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Melbourne Stars (STA) will welcome Sydney Thunder (DO) for the 56th game of the ongoing Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23 edition at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Wednesday 25 January. The Melbourne side were one of the worst sides in the league and are bottom of the points table with just three wins to their name in 13 games.
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Meanwhile, their opponents, Sydney Thunder, are having a chaotic season and are in a thrilling race to finish in the top four. They enter the game after another terrible at bat in the previous meeting against the high-flying Sydney Sixers.
Event location: Melbourne cricket ground
Date Time: Jan. 25, 1:45 p.m. IST
Broadcast and live streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv
The surface at the MCG offers plenty of opportunities for both the batters and bowlers, but the chasing team has won its last three games at this venue. The team that wins the coin toss would be inclined to bowl first at the venue in hopes of taking advantage of the early move on offer for the new bowlers.
Predicted XIs play for STA vs THU
Melbourne Stars (STA):
Joe Clarke (wk), Thomas Rogers, Campbell Kellaway, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa (c)
Sydney Thunder (DO):
Matthew Gilkes (wk), David Warner, Blake Nikitaras, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Joel Davies, Chris Green (c), Gurinder Sandhu, Usman Qadir
Probably the best performers of STA vs THU
Probable leading hitter: Joe Clarke
While the Melbourne Stars are having a season to forget, young England batsman Joe Clarke is having a season to remember. The wicket-keeper-batter has amassed 377 runs in his 13 appearances in the tournament this season, making him the fifth best run-getter. He will try to climb up the charts in the upcoming match.
Probably the best bowler: Luke Wood
Another Englishman enjoying the BBL this season is Luke Wood from Yorkshire. The left-arm pacemaker was prolific with the ball, scalping 19 wickets in just 13 appearances. He is the tournament’s fifth leading wicket taker and will look to add to his tally in the match against the Thunder.
Today’s match prediction: chasing team to win the match
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Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the author’s understanding, analysis and instinct. When making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.