Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars, 19th T20 Match Prediction 02 Jan 2020

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Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars, 19th T20 Match Prediction

2020-01-03

Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, Australia

Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, Australia

Sydney Thunder

7.10 142/7 in 20.0
7.27 143/7 in 19.4

Melbourne Stars

7.10 142/7 in 20.0
7.27 143/7 in 19.4
Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney, Australia
Cricbettingbuzz Toss Winner - Sydney Thunder won the toss and chose to bat first
Cricbettingbuzz Melbourne Stars beat Sydney Thunder by 3 wickets

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars cricket betting odds

SYT 2.10
MLS 1.66

ST vs MS Prediction

S. Bhatarjee

Sydney Thunder’s battle to protect the home fort against Melbourne Stars!

  • Melbourne Stars have an in-form batting line-up with Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handcomb and Marcus Stoinis looking in good form
  • Daniel Worrall, Dale Steyn and Sandeep Lamichhane are bowling economical spells for Stars which strengthens their bowling
  • Sydney Thunder’s bowlers have been leaking too many runs in the end overs. They did so even in their win in the last game

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Match Preview

After their thrilling win against the Adelaide Strikers, the Sydney Thunder would be up against the Melbourne Stars in the next game.

It was a good win for the Thunder who had lost their previous one unable to defend plenty of runs in the last over against Sydney Sixers. The problem for Sydney Thunder has been their bowling attack which is failing to defend big scores. Even in the last game their bowlers nearly threw away the game from a winning position. 

The Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, come into this game riding high on confidence. They have played well so far in the season to win three out of their four games. Knowing that Melbourne Stars have an explosive batting line-up, the hosts can least afford to bowl poorly in the next game. It will be interesting to see how Thunder’s bowling attack approaches the next game.

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Teams Preview

Sydney Thunder

Callum Ferguson would have had his heart in his mouth in the last over against Adelaide Strikers. It seemed like a repeat of the game against the Sixers. The three-run win would have given the side lot of confidence and the skipper would want his boys to play positive cricket against an in-form Melbourne Stars side.

Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja are in good form and the side would hope to see a good start from them in the next game. Ferguson’s show in the last game would give him a lot of confidence going into the next one. They have a batting line-up that goes deep with players like Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, and Chris Green being good hitters of the ball.

It is their bowling attack that has done poorly in the last two games. While Daniel Sams has been good other bowlers have failed to show their consistency. Chris Green’s good show in the last game would give the side confidence. They would want Jonathan Cook, Nathan McAndrew and Chris Morris to bowl well in the next game.

Sydney Thunder Actual Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Daniel Sams, Nathan John McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Matthew Gilkes, Christopher Green, Brendan Doggett, Chris Morris, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Alex Ross

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing XI

Callum Ferguson (c), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Matthew Gilkes (wk), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Arjun Nair, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Jonathan Cook

Melbourne Stars

Glenn Maxwell’s side earned a thrilling 4 run win under the DLS method in their last game against the Hobart Hurricanes. With three wins in four games the side has looked in sublime form. Maxwell who is leading by example would want his side to carry on with their form into the next game.

The batting line-up has looked in good form this season and Marcus Stoinis and Peter Handscomb played well in the last game. Glenn Maxwell has played a couple of match-winning knocks already and strengthens the batting for the side. The form of Nic Maddinson and Nick Larkin is a bit of a concern at the moment and these players will look to do well in the next game.

Stars’ bowling attack is looking in great shape at the moment. Daniel Worrall and Dale Steyn have done well with the new ball and shall look to trouble batsmen in the next game. Sandeep Lamichhane has gained good form which is excellent for the side. In Nathan Coulter-Nile and Adam Zampa, they have good bowlers and these guys will look to do well in the next game.

Melbourne Stars Actual Playing XI:

Clint Hinchliffe, Peter Handscomb, Nic Maddinson, DW Steyn, Haris Rauf, N Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing XI

Glenn Maxwell (c), Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb (wk), Ben Dunk, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Dale Steyn, Sandeep Lamichhane

Pitch And Weather Conditions

The conditions would be slightly cloudy in Sydney on January 02. But we expect the surface to be a good one to bat on after the batsmen have seen through the initial overs. It is expected to be a high scoring encounter and the side that bats first would need a score over 170 runs to feel comfortable.

Sydney Showground Stadium is a good batting strip where lots of runs have been scored in the past in T20 games. The ball hits the bat hard allowing batsmen to play their strokes without fear. Spinners have done well at this venue in the past but there isn’t much for the fast bowlers.

Venue Details

Sydney Showground Stadium is a good batting strip where lots of runs have been scored in the past in T20 games. The ball hits the bat hard allowing batsmen to play their strokes without fear. Spinners have done well at this venue in the past but there isn’t much for the fast bowlers.

Toss Prediction

It is the first game of the season on this ground and the surface would have some assistance for the bowlers in the initial overs. Most teams prefer to chase in T20s these days and we expect the side winning the toss to bowl first on this wicket.

Winning Prediction

Hosts Sydney Thunder has had their good and bad times this season and the side would go into the next game confidently after winning the previous encounter. They are up against a side that has shown good form this season and they can’t afford to play lose cricket in the game. The Melbourne Stars are performing as a unit this season with their batsmen and bowlers in good form. This will make them favorites going into the game.

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