Thunder vs Stars Big Bash Final Match Prediction Tips 2016 by cricfrog schedule to play on Sunday 24th January at MCG. Get the Syd Thunder vs Melb Stars final match ball by ball live score coverage and live commentary.
Hussey brothers David and Michael come up against each other as opposing captains for the Stars and Thunder respectively. With both sides making their first ever Big Bash Final, we are guaranteed a new champion by Sunday night at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. Melbourne Stars clinched their maiden berth in the Big Bash League Final with a convincing seven-wicket victory over the Perth Scorchers at the MCG on Friday. The hosts will now face Sydney Thunder, who beat Adelaide Strikers by eight wickets, in the tournament showdown on Sunday.
Thunder vs Stars Big Bash Final Match Prediction Tips 2016 by cricfrog
Melbourne will win the match and become the new champion of Big Bash League.
Stars’ batsman Kevin Pietersen played a key role in their progression, knocking 62 runs from 36 balls to confirm his status as a big-match player. The Englishman turned the tables of the match after coming into the crease, as the Stars’ marquee man steered his side into the final with some measured, calculated and aggressive hitting. When these two teams met earlier in the group stage fixture in Melbourne, it was Sydney Thunder who managed to walk away with a win by a narrow margin of one run. It was Usman Khawaja’s unbeaten 109 off 70 deliveries that helped his side seal a victory. The opening batsman’s another unbeaten 104 in the first semi-final saw them register an eight-wicket victory with over two overs to spare against Adelaide Strikers. The pressure will be on Khawaja to fire with the bat as he has been the team’s explosive batsmen this season. For Melbourne, Kevin Pietersen will be the key player in the final after his explosive 62 off 36 deliveries helped his side make it to the final after defeating Perth Scorchers in the second semi-final. The Englishman’s early wicket will be key for the Thunder, along with the wicket of his compatriot Luke Wright.
Melbourne Stars Team: Marcus Stoinis, Luke Wright, Kevin Pietersen, Peter Handscomb (wk), David Hussey (c), Rob Quiney, Evan Gulbis, Adam Zampa, Ben Hilfenhaus, Daniel Worrall, Michael Beer
Sydney Thunder Team: Usman Khawaja, Shanw Watson, Mike Hussey (c), Henry Nicholas, Ben Rohrer, Andre Russell, Chris Green, Chris Hartley (wk), Clint McKay, Fawad Ahmed, Nathan McAndrew