Haris Rauf returns to the squad for Sandeep Lamichhane who is being rested due to an injury with the aim of returning for the Melbourne Derby.
The Stars will be looking for their fourth win of the season when they take on the Thunder tomorrow.
Melbourne Stars 13-player squad v Thunder
Glenn Maxwell (c)
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Stars
Thursday, January 2 @ 3.40pm
Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
Watch live on Fox Cricket