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Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Tips - Stars to bounce back in BBL

  • The Sydney Thunder host the Melbourne Stars at Manuka Oval on Tuesday
  • The Melbourne Stars are favourites for the match
  • The Stars are tipped to bounce back from their heartbreaking Boxing Day loss
Nicholas Pooran
Nicholas Pooran impressed for the Stars on Boxing Day (Getty Images)

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Tips


The Melbourne Stars have been playing in impressive form so far this season and can bounce back against the Thunder following a narrow one wicket loss. Glenn Maxwell has been batting sensationally and can continue his form as the Stars top run scorer.

  • The Stars have won 2 of 4 matches this season with a draw and a loss.
  • Glenn Maxwell scored 71 not out off 47 balls against the Sydney Sixers.
  • Nicholas Pooran scored 65 off 26 balls against the Sydney Sixers.
  • The Thunder have won their last 3 matches in a row.
  • Tanveer Sangha took 4/14 off 3.2 in their last match over the Melbourne Renegades.
  • The Thunder defeated the Renegades by 125 runs in their latest match.

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Head to Head


The Stars have won eight of 14 head-to-head matches over the Renegades including their last five matches straight.

Sydney Thunder Form


The Sydney Thunder have recorded three consecutive wins including thrashing the Melbourne Renegades by 125 runs in their last match on Boxing Day.

Although nearly the entire Thunder batting line-up has been scoring runs this year, Alex Hales overcame a slow start to the season to put together a quick fire 35 before young gun Ollie Davies smashed 48 off 23 deliveries.

Fellow Thunder young gun Tanveer Sangha has set the Big Bash on fire this year, with the 19-year-old leg-spinner recording career best figures against the Renegades in their latest match, taking 4/14 off 3.2 overs.

Thunder Team News


The Thunder are unlikely to make any major changes for their match against the Stars at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

The Thunder boast a fantastic mix between exciting, untapped talent and experienced stars.

Melbourne Stars Form


The Melbourne Stars suffered a heartbreaking loss in their latest match against the Sydney Sixers at the Gold Coast on Boxing Day, with some amazing hitting by Daniel Hughes taking the match away from the Stars.

After struggling early at 4/49, captain Glenn Maxwell (71 not out off 47 balls) was joined at the crease by Nicholas Pooran (65 off 26) and they put together 125 for the fifth wicket.

Scoring 5/193 off their 20 overs, the Stars looked to have the Sixers beaten at 2/5 and 5/100 before an incredible display of hitting by Daniel Hughes saw the Sixers steal the game by one wicket and a ball to spare.

Stars Team News


The Stars may be forced into one change for their match at Manuka Oval, with Nathan Coulter-Nile a doubt with a calf injury.

Australian international stars Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell have led the way so far this season and following and impressive innings from West Indian Nicholas Pooran, the Stars boast superior firepower.

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars

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What is the Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars best bet?

Both sides have been in fantastic form thus far in BBL10, but with the Stars boasting superior batting firepower, they are the best bet of the match.

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Verdict

Both sides have been in fantastic form thus far in BBL10, but with the Stars boasting superior batting firepower, they are the best bet of the match.

Glenn Maxwell has been leading the way for the Stars and he is out tip to top score for the Stars.

Best Bet: Melbourne Stars Match Result @-138.89 at BetMGM - 3 Units
Best Batsmen Tip: Glenn Maxwell Top Stars Batsman @300.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 1 Unit

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