Melbourne Stars Playing 11: Melbourne Stars kickstart their 2021-22 Big Bash league campaign against defending champions, Sydney Sixers. The Stars had a dismal campaign last time around, as they finished seventh on the points table. Glenn Maxwell, who is fresh off Australia’s T20 World Cup winning campaign in UAE last month, will lead Melbourne Stars this season.
Melbourne Stars probably have one of the strongest sides in the competition this season. They have three members which were part of Australia’s T20 World Cup winning campaign a few weeks ago. Glenn Maxwell had a terrific IPL season, but was unable to deliver consistent performances at the World Cup.
Joe Clarke is expected to bat in the top order for Melbourne Stars. Hilton Cartwright and Beau Webster will occupy the middle order slots for their team. Meanwhile, Stoinis has amassed several runs in BBL, opening the innings for his side. There is no reason for him to be pushed lower down the innings, as he continues to give his side a good start. Adam Zampa will spearhead the spin bowling department.
STA Playing 11 (likely)
1. Marcus Stoinis
2. Joe Clarke
3. Nick Larkin
4. Glenn Maxwell (c)
5. Hilton Cartwright
6. Beau Webster
7. Peter Nevill (Wk)
8. Sam Elliot
9. Tom O’Connell
10. Adam Zampa
11. Sam Rainbird
Stars Squad: Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke (England), Sam Elliott, Clint Hinchcliffe, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Tom O’Connell, Sam Rainbird, Marcus Stoinis, Beau Webster, Adam Zampa, Peter Nevill, Brody Couch, Syed Faridoun
2. Adam Zampa in BBL last season
3. Glenn Maxwell in BBL last season
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