Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars will lock horns in the 48th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) starting on January 13, Thursday at Docklands Stadium, Melbourne.
Melbourne Renegades is one of the rare sides to not get affected by the virus. The side has won three matches and lost a total of seven so far, bagging just 15 points. They are at the seventh spot on the points table and need a miracle to stage a comeback and bag the top four spot.
On the other hand, Melbourne Stars are having a similar fortune this time around as they have won four matches and lost six encounters. They are the current wooden spoon holders and they have only 14 points in their kitty.
Match: Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars, Match 48
Date and Time: January 13, Thursday, 2:05 PM IST
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
REN vs STA Predicted Playing XI
Jake Fraser, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Nic Maddinson (c), Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper (wk), Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Zahir Khan
Joe Clarke (wk), Clint Hinchliffe, Nick Larkin, Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Xavier Crone/Glenn Maxwell, Qais Ahmad, Adam Zampa (c), Haris Rauf, Brody Couch
The strip at Docklands stadium is expected to assist batters right from the first ball of the game. However, the same cannot be said for the teams batting second. The wicket tends to slow down and we can expect the scores to slow down as the innings progresses.
REN vs STA Match Prediction
Though both sides are settling with a bottom spot on the points table, we can expect Melbourne Stars to strongly bounce back and give a tough fight to the top teams of the tournament. With the side losing a lot of players due to the virus, they have slipped down the points table.
REN vs STA Dream11 Fantasy Suggestions
Fantasy Team #1: Joe Clarke, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Beau Webster, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Haris Rauf
Captain: Nic Maddinson, Vice-captain: Glenn Maxwell
Fantasy Team #2: Sam Harper, Aaron Finch, Hilton Cartwright, Mackenzie Harvey, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce, Qais Ahmad, Haris Rauf
Captain: Kane Richardson, Vice-captain: Hilton Cartwright