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| On Updated : Jan 4, 2021 4:23 PM IST

How to Invest and Win Dream11 Fantasy Cricket this Week. Tips for Top 5 Matches

It’s time for the Dream11 fixtures of this week which can help you win and earn real rewards. The platform will assist you with statistical analysis of certain players, as much as other factors such as team combination, pitch report and much more which gives the user clarity as to his investments in the following games.

Game 1: Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers
Form:
Adelaide Strikers:
The Adelaide Strikers are currently in at 4th with 13 points, and have won two, while also losing three from their last five fixtures.
Melbourne Renegades: The Renegades are in a mess as they reside at the bottom with a solitary win and six defeats. Their last five games have all ended in losses.

Possible Combination: Though the Adelaide Strikers are on the back of back to back defeats, Melbourne Renegades are completely short of confidence after losing five games on the bounce. Which is why, we encourage the users to have a team combination of 7-4 or 6-5 in favor of the Strikers.

Adelaide Strikers:
Alex Carey:
The wicket keeper batsman has been in good touch with the bat and is known for his ability to accelerate even more as the innings goes by. Carey has scored 192 runs from the five innings this season, which includes two fifties and a strike rate of 127.95

Rashid Khan: The Afghani wrist spinner has always been considered as genuine match winner for any side he plays for. For the Strikers, Khan has picked up 11 wickets from seven appearances this season at an economy of 7. Other than that he can prove to be pretty handy with the bat in the final few overs.

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Melbourne Renegades:
Shaun Marsh:
The specialist opener has been one of the rare standouts of the tournament for Renegades. Marsh has scored 247 runs from seven innings this season, which includes three fifties and a strike rate of 129.47. He will need other batsmen to step up in order for his side to gain some momentum.

Kane Richardson: Richardson has been the saving grace with the ball in hand for Melbourne Renegades. The fast bowler has picked up nine wickets from seven innings this season, and will definitely have a thing or two to say in the upcoming fixture. He can be added to the STR vs REN Dream11 Match Prediction side.

How Much To Invest In This Match:
It is considered best to play around more towards the Adelaide Strikers, given the Renegades poor run of form. Risks can be taken for the Grand Leagues and certain players can be picked as captain-vice captaincy options from the team who head in as the underdogs.

Game 2: Perth Scorchers vs Sydney Sixers

Form:
Perth Scorchers:
The Scorchers are currently 6th in the league with nine points, but have won consecutive games over Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Renegade in comfortable manner.
Sydney Sixers: Sydney Sixers reside at the top of the league with 21 points and have ensured their dominance with four wins from their last five games.

Possible Combination: Perth Scorchers will be confident going ahead with two wins on the bounce, but will have a stern test against table toppers Sydney Sixers. The team could tilt slightly in favor of the Sixers by 6-5.

Perth Scorchers:
Mitch Marsh:
He is a proper utility player for the Scorchers and does add much needed stability in the line up. Mitch Marsh has scored 115 runs from six innings this season, while remaining unbeaten in three. He’s also picked up two wickets in the process.

Jhye Richardson: Richardson has impressed this season for the Scorchers by his knack of picking up wickets. The fast bowler has scalped 10 wickets from six inning this season at a decent economy of 7.07.

Sydney Sixers
Josh Philippe:
The wicket keeper batsman has been one of the standouts of the season so far and is in terrific form going ahead. Philippe has scored 261 runs from seven innings, at a strike rate of 144.20 and an average of 37.29. He can have a role to play in the SCO vs SIX Dream11 Prediction side.

Dan Christian: The specialist all rounder is one of the players to watch out for from the Sixers’ camp. Christian has scored 99 runs from six innings this season which also includes a fifty. Other than that, he’s also picked up nine wickets in the process.

How Much To Invest In This Match:
Both sides are going through a positive run of form and it could turn out to be an intriguing affair. However, Sydney Sixers do seem to be the more cohesive unit, which is why the user could opt for a 6-5 combination in favor of the Sixers for the Small League. The pack can be shuffled in the Grand League with a variety of picks.

Game 3: Australia vs India

Form:
Australia: The hosts kicked off the Test series with a resounding win as they bundled out a solid Indian batting line up for just 36 runs in the second innings. However, they were then left stunned in the Boxing Day Test as the visitors bounced back in style.

India: Things were looking gloom with Virat Kohli and Mohamed Shami’s  unavailability, as well as the humiliating defeat in the first Test. However, Ajinkya Rahane and his men displayed true character and registered one of the most famous oversees victories in the following Test which should add much needed confidence.

Possible Combination
With both teams getting a win each, we can expect the third Test to be a closely contested affair. The user could opt for a 6-5 combination in favor of either side.

Australia:
Pat Cummins: Cummins has been one of the most consistent performers for Australia with the ball in hand in recent times. The speedster has scalped 10 wickets from the two Tests so far and will be eager to get into the act yet again.

Steve Smith: The talisman has managed to score just 10 runs from the first two Tests which is highly uncharacteristic  of Smith’s true caliber. However, he is the ICC Test player of the decade for a reason. Steve Smith has scored 7237 runs from 75 Tests for Australia, while having a staggering average of 61.3, which also includes 29 fifties and 26 hundreds. One could almost sense, that a big knock is around the corner.

India:
Akinkya Rahane:
In the absence of Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane did a terrific job as captain and how. The skipper scored a century in the second Test, followed by an unbeaten 27*, which now takes his tally to 171 runs from the first two Tests. He is the man in confidence and is expected to have another pivotal role to play here. He can be included to the AUS vs IND Dream11 Team.

Ravichandran Ashwin: The veteran off-spinner is surpassing expectations in Test series and has pipped counter part Nathan Lyon so far. Ashwin has scalped 10 wickets from the two Tests, which also includes two three consecutive wickets of Steve Smith.

How Much To Invest In This Match:
Both sides have ample quality and firepower in their respective squad and it could turn out to be an enticing affair. The user is suggested to go for a 6-5 combination in either sides favor. Players such as Shubman Gill, Mohamed Siraj, Tim Paine can be the top picks for Grand Leagues.

Game 4: Otago Sparks Women vs Central Districts Women

Form:
Otago Sparks:
Otago Sparks currently find themselves at the second to last spot with a win and two defeats.

Central Districts Women: The Central Districts have been struggling throughout, and are right at the bottom with four consecutive defeats.

Possible Combination
Both sides have been struggling to strike authority this season, but Central Districts will be the ones who will be under the pump considering they’ve lost all four games so far. That being said, the combination could go in favor of Otago Sparks by 6-5 or 7-4.

Otago Sparks
Natalie Dodd:
The wicket keeper batter has impressed in the tournament so far. Dodd is the second highest run scorer as of now, with 135 runs from four innings, while having an average of 45.00 and a strike rate of 108.00. She can be added to the OS-W vs CH-W Dream 11 Team.

Jess Watkin: She can play a pivotal role with the ball in hand for the Sparks. Watkin has picked up four wickets from four innings at an economy of 6.83

Central Districts
Polli Inglis:
Polli Inglis tops the charts for most runs for Central Districts as of now. Inglis has scored 97 runs from the three innings with a strike rate of 102.10 and an average of 32.33

Thamsyn Newton: Thamsyn Newton can pack a punch with the ball in hand. Newton has picked up four wickets from the three games so far, while, having an economy of 6.91

How Much To Invest In This Match:
The Central Districts have failed to secure a win after four games straight and are short in confidence. Otago Sparks are expected to take advantage of that and the user could tilt towards the Sparks for the Small Leagues. Risks can be taken by investing more towards Central Districts, which could earn a big reward.

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