Match Details for THU vs STA GoodGamer Fantasy Contest
Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars
Manuka Oval, Canberra
29th December, 2020,
1:45 PM IST
Preview for THU vs STA GoodGamer Fantasy Contest:
Both Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder have had successful starts to their Big Bash League season. Both the sides have registered double figure points so far and are comfortably placed in the top half of the table. This game could prove to be important since both the teams are somewhat evenly matched and it’ll be interesting to see who comes out on top.
These two teams have already met each other once this season. Melbourne Stars had emerged victorious in that game. Batting first, they put up 169 runs on the board. Sydney Thunder could only manage 147 runs and would be intent on turning the script this time around. Stars, meanwhile would want to make it two out of two wins against Thunder.
Injuries and unavailability:
Sam Billings has been included in Sydney Thunder’s squad.
Marcus Stoinis and Nic Maddinson are likely to feature for Melbourne Stars.
Probable Playing XIs:
Sydney Thunder: Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (C), Alex Ross, Sam Billings (WK), Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha, Nathan McAndrew.
Melbourne Stars: Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (C), Nicholas Pooran (WK), Nic Maddinson, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Ben Dunk.
Top Captaincy Picks for THU vs STA GoodGamer Fantasy Contest:
Alex Hales: Alex is among the best franchise T20 cricket batsmen in the world. He was in good form in the Big Bash League last year and ended the tournament as the second highest run-scorer. In the last game against Melbourne Renegades, Alex scored 35 runs and his innings included 4 fours and 2 sixes.
Daniel Sams: Daniel Sams has been in good form lately and this ground will suit his bowling style a lot. He was the top wicket-taker last season. He has scored 87 runs and has picked up 6 wickets so far this season.
Glenn Maxwell: Glenn Maxwell had a disappointing season for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL. However, he roared back to life with some splendid performances against India in the ODI and T20I series. He scored runs at an explosive strike rate giving the hosts the edge and also picked up a few wickets. In the Big Bash League, Maxwell has scored 156 runs at a brilliant strike rate of over 150, and has also picked up a wicket.
Marcus Stoinis: Marcus Stoinis performed brilliantly as an opener last season. In 17 innings, he had amassed 705 runs. He was also in great form for Delhi Capitals in the IPL in UAE. In the previous match against Thunder, Stoinis scored 61 runs and his innings included 6 fours and 2 sixes.
Budget picks for THU vs STA GoodGamer Contest:
Nathan Coulter-Nile: Nathan Coulter-Nile has been among the best performers for his side and his performances have been excellent in the tournament. He is available for just 8.5 credits.
Ben Dunk: Ben is an impressive batsman who can always be counted on to play a solid innings. He can prove to be an important multiplier pick at just 8.5 credits.
Liam Hatcher: Liam is very impressive in his wicket taking abilities. He is available for just 8.0 credits.
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