Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars BBL Tips

Melbourne Stars

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Match Details

  • Date: 2022-12-13
  • Start Time: 13:45
  • Location: Manuka Oval, Canberra
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022-23
  • Format: Big Bash League
  • Tipster: Brian Thorpe

Tip Summary

  • 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. 

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Tips

Player of the Match: Alex Hales

Player Of The Match
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022-23

There can be no one better than Alex Hales to put your money on for the player of the match in the first BBL encounter. The Sydney Thunder batter has a tremendous record in the Big Bash League. In the last season, he played a crucial role in Thunder’s qualification for the playoffs. In 13 BBL matches, the opening batter smacked 383 runs at an average of 31.92 including two fifties. Alex Hales is likely to be more confident in his approach this season since he has made a comeback to the England national team after over three years. He enjoyed a good ride in the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022 with 212 runs in six games at an average of 42.40 and a strike rate of over 147. Meanwhile, he is coming into the Big Bash League following a brilliant run in the recently-concluded Abu Dhabi T10 League 2022. He accumulated 90 runs in the competition at an excellent strike rate of 147.54.

Top Melbourne Stars Batter: Hilton Cartwright

Top Batter
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022-23
  • Date: 2022-12-13
  • Best Odds: 4.75 @ Indibet

Hilton Cartwright will be an asset for Melbourne Stars in the 2022-23 edition of the Big Bash League. The all-rounder had an impressive run last year for the franchise. Playing all 13 league games, he amassed 360 runs at an average of 32.73 and a strike rate of 144.58. The batter also registered his top score of the T20 tournament with a knock of 79 runs against Brisbane Heat. Meanwhile, Cartwright will be one of the experienced batters in the Stars’ squad with 68 BBL matches. The 30-year-old recently displayed good form with the bat. Playing for Western Australia in the Sheffield Shield tournament, he hammered 365 runs. The batter occupied fifth place in the run-scoring charts with an average of 45.62.

Top wicket-taker of the match: Adam Zampa

Top Wicket Taker
  • Tip By: Brian Thorpe
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022-23
  • Date: 2022-12-13
  • Best Odds: 5.0 @ 10Cric

The newly-appointed Melbourne Stars skipper Adam Zampa is leading the race to become the top wicket-taker during the Tuesday encounter against Sydney Thunder. The spinner has been marvelous with the ball in BBL history. Notably, he has recorded his name in the list of the top ten wicket-takers in the tournament. In 85 Big Bash matches, Zampa has scalped a whopping 98 wickets. He has maintained a good average of 22.73 and an economy rate of 7.23. Moreover, his elaborate international experience makes him one of the best bets.