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Australian T20 League Fantasy Tips: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars- Key Players, Probable XI and More

Both the teams have had a mixed start to the season having tasted victory and defeat once each in the two matches.

Saurabh Ganguly Editor

Updated - 11 December 2021 2:58 pm

BBL 2021 Fantasy Tips

Match Details

Date: December 12, 2021

Time: 1:45 PM IST

Venue: Sydney Showground

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Sydney Thunder will face Melbourne Stars at the Sydney Showground Cricket stadium on Sunday. Both the teams have had a mixed start to the season, having tasted victory and defeat once each in the two matches. However, while Thunders won their first match and succumbed to a defeat in their second, it was the other way round for Stars who had a disappointing first game but came back to winning ways in the second. Moreover, the Stars win had come against the same opposition which will give them immense confidence for this match. But even Thunders will come better prepared to redeem themselves.

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All-rounders will be the key along with wicketkeepers since they will have the chance to impact the match with more than one skill. Hence the likes of Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell, Hilton Cartwright and Daniel Sams become important players in Fantasy sides although a few of them could be high-risk options. Sam Billings has to be the preferred keeper given the kind of form he has shown but Joe Clarke is also due for a big one but the team in this Fantasy guide is picked on current form. Alex Hales hasn’t quite fired so far but is a proven performer and could be considered along with the likes of Nick Larkin, Alex Ross, Marcus Stoinis. Tanveer Sangha, Nathan McAndrew, Brody Couch and Adam Zampa could be the list to choose from among the bowlers.

Team 1

Team 2

Probable Playing XIs:

Sydney Thunder: Alex Hales, Sam Whiteman, Matthew Gilkes, Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha

Melbourne Stars: Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wk), Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Andre Russell, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch

Best 14:

Wicketkeepers: Sam Billings, Matthew Gilkes
Batters: Alex Hales, Nick Larkin, Alex Ross, Marcus Stoinis
All-rounders: Glenn Maxwell, Andre Russell, Hilton Cartwright, Daniel Sams
Bowlers: Tanveer Sangha, Nathan McAndrew, Brody Couch, Adam Zampa

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