The Melbourne Stars have made an incredible start to the 2019-20 edition of the Big Bash League (BBL). Having won their first two matches, Glenn Maxwell and Co are placed second on the points table with a net run rate of +1.850, the best among the eight teams. In their previous encounter, the Stars defeated the Hobart Hurricanes by 52 runs and are in a positive frame of mind.
The Stars are set to lock horns with the Adelaide Strikers in their next encounter at the Carrara Oval in Queensland. The Strikers batters did well in their first match against table-toppers Sydney Thunder, though the game didn’t produce a result. Alex Carey’s men beat the Perth Scorchers by 15 runs (DLS) method after their batsmen put up a mammoth 198 in 18 overs in the ran-curtailed game.
Good news for Melbourne Stars is that Dale Steyn and Nathan Coulter-Nile have been named in the 13-man squad for the match. Stoinis and Maxwell have dominated the Stars batting. Their bowling has been excellent due to which they have defended scores the last two times. Jake Weatherald and Alex Carey have topped the run-charts for the Strikers, having scored 125 and 100 runs respectively. The team has to sort their bowling out as it has been taken to the cleaners a wee bit. The likes of Rashid Khan and Billy Stanlake have to bring forth their experience.
Melbourne Stars: Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell(c), Peter Handscomb(w), Hilton Cartwright, Clint Hinchliffe, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Nick Larkin, Dale Steyn
Adelaide Strikers: Jake Weatherald, Philip Salt, Matthew Short, Alex Carey(w/c), Jonathan Wells, Cameron White, Cameron Valente, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Harry Conway, Billy Stanlake, Harry Nielsen, Peter Siddle
Match Timings: The match starts at 01:40 PM IST (08:10 AM GMT) (06:10 PM Local).
This game can be viewed on SONY TEN 3 & SONY TEN 3 HD. Live streaming will be available on Sony LIV.