STA vs THU Dream11 Team Predictions: On Saturday, Melbourne Stars (STA) are set to face the threat of Thunder in their second game of the season. The Stars are coming off a strong performance in 2019 season, looking to extend that advantage with a good start here.
On the other hand, Sydney Thunder (THU) who finished 5th in the league stage gave a tough fight but ran out of gas as they lost to Stars to settle for 3rd spot overall. With two giants facing off, it will be an entertaining game to watch out for.
STA vs THU Dream11 Team Predictions: Fantasy Cricket Team Suggestion
Looking at the performance of players from each team, the Dream11 team for this game should have 1Wk, 4 Batsmen, 3 All Rounders and 3 Bowlers.
Wikcet Keeper : B Holt
Batsman: Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Alex Hales and A Fletcher
All Rounder : Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and D Sams
Bowlers: Adam Zampa, Chris Green and Billy Stanlake
STA vs THU Dream11 Team Predictions: Wicketkeepers
Seb Gotch has plenty of experience having played 28 games with decent record behind the stumps and valuable contribution coming down the order.
Ben Dunk has been an invaluable asset for the Stars given that he brings so much to the table. He has a strike rate of 103.25 34 innings and has amassed 552 runs translating to 22 points in every outing.
Matthew Gilkes has a safe pair of hands with the gloves but needs to do a better job with the willow for the Thunders. He has contributed with 144 runs in 8 innings and 5 dismissals in the last season. He has contributed 18 points per game so far.
Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Dream11 Predictions: Batsmen
Nic Maddinson will open the batting for the Stars who has scored 258 runs in 25 BBL games at 92.80 which includes 2 fifties. He has accounted to 21 dream 11 points so far.
Will Pucovski would be looking to make his mark in his debut BBL season after some top performances in the first-class cricket.
Alex Hales will be a key player for the side who has scored 576 runs in 17 innings at a whooping strike rate of 146.93 which includes 6 fifties thereby delivering 43 points on an average.
Sydney Thunder captain Callum Ferguson has done a decent job for the team with close to 1000 runs at 127.24 and has a lot of responsibility to lead the side.
Jason Sangha who was the captain of the U-19 captain has a big opportunity to showcase his talent. Alex Ross is a technically sound and an explosive right-handed batsman in the side who has amassed 372 runs at a strike rate greater than 130. He has provided 26 fantasy points per game.
Usman Khawaja brings in a lot of experience to the table as the former Australia’s top order player is set to contribute to the Thunder. He has managed to deliver 41 dream 11 points so far.
STA vs THU Dream11 Team Predictions: All-rounders
The Stars skipper Glenn Maxwell is coming off an exceptional series against India where he contributed with the bat as well as the bat. He has 1121 runs in 67 games at a superior strike rate of 151.82 in addition to 25 scalps at an economy of 7.54 accounting to 41 points every game.
Hilton Cartwright is mostly used as a specialist batsman despite being handy with the medium pace. The Zimbabwe born player has just played 9 games where has provided 230 runs at 126.37 so far.
Marcus Stoinis did a great for the Delhi Capitals in the IPL and has great numbers in the shortest format. The last time highest scorer for the Stars has 34 wickets with the ball including 1334 runs at a healthy strike rate of 129.76.
Clint Hinchcliffe is a bowling all-rounder who bowls left arm unorthodox. He managed to take 8 scalps in 11 outings so far translating to 20 points per game.
Jonathan Merlo is a solid middle player who can also give some handy overs with the ball. He has proved his mettle for the U-19 side and is looking to break into BBL this season.
Daniel Sams is mainly a quick bowler who has big-hitting abilities. He has a strike rate close to 120 with the bat and has taken 45 scalps at 8.19 economy accounting to 40 points on an average. Oliver Davies has come through the ranks who is set to make his first appearance in the BBL. He bats right-handed and bowls right arm off-spin.
Ben Cutting is known for his deceptive slower ones and bouncers with slogging ability. He has taken more than 120 wickets in all T20s and has a strike rate of 149.37 coming down the order. Chris Green has time and again flexed his batting ability with a strike rate of 135.52 and 33 wickets with the ball at just over 7 runs per over, contributing 27 fantasy points in every outing.
STA vs THU Dream11 Team Predictions: Bowlers
Adam Zampa will be a key bowler for the side with his accuracy and wicket taking ability. He has taken 53 wickets in 45 games at an economy of 7.06 contributing 30 points every game.
Nathan Coulter Nile is an experienced T20 player but has just played 12 games for the Stars’ side where he has managed to take 10 wickets at 7.52 runs per over along with some valuable runs down the order. He has provided 22 points per game so far for the team.
Billy Stanlake will be Stars’ frontline pacer who has pace and extracts extra bounce from the deck. He has been responsible for 68 dismissals at a decent economy of 7.95. He has contributed with 27 points per game with the ball.
Lance Morris could not make the most of the limited opportunities that he had got last time around as he managed just one wicket in 5 outings. The 22-year medium fast pacer will be looking for a breakthrough season this time around.
Tom O Connell is the wrist spinner assisting Zampa who has just taken 1 wicket in 4 games and is someone who can spin the ball and cause problems to the batsmen.
Nathan McAndrew has not found much success for Thunder managing to take 6 wickets in 14 games and going at close to 8.50. It is important for him to fire for the team to do well.
Jonathan Cook is a strike bowler who has taken 21 wickets in 21 outings, giving nothing away for the batsmen. He has averaged 27 points per game in his BBL career.
Tanveer Sangha who is an excellent leg break bowler is set to play the BBL for the very first time. The 19-year spinner has been excellent in the domestic games.
Arjun Nair bowls off spin and bats right-handed who has 21 wickets with the ball and a strike rate of 118.61 with the bat. He has delivered 25 points consistently.
Brendan Doggett has played a couple of games for the side but is still looking far from his best with just 3 wickets in 8 games. It is important for him to get his lines and lengths right to reduce the current economy of 8.40. Chris Remain, who is back in the side, has taken 17 scalps in 23 games at 8.43 runs per over that has translated to 20 points per game.