STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction: Both Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars are in a tussle for a spot in the knockout. The rescheduled match for Saturday’s affair is a must-win for both sides; Strikers occupy the fifth spot with 4 wins and 20 points, while Stars are seated at the sixth spot with 5 wins and 18 points. Both sides have won their last matches heading into the much-coveted feud; the Stars managed to beat their rivals Melbourne Renegades in a close-knit encounter, while Strikers scripted a 6-wicket win over the Perth Scorchers. In their previous matchup, Joe Clarke’s 83 had sealed the deal for the Stars in a low-scoring encounter to drain the economical efforts from Rashid Khan and Peter Siddle. And though the Strikers are missing out on the services of their Afghan spinner, the fans would still be rooting for the Siddle-led attack to put up a fight at the Adelaide Oval.
Fixture Name: Match 39, Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars
Competition: Big Bash League T20
Date: 15 January
Time: 5:10 AM IST
Ground: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
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The wicket has assisted the bowlers to a great extent in the last two matches and is likely to aid them, once again, in the upcoming matchup. A scoreline of 140-150 could be a par total on this wicket.
Team Form Guide:
STR (recent last): W W L W L
STA (recent last): W L W L L
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Matthew Short Stats in T20
The all-rounder has had his share of consistent contributions throughout the BBL 11 and thus, he finds himself as a must pick from the Strikers for the fantasy line-up. The opening batter has amassed 326 runs across 12 innings while averaging close to 30 and striking over 150. His off-breaks can be a menace for the rivals, as has been the case in the last two matches wherein he grabbed figures of 2/13 and 1/15 over Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers respectively.
Peter Siddle Stats in T20
With the veteran pacer’s laud-worthy form in BBL 11, his inclusion comes as a no-brainer into the fantasy line-up. The right-armer has grabbed 20 scalps across 12 matches while averaging 18.85 and maintaining an economy of 8.53 throughout. Siddle’s been a sure-shot wicket-taker in the ongoing season, and there’s a strong hunch that he might finish with a wicket or two in the forthcoming duel.
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Joe Clarke Stats in T20
Clarke’s been a gun player for the Stars in BBL 11. He’s aggregated 313 runs across 10 innings, which include 4 half-centuries and an overall strike rate exceeding 140. Though he had a forgettable run, in the beginning, the Englishman managed to get the runs flowing at a healthy rate to turn out as one of the biggest positives for the franchise in this season.
Glenn Maxwell Stats in T20
The batting all-rounder had an off-run in the middle of the season. Turning out COVID-19 positive led to his ouster for a few games, yet, he managed to bounce back in style with a match-winning 68* against the Melbourne Renegades to seal the fifth win for the Stars in BBL 11. In 10 innings, he has accumulated 261 runs while striking over 138, with a hundred against the Sixers in the first half of the tournament.
Melbourne Stars have a far bankable side than the Adelaide Strikers. The likes of Glenn Maxwell, Joe Clarke, Hilton Cartwright, Adam Zampa, and Brody Couch have enjoyed their share of successes at numerous stages in the BBL 11. And with a spot in the playoffs at the line, they could be expected to put up in the rematch. For the Strikers, while there’s inconsistency with the willow in their line-up, the Adelaide-based franchise are missing out on their ace leggie Rashid Khan, which could contribute greatly to their defeat in the upcoming matchup. According to STR vs STA today match prediction and Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars cricket betting tips, Melbourne Stars have been backed as the favorites for this feud.
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WICKET-KEEPERS: Joe Clarke
BATTERS: Jonathan Wells, Hilton Cartwright, Henry Hunt
ALL-ROUNDERS: Matthew Short, Glenn Maxwell
BOWLERS: Peter Siddle, Adam Zampa, Henry Thornton, Fawad Ahmed, Ahmad Daniyal
For Small League, Head-to-Head contest: Joe Clarke, Peter Siddle
For Grand League: Glenn Maxwell, Matthew Short
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