STA vs REN Big Bash League Fantasy Prediction: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades – 17 January 2021 (Melbourne). The Melbourne Stars are looking for their second straight win at The MCG.
Melbourne Stars will take on Melbourne Renegades in the League Match of BBL 10, aka Big Bash League which, will be played at The Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.
Melbourne Stars have won four of their ten games in the tournament. Maxwell & Stoinis have batted well, whereas Andre Fletcher proved his class in the last game. The Stars would depend on the spin duo of Zampa & Zahir on this big ground. This team would like to build on the momentum.
Melbourne Renegades have won just two of their ten games in the tournament so far. Shaun Marsh has been their best batsman, whereas the rest of the batsmen are struggling. Kane Richardson has been their best bowler, whereas Peter Hatzoglou has also bowled beautifully. This team would want their captain Aaron Finch to fire.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been decent for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score in BBL 09 at this ground was 167 runs.
Total BBL 09 Games Played: 7; Bat 1st Won: 5; Bat 2nd Won: 2.
Match Details :
Time:- 1:45 PM IST, Live on Sony Sports Network
Probable XI for both sides:-
Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Glenn Maxwell, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson, Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan.
Melbourne Renegades – Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper, Jake Frazer-McGurk, Beau Webster, Imad Wasim, Jack Prestwidge, Peter Hatzoglou, Kane Richardson, Noor Ahmad.
Note:- The overall Stats mentioned are prior to the BBL.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Shaun Marsh, Adam Zampa, and Kane Richardson.
STA vs REN Team Wicket-Keeper
Sam Harper (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keepers of our squad. Harper has just scored 173 runs this season, but he scored 279 runs last season at an average of 25.36.
STA vs REN Team Batsmen
Andre Fletcher (Price 8.5) and Nic Maddinson (Price 8) will be our batsmen from the Melbourne Stars. Fletcher played a match-winning knock in the last game, whereas he batted for the full twenty overs. Maddinson has just been picked to manage the credits, he can bowl some overs with the ball.
Aaron Finch (Price 10.5) and Shaun Marsh (Price 9.5) will be our batsmen from the Melbourne Renegades. Finch has scored 159 runs this season, whereas his average has been just 17.66. Marsh has scored 247 runs in the tournament, whereas his average has been 30.87. Aaron Finch is in poor form, but he cannot be dropped.
[If Rilee Rossouw plays: Rossouw and Cartwright In; Finch and Maddinson Out]
STA vs REN Team All-Rounders
Marcus Stoinis (Price 10.5) and Glenn Maxwell (Price 10) will be our all-rounders from the Melbourne Stars. Maxi has scored 292 runs this season at an average of 36.50, whereas he has scalped six wickets in bowling. Stoinis was the highest run-scorer of the last season, whereas he has scored 290 runs this season. Both of them are champion players.
STA vs REN Team Bowlers
Adam Zampa (Price 9) and Liam Hatcher (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Melbourne Stars. Hatcher has scalped 10 wickets in the tournament, whereas Zampa has scalped 17. Both of them are wicket-takers.
Kane Richardson (Price 9) and Peter Hatzoglou (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Melbourne Renegades. Richardson has scalped 13 wickets in the tournament, whereas Hatzoglou has scalped 12. Both of them are genuine wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: Melbourne Stars are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Shaun Marsh and Adam Zampa
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