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Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling Melbourne Stars vs Sydney Thunder, 56th Match Preview (1/25/23): MLS vs SYT, 56th Match, Big Bash League 2022-23 – Live Cricket Score

On Wednesday, January 25, the Sydney Thunder (THU) will face the Melbourne Stars (STA) in the 56th Big Bash League (BBL) 2022 match at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne. Here is everything you need to know about the THU vs. STA Dream11 Prediction, today’s playing 11, fantasy cricket tips, and the pitch report before this exciting match. The Melbourne Stars will try their hardest to make a comeback in the tournament, as they have only won three of their last 13 games.

On the other hand, the Sydney Thunder have won six of the tournament’s matches and will try to get into the playoffs of the BBL 2022-23. On Friday, the Melbourne Cricket Ground will host the match between Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars, which will be the 31st league game of the Big Bash League 2022-23. This is a rivalry between two major cities at the nation’s largest sporting venue.

Match details

  • Match: THU vs STA, Match 56
  • Date and Time: January 25, 2023, 1:45 PM IST
  • Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Pitch Report

Fans can watch a lot of runs being scored on the pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is a batting paradise. The Melbourne Stars and Brisbane Heat played their final game on this surface, scoring 319 runs while losing 14 wickets.

Weather Forecast

At this time, there is no chance of rain. The temperature will hover around 28 degrees Celsius.

Probable Playing XI


  • Matthew Gilkes (wk)
  • David Warner
  • Blake Nikitaras
  • Oliver Davies
  • Alex Ross
  • Daniel Sams
  • Ben Cutting
  • Joel Davies
  • Chris Green (c)
  • Gurinder Sandhu
  • Usman Qadir.


  • Joe Clarke (wk)
  • Thomas Rogers
  • Hilton Cartwright
  • Beau Webster
  • James Seymour
  • Nick Larkin
  • Clint Hinchliffe
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile
  • Luke Wood
  • Liam Hatcher
  • Adam Zampa (c).


The Thunder will be eager to win and avoid further complications on their way to the playoffs. The Thunder have an opportunity to profit from the Stars’ poor form.

Prediction: Hobart Hurricanes will prevail in the game.

Where to watch

On Sony Sports Network, BBL 2023 matches are broadcast live in India. On the Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels, the games are being shown live. Additionally, the broadcast is available on the SONY TEN 1 and TEN 3 channels. The SonyLiv app offers live streaming of the games.

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