Date: January 25, 2023
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG)
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Melbourne Stars are set to host Sydney Thunder in Match 56 of the Big Bash League on Wednesday (January 25).
The Stars, led by Adam Zampa, are already out of contention for knockout stages. They are currently languishing at the bottom of the points table and a win here would not change much. However, the side will be aiming to sign off from the tournament with a win.
Meanwhile Thunder are placed fifth in points table and have a very slim chance to make it to next round as they have a worse net run-rate than Adelaide Strikers and Matthew Hobart Hurricanes.
Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Match Prediction
The last time these two sides face each other was in December 2022. Thunder won the toss in that game and also won the match. Picking Chris Green to win the toss again.
The Stars are currently on a three-match losing streak and will go into the next match on the back of a four-run defeat against Brisbane Heat. Meanwhile, Thunder also suffered a heavy 125-run defeat against Sydney Sixers. However, going by the form of Stars, Thunder is likely to outscore the hosts.
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Predicted powerplay score and average first innings total
The pitch at the MCG has provided some exciting contests. While pacers have enjoyed bowling here, batters too have managed to score runs. The powerplay score is likely to be around 35-43 and first innings score is likely to be between 162-175.
| Melbourne Stars |
Winner of the match
| 1.60 ||2.16|
Team to win the toss
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