STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction: 20th Match of Big Bash League, 2023-24 Playing 11, Pitch Report, Fantasy Cricket Tips for Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Dream11 Team

Updated on: Dec 31, 2023 11:55 am IST

Sydney Strikers vs Melbourne Stars BBL 23-24, 20th match Dream11

The 20th match of the Big Bash League 2023 will see Adelaide Strikers (STR) squaring off against Melbourne Stars (STA) at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide on Sunday, December 31.

Let’s take a look at our fantasy preview for this game.

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars, Match 20 of Big Bash League, 2023-24

31 December, 1:45 PM IST

Adelaide Oval, Adelaide, Australia

STR vs STA Preview

5th match for Adelaide Strikers in this tournament. They are in the 5th place of the points table.

Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, are at the fourth of the points table. We can expect a good battle at Adelaide Oval.

Form Guide

Adelaide Strikers – LLWLL

Melbourne Stars – WWLLL

Adelaide Oval Pitch Report

The Adelaide Oval has always been a typically high-scoring ground in Australia, with assistance for both the pacers as well as the spinners. Particularly under lights, batting first could have its advantages. The average scoring pattern for this stadium in BBL is:

Below Score 150: 17

Score between 150 and 169: 19

Score between 170 and 189: 24

Above Score 190: 10

Last T20 result at the venue (Dec 19, 2023)

Sydney Thunder  – 200/7 (Pacers – 5w, Spinners – 2w)

Adelaide Strikers – 205/4 (19.4) (Pacers – 2w, Spinners – 1w)

Strikers won by 6 wickets.

STR Playing 11

  1. Matthew Short (c)
  2. D’Arcy Short
  3. Chris Lynn
  4. Thomas Kelly
  5. Adam Hose
  6. Jamie Overton
  7. James Bazley
  8. Harry Nielsen (wk)
  9. Wes Agar
  10. Ben Doggett
  11. Cameron Boyce

Adelaide Strikers Team News 

  • Middle order batter Thomas Kelly has been included in his first Adelaide Strikers squad of KFC BBL|13, for the Strikers’ annual New Year’s Eve match against the Melbourne Stars.

Squad of 13 v Stars: Matthew Short (c), Wes Agar, James Bazley, Cameron Boyce, Brendan Doggett, Adam Hose, Thomas Kelly, Chris Lynn, Ben Manenti, Harry Nielsen (wk), Jamie Overton, D’Arcy Short, Henry Thornton

Jake Weatherald and David Payne have been left out of the squad that lost to the Melbourne Renegades at Marvel Stadium on Friday night.

  • Batting order should remain the same.

STR Key Players

Matthew Short Stats vs STA in BBL

Last 5 Scores in T20 Last 5 bowling figures in T20 T20 Batting vs Stars T20 Bowling vs Stars Stats at Adelaide Captain or Vice Captain choice
55, 66, 16, 22, 19 2/13, 1/43, 0/10, DNB, 0/13 113 runs in 9 innings 1 Wickets in 5 Innings 832 Runs in 27 innings & 7 Wickets in 19 Innings           ✅

Chris Lynn vs STR in BBL

Last 5 Scores in T20 T20 Batting vs Stars Batting Stats at Adelaide Captain or Vice Captain choice
56, 37, 14, 19, 4 431 Runs in 15 Matches 363 Runs in 15 Matches         ❌  

STA Playing 11

  1. Sam Harper (wk)
  2. Tom Fraser Rogers
  3. Beau Webster
  4. Dan Lawrence
  5. Glenn Maxwell
  6. Marcus Stoinis
  7. Hilton Cartwright
  8. Imad Wasim
  9. Jono Merlo
  10. Mark Steketee
  11. Brody Couch

Melbourne Stars Team News 

  • The Melbourne Stars have named a 14-man squad ahead of the match against the Strikers on New Year’s Eve at the Adelaide Oval.
  • Lawrence and Couch replace Pakistan internationals Haris Rauf and Usama Mir who have been released for national commitments.
  • Squad vs Strikers: Glenn Maxwell (Captain), Hilton Cartwright, Brody Couch, Sam Harper, Nick Larkin, Dan Lawrence (ENG), Jono Merlo, Joel Paris, Corey Rocchiccioli, Tom Rogers, Mark Steketee, Marcus Stoinis, Imad Wasim (PAK), Beau Webster.
  • Batting order should remain the same.

STA Key Players

Glenn Maxwell Stats vs STR in BBL

Last 5 Scores in T20 Last 4 bowling figures in T20 T20 Batting vs Stars T20 Bowling vs Sixers Stats at Adelaide in BBL Vice Captain choice
35, 12, 30, 23, 104 3/29, DNB, DNB, 1/44, 0/30 285 runs in 11 innings 5 Wickets in 9 innings 180 Runs in 8 innings & 3 Wickets in 6 Innings           ✅

Beau Webster vs STR in BBL

Last 5 Scores in T20 T20 Batting vs Strikers Batting Stats at Adelaide Captain or Vice Captain choice
DNB, 35, 59, 4 221 Runs in 8 innings 137 Runs in 7 innings         ❌ 

Who will win today match between Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars (Match 20 of Big Bash League, 2023-24)?

  • 11 times they clashed with each other, Strikers have a lead of 6-5.
  • In the last 5 matches, they clashed with each other, the Stars have a lead of 4-1.

Based on the stats there is a huge possibility that Melbourne Stars will win the match.

STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction

Wicket-keepers: S Harper

Batsmen: C Lynn, H Cartwright, T Fraser Rogers

All-rounders: G Maxwell, M Short, J Overton, B Webster, D Short

Bowlers: J Paris, W Agar

Alternative: I Wasim

Who are the Best Captain or Vice Captain Options for STR vs STA Dream11 Team?

For Small League, Head to Head contest: G Maxwell, M Short

For Grand League, Mega Contest: D Short, J Overton

What are STR vs STA Fantasy Tips?

  • We can expect a score of around 180-200.
  • We suggest you try D Lawrence in the grand leagues if he plays.

Where to watch STR vs STA Live?

Star Sports Network and Hotstar

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