The 13th match of the 2019 Big Bash League will be played between Melbourne Stars and Adelaide Strikers at the Carrara Oval in Queensland.
The match starts at 01:40 PM IST (08:10 AM GMT) (06:10 PM Local).
Preview for Dream11 Fantasy
The caravan of the Big Bash League rolls on and the 13th match will see Melbourne Stars square-off against Adelaide Strikers on Friday. The Stars have been in red-hot form thus far in the tournament courtesy consecutive victories in their last two fixtures.
Melbourne Stars come into this game on the back of a 52-run-win over Hobart Hurricanes thanks largely to a swashbuckling opening partnership of 81 between Nic Maddinson  and Marcus Stoinis, who scored an unbeaten 54-ball 81 to lead them to an eventual match-winning total of 4-163. If their batting was imperious, the bowling was absolutely ruthless with Haris Rauf [5-27] wrecking the Hurricanes batting unit to bowl them out for 111.
They’ll play Adelaide Strikers, who too are coming off a 15-run-win against Perth Scorchers, thanks to a swashbuckling batting effort-led by Jake Weatherald’s 83 and Alex Carey‘s 24-ball 55- backed up a match-winning spell from Rashid Khan, who claimed 3-40 to lead his side to an 11-run-win.
It is set to be another perfect day for cricket in Queensland. According to the weather report, the temperatures are expected to be between 22-27 degrees Celsius while humidity is expected to hover around 58%.
In the only game played at the venue this season, the likes of Glenn Maxwell and Tom Banton scored swashbuckling innings while at the same time the likes of Adam Zampa were among the wickets, suggesting that it was another one of those T20 wickets which had something to keep everyone interested.
Average 1st inning score: 167 [In the only match played at the venue this series]
Record of chasing teams: Won- 0, Lost- 1
Injury and Availability News:
Dale Steyn and Nathan Coulter-Nile have been added in the 13-member squad named by the Melbourne Stars ahead of the Friday’s fixture against the Strikers.
Peter Siddle has been added to the 13-man squad by the Adelaide Strikers.
Probable Playing XIs:
Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell ©, Hilton Cartwright, Peter Handscomb (WK), Clint Hinchcliffe, Adam Zampa, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Dale Steyn, Sandeep Lamichhane.
Bench – Nick Larkin, Daniel Worrall
Alex Carey (C & WK), Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Cameron White, Jonathan Wells, Matthew Short, Cameron Valente, Rashid Khan, Harry Conway, Billy Stanlake/Peter Siddle, Wes Agar
Bench – Harry Nielsen, Billy Stanlake/Peter Siddle
Melbourne Stars– Marcus Stoinis [97 runs at 97.0] and skipper Glenn Maxwell [85 runs at 42.50] have been the cornerstone of the Stars’ batting unit thus far while Nic Maddison too chipped in with a 39-ball 40 in the last game.
Dale Steyn and Nathan Coulter-Nile make their way into the Squads set-up and will be the spearheads of the bowling unit alongside Adam Zampa [2-29 vs Hobart Hurricanes] and Sandeep Lamichhane [1-18 vs Hobart Hurricanes].
Adelaide Strikers– Jake Weatherland has been in swashbuckling form this season. The swashbuckling opener has racked up 125 runs in two games at an average of 62.50. He, along with skipper Alex Carey [100 runs at 50.0] will lead the batting, while Rashid Khan [3 wickets at 15.33] could be the X-factor as far as the bowling is concerned.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Jake Weatherald, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell
Vice-Captain – Alex Carey, Rashid Khan, Dale Steyn
Suggested Playing XI for Head to Head/Small Leagues:
Keeper – Alex Carey
Batsmen – Nic Maddinson, Jonathan Wells, Philip Salt, Jake Weatherald [C]
All-Rounders – Marcus Stoinis [VC], Matthew Short
Bowlers – Dale Steyn, Adam Zampa, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar
Suggested Playing XI for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:
Keeper – Alex Carey [C], Peter Handscomb
Batsmen – Cameron White, Hilton Cartwright, Jake Weatherald
All-Rounders – Glenn Maxwell [VC], Marcus Stoinis, Matthew Short
Bowlers – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Wes Agar
Both sides boast of imperious top-order, and opting for the likes of Jake Weatherald, Marcus Stoinis as captain of your fantasy team could be a great punt.
Melbourne Stars are expected to win.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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