MST vs ADS Prediction, 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – BBL 2020-21, Match 40
Adelaide Strikers are expected to reduce the gap with league leaders by beating Melbourne Stars.
Updated - Jan 14, 2021 6:36 pm
The 40th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 will be played between the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.
This match is scheduled to start at 01:45 PM IST (06:45 PM Local Time). It will be streamed live on Sony Ten Network and Sony LIV app.
Points table might show that Melbourne Stars are currently the second from last in BBL 2020/21, but the gap between them and third-placed Perth Scorchers is just 4 points. Every match of the ongoing edition of BBL is causing tectonic shifts in the points table, and the same can be expected tomorrow as well.
If Melbourne Stars win, they can go as high as third. On the other hand, if fourth-placed Adelaide Strikers win, they will leapfrog the two teams ahead of them and will be placed behind Sydney Sixers at the second game. Hence, this game will be extremely crucial for both the sides.
MST vs ADS Weather Report for Match 40:
As per what the weather forecasts suggest, a full game is unlikely to happen tomorrow with chances of precipitation being 60%. The temperature will be around 16 °C.
The MCG pitch is batting-friendly, but interestingly, the teams batting second have struggled in the last season of this competition. Hence, the team winning the toss should opt to bat first.
Average first innings score:
176 (5 BBL 2019-20 matches played at the venue)
Record of the chasing teams
Won – 0, Lost – 5, Tie – 0
Injury & Availability News:
Peter Siddle has recovered from his injury and has been included in the squad, but the decision on playing him will be taken before the match. Rashid Khan has left the Strikers for national duty.
MST vs ADS Probable Playing XIs:
Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (C), Ben Dunk (WK), Seb Gotch, Sam Rainbird, Nick Larkin, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Adam Zampa.
Haris Rauf, Zahir Khan, Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Merlo, Lance Morris, Clint Hinchliffe.
Philip Salt, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey (C & WK), Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Ryan Gibson, Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Harry Conway.
Harry Nielsen, Liam O Connor, Spencer Johnson, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Cameron Valente.
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MST vs ADS Top Picks for Today’s 11Wickets Match:
Alex Carey has sported the batsman’s hat more glamorously than he has sported the captain’s hat. He has scored 279 runs, with his average being over 35.
Glenn Maxwell has struggled with consistency, when he gets going, Mad Max is hard to stop. He has scored 255 runs at a strike rate of over 150.
Marcus Stoinis has been more consistent off-late. He has scored 277 runs and has a strike rate of 160, even better than Maxwell’s.
Adam Zampa has caused a lot of trouble with his spin bowling. He has picked up 12 wickets, which is the most by any Melbourne Stars player.
Wes Agar is the highest wicket-taker for Adelaide Strikers, having scalped 17 wickets. Now that Rashid Khan is gone, the responsibilities on his shoulder will be doubled.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
Vice-Captain Options – Alex Carey, Adam Zampa
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for MST vs ADS 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Carey (VC)
Batsmen – Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Nick Larkin, Andre Fletcher
All-Rounders – Matt Renshaw, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis (C)
Bowlers – Liam Hatcher, Wes Agar, Adam Zampa
12th Man – Hilton Cartwright
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for MST vs ADS 11Wickets Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Nic Maddinson
All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell (C), Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright
Bowlers – Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle, Sam Rainbird, Adam Zampa (VC)
12th Man – Matt Renshaw
Given that the pitch offers significant help to the batsmen, you can afford to pick 4 batsmen in any one of both of your 11Wickets Fantasy teams.
Today’s MST vs ADS Probable Winners:
Adelaide Strikers are expected to win this match.