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

Mignon du Preez
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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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