The opening game of the season will take place at the Manuka Oval between the two teams.

BBL 2022: Match 1

Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Stars will face off at the Manuka Oval in Canberra to begin the Big Bash League 2022 on Tuesday, December 13. Sydney Thunder advanced to the elimination round of the tournament’s previous season, however they were unable to secure a place in the championship game. They were eliminated after losing to Brisbane Heat at the same arena.

The Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, came in eighth place in the standings the previous season. They performed poorly previous season and will want to do better this time. The Stars will be headed by Adam Zampa in Glenn Maxwell’s absence, a seasoned all-rounder. On the other side, Jason Sangha will serve as the captain of the Syndey Thunder.

Information about the game

Manuka Oval, Canberra

Date: Wednesday, December 13, 1:45 IST (7:15 PM Local)

Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv App

Pitch Report

The pitch at Canberra’s Manuka Oval helps the batters. The spinners will gain more on the bowling front than the pacers. The captain who wins the toss will likely choose to bat first in an effort to score a high total. You can defend a score of between 170 and 180.

Speculated starting lineups for ST vs. MS

Sydney Thunder

Rilee Rossouw, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha (c), Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Fazalhaq Farooqi, Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha, Alex Hales, David Warner

Melbourne Stars

Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa (c), Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wk), Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Trent Boult, and Brody Couch

Best Performers from ST vs MS Probable

Probable best batter: Alex Hales

The strong batter has been playing well in games with a shorter duration, so keep an eye out for her. He is the all-time highest foreign run-scorer in the BBL and has excelled in the T20 format ever since his return.

Probable best bowler: Adam Zampa

Adam Zampa, the captain of the Melbourne Stars, has coached Australia to several impressive victories. His bowling abilities have helped Australia, and the Stars will gain from them in a same way.

Match Prediction for Today: Sydney Thunder will prevail.

BBL 2022: Match 1

Disclaimer: The author’s understanding, analysis, and intuition were used to make this prediction. Think about the aforementioned details when you make your forecast, and go with your own judgement.