SCO vs STA Dream11 Team Prediction: Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars will face each other in the 9th match of this year’s BBL. Both teams have had contrasting starts to their campaigns with Stars having won both their opening games so far while Scorchers lost the only match they have played. Perth Scorchers have a devastating batting order but they failed miserably in their first game. They have the experience and power of Colin Munro, Mitchell Marsh and skipper Ashton Turner which can destroy any bowling attack on their days. The fast bowling has variety with fast bowler Jhye Richardson and left-arm seamer Jason Behrendorff leading the charge with the new ball. They need to click together to get past an in-form Melbourne Stars.
With a no. of match winners in their side, Melbourne Stars look one of the best sides of the competition. Marcus Stoinis scored a brilliant half-century in the last game well complimented by Glenn Maxwell. With Andre Fletcher to open alongside Stoinis, the opening pair looks a threatening one for the opposition. Experienced wicketkeeper Ben Dunk gives the side much needed experience in the middle order. The bowling looks decent with Billy Stanlake leading the charge with the new ball and Adam Zampa producing a match winning performance in the last match. Stars look a decent side altogether though they lack a quality death bowler.
SCO vs STA Dream11 match details
Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Stars
Big Bash League 2020-21
16 December, 2020 at 1:45 PM IST
Ground: Aurora Stadium, Launceston
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Adelaide Strikers 147/5 (18.4 overs) beat Hobart Hurricanes 146 all out (19.3 overs) by 5 wickets on 15 December, 2020.
SCO (recent last) L W L L L
STA (recent last) L W L W W
Points Table Standings: SCO 8, STA 1
Pitch Report: The pitch in Launceston is a good one for batting with some even bounce. In the last match played here just a day ago, there was something for the seamers early on but batsmen scored runs after they spent time on the wicket. So expect seamers to get some swing early on but it will get better for batting as the game progresses. The weather will be partly cloudy with breeze expected to blow across the ground during the evening.
SCO Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Cameron Green remains unavailable due to his Australia commitments while Ashton Agar is still nursing the injury that he suffered in the final ODI vs India. Fast bowler Behrendorff will also miss this game due to the birth of his child.
Expected team changes- Joel Paris seems like a like-for-like replacement for Behrendorff. No other changes are expected.
SCO Playing 11 (probable)
J Inglis (wk)
A Turner (C)
STA Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Dilbar Hussain left the field midway due to a leg injury in the last match. His availability is not yet confirmed. Nic Maddinson is available after returning from his Australia A duties while Pucovski is injured.
Expected team changes- Maddinson is expected to play his first game of the season in place of Hinchcliffe. If Dilbar Hussain is unfit, Coulter-Nile could replace him in the eleven.
STR Playing 11 (probable)
G Maxwell (C)
B Dunk (wk)
N Coulter-Nile/ D Hussain
SCO vs STA Today Match Prediction: Who will win SCO vs STA Dream11 match today?
Stars have been the standout team so far this season and they will start the match as favorites. They seem to have the right balance and a soild bench strength too. They were the runners up last season. With Maxwell and Stoinis in their batting order, the batting can chase down any target. Scorchers meanwhile have build an excellent team too but the batting let them down in the last match. They will look to correct their mistakes and put up a strong show here. Their much talked about fast bowling will be interesting to see in the SCO vs STA Today Match Prediction.
SCO vs STA Dream11 Prediction, Captain & Differential Picks
C Munro- An established T20 player, Munro has been well known for his T20 batting skills. He has performed well for New Zealand as well as for various franchises across the world. Scorchers will look for him to provide them a quick start at the top.
T20 Career: Runs 6515, Avg. 29
M Marsh- The all-rounder has played several eye-catching innings in the BBL. He is a good player of spin and at No.4, he can be really devastating. He can also pick up crucial wickets in the middle overs.
T20 Career: Runs 1969, Bat Avg. 30, Wkts 49, Bowl Avg. 28
J Richardson- The fast bowler was impressive in the last game and has been a crucial player for Scorchers over the years. His pace and accuracy makes him a top pick in the SCO vs STA Dream11 Prediction.
T20 Career: Wkts 51, Bowl Avg. 26
Richardson in BBL 10: Wkts 2, Bowl Avg. 10
M Stoinis- Stoinis has always played well at the top order. Ever since he has been promoted to open the batting, his average has gone up. He scored a fifty in the last game too. Expect him to give an explosive start in the powerplay.
T20 Career: Runs 2943, Bat Avg. 32, Wkts 75, Bowl Avg. 26
Stoinis in BBL 10: Runs 61, Bat Avg. 30.5
G Maxwell- Maxwell is probably one of the most devastating players of the world. T20 cricket suits his ability and as a captain, he will look to be little more consistent and score big runs. He has been in some good white ball form recently.
T20 Career: Runs 6287, Bat Avg.27, Wkts 101, Bowl Avg. 31
Maxwell in BBL 10: Runs 85, Bat Avg. 42.5
A Zampa- Zampa produced match winning figures of 2 for 10 in the last game which took the Stars home quite easily in the end. He is also the No.1 spinner for Australia in limited over matches and is also a genuine wicket-taker.
T20 Career: Wkts 179, Bowl Avg. 22
Zampa in BBL 10: Wkts 2, Bowl Avg. 17
F Ahmed- Fawad Ahmed has the experience of playing in different franchise leagues which makes him one of the most experienced spinners in T20 cricket. He has a lethal googly through which he picks up lots of wickets.
T20 Career: Wkts 124, Bowl Avg. 23
Ahmed in BBL 10: Wkts 1, Bowl Avg. 22
L Hatcher- It’s difficult to get Liam Hatcher out of the team who came in for rested Nathan Coulter-Nile in the last match. Hatcher picked up 3 wickets in his first BBL outing and is likely to get another game.
T20 Career: Wkts 3, Bowl Avg. 9.3
Hatcher in BBL 10: Wkts 3, Bowl Avg. 9.3