Hello and welcome to our STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips. Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars will play against each other in the 36th match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 at The Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
Strikers have managed to win four matches out of the nine played so far and are currently at the 4th position on the points table with 17 points. They had to face disappointment in their last game as they lost by 6 wickets.
The opening pair, Phil Salt and Matt Renshaw, have appeared to be getting back in form as they scored 59 runs and 30 runs respectively in the last match. Alex Carey has been batting decently so far, and in the previous game, he batted very well, scoring 42 runs.
Jake Weatherald has been batting brilliantly at his new batting position in the middle-order, and Jon Wells, who has been struggling to score runs so far in this season but batted decently in the last match.
The Strikers’ bowlers once again bowled poorly, which resulted in the opposition chasing down the target easily. Wes Agar and Rashid Khan have been the team’s consistent wicket-takers and are among the top five wicket-takers so far this season. Danny Briggs managed to pick up a wicket in the last match.
Strikers need to perform well in both batting and bowling departments consistently. If they managed to do so, they can move up in the points table and qualify for the playoffs, or else it will tough for them as every team is giving a tough competition this season.
They have appeared to be struggling after a perfect start to the tournament as they have won 3 out of the eight matches, and one match was abandoned due to rain. Melbourne Stars are now at the 7th position on the points table with a total of 15 points. They had to face disappointment once again as they lost their last match by 18 runs through the DLS method.
Opening batsman Andre Fletcher has not been able to perform and looked completely out of form this season, but his partner Stoinis has been batting well and providing a good start in every match. Nicholas Pooran batted at No.3 in the last game and played a few big shots.
Skipper Maxwell, who has been the most consistent player on the team, got out for a duck in the last match. Cartwright also did not score much and has appeared to be struggling so far in this season. Nick Larkin batted brilliantly, scoring 35* runs from 16 balls but couldn’t win the match.
Adam Zampa has been the most consistent wicket-taker of the team, and Billy Stanlake has seemed to be getting better in every game and has started to pick up wickets consistently but went wicketless in the last match. All the bowlers went wicketless in the previous game except for Zampa and Maxwell.
Stars have been struggling a lot to win matches this season. They have outstanding players on the side, but they have not been able to perform at the right time. Stars still have a perfect chance of qualifying for playoffs if they start winning the remaining matches.
STR vs STA Match Details
Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, 36th Match, Big Bash League 2020-21.
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
Date: January 11th, 2021
Time: 1:45 PM IST
STR vs STA Head-to-Head Records
Matches Played: 11
STR Won: 6
STA Won: 5
No Result: 0
STR vs STA Pitch Report
Average 1st innings score: 165
Average 2nd innings score: 133
(The average score is based on 4 matches played here so far this season)
The pitch is neutral, and we can expect an average score of 160 from this venue. Spinners will play a crucial in the second half of the match.
Two out of the four matches have been won by the team batting first.
The weather will be clear skies, and there is no chance of rain during the match.
STR vs STA Dream11 Team News
- Strikers have announced a 17-man squad for the match.
- Peter Siddle will not be a part of the squad for this match.
- Melbourne Stars have named a 15-man squad for today’s KFC BBL|10 clash against Adelaide Strikers.
- Nic Maddinson returns to the squad in place of Nicholas Pooran, who has returned home.
- Zahir Khan also returns to the squad.
Probable Playing XI
Phil Salt, Matt Renshaw, Alex Carey (C & WK), Jake Weatherald, Ryan Gibson, Jon Wells, Rashid Khan, Danny Briggs, Daniel Worrall, Harry Conway, Wes Agar.
Bench: M Short, Harry Nielsen, Cameron Valente, Spencer Johnson, Liam O’Connor, Liam Scott.
Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell (C), Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Seb Gotch (WK), Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher/Sam Rainbird, Haris Rauf, Billy Stanlake.
Bench: Ben Dunk, Clint Hinchliffe, Sam Rainbird/Liam Hatcher, Zahir Khan.
Top picks for STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction
(7 M, 258 R, 36.85 A)
Skipper Carey is the wicket-keeper batsman of the team. He batted well, scoring 42 runs in the last match.
(9 M, 57 R, 11.40 A + 35 O, 14 W)
He is one of the top leg-spinners globally and can also play some big shots down the order. Rashid Khan bowled well in the last match, picking up 2 wickets.
(9 M, 190 R, 21.11 A)
He is a young right-handed batsman and generally opens the innings. He batted well, scoring 58 runs in the last match.
(9 M, 225 R, 32.14 A)
He is a left-handed batsman and has been batting in the middle-order for the past few matches. In the last game, he scored 19 runs.
(9 M, 33.5 O, 15 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler and consistently picks up wickets. Agar picked up 1 wicket in the last match and is currently one of the top 5 leading wicket-taker of the season.
(9 M, 166 R, 18.44 A + 6 O, 0 W)
He is also a left-handed batsman and can also bowl a few overs of spin if required. Renshaw has been opening the innings from the last few matches and scored 30 runs in the last match.
(9 M, 168 R, 26.85 A)
He is a middle-order batsman and is an excellent striker of the ball. Wells scored 16* runs in the last match.
(7 M, 72 R, 36 A + 26.1 O, 7 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a good pace. He did not play the last match.
(9 M, 47 R, 23.50 A + 25.5 O, 8 W)
He is a left-arm orthodox bowler and can play some big shots down the order. In the last match, Briggs managed to pick up 1 wicket.
(8 M, 255 R, 42.50 A + 16.5 O, 3 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 was out for a duck and managed to pick up a wicket in the last match.
(7 M, 230 R, 38.33 A)
He is a batting all-rounder and can also bowl a few overs of medium pace. Stoinis batted well, scoring 34 runs from 20 balls in the last match.
(6 M, 22 O, 10 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 2 wickets in the last match.
(1 M, 2 O, 0 W)
He is a Right Arm Med-Fast bowler from Pakistan. Haris Rauf was expensive and went wicketless in the last match.
(7 M, 130 R, 21.66 A + 6.1 O, 2 W)
He is a decent striker of the ball and has been batting in the middle-order from the last few matches. Cartwright scored 7 runs and was very expensive with the ball.
(6 M, 22 O, 10 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler and bowls at a perfect pace. Hatcher did not play the last match.
(8 M, 26 O, 9 W)
He is a right-arm fast bowler. Stanlake was expensive in the last match and also went wicketless.
(8 M, 87 R, 12.42 A + 2 O, 0 W)
He opens the innings along with Stoinis and can play big shots from the start of the innings. Fletcher scored only 15 runs in the last match and has looked out of form this season.
(3 M, 10 O, 3 W)
He is a left-arm fast bowler and consistently picks up wickets. Rainbird bowled well but went wicketless in the last match.
STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction
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- Glenn Maxwell
- Alex Carey
- Rashid Khan
- Marcus Stoinis