Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Match Details
- After releasing Usman Khawaja, Sydney Thunder have named former Australian Under-19 captain Jason Sangha as their skipper for the season.
- Melbourne Stars also have a new captain in the form of Adam Zampa. Glenn Maxwell will be giving the competition a miss due to his leg injury.
- Sydney Thunder have won ten of their 17 encounters against Melbourne Stars in the history of the Big Bash League.
The 12th edition of the Big Bash League is finally here. The tournament starts on December 13, Tuesday with Melbourne Stars clashing with Sydney Thunder. Both teams have donned a new color this season due to a change of leadership. Following a disappointing performance last year, Thunder let go of their captain Umas Khawaja. They have trusted the young Jason Sangha to take them through in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Melbourne Stars were forced to bring in a new captain. Glenn Maxwell is out due to injury and his close friend Adam Zampa will be the one leading the side. Speaking of their performances in the last season, the Stars had a difficult ride.
They finished sixth in the standings. The team could win only seven matches while losing as many. On the other hand, Sydney Thunder did a little better. They reached the playoffs by ending up in a third place with nine wins from 14 games. However, the team failed to make it big as they were hammered by Adelaide Strikers in the Knockout match.