Date: 10th December, 2021
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Ball-by-ball Commentary: SportsTiger App
Preview: Melbourne Stars are set to take on Sydney Thunder at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground on December 10, 2021. The two teams stand at contrasting ends of the result spectrum, given their opening games in BBL 2021. While, Sydney Thunder registered a comfortable win over Brisbane Heat, Melbourne Stars had an embarrassing collapse as they were outplayed by Sydney Sixers. It’ll be interesting to see how the upcoming contest between these two sides turns out.
Analysis: Sidney Thunder has had a phenomenal start to the tournament and will look forward to sustaining their momentum in ongoing BBL. The likes of Alex Hales and Sam Billings make a strong top order and are the best batting picks, with the former being a dependable captain choice. Additionally, all-rounder Daniel Sams’ 3-wicket-haul in the last game made him the X-factor of the match, which makes him a smart fantasy pick for the upcoming contest. From the bowling department, Tanveer Sangha, Nathan McAndrew and Gurinder Sandhu are the preferred picks for fantasy.
On the other hand, the Glenn Maxwell-led side will aim to make a comeback from the embarrassing defeat in the tournament opener. Needless to say, a lot will depend on the skipper, which makes Glenn Maxwell a must-have in one’s fantasy team. Additionally, Hilton Cartwright and Adam Zampa can also fetch some fantasy points from their respective departments.
Probable Playing XIs
Melbourne Stars- Joe Clarke, Peter Nevill (wk), Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Sam Rainbird, Samuel Elliott, Brody Couch, Adam Zampa, Syed Faridoun
Sydney Thunder- Alex Hales, Sam Whiteman, Matthew Gilkes, Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Chris Green (c), Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha
Wicketkeeper: Sam Billings
Batters: Alex Hales, Nick Larkin, Alex Ross
All-rounders: Daniel Sams, Glenn Maxwell, Hilton Cartwright, Chris Green, Ben Cutting
Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Tanveer Sangha, Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu, Brody Couch
Disclaimer: The fantasy tips and facts expressed within this article are personal opinion of the author. They do not reflect the views of SportsTiger. It is not a reflection of the actual points you might earn. SportsTiger does not assume any responsibility or liability for the same.