BBL 2018-19, Match 39: Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update
After the embarrassing 10-wicket loss in the last game, the Strikers are expected to come back strong against the Stars.
Updated - Jan 22, 2019 4:40 pm
Two similarly placed teams after their respective first nine games of the tournament will battle it out in the 39th Match of the BBL 2018-19. Both Adelaide Strikers and the Melbourne have got four wins thus far and lost five games. At the moment, they are placed fifth and sixth on the points table respectively and it is only their Net Run Rate that differentiates both the sides.
The upcoming game is a wonderful opportunity to get closer to breaking into the upper half of the points table. While the Stars enter this game on the back of a hard-fought win against the Renegades, the Strikers were put to embarrassment in their last game. Playing at their home ground, the Hobart Hurricanes humbled them with 10 wickets in hand.
The 39th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2018-19 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers at the Ted Summerton Reserve in Moe, Victoria
The match starts at 2:45 PM local time (3:45 AM GMT) (9:15 AM IST).
The game will be live on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD in India. Live streaming is available on Sony Liv.
This will be the first professional game to be played at this venue. There are drop-in pitches as it is used for the AFL matches as well. Hence, one could expect it to be a little slower.
Ben Dunk (wk), Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Glenn Maxwell (C), Nic Maddinson, Dwayne Bravo, Evan Gulbis, Liam Plunkett, Adam Zampa, Jackson Bird, Tom O’Connell.
Bench – Lance Morris, Seb Gotch
No changes made to the squad.
Colin Ingram (C), Alex Carey (wk), Jake Weatherald, Matt Short, Jake Lehmann, Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan, Michael Neser, Ben Laughlin, Liam O’Connor, Billy Stanlake.
Bench – Wes Agar, Cameron Valente
In – Wes Agar
Out – Michael Cormack
(Will be added when there is an update)
As the tournament has progressed, Afghanistan leg-spinner Rashid Khan seems to have slowed down a bit. In the first six games, he scored 42 runs in two innings and picked up 10 wickets. But his performances haven’t been the same in the previous three games. He only picked three wickets and scored 23 runs in those three innings. Since Rashid is known to be a fighter, it is sure that he’ll look to bounce back in the upcoming encounter.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection
Marcus Stoinis must be the captain or the vice-captain of your side. The all-rounder is in great form currently and will be an invaluable pick in your side. Colin Ingram, Peter Handscomb and Rashid Khan are the other options that you can pick from either as the captain or the vice-captain. All these three players have fared decently well for their teams in the tournament.
Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Peter Handscomb
Batters – Glenn Maxwell, Ben Dunk, Colin Ingram (vc), Jonathan Wells
All-Rounders – DJ Bravo, Marcus Stoinis (C)
Bowlers – Liam Plunkett, Ben Laughlin, Rashid Khan, Liam O’Connor
Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Peter Handscomb (c)
Batters – Ben Dunk, Colin Ingram, Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald.
All-Rounders – DJ Bravo, Marcus Stoinis (vc)
Bowlers – Jackson Bird, Ben Laughlin, Billy Stanlake, Rashid Khan
Peter Handscomb had to be picked ahead of Alex Carey in keeper’s category as Handscomb cost 9.0 credits while Carey comes for 10.0 credits. Handscomb was in better form during the home ODI series against India. The wicketkeeper-batsman is equally capable of hitting the ball and is more of a value-for-money option.
With most of their star players back in the fold, the Melbourne Stars could go on to win this match.