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BBL 2023-24 Match 23: STA vs REN Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Possible 11 Pitch Report

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Last Updated on 5 months by Charbel Coorey

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A few days ago, the Melbourne Derby did not look like an enticing contest as both teams are struggling. However, Melbourne Stars have found their groove, winning their past three games, including a superb 200+ run chase against Adelaide Strikers on New Years’ Eve. Melbourne Renegades also have more to be optimistic about after also beating the Strikers in their last game by four wickets last week.

This game has such importance in the playoffs race. The Stars have moved into fourth while the Renegades can move into the top five with victory. The BBL 13 table is so tight that a couple of results can shift positions so quickly, so it will certainly be a test of resolve in front of what should be a good crowd despite rain in Melbourne during the day.

Match Details

BBL 2023-24 Match 23: STA vs REN Possible Playing XIs

Stars have confirmed their squad. Dan Lawrence has made an immediate impact. They may stick with the same team that beat the Strikers.

Melbourne Stars: 1. Tom Rogers, 2. Dan Lawrence, 3. Beau Webster, 4. Glenn Maxwell (c), 5. Marcus Stoinis, 6. Hilton Cartwright, 7. Imad Wasim, 8. Sam Harper (wk), 9. Joel Paris, 10. Corey Rocchiccioli, 11. Mark Steketee

Joe Clarke picked up an injury in the last game. Englishman Jordan Cox may open. Also, Nic Maddinson has been named in the squad, but he may not find a place once again.

Kane Richardson, who missed the last game with injury, has trained with the team and is likely to play.

Melbourne Renegades: 1. Jordan Cox, 2. Quinton de Kock (wk), 3. Jake Fraser-McGurk, 4. Shaun Marsh, 5. Jonathan Wells, 6. Mackenzie Harvey/Nic Maddinson (c), 7. Will Sutherland, 8. Tom Rogers, 9. Adam Zampa, 10. Peter Siddle, 11. Kane Richardson

STA vs REN Fantasy Cricket Tips: Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Melbourne Stars:

  • In 2023, Dan Lawrence belted 587 T20 runs at an average of 29.35 and strike rate of 158.65. He made an excellent start to his BBL campaign, hitting 50 off 26 balls on New Years’ Eve.
  • Beau Webster is in fine touch. He has two fifties in four innings this season. He may also be called on to bowl with the make up of the Stars team. A good captaincy option for fantasy cricket.
  • Glenn Maxwell has smashed 519 runs in 19 innings against the Renegades at an average of 37.07 and strike rate of 144.97. He also has the most runs of any player in T20s at the MCG (1,345) at an average of 36.35 and strike rate of 146.83.
  • Marcus Stoinis found form in the last game. He smashed 55* off 19 balls in the New Years’ Eve clash. When playing for the Stars against the Renegades, Stoinis has scored 418 runs at an average of 52.25 and strike rate of 121.16. He also has 11 wickets in nine innings at an average of 15.27.
  • Mark Steketee has picked up 12 wickets in eight matches against the Renegades. Steketee has dismissed Shaun Marsh once in 16 balls, conceding just 15 in the process.

Melbourne Renegades:

  • Jake Fraser-McGurk is enjoying a breakout BBL season. He is currently the fifth-highest scorer in BBL 13 with 175 at a superb strike rate of 198.86. He scored 70 off 37 balls in his last match.
  • Shaun Marsh has scored an incredible 26 half-centuries in 76 BBL matches. Since the start of 2020, Marsh has struck 191 runs in seven matches against the Stars at an average of 27.29 and strike rate of 120.89. He will be aiming to build on this.
  • Will Sutherland can contribute with bat and ball. He has taken seven wickets so far this season and has 86 runs at a strike rate of 165.38.
  • Sutherland has kept Marcus Stoinis relatively quiet in the BBL. He has conceded just 26 off 21 balls against him (one dismissal).
  • Kane Richardson will be key against Glenn Maxwell. He has dismissed the Stars captain three times in 50 balls, conceding 70 runs in the process.
  • Since the start of 2018, Richardson has taken 14 wickets in 11 matches against the Stars (avg. 20.86, econ. 6.82). Also, he has picked up 18 wickets in 12 matches at the MCG at a strike rate of 14.83.
  • Adam Zampa has the most wickets of any bowler at the MCG (52) at an average of 18.44 and strike rate of 16.29.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 24, Stars 15, Renegades 9.
  • Renegades have won four of their last five matches against the Stars.
  • Adam Zampa has conceded just nine runs off 17 balls against Beau Webster with one dismissal. Zampa has also dismissed Maxwell once in nine balls (6 runs).
  • Hilton Cartwright has a strike rate of 164.10 this season. He will likely be needed to come in late and strike lusty blows.

BBL 2023-24 Match 23: STA vs REN Dream11 Prediction

Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article, as well as your own instincts, to create your teams.

Option 1:

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BBL 2023-24 Match 23: STA vs REN Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

BBL 2023-24 Match 23: STA vs REN Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Possible 11 Pitch Report | STA vs REN Dream11 Prediction Today | MCG Pitch Report
BBL 2023-24 Match 23: STA vs REN Dream11 Prediction

MCG Pitch Report and Weather

There has been plenty of rain during the day in Melbourne. Hopefully it will clear by the evening as per the weather forecast.

Earlier this season, Stars were rolled for 101 but they were without Glenn Maxwell. Bowlers found joy in last year’s BBL, which was soon after the T20 World Cup where bowlers also had a say. In six matches in BBL 2022/23, the average first innings score was 147.17. The chasing team won the last four matches.

BBL 2023-24 Match 23: STA vs REN Match Prediction – Who will win?

A good game is in prospect. Stars, at home, are favourites to win.

Charbel Coorey
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Charbel is the owner & founder of cricblog.net, based in Sydney, Australia. He started the website to fulfill his love for the game of cricket. Charbel has also been featured on other publications including OP India, Times of India, and The Roar, among others. For any story tips or questions, you can contact Charbel at charbelcoorey@cricblog.net.

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