STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Updates For Match 39 of BBL 2021-22

BBL 2021-22, Match 39: STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update

Adelaide Strikers will miss Rashid Khan badly for the rest of the tournament.


Adelaide Strikers are going to clash with Melbourne Stars in the 39th match (Rescheduled) of Big Bash League on Saturday. Both sides are in a must-win situation considering their position in the standings. Adelaide Strikers kept their playoffs hope alive by defeating Perth Scorchers in the previous encounter. They moved to the 5th position in the team standings with 20 points with that win.

Talking about Melbourne Stars, they are trying their best to get back their rhythm in this tournament. They won their previous battle against Melbourne Renegades by chasing down the target of 123 runs with 6 wickets in hand. With 5 wins from 11 matches, they are relying on the sixth spot with 18 points. Hence, we can expect a thrilling contest between these two teams on Saturday.

Match Details:

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, Match 39

Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Date & Time: 14th January, at 5:10 AM IST and 11:30 AM Local Time

Live Streaming: FanCode

Pitch Report:

It’s a well-suited surface for the batters to score runs at a higher rate though the boundaries are very too big. The bowlers need to work hard in this format of the game to pick wickets. Having said that, players will get the results accordingly to their efforts.

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Probable Playing XIs for STR vs STA:

Adelaide Strikers

Matthew Short, Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielson (wk), Peter Siddle (c), Harry Conway, Ian Cockbain, Henry Thornton, Fawad Ahmed

Melbourne Stars

Joe Clarke (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch, Haris Rauf, Beau Webster, Joe Burns, Nick Larkin, Sam Rainbird, Adam Zampa

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Top picks for STR vs STA Dream11 Match:

Top Picks – Batters

Jonathan Well is the second-highest run-scorer for Adelaide Strikers in this tournament with 309 runs in 11 matches that he played at an average of 28.09 and a strike rate of 123.60.

For Melbourne Stars, Hilton Cartwright is a hard-hitting batter who has got loads of potential to win matches. After featuring in 11 matches in this season, the right-hander struck 295 runs at an average of 29.50 with the highest score of 79.

Top Picks – All-Rounders

Matthew Short is in splendid form. He is the leading run-getter for Adelaide Strikers in this tournament. The right-handed batsman has smacked 326 runs at an average of 29.63 and has scalped 5 wickets with the ball.

Glenn Maxwell has looked in fabulous form in his last outing Melbourne Renegades. He surprised everyone by opening the innings and scored a match-winning knock of 68 runs from 45 balls which included 8 boundaries and a six. He has taken 2 wickets for his team.

Top Picks – Bowlers

The skipper of Adelaide Strikers Peter Siddle is the second-highest wicket-taker of BBL 2021-22. He has bagged 20 wickets after getting featured in 12 matches, with the best figures reading 5/23.

Adam Zampa is a clever bowler in this format of the game and knows exactly what needs to be done in pressure situations. He has scalped 8 wickets in this tournament at an economy of 7.58.

Top Picks – Wicket-keeper

Joe Clarke has been the top run-getter who has amassed 313 runs after featuring in 10 matches that he played at an average of 31.30, including 4 fifties to his name.

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for STR vs STA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Joe Clarke, Hilton Cartwright, Ian Cockbain, Jake Weatherland (VC), Glenn Maxwell (C), Beau Webster, Matthew Short, Peter Siddle, Adam Zampa, Henry Thornton, Haris Rauf

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for STR vs STA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Joe Clarke (VC), Jonathan Wells, Hilton Cartwright, Henry Hunt, Thomas Kelly, Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Short (C), Peter Siddle, Fawad Ahmed, Qais Ahmad, Haris Rauf

STR vs STA Risky Captaincy Choices:

Jake Weatherland is a talented player who can dominate the opposition alley once he gets the ball under his eyes. He has scored 196 runs in this tournament at an average of around 18. You can take a risk and pick her as your fantasy skipper.

Brody Couch is the top wicket-taker for Melbourne Stars in this tournament. He will be a risky captaincy option for your Dream11 fantasy teams.

Player you should avoid:

Nick Larkin comes to bat in the lower-order for Melbourne Stars. Hence, it is advisable to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.

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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.