Prepare for an exhilarating showdown in the Big Bash League as the Melbourne Stars prepare to take on the Sydney Thunder in the highly awaited 12th match of the league. The atmosphere is charged with excitement, and you won’t want to miss any of the thrilling moments. Stay tuned for timely sports updates on &

Key notes of the match:

Team names:

Melbourne Stars & Sydney Thunder

Date & Time:

The match will be played on 23/12/2023 at 04:30 AM GMT / 03:30 PM local


Lavington Sports Oval, Albury

Pitch report: 

The match will take place at the Lavington Sports Oval Stadium in Albury, marking the second fixture of the BBL held at this venue. In the preceding game, the competing team notched up an impressive 400 runs, indicating that the pitch favors high-scoring encounters. Additionally, the pitch offers a substantial amount of pace and bounce, ensuring a favorable batting experience. Consequently, a challenging and competitive match is on the horizon.

Weather report: 

The meteorological department has verified that the peak temperature on match day is expected to reach approximately 29 degrees Celsius, while the lowest temperature will be around 16 degrees Celsius. The forecast indicates a 15% chance of precipitation, with humidity at 37% and a wind speed of approximately 13 km/hr. Notably, there is a potential for isolated thunderstorms on the day of the match, as confirmed by the weather department.

Head-to-head stats of Melbourne Stars & Sydney Thunder

Total matches: 19
Melbourne Stars won: 10
Sydney Thunder won: 9

In their recent encounters, Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder have crossed paths five times. Melbourne Stars emerged victorious in two matches, while Sydney Thunder secured three wins.

MLS vs SYT Squad:

Melbourne Stars Squad:

Joe Burns, Brody Couch, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sam Harper, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Joel Paris, Tom Rogers, Mark Steketee, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Haris Rauf, Usama Mir, Liam Dawson, Harry Brook, Imad Wasim, Hilton Cartwright, Scott Boland.

Sydney Thunder Squad:

Jason Sangha (C), Ollie Davies, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Liam Hatcher, Nathan McAndrew, Blake Nikitaras, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha, David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Zaman Khan.

MLS vs SYT Possible Playing XI:

Melbourne Stars:

Beau Webster (Captain), Sam Harper (Wicket-Keeper), Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Joe Burns, Liam Dawson, Usama Mir, Joel Paris, Thomas Rogers, Haris Rauf / Olly Stone, Mark Steketee.

Sydney Thunder:

Chris Green (Captain), Matthew Gilkes (Wicket-Keeper), Alex Hales, Cameron Bancroft, Jason Sangha, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Nathan McAndrew, Zaman Khan, Tanveer Sangha, Cameron Bancroft.

Our prediction: 

As per our sports analysts, the prediction is that Sydney Thunder will emerge victorious in this match.

Final words:

Anticipate a high-scoring spectacle in this match, showcasing exceptional cricket skills. Tune in to witness the action and stay connected with & for timely sports updates.