BBL 23-24 Prediction: Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder 12/23

2023/12/21

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder is on! They will come against each other for the second match on Friday, December 22, 2023. This match will be played at the Lavington Sports Ground, Hamilton Valley, New South Wales at 11:30 PM Local time.

Stars have a poor start to their BBL campaign this season sitting right at the bottom on the points table. While Thunder also started their BBL season will 2 losses and both teams will be looking to grab their maiden win.

This blog will analyze the recent performances of both the Thunder and Stars teams, their past head-to-head matches, the Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder prediction, and the favorite team to win the match.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Prediction BBL 2023-24

Stars vs Thunder Head to Head Comparison

Here is an overall past Head-to-head record of the Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder teams. These head-to-head records will give an insight into how the game will pan out.

Melbourne Stars

Team

Sydney Thunder

19

Matches

19

10

Win

9

194

Highest score

219

74

Lowest Score

106

Marcus Stoinis (411)

Most Runs

Usman Khawaja (350)

Haris Rauf (9)

Most Wickets

Adam Zampa (22)

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder History Score

Now, we will go through the scorecards and statistics of the previous five encounters between these two teams.

Date

Team 1

Team 2

Venue

Winner

Jan 25, 2023

Melbourne Stars

7/119 (20)

Sydney Thunder

7/120 (18.5)

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne, Australia

Sydney Thunder

Dec 13, 2022

Sydney Thunder

9/123 (20)

Melbourne Stars

8/122 (20)

Manuka Oval

Canberra, Australia

Sydney Thunder

Dec 12, 2022

Sydney Thunder

5/151 (20)

Melbourne Stars

4/155 (17.1)

Sydney Showground Stadium

Sydney, Australia

Melbourne Stars

Dec 10, 2021

Melbourne Stars

4/165 (20)

Sydney Thunder

5/161 (20)

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Stars

Dec 29, 2020

Sydney Thunder

7/219 (20)

Melbourne Stars

144 (19.5)

Manuka Oval

Canberra, Australia

Sydney Thunder

The overall Head to Head record between Thunder and Stars shows both teams have been a strong opposition whenever they meet and won almost similar numbers of matches against each other with Stars having the edge with one more victory.

This makes the match even more interesting as recently both teams have not been in their best form and lost both of their matches. However, in our Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder prediction, Thunder is the favorite as they lost the matches by close margins while the Stars were thrashed by the teams in both encounters.

Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder Previous Performances

Here is the descriptive record of both teams in their last 5 matches in the Big Bash League to get an idea of how they have been performing recently.

Sydney Thunder's Last 5 Matches

Date

Team 1

Team 2

Venue

Winner

12 Dec, 2023

Brisbane Heat

7/151 (20)

Sydney Thunder

10/131 (19)

Manuka Oval, Canberra, Australia

Brisbane Heat

25 Jan, 2023

Sydney Thunder

7/119 (20)

Sydney Thunder

7/120 (18.5)

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne, Australia

Sydney Thunder

 

22 Jan, 2023

Brisbane Heat

4/188 (20)

Sydney Thunder

3/184 (20)

The Gabba

Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane Heat

16 Jan, 2023

Sydney Thunder

7/159 (20)

Brisbane Heat

7/160 (20)

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne, Australia

Brisbane Heat

14 Jan, 2023

Melbourne Renegades

7/162 (20)

Sydney Thunder

7/156 (20)

Marvel Stadium

Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne Stars's Last 5 Matches

Date

Team 1

Team 2

Venue

Winner

13 Dec, 2023

Melbourne Stars

10/101 (19.1)

Perth Scorchers

3/103 (13.5)

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne, Australia

Perth Scorchers

7 Dec, 2023

Brisbane Heat

3/214 (20)

Melbourne Stars

111 (15.1)

The Gabba

Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane Heat

25 Jan 2023

Melbourne Stars

7/119 (20)

Sydney Thunder

7/120 (18.5)

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne, Australia

Sydney Thunder

 

22 Jan, 2023

Brisbane Heat

4/188 (20)

Melbourne Stars

3/184 (20)

The Gabba

Brisbane, Australia

Brisbane Heat

16 Jan, 2023

Melbourne Stars

7/159 (20)

Brisbane Heat

7/160 (20)

Melbourne Cricket Ground

Melbourne, Australia

Brisbane Heat

Teams Analysis Before the Match

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Prediction BBL 2023-24

Sydney Thunder

Thunder had a disappointing start to their Big Bash Season 2023-24 losing both matches after coming quite close to the win. In their first match against Heat, the bowling unit did a great job by restricting the explosive side of Heat to a mere total of 151 runs. However, the batting line didn't click and they were bundled out to 131 runs and lost the match by 20 runs.

In the second match against Strikers, the batting lineup clicked as Cameron Bancroft and Adam Rose played top innings while this time bowling didn't bowl in the right areas as the openers of Strikers, Matt Short and D’Arcy Short smacked them all around the park. However, the Thunder bowler did well to take the game to the last over, and eventually, the Strikers won the match.

So, Thunder would come with different plans and be more prepared to win this match therefore, they are the favorite to win this match in our Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder prediction.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder Prediction BBL 2023-24

Melbourne Stars

Stars haven't shown any spark and energy in the field in both of their matches in this year’s BBL season. They are currently at the bottom of the BBL Points Table 2023-24. Both Heat and Scorcher won the match quite dominantly against the Stars.

Their upcoming clash against Thunder is very important for them as it can decide how far this team will go in this year’s Big Bash League. Stars would definitely have new batting and bowling plans to try and win against Thunder on December 22, 2023.

Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder prediction of the Upcoming Match:

The overall head-to-head record might be in favor of Stars against Thunder, but the recent performances and playing style would definitely prefer Sydney Thunder to win the match in our Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder prediction.

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