Watch Big Bash League, Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, Live Cricket, 28th Match 01/08/2020.Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League Live Cricket, 28th Match 01/08/2020 LIVE
Sydney Thunder Squad: Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson(c), Matthew Gilkes(w), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Nathan McAndrew, Brendan Doggett, Jonathan Cook, Chris Tremain
Melbourne Stars Squad: Marcus Stoinis, Nic Maddinson, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell(c), Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb(w), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Sandeep Lamichhane, Haris Rauf, Hilton Cartwright, Clint Hinchliffe
THE TEAM NEWS
- Melbourne Stars continued their impressive start to their Big Bash League campaign as they made it five wins from six with their third victory in a row as they proved too good for Melbourne Renegades.
- A strong bowling performance from the likes of Dale Steyn, Adam Zampa and Nepalese youngster Sandeep Lamichhane helped restrict the Renegades to 142/9 and Marcus Stoinis’ controlled 68 from 55 deliveries helped his side on the way to an eight-wicket win.
- Despite that knock, Stoinis made the headlines for all the wrong reasons as he directed a homophobic slur at Kane Richardson and somehow escaped with just a fine so he will be available for selection but Steyn has dropped out of the squad.
- Sydney Thunder lost for the second game in succession but will feel aggrieved at the elements as their clash with Brisbane Heat was hampered by the weather and they fell to defeat under the D/L method.
- Heat managed just eight overs but were able to smash 119/4 as the Thunder bowling unit failed to deal with an onslaught from Tom Banton and with their reply reduced to just five overs, the Sydney side failed to reach their revised target of 77.
- They were only able to make 60/4 as they suffered a 14-run loss and they could make changes on the back of that loss with Jonathan Cook and Nathan McAndrew coming in to the 13-man squad.