stoinis got out in 8th over and again rain interrupted the play. Stars were 4 runs ahead according to the DLS method and they were announced to be the winner of the match by 4 runs. They would want to win the next match against Sydney Thunder and climb to the top of the table.
THU vs STA 19th Match, Big Bash League 2019-20.
Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney.
10:10 AM, 2nd January 2020.
It is the 1st match to be played at this venue this season. A neutral track to be expected with an average score of 160 runs.
There are very low chances of rain on the match day.
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.
Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Pete Handscomb (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Ben Dunk, Nick Larkin, Clint Hinchliffe, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Haris Rauf, Dale Steyn, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall.
THU vs STA Dream11 Team News
- Sydney Thunder has named a 13-player squad for their match against Melbourne Stars.
- There are no changes in the squad for this match.
- Chris Tremain can come in the playing XI in place of Nathan McAndrew otherwise They will play with same playing XI.
- Melbourne Stars also have named their 13-man squad for the match against Sydney Thunder.
- Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf comes into the squad in place of Sandeep Lamichane who is rested for this match due to injury.
Probable Playing XI
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (c), Matthew Gilkes (wk), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Nathan McAndrew, Jonathan Cook.
Bench: Chris Tremain, Brendan Doggett.
Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Ben Dunk, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Haris Rauf, Dale Steyn.
Bench: Clint Hinchliffe, Hilton Cartwright.
Top picks for THU vs STA Dream11 Prediction
Skipper Ferguson bats at one down for Sydney Thunder and had continued his form from the last season and played brilliant innings of 73 runs from 46 balls in the previous match and has scored a total of 229 runs this season with a strike rate of 149.67 and an average of 76.33 in this season. He is must pick in THU vs STA Dream11 Team.
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 63 runs in the last match and has scored a total of 167 runs in this season.
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 only 4 runs in the last match, and a total of 122 in this season.
The experienced all-rounder bowls at a perfect pace and can hit big shots too. He picked up 2 wickets in the last match and scored 2* runs. He has picked up 6 wickets this season. Chris Morris is must pick in THU vs STA Dream11 Team.
Sams is a bowling all-rounder. He bowls well and picked up 2 wickets in the last match and has picked up 9 wickets in this season.
He generally bats down the order and can score some handy runs and also pick some wickets. He scored 2* run and went wicketless in the last match and scored a total of 28 runs and picked up 3 wickets in this season.
He is a decent spin bowler and has picked up 6 wickets this season, he picked up 2 wickets in the last match for his team.
This leg-break bowler looks very impressive with his tight line and length deliveries. He troubles batsmen very much and picked up 1 wicket in the last match and has picked up a total of 5 wickets in this season.
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. He did not get to bat in the last match but he has scored a total of 128 runs and picked up two wickets this season. Glenn Maxwell is the best Captain choice in THU vs STA Fantasy Team.
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 25 runs in the previous match and has scored a total of 155 runs with an average of 51.67 in this season.
The Right-arm fast bowler took 2 wickets in the previous match. He will be a must-pick in THU vs STA Dream11 Team.
The wicket-keeper batsman bats sensibly according to the situation of the match. He has scored 22* runs in the last match and has scored a total of 79 runs in this season.
He is a decent leg-spin bowler and has the wicket-taking ability in the middle overs. He went wicketless in the last match but has picked up 6 wickets in this season.
This veteran pace bowler bowls at a perfect pace and can swing the ball in the early overs and is a very lethal bowler. He picked up 2 wickets in the last match and has picked up a total of 3 wickets in this season. He is a must pick in your dream team as he is in a great form recently.
He is a right-arm, fast bowler, from Pakistan and bowl at a really good pace. He played only 2 matches this season and picked up a fifer in the last match he played.
Left-handed batsman will bat in the lower middle order for Melbourne Stars. He scored 47 runs in this season.
THU vs STA Dream11 Prediction
Head-to-Head/Small League Dream11 Team:
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- In the wicket-keeper, Peter Handscomb is a very good option.
- In batsmen, Alex Hales and Alex Ross are also good options.
- Haris Rauf, Dale Steyn, Chris Green and Adam Zampa are also good bowlers.
- M Stoinis and Usman Khawaja are also good for C and Vc.
Captain and Vice-Captain
Glenn Maxwell, Callum Ferguson, Marcus Stoinis, Usman Khawaja, Chris Morris, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
For Grand League: Daniel Sams, Chris Morris.
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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.