The 3rd match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
Melbourne Stars Team Updates:
It was a complete team performance by the Stars in their first game of the season as the conditions suited their bowling a lot.
Their bowling which restricted the Heat within 120s only. However, they were in some trouble after losing early wickets during the chase
Hilton Cartwright and captain Glenn Maxwell made sure they got the winning points comfortably.
Andre Fletcher and Marcus Stoinis will probably open the inning for the Melbourne Stars team.
Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk and Glenn Maxwell will form the middle order
Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile will be handy in death overs
Glenn Maxwell will lead the Melbourne Stars team as a Captain. He is also good Alrounder.
Ben Dunk will do the wicket keeping for Melbourne Stars team.
Adam Zampa and Clint Hinchliffe will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Billy Stanlake, Nathan Coulter Nile and Dilbar Hussain will lead the pace attack of the team.
Sydney Thunder Team Updates:
Sydney Thunder will be playing their maiden game of the season.
The Thunders were one of the first teams to get their squad right up. They have Ben Cutting, Adam Milne and Sam Billings in their squad.
Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales will probably open the inning for the Sydney Thunder team. Both are well known inning openers.
Callum Ferguson (C), Alex Ross, Baxter Holt (WK) will form the middle order
Ben Cutting, Arjun Nair, Daniel Sams can be handy in death overs.
Callum Ferguson will lead the Sydney Thunder team as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman.
Baxter Holt will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his Sydney Thunder team.
Arjun Nair and Chris Green will lead the spin attack of the team.
Chris Tremain and Adam Milne will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Last 5 Head to Head:
Melbourne Stars: 2 Won Sydney Thunder: 3 Won
Glenn Maxwell continued his brilliant form in the first game of the BBL10. He scored 46 at a SR of 176.92 with three 4s and three 6s
Alex Hales is in pretty good form in the last year. He finished second in the highest run-scorer list in BBL9. He was the second-highest run-scorer for his team in recent PSL as well.
Daniel Sams finished last season as the top wicket-taker. He will be a great asset to the team
Marcus Stoinis smashed 705 runs last season , but he failed in the last game and got off on 0.
Hilton Cartwright looked in good touch in last game and will once again looking to score good runs
In wicket keeping, both the wicket keepers are good. You can choose anyone.
Fast bowlers may play major role on this pitch.
Captain Options – Marcus Stoinis, Glen Maxwell
Vice-Captain Options – Ben Cutting, Alex Hales
Death over wicket taking bowlers: Nathan Coulter Nile, Dilbar Hussein, Daniel Sams
Jason Sangha, Nicolas Pooran, Sam Billings and Zahir Khan
Melbourne Stars Squad :
Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Glenn Maxwell(C), Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Nick Larkin, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Dilbar Hussain, Jackson Coleman, Nic Maddinson, Lance Morris, Nicholas Pooran(WK), Will Pucovski, Seb Gotch(WK), Tom OConnell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Zahir Khan
Sydney Thunder Squad :
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson(C), Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Baxter Holt(WK), Jonathan Cook, Tanveer Sangha, Adam Milne, Sam Billings(WK), Arjun Nair, Brendan Doggett, Chris Tremain, Jason Sangha, Matthew Gilkes(WK), Oliver Davies