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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. The Sydney Thunder are expected to prevail in this close contest, despite the Melbourne Stars’ determination to win.

Match details

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

Dream11 Match Top Picks


Because he will bat in the top order and has a high chance of scoring well, J Clarke is without a doubt the best choice for today’s match as the wicketkeeper. He is anticipated to perform admirably in today’s match. Another excellent selection for today’s match is M Gilkes.


The Dream11 team’s two best batter selections are O Davies and T Rogers. D Warner is also a good choice for today’s Dream11 team because he performed exceptionally well in the match.


The Dream11 team’s best all-rounders are D Sams and B Webster, who both bat in the top order and complete their allotted number of overs. Another good choice for the Dream11 team of today is M Stoinis.


N Coulter Nile and L Wood are today’s Dream11 team’s top bowlers. Both are expected to bowl in the final overs after performing admirably in recent matches. G Sandhu is yet another excellent Dream11 team selection.

match captain and vice-captain choices

D Sams is the safest choice for captain because he will bat in the middle order and complete his quota of overs. He is likely to play an important innings today. In the past twelve contests, he has scored 616 points.

B Webster is your captain or vice-captain because he will bowl in the final overs and bat in the middle order on this well-balanced pitch. You can make him the grand league team captain. In his last thirteen matches, he has scored 656 points.

5 Must-Picks for Match 56

  • O Davies – 325 runs
  • L Wood – 19 wickets
  • D Sams – 71 runs and 16 wickets
  • J Clarke – 377 runs
  • B Webster – 260 runs and 6 wickets

Match Expert Tips

Picking at least four batters to bat in the top order and bowl their allotted number of overs is a good idea because the pitch is good for batting. Another effective strategy for achieving maximum points and winning grand leagues is to make them captain or vice captain.

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).

Pitch Report

At the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which is a batting paradise, fans can watch a lot of runs scored. The final match between the Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars was played on this surface. Both teams scored 319 runs but lost 14 wickets.

Weather Forecast

There is no chance of rain at this time. The temperature will remain in the upper 28s Celsius range.

Where to watch

In India, the BBL 2023 matches are broadcast live on Sony Sports Network. The games are being shown live on the Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels. The broadcast is also available on the TEN 1 and TEN 3 channels of Sony. The games can be watched live through the SonyLiv app.

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