Melbourne Stars (STA) will cross swords with Perth Scorchers (SCO) in match 31 of  Big Bash League 2021-22 at Junction Oval in Melbourne on Sunday, January 2.

Led by Glenn Maxwell, the Stars have been inconsistent in the ongoing edition of BBL, registering three wins and as many losses so far. With 10 points from six matches, STA are sixth in the BBL 2021-22 standings.

On the other hand, Sydney Thunder ended Perth Scorchers’ six-match unbeaten streak in BBL 2021-22 in their last game. The Ashton Turner-led SCO sit second on the standings with 21 points from seven matches.

STA vs SCO Dream11 prediction

The Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Stars have played 17 times in the Big Bash League, with Scorchers having a 9-8 advantage. The Scorchers were scheduled to host the Stars on December 30, but the game was postponed after one of the players tested positive for COVID-19. Recent results suggest that SCO will start as favourites against STA on Sunday.

STA vs SCO Dream11 team tips for Big Bash League 2021-22

Top tip: Best batter

Colin Munro has been in staggering form for Perth Scorchers in the ongoing edition of Big Bash League. The New Zealand batter has amassed 268 runs in seven matches at an impressive average of 67 and a strike rate of 142.55. With 389 fantasy points, one must pick Munro in the fantasy team for this match.

Top tip: Best bowler 

Melbourne Stars’ Brody Couch has been one of the standout bowlers in BBL 2021-22. The 22-year-old medium-pacer has picked 10 wickets in six matches at an economy of 8.70. With 289 fantasy points so far, Couch will be a great addition to any fantasy team at just 8.5 credits.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

In terms of all-rounders, Perth Scorchers' Mitchell Marsh is a no-brainer pick. Marsh has been the most valuable player in the tournament so far, having scored 255 runs and taken four wickets. With 504 fantasy points to his name already, Australia's star all-rounder is likely to get more points on Sunday.

For the wicket-keeper spot, Joe Clarke of the Melbourne Stars will be the preferred choice over Perth Scorchers’ Josh Inglis. As well as keeping wickets, Clarke has amassed 151 runs at the top of the order in six matches. Clarke, with 9 credits, will be a good pick in this matchup.

STA vs SCO probable playing XI

STA playing XI (probable): Marcus Stoinis, Joe Clarke (wicket-keeper), Joe Burns, Glenn Maxwell (captain), Hilton Cartwright, Andre Russell, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Qais Ahmad, Adam Zampa, Brody Couch

SCO playing XI (probable): Kurtis Patterson, Josh Inglis (wicket-keeper), Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro, Ashton Turner (captain), Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Matthew Kelly, Jason Behrendorff, Lance Morris

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