Melbourne Stars have already started their journey in this season after comfortably beating Brisbane Heat by 6 wickets in their opening match of this tournament on Friday (11th December) at this venue (Manuka Oval, Canberra). So, it will be their second match of this season.
Meanwhile, Sydney Thunder will play their first match in the BBL 10. The BBL 05 winners Thunder were the 3rd best team in the BBL 09 as they were eliminated from the Challenger where Stars beat them by 28 runs.
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 3: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder – Weather Forecast
While Manuka Oval (Canberra) provided a full uninterrupted match on last Friday (11th December), the weather forecast suggests another uninterrupted T20 match on Saturday.
In the first double-header of the BBL 10, Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder match will be played at first in the afternoon, which will begin at 04:05 PM (16:05) local time. During the match time, the weather will be fine – sunny. While the temperature will between 20°C and 16°C, there is no rain chance.
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 3: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder – Pitch Report
While this venue hosted two limited-overs international matches between Australia and India (one ODI and one T20I) early this month, India won both those matches at batting first. However, Melbourne Stars won their first BBL 10 match at this venue in the second batting. Nathan Coulter-Nile’s superb bowling helped Stars to bundle out their opponents for only 125 runs. Later, Stars chased down that target in 17.1 overs after losing four wickets.
Also, due to the early period of this new home summer, the captains generally like to chase a T20 target.