Hello and welcome to our STA vs REN Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips. Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades will play against each other in the 42nd match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
They are trying to make a comeback in the tournament after few bad performances. Stars have won only 4 out of the 10 matches, and one match was abandoned due to rain.
Melbourne Stars are now at the 4th position on the points table with a total of 16 points. They performed brilliantly and won the last match by 111 runs.
Opening batsman Andre Fletcher finally managed to play a big inning as he scored 89* runs in the last, and his partner Stoinis has been batting well and providing a good start in almost every match.
Skipper Maxwell, who got out for a duck in two matches, batted well in the last game scoring 37 runs. Cartwright also appeared to be struggling in a few matches, but he batted brilliantly in the previous game.
Adam Zampa has been the most consistent wicket-taker of the team, and in the last match, he bowled extra-ordinarily, picking up a fifer. Billy Stanlake has seemed to be getting better with every game. Glenn Maxwell and Zahir Khan managed to pick up two wickets each in the last match.
Stars have finally managed to put up a good performance and win the match, and they need to continue this momentum and win the next game against the Renegades.
The Melbourne Renegades are having hard luck this season as they have won only two out of ten matches and are currently at the bottom of the points table with 9 points. They had to face disappointment once again as they lost their last match by five wickets.
Skipper Aaron Finch has been batting decently but has not been able to play a big inning so far in this season. Opening batsman Shaun Marsh has put up some decent performances but got out for a duck in the last match. The new opener Mackenzie has played a couple of decent innings.
Sam Harper has performed well in some of the matches but has not been able to perform consistently. Fraser-McGurk is looking in good form as he scored runs in the middle in the last two games. Beau Webster batted decently, scoring 50* runs in the previous match.
The bowlers have been performing decently so far this season. Only Kane Richardson has been consistently picking up wickets, and Peter Hatzoglou has also been bowling well from the last few matches. Imad Wasim has appeared to be handling the spin department well, as he is again picking up wickets whenever he has got the chance.
With the loss in every match from now on, the hopes of Renegades qualifying for playoffs will be diminishing, so they need to win every game to keep their hopes alive.
STA vs REN Match Details
Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, 41st Match, Big Bash League 2020-21.
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Date: January 17th, 2021.
Time: 1:45 PM IST
STA vs REN Head-to-Head Records
Matches Played: 18
STA Won: 13
REN Won: 5
No Result: 0
STA vs REN Pitch Report
Average 1st innings score: 179
Average 2nd innings score: 68
(The average scores are based on the one match played here at this venue so far this season)
The pitch here is a balanced one between the ball and the ball. The bowlers will get some help early in the innings, but it will get comfortable for the bowlers as the match progresses. Spinners are generally considered to be less useful here, but in the last game, most of the wickets were taken by spinners, so we can say pitch will help spinners in the second half.
The team batting first has won one out of the one match so far at this venue this season.
The weather will be clear skies, and there is no chance of rain during the match.
STA vs REN Dream11 Team News
- Melbourne Stars have named a 16-man squad for the match against Renegades.
- Haris Rauf will be leaving the Stars squad as he has been called up for the National Duties.
- The Melbourne Renegades have named an unchanged 18-man squad for today’s match.
Probable Playing XI
Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell (C), Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Seb Gotch (WK), Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Liam Hatcher, Zahir Khan.
Bench: Sam Rainbird, Clint Hinchliffe, Sam Elliot, Ed Newman, Tom O’Connell.
Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (WK), Aaron Finch (C), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Beau Webster, Jack Prestwidge, Imad Wasim, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou, Noor Ahmad.
Bench: Brayden Stepien (WK), Josh Lalor, Zak Evans, Brody Couch, Mitch Perry, Jon Holland.
Top picks for STA vs REN Dream11 Prediction
(10 M, 292 R, 36.50 A + 24.5 O, 6 W)
Maxwell is a batting all-rounder known for playing big shots and has a strike-rate of over 150. He can also bowl a few overs of spin if required. Maxwell scored 37 runs and managed to pick up two wickets in the last match, and is one of the top five run-scorer this season.
(9 M, 290 R, 36.25 A)
He is a batting all-rounder and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace. Stoinis batted well, scoring 47 runs from 31 balls in the last match, and is one of the top five run-scorers this season.
(8 M, 29.2 O, 17 W)
He is a right-arm leg-break bowler and bowls brilliantly in the middle overs, and pick up wickets at a crucial time. Zampa bowled brilliantly, picking up five wickets for just 17 runs in the last match, and is one of the top five wicket-takers this season.
(10 M, 188 R, 23.50 A + 2 O, 0 W)
He opens the innings along with Stoinis and can play big shots from the start of the innings. Fletcher batted brilliantly in the last match scoring 89* runs.
(9 M, 162 R, 23.14 A + 6.1 O, 2 W)
He is a decent striker of the ball and has been batting in the middle-order in the last few matches. Cartwright batted well, scoring 30* runs from just 17 balls in the last match.
(9 M, 28 O, 10 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler. Stanlake bowled well in the last match picking up 1 wicket.
(4 M, 14 O, 2 W)
He is a left-arm leg-spin bowler. Zahir bowled very well in the last match, picking up two wickets.
(7 M, 26 O, 10 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a perfect pace. Hatcher did not play the last match.
(4 M, 14 O, 4 W)
He is a left-arm fast bowler and consistently picks up wickets. Rainbird did not play the last match.
(9 M, 159 R, 17.66 A)
Aaron Finch will generally open the innings for his side and play aggressively, but he played in the middle-order in the last match. He scored only 13 runs in the previous game and is yet to play a big inning.
(8 M, 247 R, 30.88 A)
Shaun Marsh generally opens the batting for the Renegades. He was out for a duck in the last match.
(10 M, 36.3 O, 13 W)
Kane Richardson is an excellent right-arm fast-medium bowler and is known for death bowling. In the last match, Richardson managed to pick up a wicket.
(8 M, 31 0, 12 W)
He is a 22-year-old leg-spinner and made his debut this season. Peter bowled well, picking up two wickets.
(5 M, 53 R, 13.25 A + 14 O, 6 W)
He is an all-rounder but is mostly known for his batting performance. Jack was out for a duck but managed to pick up a wicket in the last match.
(10 M, 173 R, 19.22 A)
Sam Harper is a young batsman who had played some good knocks last season but has not consistently performed this season. He scored only 15 runs in the previous match.
(6 M, 16 R, 5.33 A + 22 O, 7 W)
He is an all-rounder and is equally good with both bat and ball. Imad bowled well in the last match, picking up a wicket.
(6 M, 95 R, 31.67 A)
He is a young 18-year old batsman and made his debut this season. McGurk batted well in the last match scoring 40 runs.
(8 M, 81 R, 16.20 A + 7 O, 1 W)
He is an all-rounder and has quite a bit of experience. Webster batted decently, scoring 50* runs in the last match.
STA vs REN Dream11 Prediction
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- Glenn Maxwell
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