MLS vs SYT Match Preview

Despite the presence of talented batsmen in their lineup, the Stars have struggled to perform well with the bat, failing to surpass the 115-run mark in their matches so far. Hilton Cartwright has been the standout performer, leading the team in terms of runs scored with a total of 57.

In terms of the middle order, Cartwright will play a crucial role for the Stars. Thomas Rogers and Sam Harper are expected to open the batting in the upcoming match, aiming to provide a strong start for their team. The team's batting lineup also includes Nick Larkin, Beau Webster, and Liam Dawson.

On the bowling front, the Stars have been equally disappointing. Joel Paris has managed to take a wicket in both games but has conceded over 10 runs per over. He will lead the pace attack alongside Haris Rauf and Marcus Stoinis, while Usama Mir will serve as the team's specialist spinner.

Sydney Thunder suffered a recent defeat against the Adelaide Strikers in a high-scoring match, but the team is determined to find some positives from that game. Cameron Bancroft showcased his exceptional skills by scoring an impressive 74 runs at the top of the batting order. Joining him will be Alex Hales, who is yet to fully unleash his potential.

Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, and Nathan McAndrew have all shown promise with their batting performances, but they need to capitalize on their good starts and convert them into substantial scores. 

When it comes to the bowling department, Tanveer Sangha has been outstanding and currently holds the title of the team's leading wicket-taker with 4 wickets. He has also been economical during his spells, adding value to the team's performance.

Supporting Sangha in the spin department is Chris Green, while the seam attack comprises Zaman Khan, Daniel Sams, and Liam Hatcher, who have collectively taken 5 wickets so far.

Weather Report

The weather is expected to be overcast with some drizzling, and that in turn could lead to interruptions. 

Pitch Report

This is only the second BBL match that will be played at the Lavington Oval and not much is known about the pitch. The previous match was a high-scoring one, seeing close to 400 runs being scored. There is a good amount of pace and bounce and the ball comes nicely onto the bat.

The team batting first will look to score around 200 runs to give the bowlers a good chance at defending. The pitch does slow down a bit in the second innings.

Notable stats

Alex Hales: Dangerous at the Top

Alex Hales is the second-highest run-scorer for the Sydney Thunder in BBL. He has scored 1765 runs at an average of 34.60 and a strike rate of 151.24.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. 


MLS vs SYT Probable 11

MLS Playing 11

  • Thomas Rogers
  • Sam Harper (Wk)
  • Hilton Cartwright
  • Marcus Stoinis (C)
  • Beau Webster
  • Nick Larkin
  • Jonathan Merlo
  • Liam Dawson
  • Usama Mir
  • Haris Rauf
  • Joel Paris

SYT Playing 11

  • Cameron Bancroft
  • Alex Hales
  • Matthew Gilkes (Wk)
  • Oliver Davies
  • Alex Ross
  • Daniel Sams
  • Chris Green (C)
  • Nathan McAndrew
  • Liam Hatcher
  • Zaman Khan
  • Tanveer Sangha
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Sydney Thunder to win this match. While their performance so far this season hasn’t been the best, they are still a well-balanced team with plenty of match-winners. They have a good recent record against the Melbourne Stars as they completed a double against them last season. We are therefore expecting another good performance from them. 


Top Picks

Cameron Bancroft: Bancroft was in sublime touch in the last match as he scored 74 of just 54 deliveries. He is third on the list of top-scorers this season at 99 runs.

Chris Green: Green has picked up 67 wickets in his BBL career at an average of 29.94. He can also bat a bit and has scored 573 runs at a strike rate of close to 130.

Hilton Cartwright: Hilton Cartwright can be an explosive batsman in the middle order. He has scored 1662 runs at an average of 28.17 and a strike rate of 123.20. 


MLS vs SYT Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: C Bancroft (C)

Batters: A Hales (VC), O Davies, H Cartwright, A Ross

All-rounders: D Sams, M Stoinis, C Green, L Dawson

Bowlers: T Sangha, Z Khan

MLS vs SYT Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction