Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars BBL T20 Match Prediction

2020-12-29 13:45:00
Sydney Thunder SYT Sydney Thunder
Melbourne Stars MLS Melbourne Stars

Betting Tips

  • Both Sydney Thunders and Melbourne Stars are laced with some brilliant batting options. For Stars, Maxwell and Pooran are in top form while Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja have been brilliant.
  • Melbourne Stars have a better bowling attack than Sydney Thunders and we expect them to cause a lot of trouble to the Thunder’s batsmen.
  • Ben Cutting, Chris Green and Daniel Sams are quality all round options that add a lot of depth to Sydney Thunder.
Melbourne Stars

Our Pick Melbourne Stars are favourites to win

Posted On 29th December 2020 09:35:45
Posted by Kavin

SYT vs MLS Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2020-21

A high flying Sydney Thunders will take on Melbourne Stars in the 19th match of the BBL 2020. The match will be played on the Manuka Oval and is scheduled to get underway at 7:15 PM local time.

Sydney Thunder put up a stellar show against Melbourne Renegades in their last game to pocket a massive 129 run victory. They now have three wins in three games and are looking at the top of their form. They’re up against Melbourne Stars who’re placed 5th  but a win in the next game will get them to the helm of the points table.

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Cullum Ferguson, Daniel Sams, Olivier Daviies, their is so much quality in this thunder batting line up and they certainly are living up to the expectations. The all rounders like Ben Cutting, Chris Green,  Daniel Sams provide a lot of depth in this team.

The bowling is also performing exceptially well with Adam Milne, Daniel Sams, Tanvir Sangha in terrefic form. Nathan NcAndrew and Chris Green balances this attck. Overall, they look a very strong team but getting past Melbourne Stars won’t be easy.

Melbourne Stars lost a nail biter to Sydney Sixers which has pushed them out of the top 4 in the points table. However, the gap is almost negligible and a win will once against get them at the top of the table.

Nicolas Pooran and Glenn Maxwell were scintillating in the last match and Stars would hope that they can carry on their form against the Thunders.  Andre Fletcher, Ben Dunk, Nick Larkin and Hilton Cartwright make them a batting heavy team. Also,  Billy Stanlake, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa, Zahir Khan forms one of the best bowling line up in the tournament.

Overall, both teams are pretty similar in terms of quality but we see Melbourne Stars as a slightly more balanced team than Sydney Thunders. No doubt the match could go either way Melbourne Stars are slight favourites for us.

SYT vs MLS 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.

SYT vs MLS Toss Prediction

It’s always a good thing to put big runs on the board. The pitch might get little slower in the second innings thus captains might look to bat first.

Pitch Report

The Pitch is a brilliant wicket to bat and we might see another high scoring encounter between two magnificent teams.

Weather Report

The weather looks promising with no chances of rain. The temperature will also be very pleasant in and around the 20’s

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League 2020-21.

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars

Sydney Thunder Team News & Playing 11

SYT Team News

Sam Billings and Jason Sangha have been added to the 19 member squad for Thunder’s clash against Melbourne Stars. Thunders are flying high after three consecutive wins thus we doubt they’d like to make any change in this all important clash.

SYT Key Players

  • Alex Hales - The destructive English opener was very impressive in the last match and scored a brisk 35 of 21 delivering. We expect him to come good in the next match.
  • Usman Khawaja - Usman Khawaja is another batsmen that Sydney Thunder heavily relies. Khawaja stroked a breezy 34 of 18 and looked in really good touch. He too is expected to continue his good run in the tournament. 
  • Adam Milne - Adam Milne has been very impressive for Thunders. Milne is proving difficult for the batsmen to tackle with his extra pace thus he’s another player to keep a keen eye on.

SYT Team Form

Sydney Thunders are have been in scintillating form in the tournament. They stated their tournament with a loss to Melbourne Stars but have been very impressive since then, winning back to back against Brisbane Heat, Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades.

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing 11

Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (c), Oliver Davies, Baxter Holt (wk), Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha 

Melbourne Stars Team News & Playing 11

MLS Team Form

Marcus Stoinis and Nic Maddinson missed Stars previous match but will rejoin the squad ahead of their clash with Sydney Thunders. Stoinis was granted leave to spend time with his family while failed to reach Queensland due to travel restriction.

MLS Key Players

  • Glen Maxwell - Glen Maxwell was at his destructive best against Sydney Sixers, smashing a brutal 71 off 47 deliveries. Stars will be hopeful of him carrying his form in BBL 2020 against Sydney Thunder too. 
  • Nicolas Pooran - Nicolas Pooran too thrashed the Sixers bowlers all round the park in a 26 ball 65. The kind of form he’s in, we expect him to be the danger man for Sydney Thunder. 
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile - Nathan Coulter Nile was absolutely brilliant in his last match. He’s been in top form throughout the tournament and will lead the Stars charge with the ball.

MLS  Team Form

Melbourne Stars have been slightly unlucky in the tournament. They could have eaily won all of their four matches but a washout against Pert Scorchers and a close loss to Sixers have pegged them back to 5th in the points table.

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing 11

Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nicholas Pooran (wk), Nic Maddinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Team Form in Last Five Matches



SYT vs MLS Head to Head

Both teams have had their fair share of wins and losses against each other.

SYT vs MLS Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played SYT Won MLS Won Tie No Result
15 7 8 0 0

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Betting Odds

Sydney Thunder Bet365 Odds

  • SYT to win: Sydney Thunder are 2.15 to win
  • SYT top team batsman: Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales at 3.6  are their top batsmen. Other batsmen that you can back are Cullum Ferguson and Sam Billings at 4.33 and 5.00 respectively.
  • SYT top team bowler: Daniel Sams at 3.5 and Asam Milne at 4.0 are their best bowlers. You ca also placxe your bet on Tanvir Sangha, Chris Green and Chris Tremain at 5.0 each.

Melbourne Stars Bet365 Odds

  • MLS to win: Melbourne Stars are 1.75 to win
  • MLS top team batsman: Marcus Stoinis at 3.25, Glen Maxwell at 3.6, Hilton Cartwright at 5.0 and Andre Fletcher at 5.0 can be backed as their best batsmen.
  • MLS top team bowler: Nathan Coulter Nile at 3.5, Adam Zampa at 4.0 are the top bowler for Stars while Liam Hatcher at 4.33, Zahir Khan at 4.5 and Billy Stanlake at 5.00 are their next best bowlers.

Sydney Thunder Betway Odds

  • SYT to win: Sydney Thunders are 2.05 to win
  • SYT top team batsman: Alex Hales at 3.25, Cullum Ferguson and Usman Khawaja at 4.0 and 3.5 respectively can be backed as their best batsmen.
  • SYT top team bowler: Adam Milne and Daniel Sams at 3.5 and 3.75 can be backed as their best bowlers followed by  Chris Trenamen at 4.75, Nathan McAndrew at 4.75 and Tanveer Sangha at 4.75

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 4.0 are their best batsmen. Other batsmen you can place your bet on Nicolas Pooran, Hilton Cartwright and Andre Fletcher at 5.0, 5.5 and 5.5
  • MLS top team bowler: Adam Zampa and Nathan Coulter-Nile at 3.6 can be backed as best bowlers. You can also place your bet on Billy Stanlake and Liam Hatcher at 4.75.

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Prediction

Both teams are pretty solid and are in some great form. There is very little to choose between the two teams but we see Melbourne Stars as a better balanced team. The return of Mrcus Stoinis will also be a big boost for the Stars. 

Final Verdict

Melbourne Stars to beat Thunders at 1.75 on Bet365 and 1.66 on Betway

SYT vs MLS Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Nicolar Pooran at 9.5 is our preferred pick. He smashed a brilliant 65 off 26 ball and is in good form.

  • Batsmen

    Alex Hales at 10, Cullum Ferguson at 9.0, and Hilton Cartwrite at 8.5 form a strong batting line up. Alex Hales and Usman Khwaja have been batting pretty well and can be backed to play a big knock. Hilton Cartwright will be back for this match and is a top class batsmen who’s been in some terrific form of late.

  • All rounder

    Glen Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis at 10 and 10.5 can be backed from this section. Both Maxwell and Stoinis have been decent with bat. Maxwell is fresh from a brutal 50 in the last match while Stoinis will look to get a solid start after the break.

  • Bowlers

    Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile Tanvir Sangha and Liam Hatcher at 9.0, 8.5, 8.0 and 8.0 will complete a strong team. Coulter Nile and Zampa have sone a great job for the Stars while Sangha was exceptional in the last match with 4 wickets. Liam Hatcher is also a very good bowler

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Glen Maxwell is our preferred pick for captain while Daniel Sams can be selected as his deputy.

SYT vs MLS Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Hilton Cartwright, Alex Hales, Cullum Ferguson

  • All Rounder:Glen Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Sams

  • Wicket Keeper:Nicolas Pooran

  • Bowler:Nathan Coulter-Nile, Tanveer Sangha, Liam Hatcher Adam Zampa

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