STA vs THU: Melbourne Stars will lock horns against Sydney Thunder in the 7th match of the Big Bash League (BBL), 2021-22 on Friday at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Melbourne Stars didn’t start their BBL season on a victorious note as they conceded 213 runs in the first inning and failed to chase the target and bowled out for just 61 runs and lost the game by a massive margin of 152 runs. They are currently languishing at bottom of the points table and will be looking to bounce back in the upcoming match.
Sydney Thunder, on the other hand, started their campaign on a winning note as they chased down the target of 141 runs to register a victory by seven wickets. They are currently placed at the third spot of the points table. They will be looking to continue their winning streak in the tournament.
Here are the match details, pitch report, probable playing 11, squads, player records/stats, updates and dream11 predictions and fantasy cricket tips for Match 7 of the Big Bash League, 2021-22.
STA vs THU Match Details
- Match: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, Match 7
- Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
- Time: 1:45 PM (IST)
- Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
STA vs THU Pitch Report
The pitch here at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is mostly balanced, but bowlers also enjoy some purchases in the second innings. A score of around 170 should be competitive here.
STA vs THU Probable Playing XI
Melbourne Stars Playing XI
Glenn Maxwell (C), Nathan Coulter Nile, Adam Zampa, Andre Russell, Nick Larkin, Joe Clarke, Marcus Stoinis, Qais Ahmad, Samuel Elliot, Brody Couch, Hilton Cartwright.
Sydney Thunder Playing XI
Chris Green (C), Sam Billings (WK), Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha, Gurinder Sandhu, Daniel Sams, Alex Hales, Sam Whiteman, Alex Ross, Matthew Gilkes.
Average First Innings Score
The average first innings score at this venue in the last 5 matches played is 169 runs.
Record of Chasing Team
Based on the last 5 matches —
- Matches Won: 2
- Matches Lost: 3
- No Result/Abandoned: 0
STA vs THU Head-to-Head
Melbourne Stars & Sydney Thunder Last 5 Matches Stats
STA vs THU Player Record/Stats (Top 5)
|Player||Stats (This Tournament)|
|Sam Billings||45 Runs|
|Alex Ross||61 Runs|
|Glenn Maxwell||4 Runs & 1 Wicket|
|Hilton Cartwright||10 Runs|
STA vs THU Captaincy Picks
- Glenn Maxwell
- Sam Billings
- Alex Hales
STA vs THU Dream11 Fantasy Team Prediction
Fantasy Team Suggestion 1
- Wicket-Keeper: Joe Clarke, Sam Billings
- Batsmen: Alex Ross, Alex Hales, Nick Larkin
- All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Hilton Cartwright, Andre Russell
- Bowlers: Tanveer Sangha, Adam Zampa, Samuel Elliott
- Captain: Glenn Maxwell
- Vice-Captain: Alex Hales
Fantasy Team Suggestion 2
- Wicket-Keeper: Sam Billings
- Batsmen: Alex Hales, Alex Ross, Nick Larkin, Sam Whiteman
- All-Rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting
- Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Brody Couch, Gurinder Sandhu
- Captain: Sam Billings
- Vice-Captain: Brody Couch
Probable Winner Of The Match
Melbourne Stars is expected to win this match.
Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team for the fantasy game please consider the points mentioned and make your own decision at the time of making your team.