Melbourne Stars will clash against Adelaide Strikers in the 38th match of the BBL 2022/23 on Thursday. Melbourne Stars have hit rock bottom in this tournament having lost 7 matches. Adelaide Strikers are pushing themselves to the top of the standings with back-to-back wins in their previous 2 matches.
Melbourne Stars vs Adelaide Strikers, Match 38
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Date & Time: January 12th, at 1:45 PM IST and 7:15 PM Local Time
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network
What is the pitch report for STA vs STR, BBL 2022/23, Match 38?
The wicket will assist both batters and bowlers depending on how they put effort on the field. The team batting 2nd successfully chased 173 runs in the last game played here.
— Melbourne Stars (@StarsBBL) January 11, 2023
Melbourne Stars: Lost Lost Lost Won Lost
Adelaide Strikers: Won Won Lost Lost Lost
STA vs STR, BBL 2022/23, Match 38 Probable Winners:
Adelaide Strikers are expected to win this match.
What is the expected, Probable Playing XIs for STA vs STR, BBL 2022/23, Match 38?
Joe Clarke (wk), Tom Fraser Rogers, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, James Seymour, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Clint Hinchliffe, Luke Wood, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa (c)
Matthew Short, Ryan Gibson, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), Benjamin Manenti, Wes Agar, Harry Conway, Cameron Boyce, Peter Siddle (c)
Melbourne Stars: Marcus Stoinis is recovering from a hamstring strain and is ruled out of this match.
Adelaide Strikers: Colin de Grandhomme suffered a low-grade hamstring strain in the last game against Hurricanes and Peter Siddle who passed his fitness will replace him in the squad.
What are the Top Picks, players for Dream11, My11circle and MPL for STA vs STR, BBL 2022/23, Match 38?
Top Pick – Batter
Chris Lynn continues to hammer runs for the Strikers in this BBL. In 9 matches, he has struck 393 runs at an average of 49.12 which includes 3 half-centuries.
Top Pick – All-Rounder
Matthew Short is undoubtedly the most valuable player so far in this competition. In 9 matches, he has accumulated 359 runs at an average of 44.87 and picked up 9 wickets with the best figures of 3 for 14.
Top Pick – Bowler
Wes Agar must be picked in your fantasy teams based on his current performances. In 8 matches in this BBL, he has scalped 13 wickets with the best figures of 4 for 6.
Top Pick – Wicketkeeper
Joe Clarke has blown hot and cold with the bat for the Stars in this tournament. In 9 matches, he has collected 248 runs at an average of 31 at a strike rate of 125.88.
Adam Hose has shown intent in every game he played for the Strikers, especially in the middle overs. In the last 9 matches, he has scored 230 runs at an average of 32.85 with a solitary half-century.
What are the fantasy suggested teams for STA vs STR, BBL 2022/23, Match 38?
1. Joe Clarke, Chris Lynn (vc), Hilton Cartwright, Ryan Gibson, Adam Hose, Beau Webster, Matthew Short (c), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Wes Agar
2. Joe Clarke, Chris Lynn, Hilton Cartwright, Adam Hose, Nick Larkin, Beau Webster (c), Matthew Short, Peter Siddle, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Wes Agar (vc)
— Adelaide Strikers (@StrikersBBL) January 11, 2023
Melbourne Stars are doing all sorts of circus to regain form by experimenting in both batting and bowling departments however nothing is going their way at the moment as they lost to Hobart Hurricanes by 2 wickets and suffered their 7th loss. They sit at the bottom of the standings with 4 points. Their chances of finishing in the top 5 are becoming less day by day and they must win their remaining 5 matches to seek an outside chance to qualify for the playoffs. Hilton Cartwright is doing well with the bat having scored 150 runs in the last 5 matches. Bowlers showed more promise against the Hurricanes however weren’t good enough to win the match.
Adelaide Strikers have regrouped themselves and returned to winning ways with consecutive victories over Renegades and Hurricanes. Interestingly they posted 200-plus runs on both occasions. Matthew Short in his new role as a skipper has been spot-on with his decisions. Chris Lynn is having a stellar tournament, scoring close to 400 runs. One or the other player is contributing with the bat which makes them tough to beat. Wes Agar is their new match-winner with the ball, picking up 9 wickets in the last 5 matches. Overall with 5 wins and 4 losses, they occupy 3rd spot in the standings with 10 points. Peter Siddle is back and will lead the side.