The 36th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 will be played between the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars at the Adelaide Oval.
Both Strikers and Stars have lost their rhythm at the same time and will be eager to get it back after consecutive losses.
Adelaide Strikers Team Updates:
Strikers are placed fourth, having won 4 of their 9 games.
They have won only one of their last 4 games played.
Matt Renshaw and Philip Salt will probably open the inning for the STR team.
Alex Carey (C & WK), Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald will take care of the middle order.
Ryan Gibson, Rashid Khan will be looking to do some hard hitting in the death overs.
Alex Carey will lead the STR team as a Captain. He will also do wicket keeping for his team.
Rashid Khan and Danny Briggs will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Harry Conway, Wes Agar and Cameron Valente will lead the pace attack of the team.
Melbourne Stars Team Updates:
Melbourne Stars, too, have won only once in their last 4 encounters.
Their condition is very poor, as they have won only 3 games and are placed seventh.
Marcus Stoinis and Andre Fletcher will probably open the inning for the Melbourne Stars team.
Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (C), Ben Dunk (WK) will take care of the middle order.
Nick Larkin will take care of the lower order, who can also do hard hitting
Glenn Maxwell will lead the Melbourne Stars team as a Captain. He is also a good Alrounder.
Ben Dunk will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his Melbourne Stars team.
Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell will lead the spin attack of the team.
Haris Rauf/Liam Hatcher , Billy Stanlake and Sam Rainbird will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Last 5 Head to Head:
Adelaide Strikers: 2 Won Melbourne Stars: 3 Won
Alex Carey has been brilliant with the bat for the Strikers. He has scored 258 runs.
Glenn Maxwell has scored 255 runs at an average of over 40 and an equally amazing strike rate of over 150.
Marcus Stoinis has scored 230 runs and a fantastic strike rate of over 160.
Adam Zampa has picked up 10 wickets in 6 games. He has an economy rate of under 8 runs per over.
Rashid Khan has been brilliant having picked up 14 wickets from 9 appearances.
In wicket keeping, both the wicket keepers are good. However Alex Carey will be better choice.
Allrounders may play major role on this pitch.
Wes Agar has picked up 15 wickets so far, he will be a good pick for GL as captain.
Captain Options – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
Vice-Captain Options – Alex Carey, Rashid Khan
Death over bowlers: Wes Agar, Billy Stanlake, Liam Hatcher
STR Squad :
Matt Renshaw, Philip Salt, Alex Carey(WK)(C), Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Ryan Gibson, Rashid-Khan, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Harry Conway, Travis Head, Liam Scott, Peter Siddle, Harry Nielsen(WK), Michael Neser, Spencer Johnson, Liam OConnor, Matthew Short, Cameron Valente
Melbourne Stars Squad :
Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell(C), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch(WK), Adam Zampa, Sam Rainbird, Liam Hatcher, Haris Rauf, Jackson Coleman, Lance Morris, Nicholas Pooran(WK), Will Pucovski, Tom OConnell, Zahir Khan, Billy Stanlake, Ben Dunk(WK), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Sam Elliot