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Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Prediction

In match number 12 of the Big Bash League, Melbourne Stars will be hosting Sydney Thunder on Saturday at Lavington Sports Ground. Two teams which are at the bottom of the point table will be desperate for a win and hence we are in for an absolute thriller between the two teams.

Melbourne Stars have lost both of their fixtures and they are currently at the bottom-most position of the point table with a net run rate of -4.040.

Sydney Thunders started their BBL campaign with a loss and they stand at the 7th spot in the point table with a net run rate of -1.000.

Sangha will get the benefit of the weak batting lineup of the opposition and he has shown positive form in the past fixtures.

The betting tip is...

Tanveer Sangha to pick 1.5+ wicket

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Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Official Lineups

Melbourne StarsMelbourne Stars
Liam Dawson
Marcus Stoinis
Glenn Maxwell
Mark Steketee
Hilton Cartwright
Beau Webster
Usama Mir
Sam Harper
Jonathan Merlo
Haris Rauf
Thomas Fraser Rogers
Sydney ThunderSydney Thunder
Alex Hales
Cameron Bancroft
Alex Ross
Liam Hatcher
Chris Green
Nathan McAndrew
Jason Sangha
Daniel Sams
Oliver Davies
Tanveer Sangha
Zaman Khan

H2H Last five matches

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Melbourne Stars Team News

With two consecutive losses against Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers, the Stars are in big trouble and the nightmares of the previous season of BBL will be haunting them. It was a disappointing start from the Star batters in the previous fixture against the Scorchers. Their first 5 wickets fell for a small score of 49 runs.

Tom Rogers (22 off 17), Hilton Cartwright (24 off 18), and Liam Dawson (22 off 22) were the only batters who contributed majorly to the overall score.

The bowlers were unable to handle the pressure as it was a low score. However, Liam Dawson, Usama Mir, and Joel Paris picked up a single wicket each but they failed to dominate the batting lineup of the opposition. The primary struggles of the Stars are in their batting unit and the team lacks experience.

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Melbourne Stars Lineup Prediction

Marcus Stoinis, Haris Rauf, and Usama Mir are the key players for the team.

Predicted Lineup: Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Joel Paris, Haris Rauf, Usama Mir, Nick Larkin, Sam Harper, Hilton Cartwright, Liam Dawson, Jonathan Merlo, Thomas Fraser Rogers

Sydney Thunder Team News

Sydney Thunder will be hopeful to bounce back after starting the 13th edition of BBL with a loss. Even though the franchise lost the fixture, the Thunder displayed few of their strengths. Tanveer Sangha has come out on top in the bowling unit and will be the key player in the upcoming fixture. Zaman Khan is another bowler who will be expected to break the partnerships of the opposition.

On the batting front, Cameron Bancroft, Alex Hales, and Matthew Gies will be expected to give the team a good start. Oliver David will play a crucial role in the middle order as he carries the ability to score quick boundaries.

Alex Ross and Daniel Sams failed to make a strong impact in the first fixture but both batters are experienced to perform well in tough situations.

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Sydney Thunder Lineup Prediction

Skipper Chris Green, Cameron Bancroft, and Tanveer Sangha are the key players for the team.

Predicted Lineup: Alex Hales, Cameron Bancroft, Matthew Gilkes (wk), Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Chris Green (c), Nathan McAndrew, Liam Hatcher, Zaman Khan, Tanveer Sangha

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Betting Tips

Melbourne Stars have a major void in the batting lineup. The batters have failed to perform in the past 2 fixtures and with that, the bowling unit has also failed to give their best.

Sydney Thunder, on the other hand, have a good depth in their batting unit and some dangerous pairs of bowlers. We predict a win for Sydney Thunder in the upcoming fixture.

Sangha will get the benefit of the weak batting lineup of the opposition and he has shown positive form in the past fixtures.

The betting tip is...

Tanveer Sangha to pick 1.5+ wicket

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My name is Aditya Dara and I am the Cricket expert of Betindia. Growing up in Hyderabad I have been an SRH fan all my life. I have 5 years of experience in betting on cricket, especially on IPL and matches of the Indian national team. I love writing about cricket related subjects and giving tips for cricket predictions on many different leagues. Keep an eye out for my content if you are interested in cricket betting.

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