Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars will play against each other at Manuka Oval (Canberra) in the 19th game of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10).
Both teams will play their fifth match of this BBL 10. In the latest points table, while Sydney Thunder are in the third position with 11 points, Melbourne Stars are in the fifth spot with 10 points.
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 19: Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars – Match Preview
After starting this tournament with a defeat, Sydney Thunder have claimed three successive victories.
English cricketer Sam Billings has joined the team after completing mandatory quarantine period. Also, Alex Ross has recovered from the injury.
All-rounder Daniel Sams has bagged 6 wickets and he has also scored one half-century in this season. Captain Callum Ferguson is the only other player to hit a half-century for this team in this season.
However, Ollie Davies and Alex Hales have already played one 40+ knock each.
In the meantime, Tanveer Sangha has collected 7 wickets and Chris Green has got 5 wickets.
Callum Ferguson (C), Sam Billings, Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Ollie Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Baxter Holt, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain
Forms in the BBL 10 (Oldest to latest): Lost, Won, Won and Won
Out of their first four matches in the ongoing BBL 10, Melbourne Stars won twice, lost once and the other one had no result.
Talking about the latest squad, Nic Maddinson and Marcus Stoinis have rejoined the Stars squad. Meanwhile, injured pacer Nathan Coulter-Nile didn’t travel (calf injury) and Tom O’Connell missed out the team.
Skipper Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis and Nicholas Pooran have already scored one half-century each in this tournament. Hilton Cartwright has also played one 40+ knock.
Liam Hatcher has taken 8 wickets in the ongoing BBL 10. However, six wicket-taker Coulter-Nile will miss this contest. Another consistent T20 bowler Adam Zampa has scalped 4 wickets.
Glenn Maxwell (C), Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Andre Fletcher, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Zahir Khan, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Lance Morris, Nicholas Pooran, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa
Forms in the BBL 10 (Oldest to latest): Won, Won, No Result and Lost
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 19: Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars – Match Prediction
In all the last five meetings, Melbourne Stars claimed victories against Sydney Thunder. Moreover, during the 3rd match of the BBL 10, Stars beat Thunder by 22 runs.
However, Thunder are currently in fantastic form. So, this match can be an exciting contest.