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REN vs STR Dream11 Team Prediction Tips for Big Bash League T20 Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers, 5 January

REN vs STR Dream11: It will be Melbourne Renegades to face Adelaide Strikers in the 29th match of this season’s BBL. Melbourne Renegades are having a disappointing season so far with 6 losses and are lying at the bottom of the points table. Getting all out for less than 100 for the third time in a season isn’t a performance any team would like to add to their record. Skipper Finch’s form has been a cause of concern but other experienced batsmen like Shaun Marsh and Rilee Rossouw too have failed to put up a decent performance with the bat. Apart from Kane Richardson, the bowling has looked listless at times. They will need some consistent performances from established T20 players like Mohammad Nabi and skipper Aaron Finch to lift the side.
Adelaide Strikers have had a mixed season so far with 3 wins and 4 losses. The experiment of Weatherald in the middle order didn’t quite pay the dividends as the opening combination failed yet again. The Strikers need some runs from Renshaw’s bat to lay a solid platform. Skipper Alex Carey will look to carry his good form with the bat. Bowling has been Strikers’ strength this season with three of their bowlers in the top 7 wicket takers. Rashid Khan has produced wickets whenever the team has needed him while Wes Agar is having a dream tournament so far. The Strikers will look to put some runs on the board to give their in-form bowlers a real chance.

REN vs STR Dream11 match details
Fixture name: Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers
Competition: Big Bash League 2020-21
Date: 5 January, 2021
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Ground: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Perth Scorchers 147/3 (17.4 overs) beat Adelaide Strikers 146/9 by 7 wickets on December 31, 2020.
Team Form:
REN (recent last) L L L L L
STR (recent last) L W W L L
Points Table Standings: REN 8, STR 5
Pitch Report: The pitch will be good for batting though run making will not be that easy. There will be some help for the seamers early on and spinners will come into play in the latter stages. The short boundaries on the sides will be the reason for a no. of sixes during the match. The weather will be partly cloudy for the match.

REN vs STR Playing 11
REN Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Shaun Marsh and Rilee Rossouw will be unavailable for this match. Imad Wasim will be available again after missing the last match due to travel restrictions.
Expected team changes- Jake Fraser-McGurk, MacKenzie Harvey and Imad Wasim are likely to replace Marsh, Rossouw and Noor Ahmad from the last match.
Team Combination:
In absence of Marsh, Finch is expected to move up the order to open with wicketkeeper Harper. Fraser-McGurk can bat at No.3.
Webster, Harvey and Mohammad Nabi will hold the middle order spots.
Richardson and Lalor will be the frontline fast bowlers while Hatzoglou and Imad Wasim will be the spinners along with Nabi.
REN Playing 11 (probable)
S Harper (wk)
A Finch (C)
J Fraser-McGurk
B Webster
M Harvey
M Nabi
J Prestwidge
I Wasim
K Richardson
J Lalor
P Hatzoglou

STR Team News
Injury update, unavailability- The Strikers have gone with the same squad as in the last game. Travis Head and Michael Neser are on international duties. All other players are available.
Expected team changes- Strikers are expected to go with the same eleven as in the last game.
Team Combination:
Strikers opened with Renshaw in the last game and Weatherald batted at No.5 performing well. They are likely to persist with the same combination with Salt opening with Renshaw and skipper Carey at No.3.
Wells, Weatherald and Gibson will bat in the middle order.
Worrall and Siddle will be the fast bowlers with in-form Wes Agar to complement them. Rashid and Briggs will hold the spin bowling duties.
STR Playing 11 (probable)
P Salt
M Renshaw
A Carey (C) (wk)
J Wells
J Weatherald
R Gibson
R Khan
D Worrall
P Siddle
D Briggs
W Agar

REN vs STR Today Match Prediction: Who will win REN vs STR Dream11 match today?
Adelaide Strikers start the game as favorites as they have been the better team this season. They possess an excellent and in-form bowling attack which has the ability to dismantle even the best of the batting line-ups in this tournament. On the other hand, Renegades have been dismissed for less than 100 thrice this season. They will have a huge task in the hands against a quality Strikers bowling. Expect Strikers’ bowlers to be useful in the REN vs STR Today Match Prediction.

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REN vs STR Dream11 Prediction, Captain & Differential Picks
A Finch- The skipper is not having a great tournament so far. Finch is a well known T20 player in international cricket but his dry run of form has affected Renegades’ batting performance. Expect him to get some runs at the top.
T20 Career: Runs 9474, Avg. 35
Finch in BBL 10: Runs 132, Avg. 22

M Nabi- Nabi is a game changer in this format as he has the experience of playing in different leagues. He can hit some big hits down the order and can also pick up wickets with his classical offspin.
T20 Career: Runs 4189, Bat Avg. 22, Wkts 270, Bowl Avg. 23
Nabi in BBL 10: Runs 71, Bat Avg. 14, Wkts 3, Bowl Avg. 33

K Richardson- He is probably the only player in this Renegades side who is having a decent tournament so far. Richardson can swing the new ball and can also pick up wickets at the death with his variations.
T20 Career: Wkts 139, Bowl Avg. 23
Richardson in BBL 10: Wkts 9, Bowl Avg. 21

A Carey- The Strikers skipper promoted himself to No.3 in the last match and scored a decent 31. He would like to rally his team’s batting order in this match. His international experience as well as the ability to play spin makes him a top pick in the REN vs STR Dream11 Prediction.
T20 Career: Runs 1848, Avg. 30
Carey in BBL 10: Runs 192, Avg. 38

R Khan- One of the top wicket takers so far this season, Rashid has been a match winner with the ball so far for Strikers. He has picked up crucial wickets whenever the team has needed him.
T20 Career: Wkts 338, Bowl Avg. 17
Rashid in BBL 10: Wkts 11, Bowl Avg. 17

J Weatherald- Weatherald was shifted to the middle order in the last game but scored a quickfire 34. Expect him to bat in the same position but he can score a few quick runs for Strikers down the order.
T20 Career: Runs 1390, Avg. 27
Weatherald in BBL 10: Runs 155, Avg. 31

Differential Picks
B Webster- The talented right hander had a breakout season last year scoring 425 runs for the Hurricanes. He can be the batsman that Renegades desperately need to get their middle order on track.
T20 Career: Runs 620, Avg. 28
Webster in BBL 10: Runs 21, Avg. 5

W Agar- The fast bowler is silently having a terrific year this season and is in the top 10 wicket takers list. He has bowled with good speeds and picked up big wickets. He can be trusted in a fantasy team.
T20 Career: Wkts 30, Bowl Avg. 24
W Agar in BBL 10: Wkts 11, Bowl Avg. 19

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