Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder BBL T20 Match Prediction

2020-12-12 10:35:00
Melbourne Stars MLS Melbourne Stars
Sydney Thunder SYT Sydney Thunder

Betting Tips

  • Melbourne Stars thrashed Brisbane Heat in their previous match. They'll be thrilled to see the form of Glen Maxwell and Nathan Coulter Nile. 
  • Cullum Ferguson led Sydney Thunders looks a strong batting team with Ferguson, Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales at the top
  • Both teams have been very competitive with each other with Thunders winning 7 of 13 matches
Melbourne Stars

Our Pick Melbourne Stars are favorites to win

Posted On 12th December 2020 11:03:35
Posted by Kavin

MLS vs SYT T20 Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2020

Melbourne Stars will take on Sydney Thunder in the 3rd match of the Big Bash League. The match will be played on the Manuka Oval, Canberra and is all set to take place at 4:05 PM Local time

What a start it has been for Melbourne Stars as they thrashed Brisbane Heat by 6 wickets. On back of some splendid bowling by Nathan Coulter-Nile and Dilbar Hussain, Stars restricted Heat to a below par 125 before chasing the target with ease. 

Glen Maxwell and Hilton Cartwright were the two top performers with the bat with scores of 46 each. They look a pretty balanced side and we expect them to perform even better against Thunders.

The  Callum Ferguson-led side aren't pushovers by any means. They look a pretty decent all round team with a perfect blend of youth and experience. Players like Ben Cutting add tremendous depth to their batting. 

Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Cullum Ferguson form a strong top order while Matt Giles and Alex Ross add strength to their batting. Adam Milne, Daniel Sams, Jono Cook and Brendan Doggett form a versatile bowling line up.

Though we fancy Melbourne Stars, the top heavy Sydney Thunders cannot be counted out.

MLS vs SYT Live Streaming:

BBL 2020 can be watched live  in Australia on Fox Cricket. In India, the Sony Network will telecast BBL 2020 live, while in the United Kingdom, the matches will be broadcasted on BT Sport.

Live Streaming: BBL 2020 will be telecasted live in Australia on Kayo and Foxtel GO. In India, Sony Liv has the rights for live streaming, while in the UK, the BTSport app will stream the matches.

MLS vs SYT Toss Prediction

If you bat well, you can get some big scores. We expect the skipper winning the toss to do the same.

Weather Report

The weather looks good with bright sunshine.

Pitch Report

The wicket will offer some assistance with the new ball but overall, it is a good batting wicket.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, BBL 2020

Melbourne Stars Team News & Playing 11

MLS Team News

Haris Rauf has been cleared by the PCB to join Melbourne Stars in BBL 2020  but the ace pacer won't be available until early January. Melbourne Stars will be playing back to back matches so it's a high possibility that they tweak their playing XI

MLS Team Form

  • Glen Maxwell - Glen Maxwell was outstanding in the first match as he smashed a brilliant 46. The Kind of form he's in, he can be backed for another good knock in the next match.
  • Marcus Stonis - Stoinis missed out in the first match but he's been in decent form of late. We expect him to come good in the next match.
  • Nathan Coulter Nile -  Coulter-Nile picked up 4 wickets in the first match and will once again be the lead pacer for Stars.

MLS Team Form

Melbourne Stars thrashed Brisbane Heat in the first match.

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing 11

Andre Fletcher (WK), Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell (C), Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Dilbar Hussain, Billy Stanlake, and Liam Hatcher

Sydney Thunder Team News & Playing 11

SYT Team News

Sydney Thunders have never finished above 4th in the BBL and this is something they'd like to change this time around. Thunders have announced the 16 member squad for the match and looks a very good side with players like Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson and Alex Hales.

SYT Key Players

  • Alex Hales - Alex Hales, the destructive Englishman will be looking to start the tournament on a positive note.
  • Callum Ferguson - Cullum Ferguson has been instrumental for Thunders in the tournament. He'll be a very crucial player in the middle order.
  • Adam Milne - Adam Milne can bowl quick and get the best out of the pitch. He'll be a big threat to Melbourne Stars.

SYT Team Form

Sydney Thunders finished fifth in the last season

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing 11

Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (C), Matt Gilkes (WK), Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Daniel Sams, Jono Cook and Brendan Doggett

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Team Form in Last Five Matches



MLS vs SYT Head to Head

Both teams have been very competitive with each other.

MLS vs SYT Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played MLS Won SYT Won Tie No Result
12 7 6 0 0

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Betting Odds

Melbourne Stars Bet365 Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 1.66 to win
  • MLS top team batsman: Marcus Stoinis at 3.25 and Glenn Maxwell at 4.0 are the top batsmen for Melbourne Stars. Other players you can consider placing your bet on are Ben Dunk and Andre Fletcher at 4.0, and Hilton Cartwright at 5.0
  • MLS top team bowler: Adam Zampa at 3.25, Nathan Coulter-Nile at 4.00, Dilbar Hussain at 4.50 and Billy Stanlake at 4.50 are the best bowlers

Sydney Thunders Bet365 Odds

  • SYT to win: Sydney Thunders are 2.20 to win
  • SYT top team batsman: Chris Lynn at 3.00, Max Bryant at 4.00 are the two top batsmen for Sydney Thunders. Other batsmen you can place your bet are Dan Lawrence, Lewis Gregory and Tom Cooper at 5.0, 7.0 and 7.0
  • SYT top team bowler: Ben Laughlin, JJ Bazley, Matthews Kuhnemann and Xavier Bartlett are their best bowlers that can be backed at 3.25, 5.00, 5.0 and 5.00 respectively.

Melbourne Stars Betway Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 1.66 to win
  • MLS top team batsman: Marcus Stoinis at 3.0 and Glen Maxwell at 3.6 are their best batsmen. Other batsmen you can place your bet on Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright and Nic Maddinson at 4.75, 5.0 and 7.0
  • MLS top team bowler: Adam Zampa and Nathan Coulter-Nile at 3.25 can be backed as best bowlers. You can also place your bet on Billy Stanlake and Dilbar Hussain at 4.5.

Sydney Thunders Betway Odds

  • SYT to win: Sydney Thunders are 2.10 to win
  • SYT top team batsman: Alex Hales at 3.25, Cullum Ferguson and Usman Khawaja at 3.5 and Alex Ross at 5.0 are their best batsmen.
  • SYT top team bowler: Adam Milne and Daniel Sams at 3.6 can be backed as their best bowlers followed by Brendan Doggett and Chris Trenamen at 5.0

Final Verdict

Melbourne Stars to beat Sydney Thunders at 1.66 on Bet365 and 1.61 on Betway

MLS vs SYT Dream11 Prediction


Matthew Gike at 8.0 is our preferred pick. He has a decent record in the Australian domestic circuit and can be backed


Alex Hales at 10, Usman Khawaja at 9.5, Cullum Ferguson at 9.0, and Ben Dunk at form a strong batting line up. Alex Hales we all know is a dangerous batsmen while Khawaja is one player who can hold the Innings together. The skipper Cullum Ferguson is another classy batsmen while Ben Dunk has performed exceptionally well in BBL. 

All rounder

Glen Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis at 10 and 10.5 can be backed from this section. Both of them are class players and are in really good form. Maxwell played a match winning knock in the previous game as well.


Adam Zampa, Adam Milne, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Dilbar Hussain at 9.0, 8.5, 8.5 and 8.5 will complete a strong team. Adam Zampa and Nathan Coulter-Nile and Dilbar Hussain were terrific in the previous match. Adam Milne is another bowler who can get the best out of this pitch.

Captain/Vice Captain

Glen Maxwell is our preferred pick for captain whole Alex Hales can be selected as his deputy.

MLS vs SYT Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Ben Dunk, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Cullum Ferguson

  • All Rounder:Glen Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis

  • Wicket Keeper:Matt File

  • Bowler:Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dilbar Hussain, Adam Milne, Adam Zampa

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