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Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Tips - Another defeat predicted for struggling Thunder

  • Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars tips for Saturday's WBBL07 match
  • Thunder have lost all 4 matches
  • Stars won by 12 runs when the sides met on Tuesday
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Melbourne Stars defeated the Sydney Thunder on Tuesday (Getty Images)
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James Smith 29 Oct 2021
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Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Tips


Sydney Thunder were bowled out for just 95 in a winnable game against the Melbourne Stars on Tuesday, and a repeat result is predicted.
  • Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars Tips
  • Head to Head
  • Sydney Thunder Form
  • Sydney Thunder Team News
  • Melbourne Stars Form
  • Melbourne Stars Team News
  • Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars FAQs

The Thunder just can't string a game together and a fifth defeat of the tournament is on the cards for the defending champions.

  • Melbourne Stars defeated the Sydney Thunder by 12 runs on Tuesday.
  • Melbourne Stars' Kim Garth has taken 7 wickets in her last 3 matches.
  • Reigning champions Sydney Thunder have lost all 4 completed games.

Head to Head


Sydney Thunder defeated Melbourne Stars to win a second WBBL title in last year's Grand Final.

But the Stars gained revenge on Tuesday when winning by 12 runs in the first meeting of WBBL07.

The Thunder restricted the Stars to 108/7 and only to then be bowled out for 96.

Sydney Thunder Form


The Thunder are winless are starting the defence of their BBL title with four losses. 

The suffered a heavy defeat to the Adelaide Strikers as they were bowled out for 110 chasing 141 to win, losing their last seven wickets for 17 runs in a dramatic collapse.

Their derby with the Sixers was washed out on without a ball being bowled, before the Thunder lost by 81 runs to the Perth Scorchers on Sunday.

Things got no better on Tuesday as they limited Melbourne Stars to 108/7 only to reach 96/5 in reply in a low-scoring game.

And they lost on Wednesday to the Melbourne Renegades by nine runs to be left bottom of the standings.

Sydney Thunder Team News


Sydney Thunder squad: Rachael Haynes (c), Smriti Mandhana (Ind), Deepti Sharma (Ind), Issy Wong (Eng), Sam Bates, Hannah Darlington, Jessica Davidson, Corinne Hall, Sammy-Jo Johnson, Anika Learoyd, Phoebe Litchfield, Kate Peterson, Olivia Porter, Lauren Smith, Tahlia Wilson 

Melbourne Stars Form


Melbourne Stars are 2-3 for the season with a no result after going down by six wickets to the Hobart Hurricanes on Wednesday.

The Stars had made it back-to-back wins when winning by 12 runs against the Sydney Thunder on Tuesday.

Melbourne scored just 108/7 and had Kim Garth to thank as she took three wickets to help bowl the Thunder out for 96.

Garth also start in a 30-run victory over the Sydney Sixers last week, which was followed by a wash out against Brisbane Heat at the weekend. 

Melbourne Stars Team News


Melbourne Stars squad: Meg Lanning, Annabel Sutherland, Kim Garth, Elyse Villani, Nicole Faltum, Erin Osborne, Tess Flintoff, Anna Lanning, Georgia Gall, Rhys McKenna, Maia Bouchier, Linsey Smith, Maddy Darke, Lucy Cripps, Sophie Day

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars FAQs

Where can I watch the Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars live stream.

What time does Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars start?

The WBBL match between Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Stars starts at 4.05pm AEDT on Saturday, October 30.

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Verdict

Sydney Thunder are in all sorts of trouble with four defeats from four games. The Stars are tipped to repeat Tuesday's win with Kim Garth back to repeat her wicket taking exploits.

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