The COVID-19 ravaged Melbourne Stars fielded one of the most unusual and least experienced teams in BBL history with up to six players in line to make their club debuts under a brand new coaching staff. Captain Glenn Maxwell has dodged the outbreak that has forced 10 Stars players, which has now increased to 12, and eight support staff into isolation, and led an XI against Perth Scorchers that had at least six changes from their last outing.
Melbourne Renegades are in deep trouble in this tournament as they placed at the bottom of the standings with 6.5 points. Every game is a must-win for them. They need to break the losing streak if they want to move up in the points table.
Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 33
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Date & Time: January 3rd, at 1:45 PM IST
Live Streaming: Sony Six and Sony Liv website and app
STA vs REN 2021-22 Dream11 Team
Wicketkeeper: Joe Clarke, Sam Harper
Batters: Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Hilton Cartwright
All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers: James Pattinson, Kane Richardson, Qais Ahmed, Harris Rauf
Captain: Glenn Maxwell
Vice-Captain: Aaron Finch
STA vs REN BBL 2021-22 Probable Playing XIs
Melbourne Stars: Joe Clarke (wk), Tom Rogers, Glenn Maxwell (c), Charlie Wakim, Hilton Cartwright, Tom O’ Connell, Justin Avendano, Xavier Crone, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch, Haris Rauf
Melbourne Renegades: Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch, Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Nic Maddinson (c), Mohammad Nabi, Jack Prestwidge, James Pattinson, Kane Richardson, Reece Topley, Zahir Khan