The 2020-21 edition of the Big Bash League will continue with a double-header on Saturday, as the Melbourne Stars will face Sydney Thunder in the first match of the day. While Melbourne Stars will play their second match of this season, Sydney Thunder will start this tournament with this match.
The Melbourne Stars started their season on Friday by thrashing Brisbane Heat by 6 wickets. They will be aiming for their second win when they face Sydney Thunder on Saturday.
Sydney Thunder Team Report
Sydney Thunder led by Callum Ferguson will be playing their first game of the season on Saturday. Last year Melbourne Stars met Sydney Thunders in Challenger where Melborune Stars beat the Sydney Thunders to qualify for the BBL final.
Sundey Thunder have made some impressive changes ahead of the season, bringing in the likes of Ben Cutting, Adam Milne and Sam Billings. However, Sam Billings will not be available till Boxing Day.
Melbourne Stars Team Report
Melbourne Stars won the first match against Brisbane Heat by 6 wickets. Andre Fletcher and Marcus Stoinis will try to find their form after being dismissed cheaply in the first game.
Dilbar Hussain, Adam Zampa and Nathan Coulter-Nile, impressed with the ball for the Melbourne Stars in the opener and should retain their spots in the team. Nicholas Pooran will not be available.
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Match Details
Date: Saturday, December 12, 2020
Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
Time: 10:35 AM IST
Weather: Sunny Weather (18-20) degrees.
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Live Telecast
MLS vs THU can be watched live in Australia on Fox Cricket. In India, the Sony Network will telecast MLS vs THU Match live.
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Live Streaming
MLS vs THU will be live stream in Australia on Kayo and Foxtel GO. In India, Sony Liv has the rights for live streaming.
MLS vs THU Last 5 Match Clashes
Melbourne Stars won by 28 Runs
Melbourne Stars won by 6 Wickets
Melbourne Stars won by 3 Wickets
Melbourne Stars won by 8 Wickets
Sydney Thunder won by 15 Runs (D/L)
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder (MLS vs THU) – Head-to-Head Stats
|Stats||Matches||MLS Won||THU Won|
|At Manuka Oval (Canberra)||1||0||1|
|Last 5 matches||5||4||1|
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder predicted XIs
Predicted XI: Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch (WK), Andre Fletcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa, Dilbar Hussain, Billy Stanlake
Predicted XI: Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Matt Gilkes, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Usman Khawaja, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Chris Tremain, Jono Cook