Table-toppers Perth Scorchers (SCO) will lock horns with inconsistent Melbourne Stars (STA) in match 27 of the Big Bash League 2021-22 season at Marvel Stadium in Victoria on Thursday, December 30. The match will start at 1:45 PM IST.
SCO vs STA Dream11 prediction
SCO lost their first match of the BBL 2021-22 season against Sydney Thunder on Tuesday, December 28. Before that though, the team had won each of their first six matches. Riding on such illustrious form, SCO have established a three-point lead at the top of the table.
STA, on the other hand, have lost two of their last three matches and need to win in order to stay in contention for the playoff spots. Judging by the look of things, it is safe to say that SCO will be the outright favourites on Thursday.
SCO vs STA Dream11 team tips for Big Bash League 2021-22
Top tip: Best batter
Hilton Cartwright of STA may very well be the most picked batsman, but our recommendation would be SCO’s Colin Munro. With 389 fantasy points, Munro is the highest-scoring batsman of the encounter and judging by the form he is in, a devastating innings is rightly expected.
Top tip: Best bowler
With 11 wickets in seven outings, SCO’s Andrew Tye is currently the top wicket-taker of the tournament. The fast bowler has made it to the Dream Team in five of his seven games and has tallied an impressive 399 fantasy points to date. Goes without saying that he is a must-have player.
Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper
Mitchell Marsh of SCO is in some form this season. The 31-year-old has made it to the Dream Team in each of his five appearances this season while accumulating a whopping 504 fantasy points; most by any player involved in this match. Marsh remains a strong recommendation for this match.
As for a wicket-keeper, STA’s Joe Clarke should do the trick for most of the fantasy managers. With 254 fantasy points from six matches, Clarke is the highest scoring gloveman and thus a fan favourite.
SCO vs STA probable playing XI
SCO playing XI (probable): Kurtis Patterson, Colin Munro, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis (wicket-keeper), Ashton Turner (captain), Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou, Tymal Mills
STA playing XI (probable): Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wicket-keeper), Glenn Maxwell (captain), Nick Larkin, Hilton Cartwright, Andre Russell, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch
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