GameDay Squad AUS Cricket Round 20 Preview: The Melbourne Stars take on the Melbourne Renegades in the 23rd match of BBL13 in Melbourne at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Tuesday the 2nd of January.
Here's everything you need to know ....
Melbourne Stars: 1. Tom Rogers, 2. Dan Lawrence, 3. Beau Webster, 4. Glenn Maxwell, 5. Marcus Stoinis, 6. Hilton Cartwright, 7. Imad Wasim, 8. Sam Harper, 9. Joel Paris, 10. Corey Rocchiccioli, 11. Mark Steketee
Melbourne Renegades: 1. Joe Clarke, 2. Quinton de Kock, 3. Jake Fraser-McGurk, 4. Aaron Finch / Shaun Marsh, 5. Jono Wells, 6. Mackenzie Harvey, 7. Will Sutherland, 8. Tom Rogers, 9. Kane Richardson, 10. Adam Zampa, 11. Peter Siddle
Start Vs Sit
Batters - Aaron Finch vs Shaun Marsh
It really depends on who starts out of these two players as I don't think they will both be starting. The decision will be who to start if they are both named in the Renegades starting XI. I would start both of them if this happens and Tom Rogers would drop out of the GDS starting XI.
Start: Whoever starts out of Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh
All-Rounder - Marcus Stoinis vs Hilton Cartwright
Stoinis had a match winning innings against the Strikers and scored 55 runs off 19 balls. Cartwright has been having a good season with the bat and is averaging 31 points in GDS. Cartwright averages four more points than Stoinis and has out scored him in four of the five matches. Both players are risky options but I prefer Stoinis for this match as he bats higher up the order and offers some additional upside through bowling.
Start: Marcus Stoinis
Bowler - Joel Paris vs Adam Zampa
Both bowlers have been under performing in a fantasy sense. Due to limited bowler options to select from based on the predicted teams for this match, it's between these two for the third bowler spot in the GDS starting XI. Paris is averaging 27 points and Zampa is averaging 23 points. Even though Paris averages more, I'm leaning towards Zampa. The MCG was Zampa's home ground when he was at the Stars and he had a lot of success here in BBL12. He averaged 32 points in BBL12, away from the MCG he averaged 20 points and at the MCG he averaged 48 points. This is quite a significant difference and because of this I have Zampa ranked ahead of Paris in this match.
Start: Adam Zampa
Opening batsmen score well against the Stars
Middle order batsmen score well against the Stars
Pace bowlers score well against the Stars
Spin bowlers can have success
Middle order batsmen tend to struggle
Bowlers tend to score more points when bowling in the second innings
The out of form Quinton de Kock will have a match winning performance and score 65+ runs.
Who to play in your GDS starting XI
BAT - Tom Rogers
BAT - Jake Fraser-McGurk
BAT - Aaron Finch / Shaun Marsh
ALL - Beau Webster
ALL - Glenn Maxwell
ALL - Will Sutherland
ALL - Marcus Stoinis
WK - Quinton de Kock
BWL - Tom Rogers
BWL - Kane Richardson
BWL - Adam Zampa