REN vs STA Match Preview and Fantasy Prediction
Aus T20 League 2021-22
Match 48: STA vs REN
Stars are set to lock horns with Renegades in match 48 of the Aus T20 League 2021-22 at the Docklands, Marvel Stadium on Thursday. Both Renegades and Stars are tottering at the bottom half of the table. While the men in red are placed at sixth, Stars are just a rung below them at seventh. Brace yourself for a cracker of a contest as both teams will come hard at each other on derby day.
Renegades, led by Maddinson, have struggled to find their feet in the tournament. They were humiliated in their last game against sixers. Batting first the defending champions piled up 150 runs on the board. The men in red in reply were bundled out for 105. Shaun Marsh 39 was the top scorer for them. Renegades will need to sort out their batting concerns before the big game. It has been a hit and miss season for them. And if they want to do well against the Stars, they should enter the field with a game plan. The veteran duo of Marsh and Finch will hold the key for their batting department. Harper and Harvey are other two batters who are expected to contribute with bat in hand. Richardson will shoulder the bowling responsibility for ‘The Gades’. Return of Prestwidge to the mix is also a positive sign for them. He alongside Kane will play a major role with the ball.
Stars are currently in a state where they are beyond repair. COVID had worsened their condition and they were without the services of their premier ball striker and regular skipper Glen Maxwell. Recent report suggests that the explosive all rounder has fully recovered and is set to return for the big game. Maxwell’s homecoming will bolster the brittle batting lineup. He alongside Joe Clarke will be the main batters to watch out for. Nathan Coulter Nile who was out for the side due to a hamstring injury is now available for selection. He will lead the bowling prowess for Stars which has the likes of Brody Couch, Haris Rauf and Qais Ahmed. With both teams desperate for a victory, expect a scintillating tie. Here is everything you need to know about the Melbourne Derby
Match: REN vs STA, 48th Match, Aus T20 League 2021-22
Date: Thursday, January 13, 2022
Time: 2:05 PM
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
The Marvel Stadium has traditionally been favourable for batting. As the game progresses, batters find it easy to play their shots. Toss barely plays a role here because records suggests that teams batting first and second both have had an equal amount of success
REN vs STA Squads
REN: Nic Maddinson (c), Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser, Shaun Marsh, Mackenzie Harvey, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Zahir Khan, Zak Evans, Jonathan Merlo, Jack Prestwidge
STA: Glenn Maxwell (c), Joe Clarke (wk), Nick Larkin, Beau Webster, Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Clint Hinchliffe, Qais Ahmad, Sam Rainbird, Adam Zampa, Haris Rauf, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Brody Couch, Tom O Connell, Patrick Rowe, Samuel Elliott
REN vs STA Probable XIs
REN: Jonathan Merlo, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper(wk), Mackenzie Harvey, Kane Richardson, Zak Evans, Cameron Boyce, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Will Sutherland, Zahir Khan, Nic Maddinson (c), Josh Lalor
STA: Tom O’Connell, Joe Burns, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, Haris Rauf, Adam Zampa, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell (c), Brody Couch, Qais Ahmad, Clint Hinchliffe, Nathan Coulternile/Sam Rainbird, Joe Clarke(wk).
The return of Maxwell and Coulternile will certainly boost the confidence of Stars. We believe they just have the edge over their rivals, considering the experience and depth within the squads. Gades will give a good fight but will end up on the loosing side.
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