29 Dec 2020, Sydney Thunder is going to play against Melbourne Stars at Manuka Oval, Canberra. Here is the Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League 2020 | 18th T20 Match Prediction. The BBL T20 match will start at 08:15 AM GMT / 07:15 PM LOCAL.

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Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League 2020 | 18th T20 Match Prediction

Sydney Thunder 42%
Melbourne Stars 38%
The percentages are showing in between 80%. The rest of the 20% is for exceptional cases. The explanations are down below.

“Sydney Thunder” Can Be The Winner.

  1. Team Ranking:

    Sydney Thunder is looking to end their poor run against Melbourne Stars. It will be a challenging game for them. Currently, Thunder sits in the 2nd place and Stars sits in the 4th place of the team ranking.

  2. Home Advantage:

    The match between Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars is set to happen in Manuka Oval, Canberra. This is the home ground of Sydney Thunder. So, they will get the home advantage.

  3. Current Form: 

    Both teams are in good form. Thunder won 3 out of 4 matches while Stars won 2 out of 3 matches in this current competition so far.

  4. Head To Head:

    Melbourne Stars won 8 times while Sydney Thunder won 6 times in the head to head encounters. Stars has won last 5 matches at a stretch against Thunder.

  5. Field Condition:

    Manuka Oval, Canberra is a short-sized field and have the bounce.

  6. Player Analysis:

    Batsmen Analytics

    Glenn Maxwell of Melbourne Stars has an AVG 26.96 and SR 152.60. Another top batsman of Melbourne Stars – Ben Dunk has an AVG 25.1925.19 and SR 131.25.

    On the other hand, Alex Hales of Sydney Thunder has an AVG 29.50 and SR 142.98. Another top batsman of Sydney Thunder Usman Khawaja – has an AVG 29.79 and SR 127.09.

    Bowlers Analytics

    Melbourne Stars bowler Marcus Stoinis’s AVG 26.64 and Econ 8.84. Another Top bowler of Stars Nathan Coulter-Nile has an AVG 23.35 and his Econ 7.70.

    Hence, Sydney Thunder bowler Daniel Sams’s AVG 21.28 and Econ 8.48. Another Top bowler of Sydney Thunder Adam Milne has an AVG 22.27 and his Econ 7.61.

    Stars have won the last 5 matches against Thunder. Sydney Thunder has a deeper batting line-up with most of its players in good form. Moreover, they’re playing well and looking to continue the good form.

  7. Point Table:

    Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades have earned 12 and 4 points respectively.

  8. Pitch Supports:

    Manuka Oval, Canberra is a small venue with the square boundaries being short which allows batsmen to score lots of runs. Fast bowlers have done well here with pace and bounce on offer from the surface. Spinners have to bowl extremely tight lines as mishits can go over the rope at this venue.

However, things could be change in some terms like weather condition, or injury cases of players in a team. But, these are exceptional cases at all.

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Sydney Thunder Squad

Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings, Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain.

Melbourne Stars Squad
Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Jackson Coleman, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Zahir Khan, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Merlo, Lance Morris, Tom O’Connell, Nicholas Pooran, Will Pucovski, Billy Stanlake, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Dilbar Hussain, Andre Fletcher.