STA vs THU | BBL Qualifier T20 Match Team Prediction | 06-02-2020 14:10

Big Bash League T20 Prediction

Match:  STA vs THU Fantasy Team Prediction
Time: 06 Feb , 02:10 PM (IST)
Series:  Big Bash League, 2019
Venue  Melbourne Cricket Ground - Melbourne, Australia.

 After toss Update: 

Toss: Melbourne Stars have won the toss and have opted to bat

Sydney Thunder (Playing XI): 
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson(c), Alex Ross, Arjun Nair, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Jay Lenton(w), Nathan McAndrew, Chris Tremain, Jonathan Cook

Melbourne Stars (Playing XI): 
Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell(c), Seb Gotch(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Haris Rauf

 Team Form in Last Five Matches (most recent first) 


 Head to Head Stats

Matches Played  12
THU Won             06
STA Won             06
No Result            00
Tie                       00


  • Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder go head-to-head at the MCG for a place alongside Sydney Sixers in the 2019-20 Big Bash League Final.
  • Melbourne Stars topped the league table but their form has abandoned them of late - they were bowled out for 99 in their first play-off to make it four defeats in a row.
  • Sydney Thunder, meanwhile, have already had to win two play-off matches to get to this point and Alex Hales' batting form gives them momentum that could prove hugely valuable.

Big Bash League T20 2019:Where to watch/Live streaming

TV channels:  Fox Sports, Seven Network, Sony Six, BT Sport, SuperSport, Sony Ten Network, BeIn Sports.
Live Streaming: SonyLiv, Kayo Sports, SuperSport Live, Foxtel Sports, Optus Sport.

 STA vs THU Toss Prediction 

Last time out at the MCG, the Stars won the toss and elected to field first. It could still be a winning tactic, but the Thunder have been in good form batting first recently.

 STA vs THU Weather Report 

A sunny day makes way for a cloudy evening in Melbourne but conditions should otherwise be warm and with only a very minimal chance of rain.

 STA vs THU Pitch Condition 

The MCG has had something for everyone so far, neither leaning strongly to the batsmen or the bowlers.

Team NEWS:

 THU Team News 

Gurinder Sandhu has been ruled out of the remainder of the tournament due to injury, but Sydney Thunder have been unchanged without him for their two playoff wins so far. They could well stick with that same winning XI again.

 STA Team News 
Sandeep Lamichhane is on international duty with Nepal, but Haris Rauf – one of three Stars named in the team of the season – returned last time out. Hilton Cartwright has been out injured with a fractured hand.

 Predicted Lineups (Playing11): 

 Sydney Thunder 

Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (c), Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Arjun Nair, Jay Lenton (wk), Chris Tremain, Brendan Doggett, Jonathan Cook.

 Melbourne Stars 

Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Peter Handscomb, Seb Gotch (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clinton Hinchcliffe, Adam Zampa, Dan Worrall, Haris Rauf.

 THU vs STA D11 Fantasy Team: 

Head 2 Head or 3-4 Members League Team
C Tremain / N Larkin

Team 2
You can go with any team as per your choice.
Above Team1 in Text:
1. P Handcomb
2. N Maddinson
3. M Stoinis(C)
4. Alex Hales (VC2)
5. Usman Khwaja
6. Daniel Sam's (VC)
7. C Morris
8. A Zampa
9. H Rauf
10. J Cook
11. C Tremain

 STA vs THU Fantasy Team Guide: 

 Team Guide: 


-Peter Handscomb will bat at two down. He is a decent T20 batsman who is having average of 24.8 in 82 games with decent strike rate of 118. Though he plays little slow but a good pick in SL as he is a reliable batsman. Scored decent 20,34,22,27 runs in four of the last 10 matches and smashed a well knock of 65(39) runs in one of the match too.

-Seb Gotch will bat in middle order. He is a decent batsman who will handle the wk duties too. He had batted at an average of 18.8 in 27 T20 matches with decent strike rate. He can be proven as good punt in SL as he will get to bat much balls and will give some points with gloves too. Try him as C VC in GL.

-Jay Lenton though had played less than 20 T20 matches but holds average of 24.2 with strike rate near to 135. He will bat down the order. He is a decent batsman who can emerge out as good punt in SL.Try him in GL as C VC if ST opts to bat first. Though didn't got to bat in any of the last 7 matches but can be crucial if top order falls early.


-Alex Hales will open the innings for Thunder. He is an experienced batsman who had played 250 matches and batted at an average of 30 with good SR too. He has smashed three centuries and 46 half centuries from these matches . Must have pick in SL and default C VC. Played nine good knock of 68, 32, 55, 31, 85, 63, 47, 60 & 59 runs from last 16 Matches. Scored decent 20 & 26 runs in two matches too.

-Usman Khwaja has been very impressive in every format of the game and currently in good form as seen in couple of series last year. He is having Average of 29.9 in 82 T20s with help of two centuries too. He will open the innings for Thunder and popular pick in SL . Played four top knocks of 66, 63, 35 & 54 runs from last 16 Matches. Scored decent 26, 33 & 22 runs too in three games.

-Callum Ferguson is another experienced batsman who has played 131 T20s and batted at decent average of 26 with help of two centuries too. Selected by 26% users so becomes good pick in SL as he will bat at one down. Smashed 73*, 53, 73, 35 & 33 runs in five of the last 16 Matches. Punt C VC choice in SL.

-Alex Ross is selected by 34% users and will bat at two down. He has played 64 T20s and batted at an average of 28 with good SR . Played really well in AUS ODD last year. Good pick in SL if ST opts to bat first. Scored decent 30-40 runs in couple of the games from last 16 matches.

-Nic Maddinson will open the innings for MLS. He is a good batsman who has experience of playing 112 T20 games at an average of 20.9 with strike rate near to 130. He had batted consistently in these types of leagues with help of 10 half centuries. Good pick in SL if MLS opts to bat first. Though played only a single good knock of 40 runs from last 12 matches but took 3fer in a match. Expected to see at least a decent knock in this important game and some wickets too.

-Marcus Stoinis has been very consistent in every format of game. He had Played 112 T20 games and batted at an average of 32 with 62 wickets too. He will open the innings and can bowl couple of overs too if required. Must have pick in SL and default C VC. smashed 81, 33, 25, 58, 68, 147, 39* & 62 runs in 8 of the last 15 matches.

-Nick Larkin is a decent batsman who has played only 21 T20 games but batted at an average of 25 with decent strike rate too. He had been very good in his List A career with average near to 30. As he will bat at one down and available in less credits so can emerge out as good punt in SL. Good C VC pick in GL. Played four good knocks of 65, 33*, 24 & 22 runs from last 12 matches.

All Rounder-

-Glenn Maxwell is another must have pick in SL who will bowl couple of overs too. He has experience of playing 265+ T20 games at an average of 28 and taken 93 wickets at an economy rate of 7.73 only. He is a consistent Performer and good choice of C VC in SL today if MLS opts to bat first as he will bat at three down. Smashed 83,43, 40, 83* & 25 runs in five of the last 15 games and took 8 wickets too.

-Nathan Coulter Nile is a must have bowler who had been very consistent last year with bowl as he had taken 137 wickets in 117 matches at economy rate of 7.78 only. He can play some good shots too with bat. Took 9 wickets from last 10 matches and played a decent knock of 20* runs too.

-Daniel Sam's is a good bowler rather than a batsman who had taken 28 wickets in just 23 matches at decent economy rate before coming to this season BBL.He can play some good knocks if get to bat much ball's. Must have pick in SL if THU opts to bowl first. Took 30 wickets from last 16 Matches which include 7 times 2fer and three times 3fer too.

-Chris Morris is an impressive all-rounder who had experience of playing 194 T20s and taken 239 wickets from them at good economy rate too. He is a good batsman also who is having average of 22 in this format. Took 2fer in all of the first four matches. Gone wicket less in next two games but took 12 wickets again from last 8 matches.

-Arjun Nair is a good bowling all-rounder who can bat too as his average of 16 in approx 20 matches tells so. He had taken 13 wickets at economy rate of only 7.38 before coming to BBL. Good pick in SL especially if Brisbane opts to bat first as he will get to bat some balls too. Got nine wickets from last 14 Matches which include three times 3fer.


-Daniel Worrall is a decent bowler who had taken 25 wickets from 30 T20 matches at economy rate of less than 9. He can bat too if required as he is having average of 16. Performed decent in last 10 games by taking 8 wickets.

-Haris Rauf is a decent bowler who had taken 38 wickets from 28 T20 matches at economy rate of 7.41 only. Performed really well this season till now by taking 17 wickets from just 8 matches. Good pick in SL.

-Adam Zampa is another experienced bowler who had taken 160 wickets from 142 T20 games at an economy rate of 7.25 only. He had performed really well last year in couple of series. Must have pick if MLS opts to bowl first. Took 16 wickets from last 10 Matches.

- Chris Tremain has experience of playing 48 matches with good economy rate too. He had taken 43 wickets from these games and has been decent till now. Though got only five wickets from last 9 Matches but can emerge out as good punt in SL.

-Jonathan Cook is a decent bowler who had taken 21 wickets in 20 T20 matches at economy rate of 7.31 only. He had been very decent this season too as he is having 13 wickets at his name from last 11 matches. Good punt in SL today.

-Brendan Doggett has played only 22 matches and taken 20 wickets from them with economy rate more than 8. He isn't very consistent bowler but can emerge out as good punt in SL. Took 3 wickets from last eight matches.

C VC Choices -
+Marcus Stoinis
+Glenn Maxwell
+Alex Hales
+Daniel Sam's
+Chris Morris
+Haris Rauf
-Alex Hales and Marcus Stoinis can be seen as default C VC choice in SL.
-Daniel Sam's and Glenn Maxwell are other two safe choice of C VC in SL.
-Chris Morris and Haris Rauf both are best punt C VC choices available today in GL.

 Key Players: 

 THU Key Players: 

Alex Hales:
The big-hitting Englishman has hit form at the perfect time, dominating with the bat with four half-centuries and a 47 in his last five innings. He has now scored 568 runs in 16 innings, with a strike rate of 147.91.

Daniel Sams:
Took 3-26 in the win against Adelaide Strikers and he now has 30 wickets in total in this year’s tournament. He also passed 50 wickets in T20 cricket last time out, in his 35th innings in the format.

Chris Morris:
Moved to 20 wickets for the tournament last time out as he claimed 2-22 to follow up his 3-27 in the first playoff against Hobart. He also scored a useful 21 with the bat.

 STA Key Players: 

Marcus Stoinis:
Named Player of the Tournament, having scored 612 runs – including five half-centuries and a BBL record-breaking 147*. He also took a wicket in his first over of the tournament last time out.

Glenn Maxwell:
Picked up another wicket last time out and has been in good form with the bat previously too – enough to earn a recall to Australia’s T20i squad, anyway, and be named in the team of the tournament.

Adam Zampa:
Followed up his 3-27 against Brisbane Heat with 3-21 against Sydney Sixers. The team might not have played well on his return from international duty but the spinner is at least thriving.

 Team Forms: 

 Sydney Thunder: 

Sydney Thunder have now won their last three BBL 2019-20 matches in a row, including two play-off matches to reach this Challenger match. Alex Hales hit 60 in a total of 197/5 in their first playoff match before Jonathan Cook (4-21) and Chris Morris (3-27) helped bowl Hobart out for 140.

That set up a place in the Knockout to face Adelaide Strikers, where Hales hit 59 in a total of 151/7, and Daniel Sams (3-26) and Morris (2-22) starred with the ball to seal an eight-run win.

 Melbourne Stars: 

Melbourne Stars have now lost their last four matches in a row, including two miserable batting performances in their last two matches. Despite topping the table after some fine form early on, they folded for 115 against Brisbane Heat at the end of the round-robin phase and then posted just 99 last time out against Sydney Sixers.

Sydney Thunder: will be added soon.

Melbourne Stars: Will be added soon.

All the best


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