STA vs THU BBL Prediction 25 Jan 2023
Big Bash League
- Date: 2023-01-25
- Start Time: 13:45
- Location: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Format: Big Bash League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
We have reached the business end of the Big Bash League season 12 and it is very clear which teams are going to the playoffs. Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder will meet each other for the last time on Wednesday. The game is expected to be one-sided because Melbourne Stars have come out as a weaker team.
- Melbourne Stars have no hope left to qualify for the playoffs
- Sydney Thunder still has a chance to qualify for the playoffs
- Sydney Thunder are in close competition with Melbourne Renegades and to qualify for the playoffs, they will have to win the game with higher NRR
STA vs THU – BBL – Venue Details
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia
Date: 24th January 2023
Time: 1.45 PM (IST)
STA vs THU – BBL – Team Previews
The Melbourne Stars, who are in last place in the standings with just three victories to their name, will look back on this tournament with regret. Their final game of the season will be against the Sydney Thunder in the upcoming game, and they hope to end their tournament on a positive note.
In their previous game against the Heat, they gave it everything they had, but they were unable to cross the finish line. They were chasing a large goal and lost the game by 4 runs. Without much assistance from the other end, Thomas Rogers scored a quick 41 runs off 20 balls in the middle of the order. Stoinis and Cartwright attempted to bind the innings down the order with a partnership of 50 runs, but their efforts were unsuccessful as they were defeated by 4 runs.
Sydney Thunder have had a respectable season with 6 victories in 13 games, despite having a very little chance of moving on to the next round of the competition. They had a promising start to the season, but their momentum was shaken by four losses in their next five games. In their final game against the Melbourne Stars, they will give it their best.
The Sydney Thunder were completely overwhelmed and outplayed by the Sydney Sixers in their prior game. While Sydney Thunder were bowled out for 62 runs after Sixers set them a goal of 188 runs, not a single batsman accepted responsibility. The Thunders will want to forget and move on as soon as possible because there were absolutely no positives to be found in the game.
STA vs THU – BBL – Probable Playing XI
Melbourne Stars: Thomas Rogers, Joe Clarke, Campbell Kellaway, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa
Sydney Thunder: David Warner, Matthew Gilkes, Blake Nikitaras, Olivier Davies, Alex Roxx, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Joel Davies, Chris Green, Gurinder Sandhu, Usman Qadir
STA vs THU – BBL – Toss Prediction & Pitch Report
The Melbourne Cricket Ground’s pitch is a level surface that supports batsmen and bowlers equally. As this is the case, the chase is much simpler. Because historically the side batting second has won more games, the toss-winning team should choose to bowl first.
STA vs THU – BBL – Match Prediction
Melbourne Stars are experiencing a nightmare because they haven’t been able to win more than a few games this year. In the forthcoming match, we anticipate Sydney Thunder to prevail.