Melbourne Renegades (REN) will take on Adelaide Strikers (STR) in the third match of Big Bash League 2021-22 at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne on Tuesday, December 7.
REN vs STR Dream11 prediction
While Adelaide Strikers boast a superior head-to-head record of 9 wins and 5 losses against Melbourne Renegades in Big Bash League, the squad depth of REN makes them slight favourites to win the fixture on Tuesday.
In the previous edition, both REN and STR won one game apiece when they crossed swords.
REN vs STR Dream11 team tips for Big Bash League 2021-22
Top tip: Best batter
Australian opener Shaun Marsh was REN’s second-highest run-getter in the BBL last season, amassing 312 runs in 12 matches at a strike rate of 161.60. The fourth-most prolific batter in Big Bash League history (2,196 runs), Marsh has been selected by 87.04 per cent of fantasy players for the Renegades’ first match of BBL 2021-22.
Top tip: Best bowler
It is no surprise that Rashid Khan tops the fantasy picks amongst bowlers, and rightly so, given his record of 72 BBL wickets in 50 matches. The Afghanistan star scalped 16 wickets in the last edition of BBL and is poised to unsettle the Renegades’ batting order on Tuesday.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
As far as all-rounders are concerned, one can pick Mohammad Nabi. The Afghanistan star has a record of 256 runs and 34 wickets across four BBL seasons and makes for a valuable addition in fantasy cricket teams at 9.5 credits.
For the wicket-keeper spot, Adelaide Strikers’ Alex Carey pips Melbourne Renegades’ Sam Harper because of experience and his match-winning capabilities as a batter. The Australian international had an impressive BBL 2020 campaign, tallying 425 runs and scoring the first century in the tournament. He is likely to produce some similar displays in the upcoming season as well.
REN vs STR full squads
REN squad: Cameron Boyce, Unmukt Chand, Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper (wicket-keeper), Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Zahir Khan, Josh Lalor, Nic Maddinson (captain), Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, James Pattinson, Mitch Perry, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Reece Topley
STR squad: Wes Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Alex Carey (wicket-keeper), Harry Conway, George Garton, Ryan Gibson, Travis Head (captain), Spencer Johnson, Rashid Khan, Harry Nielsen (wicket-keeper), Liam O’Connor, Matthew Renshaw, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall
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