Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder – Round-Robin – Preview & Prediction | BBL|12
When is Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder taking place? Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder will take place on Wednesday 25th January, 2023 at 08:15 (UK)
Where is Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder taking place? Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder will take place at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia
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What TV channel is Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder on in the UK? Sky Sports have the rights to televise BBL matches so check their schedule here to see if Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder is televised
Where can I stream Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder? If televised on Sky Sports, subscribers will be able to stream Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder live on Sky Go
- Although Melbourne Stars cannot finish inside the top five, they deserve credit for how close they pushed Brisbane Heat in their most recent match, losing by just four runs trying to chase down 189.
- Having lost their last three games, the motivation for the Stars is at least to finish on a winning note, giving themselves and their fans some optimism going into next season.
- Sydney Thunder may already have sealed a play-off place by the time they step out onto the field at the MCG, depending on the outcome of Hobart Hurricanes against Brisbane Heat, which takes place earlier in the day.
- Should Hobart have defeated the Heat, then a loss here for Sydney Thunder would see them miss out by virtue of an inferior net-run-rate to that of the Hurricanes.
Sydney Thunder’s terrible run of form across the latter part of this season sees their play-off place still in the balance. Four defeats from their last five, including a 125-run thrashing at the hands of city rivals Sydney Sixers represents a terrible return and it could cost them. However, they couldn’t wish for a better opponent here with Melbourne Stars rock bottom of the table having lost 10 from 13. The hosts aren’t going down without a fight, as they proved against Brisbane Heat last time out, but ultimately the desire of Sydney Thunder and the big game experience of players such as David Warner and Daniel Sams should be enough to see them through to victory in this one.