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Melbourne Stars likely to do the double over Sydney Thunder - get BBL 2021-22 predictions

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A batting heavy Sydney Thunder side (THU) lock horns with Melbourne Stars (STA) in match 10 of the Big Bash League 2021-22 season at Spotless Stadium in Sydney on Sunday, December 12.

THU vs STA Dream11 prediction

Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars have already played once this season. The meeting came in match 7 of BBL 2021-22 which saw the latter cruising to a four-run win riding on the back of Nick Larkin’s half-century. 

On Sunday, although the home factor is likely to play a big role, we expect STA to do a double over THU considering the nature of the pitch. The pitch of Spotless Stadium in Sydney is likely to assist bowlers more than the batters, giving STA a big advantage for the fixture.

THU vs STA Dream11 team tips for Big Bash League 2021-22

Top tip: Best batter

Alex Ross of THU is a man in form at the moment. The 29-year-old has accrued 136 fantasy points from his last two outings while making it to the Dream Team on both occasions. Hence, it comes as no surprise that he has been selected a whopping 78.88 per cent of fantasy users.

Top tip: Best bowler

While Nathan McAndrew is one choice, our recommendation would be the STA bowler Adam Zampa. Although the 29-year-old leggie has accumulated just 50 fantasy points so far, the surface at the Spotless Stadium is likely to aid him in adding more points to his tally.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

Hilton Cartwright of STA scored 42 runs off just 30 deliveries the last time these two teams met. This resulted in a tally of 59 fantasy points which makes the 29-year-old all-rounder a must-have player for the upcoming contest.

For the wicket-keeper’s slot, THU’s Sam Billings remains an outright choice. The 30-year-old England international has been fantastic so far in the campaign, accruing 135 fantasy points from just two matches. Not to forget his contribution of 31-ball 43 against STA in the reverse fixture.

THU vs STA probable playing XI

THU playing XI (probable): Alex Hales, Sam Whiteman, Matthew Gilkes, Sam Billings (wicket-keeper), Daniel Sams, Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (captain), Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha

STA playing XI (probable): Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wicket-keeper), Glenn Maxwell (captain), Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright, Andre Russell, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch

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Featured photo: AFP / Glenn Nicholls

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