STA vs STR Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – BBL 2020-21, Match 40
Adelaide Strikers are expected to remain in semi-final places by beating Melbourne Stars.
Updated - Jan 14, 2021 4:48 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.
Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars are both having a season full of ups and downs. While the Strikers have been better than Stars, inconsistency has been a major cause of headache for both the teams. The Strikers are currently sitting 4th, having won 5 and lost 5 games.
On the other hand, Melbourne Stars have won only 3 games, but they have played a game less than their opposition. A win can catapult them into the semi-final places, while a win for the Strikers will increase their slender gap with the chasing pack.
STA vs STR Weather Report for Match 40:
Unfortunately, it is looking likely that we will not have a full game tomorrow, if we have a game at all. The chances of precipitation are 60%, with the temperature expected to be around 16 °C.
The track at the MCG will help the batsmen, as scoring 170 should be not too difficult here. However, past results show that chasing here is a lot more difficult than defending.
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.
STA vs STR 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 Worall, Peter Siddle, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Harry Conway.
Harry Nielsen, Liam O Connor, Spencer Johnson, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Cameron Valente.
STA vs STR Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Skipper Alex Carey is doing justice to his tag of the ‘next big thing’ of Australia. He has scored 279 runs at an average of nearly 35 and a strike rate of over 120.
Glenn Maxwell has suddenly lost his Midas touch, but he had a great start to the competition. He has scored 255 runs at an average of over 35 and a strike rate of over 150.
Marcus Stoinis is consistently playing praiseworthy knocks for the Stars. He has scored 277 runs at an average of almost 40, while his strike rate is over 160.
Spinner Adam Zampa has been brilliant with the ball for the Stars. He has picked up 12 wickets and has an economy rate of just over 7 runs per over.
For the Strikers, Wes Agar has been the most consistent performer with the ball. He has picked up 17 wickets and has an economy rate of under 8 runs per over.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
Vice-Captain Options – Alex Carey, Adam Zampa
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for STA vs STR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Carey (VC)
Batsmen – Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald, Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright
All-Rounders – Matt Renshaw, Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis (C)
Bowlers – Liam Hatcher, Wes Agar, Adam Zampa
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for STA vs STR Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Jake Weatherald, Jonathan Wells, Nic Maddinson, Andre Fletcher
All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell (C), Marcus Stoinis
Bowlers – Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle, Sam Rainbird, Adam Zampa (VC)
Liam Hatcher has picked up 10 wickets and has an average of under 25. Priced at only 8.0 Cr, Hatcher can be a great budget buy for your Dream11 Fantasy team.
Today’s STA vs STR Probable Winners:
Adelaide Strikers are expected to win this match.