Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
Pitch Report: The surface at the iconic MCG has something to offer for both the batters and bowlers. While the batters enjoy manufacturing shots at the venue, the bowlers usually reap the rewards of hitting the hard lengths on a drop-in wicket. The last game at the MCG was won by the chasing time, and the team winning the toss would likely follow the same path.
Match Preview: The bottom-placed Melbourne Stars (STA) are up against Adelaide Strikers (STR) in the 38th match of the ongoing Big Bash League season at the MCG on Thursday, January 12. The Melbourne Stars have managed just two wins this season in their nine games and are primed to take the wooden spoon this time around. While injuries have had a major say in their campaign, the players have been underwhelming throughout the season.
Melbourne Stars (STA):
Joe Clarke (wk), Thomas Rogers, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, James Seymour, Clint Hinchliffe, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa (c)
Adelaide Strikers (STR):
Matthew Short (c), Ryan Gibson, Chris Lynn, Adam Hose, Colin de Grandhomme, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), Ben Manenti, Cameron Boyce, Wes Agar, Henry Thornton