STR vs STA Dream11: The 36th match of the BBL 10 will see Adelaide Strikers take on Melbourne Stars here at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. Both the teams are coming off some losses in their last few games. Adelaide Strikers are currently in the middle of the points table and will be looking to go up ahead of the most important phase of the tournament. Matt Renshaw has looked good since moving to the opening position. With skipper Carey, Weatherald and Jon Wells, the middle order looks decent but they have been inconsistent so far. Bowling has been Strikers’ strength and has won them some games. They will miss Siddle’s services who is unavailable for this match. But with Rashid Khan in superb form and Wes Agar having a great tournament, the bowling attack looks like defending any score on the given day.
On the other hand, Melbourne Stars seem to be losing their way after starting the season superbly. Losing four games out of their last five have pushed them to the second last position. The batting is their strength and with several high profile players like Stoinis, Fletcher, Pooran and skipper Maxwell in the lineup, they have the ability to destroy any bowling attack. Nick Larkin’s finishing touches in the last match was just a trailer of his vast talent. The bowling needs improvement as Stars have conceded far too many runs several times. Legspinner Adam Zampa has been in superb form but they have missed Nathan Coulter-Nile. With last season’s star Haris Rauf now back in the squad, they will look to overcome their weakness.
STR vs STA Dream11 match details
Fixture name: Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars
Competition: Big Bash League 2020-21
Date: 11 January, 2021
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Ground: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Melbourne Renegades 178/4 (19.5 overs) beat Adelaide Strikers 177/7 by 6 wickets on Jan 8, 2021.
STR (recent last) W L L W L
STA (recent last) L L L W L
Points Table Standings: STR 4, STA 7
Pitch Report: The pitch will be good for batting and with some side boundaries, we may see some sixes. Spinners are also expected to come into fray during the second innings as there will be some turn for them. But overall, it is expected to be a high scoring game. The weather will be clear for the duration of the match with no chances of rain.
STR vs STA Playing 11
STR Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Peter Siddle will be unavailable because of the thumb fracture he suffered in the last match. Head and Neser remain unavailable due to international commitments.
Expected team changes- With Siddle being unavailable, Dan Worrall seems the likeliest option to replace him from the last match.
Renshaw and Salt will open with skipper Carey at No.3.
Weatherald, Gibson and Jon Wells will hold the middle order spots.
Worrall, Conway and Agar will be the frontline quicks while Rashid and Briggs complete a formidable bowling attack.
STR Playing 11 (probable)
A Carey (C) (wk)
STA Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Coulter-Nile remains unavailable due to his calf strain while Will Pucovski is on international duty.
Expected team changes- The Stars fought well despite losing the last match. So they are expected to go with the same eleven.
Fletcher and Stoinis will be the openers with Cartwright at No.3.
The middle order looks strong with Pooran, Maxwell and Larkin as the finisher.
Rainbird, Stanlake and Haris Rauf will be the fast bowlers while Zampa will be the specialist spinner.
STA Playing 11 (probable)
G Maxwell (C)
S Gotch (wk)
STR vs STA Today Match Prediction: Who will win STR vs STA Dream11 match today?Both teams have lost some matches of late, so they will be looking to break their losing streak. The major battle will be between Stars’ batting and Strikers’ bowling and this is expected to decide the outcome of the match. Strikers will be upset after their surprise loss to Renegades in the last match while Stars lost a rain-hit match to the Heat. Based on current form and availability of players, Strikers start the match as favorites on their some ground. But expect a high scoring game in the STR vs STA Today Match Prediction.
STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction, Captain & Differential Picks
M Renshaw- Ever since moving to the top, Renshaw has looked good with the bat. The talented batsman has had some starts but hasn’t been able to convert into big ones. He can get a big score here on a good pitch.
T20 Career: Runs 715, Bat Avg. 24, Wkts 6, Bowl Avg. 38
Renshaw in BBL 10: Runs 166, Avg. 18
A Carey- Carey has been Strikers’ most consistent batsman this season. Moving up to No.3, he has looked even better and looked fluent in his quickfire 42 in the last match. Expect him to get some quick runs if he gets to bat in the powerplay.
T20 Career: Runs 1914, Avg. 30
Carey in BBL 10: Runs 258, Avg. 37
R Khan- This will be Rashid’s last match this season as he will leave for his international commitments. He has already made his mark and will look to add more to his wickets tally for one last time this season.
T20 Career: Wkts 341, Bowl Avg. 17
Rashid in BBL 10: Wkts 14, Bowl Avg. 17
M Stoinis- Stoinis can be very dangerous at the top once he gets going. Despite missing some games this season, he seems to be in good form. His ability to destroy any bowling attack makes him a topmost pick in the STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction.
T20 Career: Runs 3112, Bat Avg. 32, Wkts 75, Bowl Avg. 26
Stoinis in BBL 10: Runs 230, Avg. 38
N Pooran- Seen as the future of West Indian cricket, Pooran is one of the most talented batsmen in this format. He is a good player of spin and can be very dangerous in the middle overs.
T20 Career: Runs 3114, Avg. 25
Pooran in BBL 10: Runs 127, Avg. 25
A Zampa- Despite being expensive, Zampa has the knack of picking up important wickets which can decide the outcome of the game. In the last game where most bowlers went for lots of runs, Zampa conceded just 7 runs in two overs and also picked up 2 wickets.
T20 Career: Wkts 187, Bowl Avg. 21
Zampa in BBL 10: Wkts 10, Bowl Avg. 16
W Agar– This has been a superb season for Wes Agar who has been a go-to man for his captain. He has picked up wickets at crucial intervals and has also bowled well at the death.
T20 Career: Wkts 34, Bowl Avg. 23
W Agar in BBL 10: Wkts 15, Bowl Avg. 17
N Larkin- The talented batsman showed a sample of his ability in the last game by scoring 35 off just 16 balls. He can be a devastating batsman in the slog overs.
T20 Career: Runs 543, Avg. 32
Larkin in BBL 10: Runs 72, Avg. 24