It’s done for the Melbourne Stars for this season and they are going to play for the pride. But, for the Sydney Thunder, the story could be different if they fight hard in their upcoming games. Shane Watson & Co. are on the 7th spot in the tables but a win from here can turn things around. Also, they would be dependent on the other teams’ results to go in their favour. Cricwizz analyses the chances of Sydney Thunder in this underrated game:
Watson’s Experience – No matter if he will fail in in 2-3 games, he would remain the strength of the team. His all-round skills would help his team against the underdogs Melbourne Stars. If his boys could win this game, the gates are not closed for them. So, Watson has to think differently and come up with some unique strategy to take his team further from here.
Classy Batting – With the late entry of Usman Khwaja in the squad, the batting has become more strong. If Khwaja can score well alongside James Vince, the middle-order including Watson, Ferguson, and Green can take things to a different level in the last 6-7 overs.
Big Batting Giants – Batting will always be their strength as it includes Maxwell, Pietersen, Dunk, Wright etc. The flop batting is their concern and if they can correct this issue, they can create problems for the other sides despite their ouster from the season.
Lack of spending time at the crease – Melbourne Stars, if getting a good start are unable to convert their innings into a big one. They should be confident about their deep batting line-up as they are capable hitting a double century in 20 overs.
Cricwizz Prediction: Sydney Thunder are favourites
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Who will win the match?
- Sydney Thunder (61%, 14 Votes)
- Melbourne Stars (39%, 9 Votes)
Total Voters: 23