BBL 2019-20: Match 22, Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Shaun Marsh is in good touch with the bat and is the leading scorer of Melbourne Renegades in the ongoing tournament.

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

Toss Update

Melbourne Stars won the toss and elected to field first.

Melbourne Stars Playing XI:


Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell(c), Peter Handscomb(w), Ben Dunk, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Dale Steyn, Sandeep Lamichhane

Melbourne Renegades Playing XI:

Sam Harper(w), Aaron Finch(c), Shaun Marsh, Beau Webster, Tom Cooper, Daniel Christian, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Tom Andrews, Kane Richardson, Richard Gleeson

Match Details:

The 22nd match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 will be played between Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.

The match starts at 01:40 PM IST (08:10 AM GMT) (7:10 PM Local). This match can be watched live on Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten 3 HD. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.

Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

Melbourne Renegades have not won a single game in the ongoing tournament after playing five matches so far in BBL 2019-20. They have struggled due to poor form of their high profile players and would be expecting them to get back into the grooves in order to get back on the winning track. They will bank on their strong batting line up that comprises of Sam Harper, Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh. However, the command of their bowling will be in the hands of experienced Kane Richardson, Richard Gleeson and Daniel Christian.

Stars have won back to back two games as they would be looking to continue with their winning streak. They are currently leading the points table with eight points and will try to consolidate their position. All the players in Stars are playing in their top-notch form in respective departments. Also, the same would be expected from the players in the next game. The form of  Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell and Nic Maddinson makes Stars the favourite to win the game against the struggling Renegades.

Weather Conditions/Report

The wind is expected to blow at around 18 km/hr with no chances of rain on the matchday. The probability of thunderstorm during the match is 0%. Also, the temperature is expected between 13 and 24 Degree Celsius according to Accuweather.

Pitch Report

The surface at the Melbourne Cricket Ground is expected to provide a fine balance between bat and ball. In the early phase of the match, the bowlers will get some assistance from the wicket due to bounce. Later on, the batsmen will be able to play their strokes freely after getting settled on the wicket. Also, the side winning the toss will most likely to field first as far as trends on this ground are concerned.

Average first innings score: 154 (Two matches played in this BBL 2019-20)

Record of the chasing teams: Won – 1; Lost – 1

Injury and Availability News:

Harry Gurney and all-rounder Jack Wildermuth mark their return to the 13-man squad replacing batsman Marcus Harris and fast bowler Joe Mennie.

Hilton Cartwright and Sandeep Lamichhane return to Melbourne Stars squad replacing Jonathan Merlo and Haris Rauf.

Probable Playing XIs for Dream11 Fantasy

Melbourne Renegades

Sam Harper (WK), Aaron Finch (C), Shaun Marsh, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Richard Gleeson/Jack Wildermuth, Harry Gurney

Bench – Tom Cooper, Jack Wildermuth/Richard Gleeson

Melbourne Stars:

Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Peter Handscomb (wk), Ben Dunk, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sandeep Lamichhane/Daniel Worrall, Dale Steyn, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa

Bench – Hilton Cartwright, Sandeep Lamichhane/Daniel Worrall

Top Picks

Shaun Marsh is in good touch with the bat and is the leading scorer of Melbourne Renegades in the ongoing tournament. He has amassed 190 runs in his last five games and will be a hot favourite pick for any Dream11 Fantasy Side. Marcus Stoinis is 2nd leading run-scorer in BBL 2019-20 and will play an important role in every fantasy side. Kane Richardson will be a player to watch out with the ball, who has grabbed eight wickets in his last five outings.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain Options: Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile

Vice-Captain Options: Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson, Marcus Stoinis

Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Sam Harper

Batsmen – Aaron Finch (C), Beau Webster, Shaun Marsh

All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis (VC)

Bowlers – Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce, Nathan Coulter-Nile, D Worrall

Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Sam Harper, Peter Handscomb

Batsmen – Beau Webster, Shaun Marsh (VC), Nic Maddinson, Ben Dunk

All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell (C), Daniel Christian

Bowlers – Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Dale Steyn


Expert Advice

The middle order of Melbourne Stars is quite strong and is also in good form in the ongoing tournament. Picking them in the Grand League side will be a wise decision by the users.

Note: 68% of the users have picked Harris Rauf who has not been included in the squad of Melbourne Stars for the game against Melbourne Renegades. So don’t make a mistake picking him in your fantasy team.

Probable Winners

Melbourne Stars are expected to win this match.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.