Sydney Thunder will take on Melbourne Stars in the 10th match of the BBL 2021/22 on Sunday. Sydney Thunder lost to Melbourne Stars in the previous face-off by 4 runs on Friday. Despite fighting knocks from Matthew Gilkes and Sam Billings, they couldn’t secure the points. With one win and a loss, they are at the third spot in the standings with 5 points.
After a massive setback in their opening game against Sydney Sixers, Melbourne Stars regrouped themselves and won a thriller against Sydney Thunder in their last game by 4 runs. Andre Russell’s inclusion gave them plenty of confidence and they look forward to keeping the same momentum for the rest of the tournament.
Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars, Match 10
Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
Date & Time: December 12th, at 1:45 PM IST and 7:15 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
It’s a neutral surface with an equal edge for both batters and bowlers. The average first innings score on this wicket is 148. Winning the toss and batting first is the best option for the skippers.
Probable Playing XIs for THU vs STA:
Alex Hales, Sam Whiteman, Matthew Gilkes, Sam Billings (wk), Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha
Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright, Andre Russell, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch
Top Picks for THU vs STA Dream11 Match:
Top Picks – Batters
Alex Ross is in awesome knick with the bat and is yet to be dismissed in this tournament. In 2 matches, he has scored 78 runs at a strike rate of 136.84, with the highest score of 61*.
Marcus Stoinis is a big game player and he is someone who can build the innings and also has the ability to finish the matches. He managed to score 13 runs in the last game against Sydney Thunder.
Top Picks – All-Rounders
Daniel Sams is an impressive left-arm seamer. He has a knack for picking wickets and is handy with the bat as well. In 2 matches in this tournament, he has scalped 3 wickets at an economy of 9.
Glenn Maxwell is yet to score big runs in this tournament. The Melbourne Stars skipper has scored 20 runs and has also picked up one wicket in the last 2 matches.
Top Picks – Bowlers
Gurinder Sandhu is a skiddy customer and an economical bowler as well. He has scalped 2 wickets in the last 2 matches at an economy of 6.12.
Nathan Coulter-Nile will always be effective in the Australian conditions and a great striker of the ball lower down the order. He picked up 2 wickets in the last game against Sydney Thunder.
Top Picks – Wicketkeepers
Sam Billings should be your first choice wicketkeeping option. The Englishman has scored 87 runs in 2 matches in this BBL at an average of 87 and a strike rate of 129.85.