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Last Updated on 5 months by Charbel Coorey

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Melbourne Stars will take on defending champions Perth Scorchers in the seventh match of the BBL 2023/24 season. It promises to be a tough test for the Stars who will be without Glenn Maxwell after the star all-rounder picked up a forearm injury in their heavy loss last week against Brisbane Heat. So, it’s important for others to step up and be counted.

The Scorchers will also be looking forward to this match. Their game against Melbourne Renegades was abandoned in extraordinary circumstances on Sunday due to an unsafe pitch. Their bowling attack will fancy themselves against an inconsistent Stars batting lineup, while their own batting looks strong yet again. However, the forecasts predicts rain on Wednesday evening in Melbourne, so hopefully it holds off.

Stars begin this match bottom of the league. Scorchers are on the single point from the no result against the Renegades. Here is a look at the possible playing XIs, Fantasy Cricket Tips, MCG pitch report and Dream11 Prediction for this clash.

STA vs SCO Possible Playing 11

As mentioned, Maxwell is out injured. Marcus Stoinis will captain. Nathan Coulter-Nile is also unavailable due to a calf injury.

In better news, Haris Rauf, Mark Steketee and Beau Webster are all available.

Melbourne Stars: 1. Tom Rogers, 2. Sam Harper (wk), 3. Hilton Cartwright, 4. Campbell Kellaway/Nick Larkin, 5. Marcus Stoinis (c), 6. Beau Webster, 7. Liam Dawson, 8. Usama Mir, 9. Mark Steketee, 10. Haris Rauf, 11. Joel Paris

Perth Scorchers have named an unchanged squad. They may stick with the same team that was named against the Renegades.

Perth Scorchers: 1. Stephen Eskinazi, 2. Cooper Connolly, 3. Aaron Hardie, 4. Josh Inglis (wk), 5. Ashton Turner (c), 6. Laurie Evans, 7. Nick Hobson, 8. Jhye Richardson, 9. Andrew Tye, 10. Hamish McKenzie, 11. Jason Behrendhorff

BBL 2023-24 Match 7: STA vs SCO Fantasy Cricket Tips – Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Melbourne Stars:

  • Marcus Stoinis has not scored a 50 in 13 innings against the Scorchers since the start of 2019. Now is a good time to change that record. The Stars captain does have the second-most T20 runs at the MCG (1,034) at an average of 33.35 and strike rate of 137.14.
  • Sam Harper recently scored one of the fastest Sheffield Shield centuries. In nine matches against the Scorchers, Harper has scored 205 runs at an average of 25.63 and strike rate of 134.87. He’s never been dismissed by Jason Behrendhorff (13 balls, 22 runs) or Andrew Tye (21 balls, 30 runs).
  • Hilton Cartwright looked in excellent touch against the Brisbane Heat. He has a strong record at the MCG (18 inns, 491 runs, avg. 44.64, SR 132.70).
  • Beau Webster can be a handy pick in Dream11 fantasy teams. He can roam around the batting order and is expected to bowl a few overs of his seam/offspin. Last season, he scored 274 runs and took seven wickets.
  • Haris Rauf has taken 15 wickets in nine T20s at the MCG at an average of 15.47 and strike rate of 13.20. Also, he has dismissed Laurie Evans twice for 27 runs in 18 balls in T20s.

Perth Scorchers:

  • Josh Inglis recently smashed the equal-fastest T20I century for Australia in the series against India. Against the Stars, Inglis has scored 203 runs at an average of 33.83 and average of 158.89.
  • Aaron Hardie hit the most runs in last season’s BBL (460). But, he will be looking to improve his record against the Stars: 5 inns, 69 runs, avg. 17.25, SR 118.97.
  • Ashton Turner vs Melbourne Stars: 13 inns, 325 runs, avg. 32.50, SR 163.32.
  • Turner when chasing in last year’s BBL: 10 inns, 315 runs, avg. 63.0, SR 155.9.
  • Jhye Richardson has dismissed Marcus Stoinis twice in 33 balls in T20s (29 runs). He has also dismissed Sam Harper once in 19 balls, conceding just 24 runs. Overall, Richardson has 12 wickets in ten matches against the Stars.
  • Andrew Tye usually enjoys his time against the Stars. He has taken 27 wickets in 14 matches against them (avg. 14.59, econ. 7.50). He has dismissed Stoinis four times in 45 balls, although Stoinis has scored 84.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 22, Heat 8, Scorchers 13, N/R 1.
  • Scorchers have won the past five matches between the teams.

MCG Pitch Report and Weather

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.

Unfortunately, rain is forecast tonight after a wild storm in Melbourne last night. A shortened match – if at all – is likely.

STA vs SCO Dream11 Prediction: Best picks, captaincy, vice-captain, team combinations

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.

Best probable Dream11 picks for THU vs HEA:

Best wicket-keeper:

  • Josh Inglis is in good form and has a strong record against the Stars.

Best batter:

  • Hilton Cartwright will have a key role to play. He comes into this match in good form.

Best all-rounder:

  • Aaron Hardie played well in last year’s BBL, will bat in the top order and may bowl as well.

Best bowler:

  • Andrew Tye has a terrific record against the Stars. Jhye Richardson is also a solid pick.

Option 1:

STA vs SCO Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Possible 11 Pitch Report BBL 2023-24 Match 7 | MS vs PS Dream11 Prediction Today | MCG Pitch Report
STA vs SCO Dream11 Prediction – BBL 2023-24 Match 7

Option 2:

STA vs SCO Dream11 Prediction Fantasy Cricket Tips Possible 11 Pitch Report BBL 2023-24 Match 7 | MS vs PS Dream11 Prediction Today | MCG Pitch Report
STA vs SCO Dream11 Prediction – BBL 2023-24 Match 7

BBL 2023-24 Match 7: STA vs SCO Match Prediction – Who will win?

Weather permitting, Scorchers should win this match.

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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