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Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars BBL T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips

Sydney Thunder SYT
Melbourne Stars MLS
123/9 (20)
122/8 (20)
Sydney Thunder won by 1 wkt

SYT vs MLS Betting Tips

  • Alex Hales has scored 1857 runs in the BBL with a strike-rate of 151.34. He impressed during the T20 World Cup in Australia and is our tip for Sydney Thunder’s highest run scorer in this game. Tanveer Sangha impressed in last year’s competition with his best figures 3-26. He is a strong choice for Sydney Thunder’s top wicket taker.
  • Joe Clarke caught the eye during the 2021 tournament hitting five half-centuries, more than any other player. He is well worth backing as Melbourne Stars’ highest run scorer against Sydney Thunder. With the ball, Trent Boult will make his Big Bash debut in this game and the New Zealander is our pick for Sydney Thunder’s top wicket taker.
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi is a wicket taker in all conditions in all formats. The Afghan pace bowler is our recommendation for picking up over 1.5 wickets in this game.

SYT vs MLS Win Probability

info The "Chance of Winning" Widget shows winning percentage depending upon live betting odds of teams participating in the match. The winning percentage is changed immediately when odds are updated.



Our Prediction

Sydney Thunder are favorites to win

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Total Stumpings in Match -

Total Stumpings in Match - Over 0.5


Alex Hales to Score 50 -

Alex Hales to Score 50 - YES


Sydney Thunder Total Match Fours -

Sydney Thunder Total Match Fours - Over 14.5


Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw And Marcus Stoinis To Hit 1 Or More 6's Each

Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw And Marcus Stoinis To Hit 1 Or More 6's Each


Innings extras - Melbourne Stars

Innings extras - Melbourne Stars Over 8.5



THU vs STA T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2022

The 2022 Big Bash League gets underway with Sydney Thunder taking on Melbourne Stars at the Manuka Oval, Canberra. Sydney Thunder finished in third place in the group stage and fourth overall during the 2021 season. Melbourne Stars ended in sixth place, one point away from the play-offs last year. Read on as we preview this match. The game gets underway at 19:15 local time.

Sydney Thunder have assembled a fantastic squad of players who could well be able to build on last year’s performance. With the experience of Rilee Rossouw and Alex Hales, scoring runs should not be a problem.

Melbourne Stars will be without star all-rounder and captain Glenn Maxwell but this should give the opportunity for other players to make a name. We expect the Stars to be one of the most entertaining sides in the competition.

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars T20 Match Live Streaming

TV channels: This match will be shown live on Sky Cricket, FoxTel and the Sony Network.

Live StreamingFans can stream the match on Sky Go, FoxTel and Sony Liv.

THU vs STA Match Toss Prediction

Historically in the BBL, the teams batting first have had the most success at the Manuka Oval. We predict that both captains will want to bat first in this match.

THU vs STA, Manuka Oval Pitch Report

Although not the highest scoring ground in the tournament, batters enjoy getting to the crease in Canberra. Expect some pace in the wicket and a par score around 180.

Canberra Weather Report

Mostly sunny conditions early on before clear evening skies across the rest of the game. The temperature will be no higher than 16 degrees during this match.

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Sydney Thunder Team News & Playing 11

THU Team News

Jason Sangha will lead an almost full-strength team in this opening game of the BBL 2022 tournament. Although David Warner will not play in this match, he will be available very soon for the side. There are no injury worries across the Thunder squad.

THU Key Players

  • Alex Hales- after being left out of the England white ball squads from 2019 onwards, Alex Hales returned to the team this year and is now a T20 World Cup winner. He has an excellent BBL record.
  • Rilee Rossouw- the powerful South African left-hander enjoyed his second coming as an international cricketer during 2022 and remains one of the most feared top order white ball batters in the world.
  • Tanveer Sangha- the 21 year old leg-spinner enjoyed the 2021 BBL campaign with a strike rate of 15.1 across the 16 wickets he picked up.

THU Team Form

Sydney Thunder had a poor final few games in the 2021 BBL winning only one of their final four matches and are looking to get this season underway with a win.

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Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing 11

Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, Jason Sangha (c), Matthew Gilkes (wk), Chris Green, Toby Gray, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Tanveer Sangha, Usman Qadir, Fazalhaq Farooqi

SYT vs MLS Prediction
Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Match Prediction

Melbourne Stars Team News & Playing 11

STA Team News

As mentioned earlier, captain Glenn Maxwell has been ruled out of the tournament after suffering a freak broken leg injury. Spinner Adam Zampa will lead the team across the competition with Marcus Stoinis expected to be the main player in the side.

STA Key Players

  • Joe Clarke- the young Nottinghamshire keeper-batter was on the fringes of the England Test squad in the early part of the home summer in 2021. He had a fantastic experience in this competition last year and will be full of confidence.
  • Marcus Stoinis- the powerful batting all-rounder will open the batting in this tournament. He loves batting in home conditions and has been in excellent T20 form over the last 12 months.
  • Trent Boult- the left-arm pace bowler will be a threat to Sydney Thunder’s batters throughout. Look out for his yorkers at the beginning and end of the innings.

STA Team Form

Melbourne Stars ended last season’s tournament in strong form with three victories from their final four games.

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing 11

Marcus Stonis, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke (wk), Thomas Rogers, Josh Burns, Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa (c), Trent Boult, Luke Wood, Brody Couch

SYT vs MLS Team Form in Last Five Matches



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Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Head to Head

Melbourne Stars lead Sydney Thunder 10-7 in the overall head to head and have had the upper hand in the tournament over the most recent years. Thunder have only beaten the Stars in one of the last eight meetings.

SYT vs MLS Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played THU Won STA Won Tie No Result
Overall 17 7 10 0 0
Last 5 5 1 4 0 0

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Betting Odds

The bookies are predicting a close contest to begin the 2022 tournament in Canberra. Melbourne Stars are slight underdogs with Sydney Thunder coming into the match as narrow favourites.

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Who will win Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars T20 Match?

The batting firepower of Alex Hales and Rilee Rossouw gives Sydney Thunder the edge ahead of this match. That said, Marcus Stoinis and Joe Clarke will also make a fearsome opening pair.

SYT vs MLS Top Team Batsmen

Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw and Jason Sangha are our batting picks for Sydney Thunder. With his exceptional BBL record over the years, it is no surprise to see Alex Hales as the favourite to top score for his side. Rossouw enjoys batting in Australia and hit a century during the T20 World Cup in October.

We recommend Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke and Nick Larkin are our tips with the bat for Melbourne Stars. Stoinis was one of the most impressive batters during the T20 World Cup with his strike-rate catching the eye. He is favourite with the bookmakers to hit the most runs for the Stars. Larkin has a top score of 83 not out in the BBL.

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SYT vs MLS Top Team Bowlers

We are backing Daniel Sams, Tanveer Singh and Usman Qadir with the ball for Sydney Thunder. Sams has the best odds with the bookies and has 82 wickets in the competition. Tanveer Singh and Usman Qadir will both take the pace off but will turn the ball a great amount.

Trent Boult, Adam Zampa and Brody Couch are our bowling recommendations with the ball for Melbourne Stars. With a fantastic record in white ball cricket in this country, the bookmakers have Adam Zampa as the top bowler. Brody Couch bowls with real pace and will be a threat on this pitch.

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🏆 Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Prediction

Fans of cricket from across the globe will be looking forward to the start of another BBL season and with the players on show in this game, we do not expect any supporters to be disappointed. Hitting big scores is the key in this tournament and we think that Sydney Thunder have the stronger batting line-up. So overall, we are backing Sydney Thunder to win this match.

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Posted On 13th December 2022 09:48:00 AM
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  • Arjun

    Syndey Thunder looks very strong with the likes of Hales and Rilee Rossouw in their side and this is one the strongest point that they are a better unit than stars for this game