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BBL 2019-20: Match 41, Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers: Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket Tips-Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Josh Inglis is quietly scoring big at the top of the order for Scorchers. Even he can be made C or VC in Grand Leagues as the focus is always on Stoinis, Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh.

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Marcus Stoinis. (Photo by Graham Denholm/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 41st match of the 2019-20 Big Bash League will be played between Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne.

The match starts at 03:40 PM local time (04:40 AM GMT) (10:10 AM IST). This match will be live on Sony TEN 3 and Sony TEN 3 HD. Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV.

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Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:

After having locked horns in Perth, both Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers will be at it again- this time at the home of the table-toppers- the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground.

The Stars have been in red-hot form thus far in the tournament and they showed why in their last meeting against the Scorchers. Batting first, the Perth Scorchers were knocked over for a paltry total of 86 in 13.5 overs with Jackson Coleman [3-16] and Sandeep Lamichhane [2-7] wreaking havoc on their batting unit.

The target of 87 was never going to bother Melbourne Stars much. And, it didn’t, as Marcus Stoinis [39] and Hilton Cartwright [19] paved way for an eight-wicket win, something the Scorchers will hope, it isn’t the case when they meet for a re-match on Saturday.

Weather Condition/Report

It is expected to be a bright and sunny day in Melbourne on Saturday. According to the weather report,  Melbourne is set to be bathed with bright spells of sunshine throughout the day. While the temperature is set to be between 14-27 degrees Celsius, the humidity is set to hover around 61%. There is no chance of rain.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground has always been a belter to bat on. In the last game played at the venue, Marcus Stoinis shellacked all sorts of records on his way to a whirlwind 147 as the Stars ended up with 1-219 after 20 overs. Another run-scoring fest is expected on Saturday.

Average first innings score:– 168 [In the three games at the venue this season]

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1

Injury and Availability:

The Stars have made two changes to their squad that beat Scorchers in the last game. Jackson Coleman and Haris Rauf make way for Jonathan Merlo and Nic Maddinson.

Perth Scorchers have made one change to their squad with Kurtis Patterson making his way into the line-up in place of Liam Guthrie, who has been omitted.

Probable Playing XIs-

Melbourne Stars

Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (C), Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Nick Larkin, Daniel Worrall, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jonathan Merlo

Bench – Lance Morris, Clint Hinchliffe

Perth Scorchers

Josh Inglis (WK), Liam Livingstone, Kurtis Patterson, Mitchell Marsh (C), Cameron Bancroft, Tim David, Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Joel Paris, Fawad Ahmed

Bench – Sam Whiteman, Matthew Kelly


Top Picks:

Melbourne Stars- Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell have been the bedrock of the Stars batting unit while Hilton Cartwright and Ben Dunk have also provided able support. As far as the bowling is concerned, Nathan Coulter-Nile and Sandeep Lamichhane will be key.

Perth Scorchers– The Scorchers will hope that the likes of Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis and Mitchell Marsh spearhead their batting unit, unlike what they did in the last fixture. With the ball, Jhye Richardson, Chris Jordan, and Fawad Ahmed will be the key. These players can be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh

Vice-Captain –  Josh Inglis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Hilton Cartwright

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Josh Inglis

Batters – Ben Dunk, Hilton Cartwright, Liam Livingstone

All-Rounders- Glenn Maxwell, Marcus Stoinis (C), Mitchell Marsh (VC)

Bowlers – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sandeep Lamichhane, Jhye Richardson

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Josh Inglis (VC)

Batters – Ben Dunk, Hilton Cartwright, Cameron Bancroft, Liam Livingstone

All-Rounders- Glenn Maxwell (C), Mitchell Marsh

Bowlers – Nathan Coulter-Nile, Sandeep Lamichhane, Chris Jordan, Daniel Worrall


Expert Advice:

Both sides have got brilliant all-rounders in the form of Glenn Maxwell, Mitchell Marsh. Hence, opting for them as captain/vice-captain could reap you great rewards.

Josh Inglis is quietly scoring big at the top of the order for Scorchers. Even he can be made C or VCof your Dream11 Fantasy team in Grand Leagues as the focus is always on Stoinis, Maxwell and Mitchell Marsh.

Probable Winners:

Melbourne Stars are expected to win.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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