The 40th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 will be played between the Adelaide Strikers and Melbourne Stars at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.
Melbourne Stars Team Updates:
Stars, the team that looked hot favourites for the BBL early in the season has now attained the lower position in points table.
If Melbourne Stars win, they can go as high as third place as the margin of points is not much.
Marcus Stoinis and Andre Fletcher will probably open the inning for the Melbourne Stars team. Both are very talented players and played many attacking innings in previous matches.
Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (C), Ben Dunk (WK) will take care of the middle order.
Glenn Maxwell will lead the Melbourne Stars team as a Captain. He is also good Alrounder.
Seb Gotch will do the wicket keeping for Melbourne Stars team.
Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell will take care of the spin bowling of the team.
Haris Rauf , Liam Hatcher and Sam Rainbird will lead the pace attack of the team.
Adelaide Strikers Team Updates:
Adelaide Strikers have lost their way after having good run in the tournament.
They would want to win this game and get their chances high for points table.
Philip Salt and Matt Renshaw will probably open the inning for the STR team. Both are well known inning openers.
Alex Carey (C & WK), Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald will take care of the middle order.
Ryan Gibson, Daniel Worrall will be handy in death overs.
Alex Carey will lead the STR team as a Captain. He will also do wicket keeping for his team.
Danny Briggs will lead the spin attack of the team.
Harry Conway , Wes Agar, Peter Siddle will take care of the pace attack for his team.
Last 5 Head to Head:
Melbourne Stars: 2 Won Adelaide Strikers: 3 Won
Alex Carey has scored 279 runs, with his average being over 35. He is having a good tournament so far.
Glenn Maxwell has struggled with consistency, when he gets going, Mad Max is hard to stop. He has scored 255 runs at a strike rate of over 150.
Marcus Stoinis has scored 277 runs and has a strike rate of 160, he would like to score some more runs for his team.
Adam Zampa has picked up 12 wickets, which is the most by any Melbourne Stars player.
Wes Agar is the highest wicket-taker for Adelaide Strikers, having scalped 17 wickets.
In wicket keeping, Alex Carey will be best choice.
Fast bowlers may play major role on this pitch due to cloudy conditions.
Captain Options – Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis
Vice-Captain Options – Alex Carey, M Renshaw
Melbourne Stars Squad :
Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell(C), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch(WK), Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Haris Rauf, Zahir Khan, Jackson Coleman, Lance Morris, Nicholas Pooran(WK), Will Pucovski, Tom OConnell, Ed Newman, Ben Dunk(WK), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Liam Hatcher, Sam Rainbird, Sam Elliot
STR Squad :
Philip Salt, Alex Carey(WK)(C), Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Ryan Gibson, Cameron Valente, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Liam OConnor, Harry Nielsen(WK), Rashid-Khan, Liam Scott, Travis Head, Michael Neser, Spencer Johnson, Matthew Short, Harry Conway, Peter Siddle