In the 42nd match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2021, Melbourne Stars take on Melbourne Renegades at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Sunday.
With momentum in hand, Stars would be hoping to get a huge win and climb up the points table , while Renegades will be hoping to find some positives before ending their tournament.
Melbourne Stars Team Updates:
Melbourne Stars come into this game on the back of a thumping win against Adelaide Strikers.
Overseas opener Andre Fletcher has finally found his form, as he led the Stars to a dominant win earlier in the week.
With the likes of Adam Zampa and Glenn Maxwell also chipping in with miserly bowling performances. Adam Zampa took a fifer.
Melbourne Stars have much-needed momentum coming into the BBL game.
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.
Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (C) , Hilton Cartwright will take care of the middle order.
Maxwell shifts his position as per the situations, in the last game he came to bat 1 down
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.
Billy Stanlake, Nathan Coulter Nile/Sam Rainbird and Haris Rauf will lead the pace attack of the team.
Melbourne Renegades Team Updates:
Melbourne Renegades have underwhelmed in the BBL this season. With only two wins so far, they are on the verge of exiting the competition as well.
Despite having a star-studded batting lineup, the Renegades have failed to muster complete performances, with Aaron Finch being the biggest disappointment
Shaun Marsh and Mackenzie Harvey will probably open the inning for the REN team.
Sam Harper, Aron Finch and Fraser Mcgurk will take care of the middle order.
Beau Webster and Imad wasim will take care of the lower order of the team.
B Webster played good knock in the death overs in last game and led his side to a good total, he will be a good pick in GL.
Aaron Finch will lead the REN team as a Captain. He is also a good Batsman.
Sam Harper will do the Wicket Keeping duty for his REN team.
Noor Ahmad and Peter Hatzoglou will take care of the spin attack for his team.
Jack Prestwidge Kane Richardson will lead the pace attack of the team.
Head to Head:
Melbourne Stars: 1 Won Melbourne Renegades: 3 Won
Going by current form and standings in the BBL points table, Melbourne Stars are the overwhelming favourites for this game.
Glen Maxwell has been outstanding with both bat and ball, he makes top pick for captaincy.
Aron Finch has been pretty dissappointed thorughout the season, he has not scored runs in any of the match played, But he is a big player and would like to score big in this match.
M Stoinis looked out of the touch in the last game, but he has been brilliant with the bat in this season, would like to score some more runs for his team.
In wicket keeping, Sam Harper will be best choice.
Allrounders may play major role on this pitch.
Small league Cap choices: Glenn Maxwell, M Stoinis
Small league VC choices: Andre Fletcher, Aron Finch
Death over bowlers: Kane Richardson, B Stanlake, Jack Prestwidge
Melbourne Stars Squad :
Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell(C), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch(WK), Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan, Ed Newman, Tom OConnell, Will Pucovski, Lance Morris, Haris Rauf, Jackson Coleman, Ben Dunk(WK), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Sam Rainbird, Sam Elliot
REN Squad :
Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper(WK), Aaron Finch(C), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Beau Webster, Imad Wasim, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou, Noor Ahmad, Zak Evans, Josh Lalor, Marcus Harris, Rilee Rossouw, James Pattinson, Jon Holland, Mitchell Perry, Cameron Boyce, Jack Prestwidge, Brody Couch, Mohammad Nabi, Brayden Stepien(WK)