STA vs STR Big Bash League Fantasy Prediction: Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers – 15 January 2021 (Melbourne). The Strikers would want to do a double over Melbourne Stars.
Melbourne Stars will take on Adelaide Strikers 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 three of their nine games in the tournament. Maxwell & Stoinis have batted well, whereas Andre Fletcher is in very poor form. Nicholas Pooran has gone home, whereas Coulter Nile is still injured. The Stars would depend on Adam Zampa and Liam Hatcher in the bowling department. This team is in desperate need of a win.
Adelaide Strikers have won five of their ten games in the tournament so far. Philip Salt has been batting well lately, whereas Carey has also been playing some fine knocks. Rashid Khan has gone home now, whereas Siddle returns after his injury. The Strikers would like to make a double over the Stars.
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, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Sam Rainbird, Haris Rauf.
Adelaide Strikers – Philip Salt, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey, Jon Wells, Ryan Gibson, Jake Weatherald, Cameron Valente, Danny Briggs, Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar.
Note:- The overall Stats mentioned are prior to the BBL.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Alex Carey, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Siddle, and Wes Agar.
STA vs STR Team Wicket-Keeper
Alex Carey (Price 9.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Carey has scored 279 runs this season, whereas his average has been 34.87. Carey has been the best batsman of the side.
STA vs STR Team Batsmen
Andre Fletcher (Price 9) will be our batsman from the Melbourne Stars. Fletcher is in very poor form, but he is a game-changer on his day. He has scored over 4500 runs in his T20 career.
Philip Salt (Price 9) and Jon Wells (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Adelaide Strikers. Salt has scored 221 runs this season, whereas Wells has scored 204 runs. Both of them bat in the top-order and are in decent form with the bat.
STA vs STR 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 255 runs this season at an average of 36.42, whereas he has scalped four wickets in bowling. Stoinis was the highest run-scorer of the last season, whereas he has scored 277 runs this season. Both of them are champion players.
STA vs STR 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 12. Both of them are wicket-taking pacers.
Peter Siddle (Price 9), Daniel Worrall (Price 8.5), and Wes Agar (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from Adelaide Strikers. Agar has scalped 17 wickets in the tournament and is one of the best bowlers of the tournament. Siddle has scalped 13 wickets this season, whereas Worrall has scalped 9. All three of them are wicket-takers.
Match Prediction: Melbourne Stars are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Glenn Maxwell and Alex Carey
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Wes Agar and Marcus Stoinis
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