STA vs STR | BBL Match-40 Team and Analysis | 15-01-2021 13:45 |1|0

 BIG BASH LEAGUE Match-40 Prediction 

 Match:  STA vs STR Fantasy Team Prediction  
 Time:   15 January, 01:45 PM (IST)  

 Series::  Big Bash League 2020-21  
 Venue:   Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia. 

 Head to Head Stats 

Matches Played       13
STR Won                  07
STA Won                  06

No Result                 00
Tie                            00

Recent Form: 



  • Melbourne Stars have a better batting line up but most of their players are out of form.
  • Strikers on the other hand have a very good bowling attack and we think that Stars batsmen will struggle against them.
  • Melbourne Stars are over-dependent on Glen Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis. Once they fail, Stars will be in trouble.
 Live Streaming
BBL 2020 can be watched live  in Australia on Fox Cricket. In India, the Sony Network will telecast BBL 2020 live, while in the United Kingdom, the matches will be broadcasted on BT Sport.
 TV Channels
BBL 2020 will be telecasted live in Australia on Kayo and Foxtel GO. In India, Sony Liv has the rights for live streaming, while in the UK, the BTSport app will stream the matches.
 Toss Prediction
Toss will be crucial and the skipper that wins the toss might want to bat.

 Weather & Pitch Report
⛅ Weather:
The news is not so good as plenty of rain is expected on the match day.
🏟️ Pitch:
Melbourne is a ground where chasing has been very difficult. Both skipper may want to bat first.

 Team NEWS: 

 STRIKERS Team News: 
Adelaide Strikers will be without the services of their ace bowler Rashid Khan who’s left for Abu Dhabi for the ODI series against Ireland. However, the return of Peter Siddle will be a big boost for the Strikers in BBL 2020-21.

 STARS Team News: 
There are great chances that they’ll go in with the same XI.


1 Phil Salt,
2. Jake Weatherald.
3. Matt Renshaw,
4. Alex Carey (c, wk),
5. Jonathan Wells,
6. Ryan Gibson,
7. Danny Briggs,
8. Peter Siddle,
9. Daniel Worrall,
10. Harry Conway,
11. Wes Agar.



1 Marcus Stoinis,
2. Andre Fletcher,
3. Hilton Cartwright,
4. Glenn Maxwell (c),
5. Nicholas Pooran (wk),
6. Nic Larkin,
7. Seb Gotch,
8. Adam Zampa,
9. Sam Rainbird,
10. Liam Hatcher,
11. Haris Rauf.
 Match Finished  

 Players H2H Battle: 

M Stoinis against R Khan
30 balls 38 runs 03 out

N Pooran Against R Khan
31 balls 15 runs 02 out
J Wells Against NCN
18 balls 22 runs 02 out
J Weatherald against G Maxwell
20 balls 08 runs 01 out
M Renshaw Against A Zampa
23 balls 22 runs 01 out
M Stoinis Against P Siddle
16 balls 17 runs 01 out
B Dunk Against M Nesar
29 balls 37 runs 01 out
G Maxwell against P Siddle
16 balls 19 runs 02 out

 STR Key Players: 

 Alex Carey:
Alex Carey has been the best strikers batsmen. We think if Strikers have to get a decent total, Carey has to play a big knock. 

 Phil Salt:
Phil Salt backed up his 59 against Renegades with a solid 31 in the last match against the Strikers. He’s looking good and we can expect another good knock from him in the next match.

 Daniel Worrall:
Daniel Worrall bowled splendidly well against the Stars in the previous match. In the absence of Rashid Khan he’ll be their lead bowler and will have a big responsibility on his shoulders.

 STA Key Players:

 Marcus Stoinis:
He’s another batsmen that Stars heavily depend upon. Stoinis too has gone quite in the last few games but watching him bat, we think that a big knock is just around the corner. 

 Glenn Maxwell:
Glen Maxwell has been very good in the tournament. Even though he’s got little inconsistent in the last few games, he’s a match winner on his day and Stars will hope that he can fire tomorrow.

 Adam Zampa:
Zampa has bowled really well for the Stars. In the previous match too he picked up 2 wickets. Melbourne is a big ground and we think Zampa will be very effective there.


 Team Forms: 

 STR Team Form: 
Strikers have had an average tournament with 5 wins and 5 losses.

 STA Team Form: 
Melbourne Stars have been pretty disappointing in the tournament. With 3 wins and 5 losses, they’re placed 7th in the points table.

 Adelaide Strikers: 

Matt Renshaw, Philip Salt, Alex Carey(w/c), Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Ryan Gibson, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Harry Conway, Peter Siddle, Harry Nielsen, Liam O Connor, Spencer Johnson, Liam Scott, Matthew Short, Cameron Valente.

 Melbourne Stars: 

Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell(c), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch(w), Adam Zampa, Sam Rainbird, Liam Hatcher, Haris Rauf, Ben Dunk, Clint Hinchliffe, Zahir Khan, Billy Stanlake, Lance Morris, Tom O Connell, Jackson Coleman.

Watch Team Guide Section for Stats & Player Forms etc.

 Head to Head  -Last 3 Years: 

Matches Played:    06
STR WON:            05
STA WON:            01

 Top Run Scorer in Last 5 Matches: 

 STR:  Alex Carey 
200 Runs with 40 Average

 STA:  Marcus Stoinis 
212 Run with 53 Average

 Top Wicket Taker in Last 5 Matches: 

 STR:  Rashid Khan 
09 Wkts, Average 13.44

 STA:  Adam Zampa 
08 Wkts, Average 13

+ Ground and Pitch info about
Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

 Ground Info: 

Wicket is very good for batting and will be helpful in 1st innings for batters as compared to 2nd innings.

Average Score: 172

 Team Player Info: 

Striker :
– Rashid Khan will play his last game today and leave for his National duties.
– Philip Salt will open the innings along with Matt Renshaw. Salt has always been a hit miss candidate but is playing some good Cricket recently. Renshaw scored back to back 30+ scores opening the innings.
– Captain Alex Carey will bat 1 down. Carey will also keep the Wickets. He scored 42 last game against the Renegades.
– Jono Wells will bat next at 2 down. Wells was among the top 5 scorers last season and will be an important pick in case of top order failure. He scored 66 last 2nd game.
– Weatherald will bat at 3 down. Weatherald who generally opens is Batting low from last 3 games and this move gave position results so team will look forward to play him at the same position.
– Rashid Khan and Danny Briggs will lead the spin department. Briggs is highest Wicket taker in English domestic Cricket. Rashid picked 2 Wickets last game.
– Wes Agar, Peter Siddle and Harry Conway will be leading the pace attack for Adelaide. Siddle and Agar both shared 3 Wickets each last 2nd game.


– The Stars have been delighted by the arrival of Pakistani Pacer Haris Rauf but Nicolas Pooran has left the squad and returned home Which is a big blow. Also, Zahir Khan has returned as replacement for Pooran.
– Andre Fletcher will open the innings for the stars along with Marcus Stoinis. Stoinis smashed 97 runs last 2nd game amd remained not out , he is still not bowling.
– Nick Larkin or Seb Gotch will bat at 1 down. Larkin had a brilliant last year with 2 50+ scores in 4 games but haven’t got much chance to play this season.
– Glenn Maxwell will bat at 2 down followed by Nic Maddinson. Maxwell is also bowling good number of overs. Maxi smashed 37 ball 70 runs against the sixers.
– Hilton Cartwright will bat next. Cartwright has been brilliant so far contributing with both bat and bowl but haven’t converted his scores into a big one. 
– Adam Zampa, Zahir Khan and Glenn Maxwell will lead the spin attack for the Stars. 
– Billy Stanlake, Haris Rauf, Sam Rainbird will handle the pace attack. Coulter Nile is not available for almost a month.

 Team Blueprint: 

Wicket Keeper :
Alex Carey 
(1 down, 3rd highest scorer for team with 1200+ runs, 42 runs last game played)
Ben Dunk
(3/4 down, hard hitter, 300 runs in PSL at SR of 167, can drop as will bat low in SL )
Seb Gotch
(Middle order, 325 runs for the stars in BBL )


Jack Weatherald 
(2/3 down, LHB, 407 runs ata a SR of 135 last season, highest scorer for Adelaide in BBL, 51 in last 2nd game)
Jono Wells 
(2/3 down, very aggressive batsman + very consistent, 478 runs at an average of 69 last season, 68 last 2nd game)
Andre Fletcher
(Open + wk, hard hitter of the ball, 34,20 against NZ in t20 series, 15 last game, poor form)
Nick Larkin
(Middle order, young talent, 297 runs in 11 games last season, risky but best GL pick this game)
H Cartwright 
(3 down, brilliant form with both bat and bowl, decent this tournament so far)
Phil Salt 
(Opener, best striker in Adelaide team, SR of 164 in last BBL with 361 runs, 59 last game, hit miss)
M Short 
(Lower middle order, can also bowl, 400 runs in last 2 BBL for the Strikers , decent option to have, he got substituted in most games )

All-Rounder:Marcus Stoinis
(Open, bowling is still not confirmed, 705 runs last BBL, 97 last 2nd game, Must have)

Glenn Maxwell
(1/2 down + off spin, 167 runs at a SR of 194 against India recently, 46(26b), 39(29b), 71*, 23,70 + 1w, 0 last 6 of 7 game, Must have )

Matt Renshaw 

(Open + off spin, very talented cricketer, 348 runs + 4 Wickets in 14 games last BBL, failed in many games still Must have, 35, 30 last 2 games )


Rashid Khan 
(Leggie, best spinner in world Cricket, 14 Wickets this BBL so far, Must have )
Peter Siddle 
(Right Arm fast, very experienced, 19 Wickets last BBL, 3w last 2nd game, 13w this BBL, Must have)
Danny Briggs 
(Slow left arm, all time leading Wicket taker in English domestic Cricket, 35(18b) 1st game, 1 Wickets last game)
Haris Rauf 
(Pacer, got extreme pace, highest wicket taker for the stars last season, very expensive last game, Must have )
Adam Zampa
(Leggie, best bowler of team, no into needed, 2w last game)
Billy Stanlake( Tall Right arm pacer, poor last BBL with just 4 Wickets, decent bbl with 8 Wickets )
C Hinchcliffe
(Left arm orthodox, decent last season with 8 Wickets, credit saver this game if plays)
Liam Hatcher
(Pacer, excellent this tournament with 10 Wickets in 7 games, Must have if plays , will also save credits )
Daniel Worrall
(Medium pacer, 26 t20 Wickets with 10 in BBL2019, 4 Wickets in practice game, 62 runs + 1w, wicketless and expensive from last 2 games )
Wes Agar 
(Right Arm Fast, hit the deck bowler, economy very high close to 10 but Wicket taking option, 15 Wicket this BBL )

Watch Final Team Section for Our GL & SL Final Team

 Match Finished  

Toss: Adelaide Strikers have won the toss and have opted to field

Adelaide Strikers (Playing XI) :
Philip Salt, Alex Carey(w/c), Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Ryan Gibson, Cameron Valente, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Liam O Connor.
X Factor subs: Harry Conway, Harry Nielsen

Melbourne Stars (Playing XI):
Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell(c), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch(w), Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Haris Rauf, Zahir Khan.
X Factor subs: Sam Rainbird, Ed Newman




Make necessary changes if any player absent 

*Above GL Team Guide Images for Guide only. 
*You can make necessary changes as per your choice. 
*Above Team maybe Highly risky so play at your own risk. 
*for final team check here in the last 15mins of the match deadline. 

*You can also make some other combinations by changing 1-2 players with help of the Team Guide.

Best of Luck.

 Disclaimer: > Fantasy Cricket is a game of skill and luck is also very much important to win the grand league in dream11 or any other fantasy cricket leagues. We have covered the skill part.

> We have mentioned the expected playing 11 as per our cricket knowledge. You can change the fantasy team once the playing 11 is out.


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