The Big Bash League 2021 is still in its early stages, but the reverse fixtures have already begun to take place. The Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars, two teams that have already met, are set to meet again in a crucial upcoming match in the Australian cricket League. The match between the two teams will take place on the 12th of December at Sydney Showground Stadium, in Sydney, New South Wales.
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As with the Melbourne Stars, the Sydney Thunder have won one game and lost one game so far in the tournament. Their net run rate is currently +0.501, which allows them to maintain their comfortable fifth-place position on the ladder for the time being. With a win here, they will have a chance to move up to second place on the ladder, which is exactly what they will be aiming for.
While it is difficult to make any conclusions about their form based on only two matches, they do appear to have a reasonably well-balanced squad, at the very least on paper. Having said that, a lack of experience can be a disadvantage when playing against a team with as much experience as the Melbourne Stars. The Stars’ experienced unit will require them to be at their best, and if they can do so, they should have no trouble winning the game.
Alex Hales, the Thunder’s opening batsman from England, was also unable to score, but he has been a tremendous asset to the team since last summer. The previous season, he racked up 543 runs for the Thunder. Gikes scored a half-century for the Thunder, hitting 56 from 49 balls in the run chase. Sam Billings had an unbeaten score of 44 runs in the previous game. For the upcoming tournament, he plans to maintain his current level of performance. Sangha has made a significant impact on the Thunder during his two seasons with the team. He has taken three wickets in the first two matches he has played in.
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The Melbourne Stars began their campaign in the tournament with a humiliating loss to the Sydney Sixers, and they have appeared in just one game since then. They did manage to pick up a win in their second game, but the magnitude of the loss in their first game ensures that the Stars will remain in the bottom half of the points table for the foreseeable future.
Currently, the Melbourne Stars are in seventh place on the ladder after one win and one loss, with a net run rate of -3.700. They have only one win this season and one loss overall this season. They would like to accumulate some points in the tournament, but they would also like to improve their net run rate as the tournament progresses.
After narrowly defeating Sydney Thunder by four wickets in their previous match, which also happened to be a reverse fixture of this upcoming match, the Melbourne Stars managed to eke out a win against them in this upcoming match. That victory would almost certainly have instilled a great deal of confidence in the players, especially after the humiliating defeat they suffered in the first match.
On paper, the Stars have an extremely well-balanced team, but they were unable to put together a convincing performance in their first match. When players like Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke, Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell, and Nick Larkin are at their best, they can be difficult to handle. If they are able to do their jobs, however, defeating them will be extremely difficult to accomplish.
His explosive bat and all-around skills make Glenn Maxwell an excellent candidate for captaincy in the Major Leagues. This isn’t the first time Maxwell has missed out on a World Cup appearance. The Royal Challengers Bangalore’s previous match saw the Australian star score the most points. Marcus Stoinis played a memorable hand in Australia’s T20 World Cup semi-final last month. On his day, the all-rounder is capable of destroying any attack, even if he was run out by the Rising Stars in the previous match. As a result of Nick Larkin’s heroics, the Stars were able to score an impressive 165 points despite being 41/3 at one point in the game.
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Condition and Pitch
Compared to previous seasons, the MCG’s pitch has been playing much better this year. We’re hoping for a pitch that’s fast and loose, so the batsmen can play their shots freely. There will still be an important role for the spinners, but this match is likely to see a score of around 160.
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Match Predictions for SYT vs MLS
Both teams are coming off campaigns that were relatively similar in nature. This is an important match for both of them. On the basis of recent form, the Stars appear to be in a slight lead, despite the fact that they were defeated by a significant margin in their most recent match. Furthermore, they have a wealth of experience at their disposal, which will come in handy during this high-pressure match. In light of this, as well as the other factors mentioned above, betting on the Stars to win should be the best course of action in this situation.