- Rohit Singh | December 13, 2022 | 12:19 am
SYT vs MLS, 1st Match Preview
The 2022 Big Bash League gets underway with Sydney Thunder(SYT) taking on Melbourne Stars(MLS) at the Manuka Oval, Canberra. Sydney Thunder finished in third place in the group stage and fourth overall during the 2021 season. Melbourne Stars ended in sixth place, one point away from the play-offs last year. Sydney Thunder have assembled a fantastic squad of players who could well be able to build on last year’s performance. With the experience of Rilee Rossouw and Alex Hales, scoring runs should not be a problem. Melbourne Stars will be without star all-rounder and captain Glenn Maxwell but this should give the opportunity for other players to make a name. We expect the Stars to be one of the most entertaining sides in the competition.
SYT vs MLS, 1st Match Details
Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars – 1st Match
Venue: Manuka Oval – Canberra
Date & Time: 13th December at 01:45 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
SYT vs MLS, 1st Match Pitch Report
Although not the highest scoring ground in the tournament, batters enjoy getting to the crease in Canberra. Expect some pace in the wicket and a par score around 180. Mostly sunny conditions early on before clear evening skies across the rest of the game. The temperature will be no higher than 16 degrees during this match.
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SYT vs MLS, 1st Match Probable Playing XIs:
Melbourne Stars Probable Playing XIs
Marcus Stonis, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke (wk), Thomas Rogers, Josh Burns, Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa (c), Trent Boult, Luke Wood, Brody Couch
Sydney Thunder Probable Playing XIs
Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, Jason Sangha (c), Matthew Gilkes (wk), Chris Green, Toby Gray, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Tanveer Sangha, Usman Qadir, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Topmost Picks for SYT vs MLS Dream11 Prediction, 1st Match:
Top Picks – Melbourne Stars
- Joe Clarke- The young Nottinghamshire keeper-batter was on the fringes of the England Test squad in the early part of the home summer in 2021. He had a fantastic experience in this competition last year and will be full of confidence.
- Will Jacks– He has been the top wicket-taker for Melbourne Stars and has picked up 6 wickets while bowling at an average of 33 and an economy rate of 4.27.
Top Picks – Sydney Thunder
- Alex Hales- After being left out of the England white ball squads from 2019 onwards, Alex Hales returned to the team this year and is now a T20 World Cup winner. He has an excellent BBL record.
- Tanveer Sangha- The 21 year old leg-spinner enjoyed the 2021 BBL campaign with a strike rate of 15.1 across the 16 wickets he picked up.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for SYT vs MLS Dream11 Team:
Joe Clarke, Alex Hales(C), Rilee Rossouw, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Marcus Stonis(VC), Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa, Trent Boult, Fazalhaq Farooqi, McAndrew
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for SYT vs MLS Dream11 Team:
Joe Clarke, Alex Hales, Rilee Rossouw, Hilton Cartwright(VC), David Warner, Ben Cutting, Marcus Stonis, Daniel Sams(C), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Trent Boult, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Alex Hales, Daniel Sams
Vice-captain – Marcus Stonis, Hilton Cartwright
Wicketkeeper – Joe Clarke
SYT vs MLS 1st Match Probable winners:
The batting firepower of Alex Hales and Rilee Rossouw gives Sydney Thunder the edge ahead of this match. That said, Marcus Stoinis and Joe Clarke will also make a fearsome opening pair. Fans of cricket from across the globe will be looking forward to the start of another BBL season and with the players on show in this game, we do not expect any supporters to be disappointed. Hitting big scores is the key in this tournament and we think that Sydney Thunder have the stronger batting line-up. So overall, we are backing Sydney Thunder to win this match. Considering the team combination, Sydney Thunder is expected to win this match.