REN vs STA Dream 11 Team: The 45th match of the Big Bash League will witness Melbourne Renegades face-off against Melbourne Stars. The Stars will look to win this match to make their case stronger for the playoffs place. The return in form of the opener, Fletcher would boost the team ahead of this match. While Stonis and Cartwright can provide much-needed support to the team in crucial situations. In the middle order, Maxwell and Maddinson have the required experience to finish well for the team. The bowlers, Zampa and Zahir have been exemplary in the T20 format, while Hatcher can continue the same form in this match.
On the other side, Renegades have underperformed this season with only 2 wins out of 11 matches. The experienced players, Finch and Marsh have been disappointing in the 2nd half of the season. The players like Harvey and Harper have provided valuable contributions to the team. While Webster and McGurk have been impressive in the lower middle-order. The all-rounders, Prestwidge and Wasim would use their capability to contribute in both departments. The bowlers, Richardson and Hatzoglou have picked key wickets for the team.
45th Match- BBL 2020/21
Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars
Date- Wednesday, 20th January 2021
Time- 07:15PM (Local time)- 01:45PM (IST)
Stadium- Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Streaming- Sony Six on TV & Sony LIV app on Mobile.
Last T20I match at the venue- Perth Scorchers 174/5 won by 59 runs against Adelaide Strikers 111/10 in the 40th match of the Big Bash 2020/21.
REN vs STA Dream11 Team Prediction
REN Team News
The team has lost 9 out of 11 matches and the captain, Finch can’t look for any changes which can make them reach the playoffs from here. The team does not have good experience in the middle-order, which was one of the downsides for them this season. The international players like Nabi and Wasim could not provide enough boost to the team. The team’s bowlers like Richardson and Sutherland would lead the bowling attack to contain the opposition batsmen.
REN Playing 11 (expected)
Aaron Finch (c)
Sam Harper (wk)
J Fraser McGurk
STA Team News
Stars are in a comfortable position in the table, they have won 5 out of the 11 matches and are 4th on the points table. Liam Hatcher has been one of the best surprise performers for the team and has complemented the likes of Zampa and Stanlake who have been impressive for the Stars team over the years. There are no injury concerns and the team is expected to play with the same playing 11 in the REN vs STA Dream 11 Team prediction.
STA Playing 11 (expected)
Glenn Maxwell (c)
Seb Gotch (wk)
REN vs STA Today Match Prediction
Melbourne Stars will win this game. They have a good talent in both departments who have been impressive in the BBL. The presence of players like Maxwell and Stoinis, who are one of the leading run-scorers this season has boosted the team’s morale. While, the bowlers are in sublime form, with Zampa and Zahir been the leader of the pack. The Renegades team who do not enough experience in the batting department will have to play to their full potential to challenge the strong Stars team in the REN vs STA Today match prediction.
REN vs STA Dream11 Prediction Captain, Differential Picks
S Marsh- One of the most experienced players in the T20 format is the leading run-scorer for the Renegades team this season can be the captain choice for your fantasy team.
T20 Career Record- 6395 Runs, Bat. AVG. 38.29
S Marsh in BBL 10- 271 Runs, Bat. AVG. 30.11
M Stoinis- The all-rounder who has been one of the top performers in the BBL over the years to be a vice-captain pick in the REN vs STA Dream 11 prediction.
T20 Career Record- 3215 Runs, Bat. AVG. 32.47 and 75 Wickets, Bowl. AVG 26.74
M Stoinis in Big Bash 2020/21- 333 Runs, Bat. AVG. 37
G Maxwell- One of the most flamboyant players in the T20 format is in good form and would like to help the team in reaching the playoffs stage.
T20 Career record- 6514 Runs, Bat. AVG. 27.25
G Maxwell in Big Bash 2020/21- 312 Runs, Bat. AVG. 34.67
A Zampa- A player who has been one of the best Australian bowlers in the T20 format over the years has experience of playing in the IPL as well.
T20 Career record- 195 Wickets, Bowl. AVG. 21.28
A Zampa in Big Bash 2020/21- 18 Wickets, Bowl. AVG. 12.5
N Larkin – In this season, he has shown enough capability to stabilize the middle order and has a good track record in the domestic circuit.
T20 Career record- 604 Runs, Bat, AVG. 31.78
N Larkin in Big Bash 2020/21- 133 Runs, Bat. AVG. 26.60
S Harper- The player who has been quite consistent this season and has played important knocks for the game can be a vice-captain due to his current form and track record.
T20 Career Record- 866 Runs, Bat. AVG. 21.65
S Harper in BBL 10- 236 Runs, Bat. AVG. 23.60
M Harvey – The acrobatic fielder who has been providing valuable contributions to the team in the middle-order can be the right pick for the match.
T20 Career Record- 268 Runs, Bat. AVG. 15.76
M Harvey in BBL 10- 106 Runs, Bat. AVG. 21.20
H Cartwright- The player who can be trusted due to his experience and form in the T20 format has lifted the team’s score in this season.
T20 Career record- 1065 Runs, AVG. 26.62
H Cartwright in Big Bash 2020/21- 174 Runs, Bat. AVG. 24.84