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STA vs THU Dream11 Prediction, BBL 2019-20, Match 28: Preview, Head to Head, Probable XI, Form Guide, Probable XI, Top Picks & Best Dream11 Team

STA vs THU Dream11 Prediction: With four consecutive wins and a fifth on the trot, Melbourne Stars will be aiming to stay supreme in the points table as they take on the Sydney Thunder in the second face-off of the season. The previous clash was won by the Stars by a margin of 3-wickets, courtesy Marcus Stoinis (58) and Nick Larkin (65) for coming up with berserking displays.

Led by an in-form Glenn Maxwell, the Stars would deploy every possible measure to dominate the Thunder at MCG, however, their head to head stats speak differently with the Sydney based franchise outwitting their rivals on the majority of occasions. In the points tally, Melbourne Stars are placed at the top of the table with five wins in six matches and will be expected to put up a stellar show in the coming feud.

Meanwhile, Sydney Thunder who have lost their last two matches will be hoping to avoid a third amidst the home conditions of Melbourne. Seated at the fourth spot with three wins, as many losses and a no result, Thunder will be vying to gain an upper hand in the upcoming bout as it would place them at the third spot with 9 points to their name.

Match Details

Date: January 8, Wednesday.

Time: 1:40 PM IST.

Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.

Head to Head in BBL

Matches Played: 11

Melbourne Stars: 5 Wins

Sydney Thunder: 6 Wins

Head to Head at MCG

Matches Played: 5

Melbourne Stars: 1 Win

Sydney Thunder: 4 Wins

Form Guide in BBL 2019-20

Melbourne Stars: W-W-W-L-W

Sydney Thunder: L-L-W-W-NR

Squad Updates & Probable XI

Melbourne Stars

Haris Rauf and Hilton Cartwright have been brought in as replacements for Dale Steyn and Jonathan Merlo.

Haris Rauf, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Ben Dunk, Peter Handscomb (wk), Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Sandeep Lamichhane

Sydney Thunder

Jonathan Cook and Nathan McAndrew have been added to the squad.

Callum Ferguson (c), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Chris Morris, Chris Tremain, Alex Ross, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Brendan Doggett, Daniel Sams, Matthew Gilkes (wk)

STA vs THU Dream11 Fantasy Picks

Melbourne Stars

  • Marcus Stoinis -281 runs in 6 innings – 70.25 average and 122.70 strike rate.
  • Glenn Maxwell – 169 runs in 6 innings – 42.25 average and 167,32 strike rate.
  • Haris Rauf – 10 wickets in 3 innings – 7.10 average and 5.91 economy.
  • Adam Zampa – 9 wickets in 6 innings – 16.55 average and 6.77 economy.
  • Sandeep Lamichhane – 6 wickets in 5 innings – 18.00 average and 6.75 economy.

Sydney Thunder

  • Callum Ferguson – 253 runs in 7 innings  –  50.60 average and 141.34 strike rate.
  • Usman Khawaja – 179 runs in 7 innings – 25.57 average and 133.58 strike rate.
  • Alex Hales – 142 runs in 7 innings – 28.40 average and 151.06 strike rate.
  • Daniel Sams – 14 wickets in 7 innings – 13.28 average and 7.97 economy.
  • Chris Morris – 8 wickets in 5 innings – 19.75 average and 8.77 strike rate.
  • Arjun Nair – 6 wickets in 7 innings – 25.66 average and 8.10 economy.

Captain & Vice-Captain picks

Captain: C Ferguson, U Khawaja, P Handscomb

Vice-Captain: M Stoinis, G Maxwell, D Sams

STA vs THU Dream11 Team

Suggested Playing XI No 1

Suggested Playing XI No 2