Match 19 of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder at the Showground Stadium in Sydney.
The match starts at 15:40 PM local time (10:10 AM IST). This game can be viewed on Sony Six and Sony Six HD. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.
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Melbourne Stars are all set to battle against Sydney Thunder after registering a dramatic win in a rain-affected last game against Hobart Hurricanes on Monday. On the other hand, Sydney Thunder won a last-over thriller against Adelaide Strikers on Tuesday and ended Strikers’ six-win streak at their home ground.
For Melbourne Stars, Stoinis doing a good job at the top and Peter Handscomb is expected to perform for his side as well. Glenn Maxwell provided two match-winning knocks this season. In the bowling department, Steyn and Nathan Coulter-Nile will strengthen the pace with Worral and Rauf helping them. Zampa will be assisting them by steering the spin department.
For Sydney Thunder, skipper Callum Ferguson is anticipated to lead his side from the front. Heroics will also be expected from Alex Hales and Khawaja. Alex Ross can also emerge as a match-winning player while steering the middle-order. They also got a very strong bowling line-up to defend totals.
Both the teams are currently sitting in the upper half of the points table. Sydney Thunder will look forward to keeping up the number one position whereas Melbourne Stars will try to grab it from the Thunder. Therefore, it will be an interesting match tomorrow as we can look forward to strong performances from both the teams.
With no chances of rain, it is expected to be a good day for a cricket match. However, the temperature is expected to hover around 26-24 Degree Celsius according to Accu Weather.
Sydney Showground Stadium will host its first match of 2019-20 season of Big Bash League. In the five encounters of the previous season of BBL, the team batting first has emerged victorious on all occasions. Most teams will prefer to bat on this track in order to amass a competitive total on the scoreboard. In the last BBL match played on this venue, both the teams were able to post at least 140 runs on the board.
Average First Innings Score: 155
Record of the chasing teams: Won – 0; Lost – 5
(BBL 2018-19 stats)
Injury and Availability News:
Haris Rauf returns to the squad for the Stars in place of Sandeep Lamichhane (who is being rested due to an injury).
Probable Playing XI:
Melbourne Stars: Glenn Maxwell (c), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Peter Handscomb (wk), Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Haris Rauf, Dale Steyn, Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Worrall, Adam Zampa
Bench – Clint Hinchliffe, Hilton Cartwright
Sydney Thunder: Callum Ferguson (c), Jonathan Cook, Matthew Gilkes (wk), Chris Green, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Morris, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams
Bench – Chris Tremain, Brendan Doggett
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain –Callum Ferguson, Peter Handscomb, Marcus Stoinis
Vice-Captain – Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Glenn Maxwell
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Peter Handscomb
Batsmen – Callum Ferguson (C), Alex Ross, Ben Dunk
All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Marcus Stoinis (VC)
Bowlers – Arjun Nair, Dale Steyn, Nathan Coulter-Nile.
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Peter Handscomb (C)
Batsmen – Callum Ferguson (VC), Alex Ross, Usman Khawaja
All-Rounders – Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Arjun Nair, Dale Steyn, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Haris Rauf
The inclusion of Haris Rauf will certainly strengthen the bowling force of Melbourne Stars. Considering the recent form, including Callum Ferguson in your side is a no brainer. Picking Marcus Stoinis may also prove to be a good punt.
Melbourne Stars are expected to win this match.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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