Fantasy Cricket Tips, Challenger, Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder: The Melbourne Stars will face the Sydney Thunder in the Challenger of the Big Bash League on the 6th of February. After a great first half of the tournament, the Stars have just fallen off a cliff as they have lost four games in a row.
They were completely outplayed in the Qualifier 1 by the Sydney Sixers as they were bowled out for 99. On the other hand, Thunder is in great form. Thunder’s opener Alex Hales in enjoying his time up at the top as he is scoring a lot of runs.
The winner of this team will proceed to the Final against the Sydney Sixers. It will be interesting to see whether Stars can make their second successive Final or Thunder come in between them and the Final.
The temperature will hover in the mid-20s and can be partly cloudy on the 6th of February at the MCG.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Pitch Report
43 T20s have been played at the MCG where there is a clear dominance of the teams batting second who have won 24 out of the 43. The average score batting first is 157 whereas the highest score is 219/1 by the Melbourne Stars.
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and Availability News
All the Australian players are available for this encounter.
Probable Playing XIs:
Hilton Cartwright, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larin, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell (C), Seb Gotch (WK), Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Lamichanne, Daniel Worrall, Haris Rauf
Bench – Nic Maddinson, Nathan Coulter Nile, Jonathon Merlo, Ben Dunk, Lance Morris, Jackman Coleman, Tom O Connell
Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (C), Alex Ross, Jay Lenton (WK), Daniel Sams, Chris Morris, Liam Bowe, Gurinder Sandhu, Arjun Nair, Jonathan Cook
Bench – Tanveer Sangha, Jason Sangha, Olivier Davies, Chris Tremain
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Top Picks
Alex Hales is in great form and so he has to be one of the top picks. The T20 stars from the Melbourne team Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis will always remain as top picks.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Glenn Maxwell, Alex Hales, Marcus Stoinis
Vice-Captain – Usman Khawaja, Daniel Sams, Adam Zampa
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.1
Keeper – Peter Handscomb
Batsmen – Glenn Maxwell (C), Alex Hales (VC), Usman Khawaja, Nick Larin
All-rounders – Marcus Stoinis, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams
Bowlers – Adam Zampa, Jonathan Cook, Arjun Nair
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Suggested Playing XI No.2
Keeper – Matthew Gilkes
Batsmen – Alex Hales (C), Callum Ferguson, Peter Handscomb, Hilton Cartwright
All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Chris Morris
Bowlers – Daniel Sams (VC), Haris Rauf, Adam Zampa
Fantasy Cricket Tips: Expert Fantasy Cricket Winning Tips
Alex Hales is currently in good form and so keeping him out of the team won’t be a good idea. Along with him, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis should be in any T20 team. Daniel Sams is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament and so he could pick up some wickets. Among the spinners, Zampa and Nair could be good options.
Looking at the current form it would be fair to say that the Thunder would start as favorites against the Stars.
The Challenger of the Big Bash League will take place between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on the 6th of February.
The match starts at 2:10 PM IST (18:40 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.