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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction KFC Big Bash League 2019-20 - Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars

Alex Hales (Sydney Thunder)

The 28th match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will be played between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars at the Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney.

Sydney Thunder are placed at the fourth spot in the Big Bash League 2019-20 points table with three wins and three losses from seven games. One of their matches ended without a result which is why the Thunder have 7 points and a net run rate of + 0.162.

They will take on Melbourne Stars who are placed at the top of the table with five wins and one loss from six matches. The Stars have 10 points and a net run rate of + 1.808.

Callum Ferguson is the top run-scorer for Sydney Thunder with 253 runs from 7 innings at an average of over 50 and a strike rate of 140+. He has struck three half-centuries and has the best of unbeaten 73. Usman Khawaja is next with 179 runs from seven innings at 25.57 and a strike rate of close to 135.

Among the bowlers, Daniel Sams is the highest wicket-taker of the tournament. He has 14 scalps from 7 innings at an average of 13.28 and an economy of 7.97. Sams has best match figures of 3/25.

All-rounder Marcus Stoinis has taken the lead as far as Melbourne Stars' run scoring is concerned, with 281 runs for 6 innings at an average of 70+. Skipper Maxwell is behind him with 169 runs at 42.25.

Haris Rauf and Adam Zampa have picked up 10 and 9 wickets respectively for the franchise.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XI of both teams:

Sydney Thunder - Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Matthew Gilkes (wk), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Chris Morris, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook

Melbourne Stars - Dale Steyn, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Peter Handscomb (wk), Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Sandeep Lamichhane


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win the toss? - Melbourne Stars

Who will win? – Melbourne Stars

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Marcus Stoinis (Melbourne Stars), Callum Ferguson (Sydney Thunder)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Adam Zampa (Melbourne Stars), Daniel Sams (Sydney Thunder)

Most Sixes – Glenn Maxwell (Melbourne Stars), Callum Ferguson (Sydney Thunder)

Player of the Match –  Marcus Stoinis

Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Stars 165+, Sydney Thunder 160+

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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