MLR vs MLS Match Preview

The Stars’ campaign has been highlighted by the exceptional performances of some of their all-rounders. Leading the way is Glenn Maxwell, who has scored 191 runs and taken 7 wickets. Beau Webster has also made a significant contribution with 178 runs and 6 wickets.

Hilton Cartwright has been a consistent performer in the middle order with the bat. However, there are areas where the Stars need improvement, particularly with the inconsistent opening pair of Thomas Rogers and Daniel Lawrence. Additionally, the performances of Imad Wasim and Marcus Stoinis have been below expectations.

The team's mainstream bowlers, including Joel Paris and Scott Boland, have also failed to deliver as expected.

Jake Fraser-McGurk is undoubtedly the standout batsman for the Renegades, leading the team with an impressive tally of 215 runs. However, his efforts have been undermined by the lack of support from his fellow batsmen, which has greatly contributed to the team's underwhelming performance thus far.

The opening pair of Quinton de Kock and Shaun Marsh has struggled to find consistency, and the same can be said for Jordan Cox and Joe Clarke. This inconsistency has further compounded the team's woes. 

The bowling department has also been a cause for concern. Adam Zampa, who was expected to be the team's main strike bowler, has only managed to take 5 wickets in 7 matches. This lack of wicket-taking ability has put additional pressure on the team's overall performance.

Weather Report

The weather is likely to be overcast with temperatures of below 20 degrees. 

Pitch Report

The quicker bowlers can expect plenty of help early on in the match. The ball does swing around, and the batsmen will need to see off the new ball before they can start playing the big shots. The surface does get easy to bat on as the game progresses. A score of around 180 is a par score.

Notable stats

Cartwright: All-Round Star

Hilton Cartwright is known for his explosive batting. He has scored 226 runs in his last 10 matches at an average of 45.20 and a strike rate of 141.25.

Team News

While there are no updates regarding injuries from either side, Quinton de Kock is unavailable for selection due to commitments in the SA20. 


MLR vs MLS Probable 11

MLR Playing 11

  • Shaun Marsh
  • Nic Maddinson (C)
  • Jake Fraser-McGurk
  • Will Sutherland
  • Jonathan Wells
  • Tom Rogers
  • Ruwantha Kellepotha
  • Fergus O Neill
  • Adam Zampa
  • Peter Siddle
  • Jordan Cox (Wk)

MLS Playing 11

  • Thomas Rogers
  • Daniel Lawrence
  • Glenn Maxwell (C)
  • Marcus Stoinis
  • Beau Webster
  • Hilton Cartwright
  • Peter Handscomb (Wk)
  • Imad Wasim
  • Jonathan Merlo
  • Joel Paris
  • Scott Boland
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Melbourne Stars to win this match. With a place in the knockouts on the line, we expect the Stars to go all in to win this contest. While the team hasn’t performed to the best of its abilities, it remains a quality side with some brilliant individual players who can win the match for them. 


Top Picks

Glenn Maxwell: Maxwell has scored 191 runs this season at a strike rate of 170.53 and has also picked up 7 wicket.

Beau Webster: Beau Webster has scored 178 runs and has also picked up 6 wickets.

Will Sutherland: Will Sutherland is the joint-highest wicket-taker for the Renegades with 7 wickets. He has also scored 102 runs at a strike rate of 159.37. 


MLR vs MLS Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: P Handscomb

Batters: H Cartwright, J Wells, J Fraser-McGurk, T Fraser Rodgers

All-rounders: G Maxwell (C), M Stoinis, B Webster (VC), W Sutherland

Bowlers: J Paris, T Stewart Rodgers

MLR vs MLS Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction