THU vs STA Dream11 Prediction – Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars BBL T20 Match Preview, Pitch Repot & Playing XI

THU vs STA Dream11 Prediction

THU vs STA Tips, Stats & Team for BBL T20 Match Prediction

 Match:  THU vs STA T20 Match Prediction 
 Time:     12 December, 01:45 PM (IST) 

 Series:   BBL T20 Match 
 Venue:   Sydney Showground Stadium – Sydney, Australia 


Matthew Gilkes top scored for Sydney Thunder with 56 from 49 balls on Friday and is a strong choice for Sydney Thunders highest run scorer in this match. With the ball, Tanveer Sangha took 2 of the 3 wickets taken by his side. He is well worth backing as Sydney Thunders top wicket taker against Melbourne Stars.
Nick Larkin made an unbeaten half-century in Fridays win and is our pick for Melbourne Stars highest run scorer against Sydney Thunder. Nathan Coulter-Nile was the leader of the Stars bowling attack at the MCG and we expect him to be a threat in Sydney also. He is our tip for Melbourne Stars top wicket taker in this game.
Middle order batter Nick Larkin will be relishing facing the Sydney Thunder bowlers again so soon after his half-century on Friday. Larkin is our prediction for the Player of The Match Award.

Live Streaming: 

TV Channel : Seven Network and Fox Sports will show this game in Australia. In India, you can watch it on Sony Six. Sky Cricket has the rights in the UK with Willow TV showing the match in the USA. In South Africa you can watch it on SuperSport with Sky Sports showing the game in New Zealand.

Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Disney+ Hotstar.


Mostly sunny with a high of 18 degrees during the game in Sydney.

Pitch Report:

The pitch at the Sydney Showground Stadium is often one which the batters enjoy batting on. Expect the spin bowlers to get more assistance from the surface than the pace bowlers.

Toss Prediction: 

Both teams have chosen to field first after winning the toss in this years BBL. We predict that both skippers will do the same in this match.

Recent Form: 


L,     W,     L,    W,     L

❌   ✅   ❌   ✅    ❌


W,    L,     L,     L,     L

✅   ❌    ❌   ❌   ❌


Team News: 

THU Team News: 
After getting their campaign off to a winning start against Brisbane Heat, the Thunder were brought back down to earth by the Stars on Friday. Only two bowlers took wickets in the game and Daniel Sams place is under threat after conceding 50 from his 4 overs. There are no injuries in the Thunder squad.

STA Team News: 

After ending a losing streak of four games in BBL 2021, it would be a big surprise if Melbourne Stars choose to make any changes to their XI. Andre Russell was very expensive with the ball but will certainly get the nod again as he is only available for five games in the tournament.


THU Predicted11 

Alex Hales

Sam Whiteman

Matthew Gilkes

Sam Billings (wk)

Alex Ross

Daniel Sams

Ben Cutting

Nathan McAndrew

Chris Green (c)

Gurinder Sandhu

Tanveer Sangha

STA Predicted11 

Marcus Stoinis

Joe Clarke (wk)

Nick Larkin

Glenn Maxwell (c)

Hilton Cartwright

Beau Webster

Andre Russell

Nathan Coulter-Nile

Adam Zampa

Qais Ahmad

Brody Couch

Winning Chances: 

Who will win today match: THU vs STA BBL T20 Match Team
Fridays clash went all the way to the final ball and we expect this game to be equally as close. We predict that we will see some higher batting totals than on Friday with at least one batter going on to make a significant score. Overall we are backing Melbourne Stars to win this match.

THU Key Players: 

Matthew Gilkes: 

The young left-handed batter has hit over 70 runs in the tournament already and struck 5 boundaries in Fridays defeat.

Sam Billings:

The keeper-batter hit 43 from 31 balls during the chase at the MCG but will be disappointed to have been dismissed at an important stage.

Tanveer Sangha:

The young leg-spinner has 3 wickets in the competition and has not gone for over 30 runs in either of the opening games.

STA Key Players: 

Nick Larkin: 

The middle order batter top scored with a 43-ball unbeaten 52 on Friday. He hit five fours and shared an 80 run partnership with Hilton Cartwright.

Marcus Stoinis:

The World Cup winning all-rounder opens the batting for the Stars. He hit a run a ball 13 at the MCG on Friday but expect plenty more runs from him as the tournament progresses.

Nathan Coulter-Nile:

The strapping fast bowler delivered a maiden alongside his figures of 2-27 on Friday. He dismissed Sam Whiteman and Matthew Gikes.

Team Forms:

THU Team Form: 
The Thunder have won only two of their last five games and are looking for consistency at this early stage of the season.

STA Team Form: 
The Stars had got their season off to the worst possible start with a heavy defeat against Sydney Sixers but the win on Friday could be a crucial turning point.


Sydney Thunder: 

Alex Hales, Sam Whiteman, Matthew Gilkes, Sam Billings(w), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green(c), Gurinder Sandhu, Jonathan Cook, Lachlan Hearne, Baxter Holt, Arjun Nair, Jason Sangha, Chris Tremain.

Melbourne Stars: 

Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke(w), Glenn Maxwell(c), Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright, Andre Russell, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch, Clint Hinchliffe, Peter Nevill, Sam Rainbird.

THU vs STA Dream11 Team for Today’s Match

WICKET-KEEPERS: J Clarke, S Billings

BATSMEN: N Larkin, M Stoinis, S Whiteman

ALL-ROUNDERS: A Russell(c), G Maxwell, D Sams(vc)

BOWLERS: A Zampa, N McAndrew, N. Coulter-Nile

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