STA vs THU Dream11 Prediction, BBL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 12 of BBL 2023-24

Both teams have played two matches so far and are still looking for their first win here.

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Melbourne Stars will take on Sydney Thunder in the 12th match of the BBL 2023-24 on Saturday (December 23) at the Lavington Sports Oval in Albury.

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Preview

Melbourne Stars (STA) will take on Sydney Thunder (THU) in the 12th match of the BBL 2023-24 on Saturday (December 23) at the Lavington Sports Oval in Albury. Both teams have played two matches so far and are still looking for their first win here.

In their recent encounter, the Melbourne Stars clashed with the Perth Scorchers. Opting to bowl after winning the toss, the Scorchers efficiently restricted the Stars to a mere 101 runs in 19.1 overs. Only four Stars' batters reached double-digit scores. Jason Behrendorff showcased exceptional bowling prowess for the Scorchers, securing three crucial wickets for 28 runs in four overs. Scorchers successfully chased the modest target of 102 runs in 13.5 overs with seven wickets in hand.

Check here: STA vs THU Match Prediction

Sydney Thunder elected to bat in their last game against Adelaide Strikers. Despite losing their first two wickets for a mere 27 runs. Cameron Bancroft and Oliver Davies added 54 runs for the third wicket and took the team's total over the 50-run mark. Bancroft continued his solid batting display, forming an additional partnership of 82 runs for the fourth wicket, this time with Alex Ross.

Bancroft's innings concluded in the 20th over, having scored a notable 74 runs off 54 deliveries. His efforts played a pivotal role in Thunder posting a formidable total of 200 runs for the loss of seven wickets in their allotted 20 overs. The bowling duo of David Payne and Jamie Overton played crucial roles for Thunder, each claiming two wickets.

In response, the opposition's opening pair of Matthew Short and D’Arcy Short forged a dominating partnership of 139 runs for the first wicket, essentially shaping the outcome of the match. Matthew Short contributed significantly with a rapid 82 runs off 41 deliveries before being dismissed in the 13th over.
The Strikers successfully chased down the target, securing the victory with six wickets in hand in 19.4 overs. In the bowling department, Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha, and Zaman Khan each took one wicket for the Thunder.

Match Information

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, 12th Match

Big Bash League, 23 Dec 2023, Sat, 10:00 AM IST, Lavington Sports Oval, Albury

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Broadcast

Star Sports Network

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Live Stream

Disney+ Hotstar

Weather Report

stadiumLavington Sports Oval, Albury

Clear

17.2°C

humidity100% (Humidity)

Team Form (Last 5 matches)

Probable Playing XI

Melbourne Stars

Tom Rogers, SB Harper (wk), BJ Webster, GJ Maxwell (C), MP Stoinis, Nick Larkin, J Merlo, LA Dawson, Usama Mir, Haris Rauf, JS Paris

Bench : Joe Burns, HWR Cartwright, Campbell Kellaway, SM Boland, Brody Couch, NM Coulter-Nile, Mark Steketee, IM Wasim, C Rocchiccioli, OP Stone

Sydney Thunder

CT Bancroft, AD Hales, M Gilkes (wk), Oliver Davies, AI Ross, DR Sams, Chris Green (C), N McAndrew, Liam Hatcher, Z Khan, Tanveer Sangha

Bench : Blake Nikitaras, David Warner, Jason Sangha, Gurinder Sandhu, William Salzmann, Liam Doddrell, S Konstas, Toby Gray

Injury and availability news

Glenn Maxwell has returned to lead the Melbourne Stars. Joe Burns has also been added to the squad. Jason Sangha has been named in the squad for this game by the Sydney Thunder.

Pitch Report

The average first innings score in the last five matches at the Lavington Sports Oval in Albury has been 228 runs. The team winning the toss might look to bowl here. Batters are likely to dominate in this match.

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Pace Bowling

28%

Spin Bowling

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85%

Batting Pitch

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228

Average Score

15%

Bowling Pitch

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Player Picks

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Cameron Bancroft THU | WK

He has made 99 runs in two matches at an average of 49.50 and a strike rate of 135.61. He is the leading run-scorer in the tournament for the Thunders.

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7
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Liam Dawson STA | ALL

He has contributed with both bat and ball this season. He has made 29 runs and taken one wicket.

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8.5
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Chris Green THU | BOWL

The skipper of Thunders has scored 33 runs in two matches at a strike rate of 150. He has taken one wicket as well at an economy of 7.85.

Avoid Having These Players In Your Fantasy Sports Team

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8.5

Joel Paris

STA | BOWL

He has taken just two wickets in two matches and can be left out of fantasy teams.

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6.5

Liam Hatcher

THU | BOWL

He has managed just one wicket in two matches and can be avoided for this game.

Last Updated On - Dec 22 2023 8:34 PM

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Head To Head
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CT
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Cameron Bancroft
C

8

CT
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Oliver Davies

7

CT
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Tom Rogers

6

CT
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Marcus Stoinis

8.5

CT
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Daniel Sams

9

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Chris Green

8.5

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Liam Dawson

7

CT
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Usama Mir

8

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Nathan McAndrew

6.5

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Tanveer Sangha
VC

8

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Zaman Khan

8

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