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Sydney Thunder Vs Melboure Stars Match Prediction 5th January 2019

Get Sydney Thunder vs Melboure Stars Match Prediction 5th January 2019. Check today match prediction, 100% Sure prediction for Big Bash.

Our Prediction

  • Sydney Thunder has a powefull batting order with Root, Watson and Buttler.
  • The strength of Melbourne is their quality all-rounder to give them excellent strength.
  • Both sides have a good bowling unit but the batting of Sydney Thunder is much better then Thunder.

Match Details


Big Bash League 2018-19




5th January 2019


Manuka Oval, Canbera, Australia




Moderate or heavy rain shower

About the Match

The start of the Big Bash League 2018-19 is always very interesting. Teams enter the Big Bash League tournament with their full strength and learned after their previous season mistakes of last season. This is way the strength of cricket and intensity of the tournament keeps on going high.

Sydney Thunder play their first match against the Melbourne Stars in this Big Bash league. We believe Sydney Thunder has much better squad in this Big Bash League then last year BBL squad.

Melbourne Stars are some very good players in their lineup as well. The lack of some famous names from that side will add the problem on the rest of the squad.

Match Preview

Sydney Thunder

The last season Sydney Thunder finished 6th, which seems like an accurate result for the kind of performances they put in. the side was fully dependent on Shane Watson for its bowling and batting, Sydney Thunder winning when Watson performed and losing when he did not.

For Big Bash League 2018-19, Sydney Thunder added his batting strength by the inclusion of Joe Root and Jos Buttler.

We think Sydney Thunder has buy a very balanced team and they should reap reward from having one of the best players in their side. Jos Buttler struggled in the middle order until he started to open in the Big Bash League. Jos Buttler available only seven matches in this BBL and Sydney Thunder take the advantage which he is available.

Melbourne Stars

Luke Wright and Kevin Pietersen are no longer a part of the Melbourne Stars after having retired from all cricket. That leaves a huge gap in the batting lineup and makes the Melbourne Stars upset. For the Melbourne Stars to do well in this match and in the Big Bash League 2018-19 overall, Ben Dunk cannot perform at the top of the order will have to find the kind of form he displayed in BBL 2017-18. Dunk was not performing consistently last season at the top of the order.

For the Melbourne Stars the most imported player is Marcus Stoinis. Marcus Stoinios can bowl four over’s in every match and must bat at the top of the order. Stoinis was at his best in Big Bash League 2017-18 every time he came out batting early. Dwayne Bravo and Glenn Maxwell add more dangerous all-rounder to the side as well. Maxwell is a dangerous t20 player and Dwayne Bravo is a t20 specialist player.

Toss Prediction

The side winnig the toss is likely to want bowl first

Pitch and Conditions

The weather cloudy in Sydney for match day is mixed. There is some rain expected in the morning but hopefully, that should clear by the time the match gets underway. The pitch should flat and some swing in the early overs.

Expert Prediction

Sydney Thunder has won the last four matches it has played against the Melbourne Stars. Thunder seems to have the complete advantage into this contest as well.

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