STR vs STA Dream11 Prediction: Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers will lock horns in the second clash of the season, with the first faceoff being won by the Strikers, courtesy the trio of Alex Carey (45), Jonathan Wells (68) and Peter Siddle (3/24). With Alex Carey all set to join the squad following the conclusion of the 3-match ODIs against India, the Men in Blue now appear as a solid unit that could squash the Melbourne Stars in the coming duel, and grab a seat in the eliminators.
Meanwhile, Adam Zampa and Peter Handscomb have also returned from the international tour and would look to make up for their absence in the game at Adelaide. Stars, who are seated at the top of the points table, suffered a 21-run defeat in the recent outing against Sixers and will be hoping to bounce back in the coming T20.
In the points tally, Stars are seated atop with 10 wins in 12 matches and 20 points, while Strikers are placed at the third spot with 6 wins in 11 matches and 13 points under their belt.
Date: January 22, Wednesday.
Time: 1:40 PM IST.
Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide.
Head to Head in BBL
Matches Played: 10
Adelaide Strikers: 5 Wins
Melbourne Stars: 5 Wins
Head to Head at Adelaide Oval
Matches Played: 5
Adelaide Strikers: 1 Win
Melbourne Stars: 4 Wins
Form Guide in BBL 2019-20
Adelaide Strikers: W-W-L-W-L
Melbourne Stars: L-W-W-W-W
Squad Updates & Probable XI
Alex Carey has joined the squad in place of wicket-keeper Harry Nielson.
Peter Siddle, Michael Neser, Jonathan Wells, Travis Head (c), Matthew Short, Alex Carey (wk), Philip Salt, Rashid Khan, Liam O Connor, Jake Weatherald, Wes Agar
Spinner Adam Zampa and wicket-keeper Peter Handscomb are back in the 13-man squad in place of Jackson Coleman and Jonathan Merlo. Maxwell won’t captain the side for the coming game due to the passing of a close friend and thus, he has handed over the captaincy to Peter Handscomb. Although, he will be available for selection in the final playing XI.
Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell, Nick Larkin, Peter Handscomb (c & wk), Adam Zampa, Clint Hinchliffe, Daniel Worrall, Lance Morris, Sandeep Lamichhane
STR vs STA Dream11 Fantasy Picks
Captain & Vice-Captain Picks
Captain: M Stoinis, J Wells, H Cartwright
Vice-Captain: G Maxwell, J Weatherald, R Khan
STR vs STA Dream11 Team
Suggested Playing XI No 1
Suggested Playing XI No 2