STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction | 48th Match | BBL 2019-20

STR vs STA Dream11 Team Prediction & Preview: 48th Match, BBL 2019-20

Adelaide Strikers will take on Melbourne Stars in the 48th match of Big Bash League 2019-20 at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. We will provide STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips

Adelaide Strikers won the last head-to-head encounter between both teams in Big Bash League 2019-20 by 4 runs.

Adelaide Strikers:

Strikers are currently having a good as they are at 3rd position on the points table with 6 wins and 4 losses and a total of 13 points.

In the last match, batting first Strikers lost the wicket of Philip Salt for 13 runs in the 3rd over and lost the wicket of Jake Weatherald for 5 runs in the 5th over. They were 24 runs for 2 wickets in the 5thover and looked in trouble, but Travis Head 79 runs from 40 balls, and Jonathan Wells 45* runs batted brilliantly in the middle overs and steadied the innings for Strikers. In the end, Mathew Short scored 33 runs and helped Strikers post a total of 186 runs in 20 overs.

With 186 to defend, Strikers picked up 2 wickets in the power play for just 36 runs. But after that, they gave many runs in the middle overs and managed to pick up only one wicket. In the death overs, they bowled brilliantly by picking up 3 wickets and also restricted the opposition to a total of 176 runs and won the match by 10 runs. Wes Agar bowled brilliantly and picked up 4 wickets for 33 runs in his 4 overs. Michael Neser and Peter Siddle picked up 1 wicket each.

They would be hoping to win this match against Melbourne Stars and continue their winning streak.

Melbourne Stars:

Stars are having a great time this season as they are currently at the top of the points table with 10 wins and 2 losses and a total of 20 points. They have qualified for the playoffs this season.

In the last match bowling first, Stars started bowling decently, and after 3.1 overs rain interrupted the match, and as a result, the game was reduced to 14 overs per side. In the 5th over, they picked up 2 wickets and put pressure on the opposition. But after that, they gave away too many runs and managed to pick up 2 wickets in the very last over, but by then the damage was done by the opposition as they had scored 143 runs in 14 overs and by the DLS rules the target was set to 147 runs in 14 overs. Sandeep Lamichhane picked up 2 wickets, and Daniel Worrall managed to pick up 1 wicket.  

With 144 runs to chase in 14 overs, Stars started pretty well but lost the wicket of Cartwright in the 4th over who scored 21 runs from 10 balls. Nic Maddinson 16 runs, and Glenn Maxwell 12 runs couldn’t help the Stars. It was Stoinis alone who scored 62 runs from 37 balls but wasn’t enough as they managed to score a total of 125 runs in 14 overs and lost the match by 21 runs.

They would want to win this match against the Strikers and get back to their winning ways before the playoffs.

Match Details

STR vs STA, 48th Match, Big Bash League 2019-20
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
1:40 PM, 22nd January 2020
Live Score

Pitch Conditions

Average first innings score: 144 (In the last 4 games at this venue this season)

Average second innings score: 129 (In the previous 4 games at this venue this season)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 3

The pitch is considered to be good for batting, but at the same time, a lot of wickets have been taken at this venue in this season.

In the last match played here, Strikers chased down the target without losing any wicket. Strikers have won 3 out of the 5 games played at this venue.

Squads

Adelaide Strikers:

Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Travis Head (C), Alex Carey(wk), Jonathan Wells, Rashid Khan, Matthew Short, Liam O’Connor, Peter Siddle, Harry Conway, Billy Stanlake, Michael Neser, Wes Agar.

Melbourne Stars:

Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell(c), Clint Hinchliffe, Seb Gotch, Peter Handscomb (wk), Nic Maddinson, Sandeep Lamichhane, Adam Zampa, Lance Morris, Daniel Worrall.

STR vs STA Dream11 Team News

STR:

  • Adelaide Strikers have named their 13-man squad for the match against Melbourne Stars.
  • Alex Carey returns to the squad replacing wicket-keeper batsman Harry Nielsen and will come straight into the playing XI.

STA:

  • Melbourne Stars also have named their 13-man squad for the match.
  • Peter Handscomb and Adam Zampa return to the squad replacing Jonathan Merlo and Jackson Coleman.

Probable Playing XI

Adelaide Strikers:

Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Travis Head (C), Alex Carey (wk), Jonathan Wells, Matthew Short, Rashid Khan, Michael Neser, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Liam O’Connor.

Bench: Billy Stanlake, Harry Conway.

Melbourne Stars:

Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson, Peter Handscomb (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Nick Larkin, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Lance Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane.

Bench: Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch.

Top picks for STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction

STR:

Travis Head:
Skipper is a left-hand batsman and can bowl a few overs of spin too. He has played 4 matches so far in this season and scored 109 runs and picked up 3 wickets so far in this season. Tarvis Head played brilliantly in the last game and scored 79 runs from 40 balls.

Alex Carey:
He is the wicket-keeper batsman for Strikers and missed few matches this season due to national duty. Carey played 7 games in this season and scored a total of 266 runs so far in this season.

Jake Weatherald:
This left-handed batsman has started this season well and played a sensible knock whenever required for his team. In the last match, he scored 5 runs and has scored a total of 337 runs so far in this season.

Rashid Khan:
He is one of the best leg-spinner in the world in the T20 format. Rashid Khan can also hit some big shots batting down the order. In the last match, he did not get to bat and also went wicketless. Rashid has already picked up 16 wickets and scored a total of 115 runs so far in this season.

Jonathan Wells:
He is a very consistent batsman and had a perfect last season. Wells has continued his form in this season too and scored 45* runs in the previous match and scored a total of 351 runs so far in this season.

Michael Neser:
He is a bowling all-rounder who can score some handy runs down the order. M Neser picked up 1 wicket in the last match and picked up a total of 7 wickets so far in this season.

Peter Siddle:
This veteran pacer bowls at a perfect pace and can pick up wickets at a crucial time. Siddle picked up 1 wicket in the last match and has picked up a total of 12 wickets so far in this season.

Philip Salt:
He is an attacking opener and has plenty of match-winning knocks in County Cricket. He struggles heavily against spin bowling and has been able to play only two good knocks yet in this season.

Wes Agar:
He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a good pace. Wes Agar has bowled decently and has picked up 11 wickets so far in this season. He bowled brilliantly and picked up 4 wickets in the last match.

STA:

Glenn Maxwell:
He is a batting all-rounder but is mostly known for his destructive batting. Maxwell has a wide range of shorts and can smash the bowlers all over the park. He scored 12 runs and went wicketless in the last match and has scored a total of 353 runs and picked up 6 wickets so far in this season.

Marcus Stoinis:
He is one of the top all-rounders in the Big Bash League. Stoinis is equally good with both bat and ball. He opens the batting for Melbourne Stars and scored 62 runs in the previous match and has scored a total of 580 runs so far and is the current leading run-scorer in this season but is not bowling any overs this season.

Adam Zampa:
He is a right-arm leg-spin bowler and missed few matches this season due to national duty. Zampa played 7 games this season and has picked up a total of 10 wickets so far. He is in his best form presently and will be a must-pick in STA vs STR Dream11 team.

Peter Handscomb:
He is the wicket-keeper batsman for Melbourne Stars and wasn’t able to play few matches due to national commitments. He has batted in 6 innings this season and has scored 86 runs so far. Peter can be the best choice as captain in grand leagues.

Hilton Cartwright:
He is a batting all-rounder who can bowl a few overs of medium pace. Cartwright played a cameo in the last match by scoring 21 runs and has scored a total of 230 runs so far in 8 innings that he batted and appears in good form.

Sandeep Lamichhane:
This young lad is a brilliant leg spinner and adapts to conditions very quickly. He picked up 2 wickets in the previous match and has picked up a total of 12 wickets so far in this season.

Nic Maddinson:
He is a left-handed batsman and has played 9 matches so far in this season. Maddinson scored 100 runs and picked up 3 wickets so far in this season. In the last game, he scored 16 runs.

Daniel Worrall:
He is a medium-fast bowler and bowls at a decent pace and picked up one wicket in the last match. D Worrall has picked up a total of 7 wickets so far in this season.

STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction

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STR vs STA Dream11 Team 48th match BBL 2019-20
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:

  • You can pick Sandeep Lamichhane to Michael Neser.
  • In the wicket-keeper, Alex Carey is good. Peter Handscomb is also a good batsman.
  • In batsmen, Jake Weatherald is also a good option.
  • Michael Neser is also a good option in the all-rounder’s section. If you want, then pick him.
  • Adam Zampa and Peter Siddle are also good bowlers.
  • Glenn Maxwell, Rashid Khan, and Jake Weatherald are also good for C and Vc.

Captain and Vice-Captain

Travis Head, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Rashid Khan, Alex Carey, Jake Weatherald.

For Grand Leagues: Philip Salt.

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