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Cricket Betting Tips and Fantasy Cricket Match Predictions: WBBL 2020 - Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars - Match 36

Mignon du Preez
Mignon du Preez

The 36th match of the Women’s Big Bash League 2020 will be played between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney in Australia.

LIVE - WBBL 2020 - Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars - Match 36

Melbourne Stars are at the top of the Women’s Big Bash League 2020 leaderboard with 5 wins from 7 matches. The team has 13 points.

Meg Lanning has been the top run-scorer for Melbourne Stars with 248 runs. She has made her runs at an average of 62. Elyse Villani has 178 runs, with the best of 51*.

Nat Sciver has been their best bowler with 12 wickets. She has bowled at an economy of 6.47. Alana King has also picked up 6 scalps.

They will be up against Sydney Thunder who are placed at the 2nd spot in the pile with 10 points from 8 matches. They have won 4 and lost 2 while 2 of their matches were rained off.

Heather Knight is the highest run-getter for the side with 251 runs from 8 matches at an average of 50 and a strike rate of 129. She has the best of 83. Rachel Haynes is next with 117 runs from 8 matches.

In the bowling department, Suzie Bates has picked up 11 wickets. She has bowled at an average of 8, with the best of 3/9. Bates has an economy of 4.50.

Let's have a look at the squads of both teams: 

Sydney Thunder - Rachael Haynes (c), Tammy Beaumont (wk), Heather Knight, Phoebe Litchfield, Kate Peterson, Anika Learoyd, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Tahlia Wilson, Rachel Trenaman, Saskia Horley, Lauren Smith, Hannah Darlington, Samantha Bates, Shabnim Ismail

Melbourne Stars - Meg Lanning (c), Elyse Villani, Mignon du Preez, Natalie Sciver, Annabel Sutherland, Erin Osborne, Tess Flintoff, Nicole Faltum (wk), Sophie Day, Holly Ferling, Rosemary Mair, Katherine Brunt, Bhavi M Devchand, Alana King, Lucy Cripps, Georgia Gall


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions* - PrePlay

Who will win the toss? - Melbourne Stars

Who will win? – Melbourne Stars

Top Batter (Runs Scored) – Meg Lanning (Melbourne Stars), Heather Knight (Sydney Thunder)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Nat Sciver (Melbourne Stars), Suzie Bates (Sydney Thunder)

Most Sixes – Meg Lanning (Melbourne Stars), Heather Knight (Sydney Thunder)

Player of the Match –  Meg Lanning

Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Stars 170+, Sydney Thunder 155+

 Match Handicap Melbourne Stars

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*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features, so stay tuned.

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