Haris Rauf will not be part of the Stars’ squad after getting picked for Pakistan’s Check sequence in opposition to South Africa.
Melbourne Renegades are in absolute disarray within the ongoing version of the BBL. They began the event with a seven-wicket victory, however from then, they haven’t had a lot to cheer for. With a web run charge of -2.349, Aaron Finch and Co want a miracle to qualify for the subsequent spherical.
Their subsequent match is in opposition to the Melbourne Stars on Sunday, January 17 on the Melbourne Cricket Floor. On head-to-head rely, the Stars are main the Renegades by 13-5. On the MCG, the Stars have a 6-Three file of their favour.
They’re hanging halfway within the factors desk with 20 factors from 10 matches. Additionally they gained’t be having the providers of Haris Rauf, who has been picked for Pakistan’s house Exams in opposition to South Africa. Of their earlier sport, Stars beat the Adelaide Strikers by 111 runs.
Pitch and Situations
The pitch on the MCG wasn’t an absolute belter to bat on, however regardless of its gradual nature, the Stars managed 179 runs. If a batsman will get his eyes in, bowlers may face the warmth.
Batting first needs to be the way in which ahead because the monitor may not get higher. The temperature will likely be round 19 levels Celsius with the humidity within the high-50s. The solar will likely be out with no possibilities of rain in anyway.
Common first-innings rating
179 (1 accomplished T20 match in BBL 2020-21)
File of the chasing groups
Gained – 0; Misplaced – 1
Taking part in Mixtures for STA vs REN
Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell (C), Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Seb Gotch, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan
Bench– Sam Rainbird, Edward J Newman, Clint Hinchcliffe, Tom O’Connell, Jackson Coleman
Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (WK), Aaron Finch (C), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Beau Webster, Jack Prestwidge, Imad Wasim, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou, Noor Ahmad
Bench– Will Sutherland, Brayden Stepien, Mohammad Nabi, Brody Sofa, Zak Evans, Jon Holland, Josh Lalor, Mitchell Perry
Possible Prime Performers for STA vs REN
Marcus Stoinis– Melbourne Stars
Marcus Stoinis didn’t have one of the best of instances within the earlier sport. He performed at below a run-a-ball and regarded out of types in opposition to the Strikers. However preserving in thoughts the standard he possesses, he could make a comeback.
In 9 matches, the right-hander has notched 290 runs at a median and strike-rate of 36.25 and 145.72 respectively. The Stars could be hoping for his or her premier batter to fireplace on all cylinders.
Shaun Marsh– Melbourne Renegades
Shaun Marsh has been the one shining mild for the Renegades of their dismal marketing campaign so far. At the same time as the remainder of the batters have regarded inconsistent, Marsh has regarded much better than the others.
In eight matches, he has scored 247 runs at a median and strike-rate of 30.87 and 136.46 respectively. With three fifties, the veteran can’t afford to drop his guard by any stretch of the creativeness.
Match timings – 07:15 PM native time, 01:45 PM IST
TV – Sony Ten Community
Dwell Streaming – Sony LIV
The prediction is for Melbourne Stars to win the match.