Big Bash League 2023 - Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Dream11 Match Prediction, Top Picks, Playing 11, Captain, Vice Captain, Player Stats, Pitch Report & Weather Update
|Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder – Match 55 - BBL|
|Date||25th January 2023|
|Time||1:45 PM IST, 8:15 AM GMT 7:15 PM LOCAL|
|Venue||Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne|
Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder will meet in the final league game of the Big Bash League. Melbourne Stars have been eliminated from the tournament and they have nothing to lose in the coming game.
Thunder on the other hand have six wins and a win will take them closer to the playoff spot. A loss, however, will put them in jeopardy.
The wicket in Melbourne now looks exhausted and timing the ball is not easy now. A score of above 160 will not be easy to chase.
The weather will be slightly cloudy and the temperature will range between 24 and 13. Rain is unlikely to affect the game.
Joe Clarke (wk), Thomas Rogers, Campbell Kellaway, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa (c)
Matthew Gilkes (wk), David Warner, Jason Sangha, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Joel Davies, Chris Green (c), Gurinder Sandhu, Usman Qadir
There is no change in Melbourne Stars squad for the final game while Jason Sangha has returned to the Thunder team.
Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars have been very competitive against each other.
|Wicketkeeper||Joe Clarke, Matthew Gikes (VC)|
|Batters||Hilton Cartwright, Tom Frazer Roger, David Warner (C), Olivier Davies|
|All-rounders||Beau Webster, Daniel Sams|
|Bowlers||Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Usman Qadir|
David Warner has not played as per his reputation but when it comes to must-win games, there is hardly any player bigger than Warner. The southpaw will be looking to deliver in this crunch game and take his team to the playoffs.
Matthew Gikes is another batter who has been in decent form for Sydney Thunder. Matthew Gikes scored a blazing 74 against Melbourne Renegades to take his team to a win.
Usman Qadir can be the trump for Thunder given that the wickets have lost life and it is much tougher to score against the spinners.
Joe Clarke has done well for the Stars this season. However, he didn't find support from other end. With this being his final innings, he would be keen to make an impact
Nathan Coulter-Nile can be a good pick owing to his ability to bowl wicket to wicket and swing the new ball both ways.