STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction, BBL Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Updates For Match 20 of BBL 2023-24

Melbourne Stars won both the matches against the Adelaide Strikers last season.

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Adelaide Strikers will take on Melbourne Stars in the 20th match of the BBL 2023-24 on Sunday (December 31) at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. (Photo by Brendon Thorne/Getty Images)

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Preview

Adelaide Strikers (STR) will take on Melbourne Stars (STA) in the 20th match of the BBL 2023-24 on Sunday (December 31) at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. Strikers have won one out of four matches so far and are in fifth position in the points table. Stars have won two out of five matches and are ranked fourth in the points tally.

Strikers and Stars have played 17 matches so far in BBL. The Strikers have won eight matches, while the Stars have been victorious on nine occasions. Stars won both the matches against the Strikers last season.

Stars faced Hobart Hurricanes in their last match and elected to bowl after winning the toss. Hurricanes were bundled out for 155 runs in 19.4 overs. Caleb Jewell, Macalister Wright, and Nikhil Chaudhary played crucial roles for the team with the bat. Jewell was the highest scorer for the team with 45 runs off 37 deliveries. Haris Rauf and Glenn Maxwell took three wickets each for the Stars. The second innings got reduced to seven overs and the revised target was 67 runs. Maxwell remained unbeaten on 35 runs off 18 deliveries and helped the team cross the line along with Thomas Rogers. Rogers made 21 runs off 14 deliveries. Stars won the match in 6.3 overs with seven wickets in hand.

Strikers faced Melbourne Renegades in their last game and elected to bat after winning the toss. They posted a total of 177 runs for the loss of six wickets in 20 overs. D Arcy Short and Chris Lynn scored a half-century each for the team. Mujeeb ur Rahman was the pick of the bowlers and took three wickets for 20 runs in four overs. Jake Fraser-McGurk and Shaun Marsh helped the Renegades win their first game of the season by four wickets in 18.4 overs. McGurk scored 70 runs off 37 deliveries and Marsh scored 54 runs off 33 deliveries.

Match Information

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, 20th Match

Big Bash League, 31 Dec 2023, Sun, 1:45 PM IST, Adelaide Oval

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Broadcast

Star Sports Network

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Live Stream

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Weather Report

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Clouds

11.3°C

humidity69% (Humidity)

Probable Playing XI

Adelaide Strikers

DJM Short, MW Short (C), CA Lynn, Thomas Kelly, AJ Hose, J Overton, James Bazley, HJ Nielsen (wk), WA Agar, Brendan Doggett, CJ Boyce

Bench : HJ Hunt, AT Carey, TM Head, Henry Thornton, BAD Manenti, Rashid Khan, David Payne, J Weatherald, Joshua Kann

Melbourne Stars

Tom Rogers, SB Harper (wk), BJ Webster, GJ Maxwell (C), DW Lawrence, MP Stoinis, HWR Cartwright, IM Wasim, J Merlo, Brody Couch, JS Paris

Bench : Nick Larkin, Joe Burns, SM Boland, Campbell Kellaway, Usama Mir, NM Coulter-Nile, Mark Steketee, Haris Rauf, LA Dawson, C Rocchiccioli, OP Stone

Injury and availability news

Haris Rauf and Usama Mir have returned to Pakistan to prepare for Pakistan’s tour of New Zealand next month. Brody Couch and Dan Lawrence have been named in the squad by the Stars for this game. Jake Weatherald and David Payne have not been included in the squad by the Strikers for this game. Thomas Kelly has been named in the squad by the team.

Pitch Report

The surface at the Adelaide Oval will likely have a lot to offer to the batters. The average first innings score in the last five T20 matches here has been 175 runs. The team winning the toss might look to bowl.

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Pace Bowling

28%

Spin Bowling

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80%

Batting Pitch

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175

Average Score

20%

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Player Picks

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Jamie Overton STR | ALL

He is the leading wicket-taker for the Strikers and has taken six wickets in just three matches at an average of 13.50. With the bat, Overton has scored 60 runs at a strike rate of 139.53.

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Glenn Maxwell STA | ALL

He has scored 100 runs in four matches at a strike rate of 151.51. He has taken four wickets at an average of 18.25.

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6.5
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Matthew Short STR | ALL

He is the leading run-scorer for the Strikers and has scored 145 runs in three games at an average of 48.33 and a strike rate of 147.95. Short has scored two half-centuries so far.

Avoid Having These Players In Your Fantasy Sports Team

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Haris Rauf

STA | BOWL

He has returned back to Pakistan to prepare for New Zealand tour and can be avoided in fantasy teams.

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Jake Weatherald

STR | BAT

He has not been named in the squad for this game and can be left out of fantasy teams.

Last Updated On - Dec 31 2023 12:17 PM

Players
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4 : 7

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12.5/100

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Head To Head
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Sam Harper

7.5

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Hilton Cartwright
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7.5

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Chris Lynn

8

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Tom Rogers

7

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Glenn Maxwell

9

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Beau Webster

7.5

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D'Arcy Short

9

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Matthew Short

6.5

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Jamie Overton
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8.5

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Imad Wasim

8.5

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Joel Paris

8.5

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