Big Bash League Predictions: Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars
January 10, 2020
Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
The 30th match of the Big Bash League 2019-20 will see Melbourne Renegades take on Melbourne Stars in the Melbourne derby on Friday.
BBL 2019-20 season is on the move with the Australian summer and the end of the test series might bring in more star players to the team. The league phase will get more and more interesting as it approaches the end.
The two Melbourne franchises fight it out here and they are having different campaigns so far. Melbourne Stars are at the top of the table while defending champions Melbourne Renegades are reeling at the bottom.
Melbourne Stars registered a comfortable 8-wicket win when the two sides faced each other earlier this season.
Melbourne Renegades performance in Big Bash League:
Renegades will need to free themselves from the mental pressure of winning and should enjoy playing the game at the moment. Beau Webster and Sam Harper’s half-centuries took their team to a good total of 175 runs from a worrisome position of 48/3 at the end of 7 overs in the last game.
Aaron Finch and Shaun marsh have fared better with some cameos but are not consistent enough to their levels. Dan Christian and Marcus Harris are the biggest failures from the team this season. Kane Richardson is their best bowler on display this season with 10 scalps.
Richard Gleeson and Cameron Boyce have fared better with 6 & 5 wickets respectively. The rest of the bowling attack has contributed with just 4 wickets in the 7 matches so far.
Kane Richardson has an economy of 6.6 RPO and has taken 10 wickets. No Other bowler has conceded less than 7 RPO for their team (min. 5 overs). He has been the lone warrior with the ball in hand for them.
Melbourne Stars performance in Big Bash League:
Melbourne Stars have had their best season with 6 wins of 7 matches and a couple of more wins will secure them a place in knockouts. Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell lead the batting chart for their team with 331 & 227 runs respectively. The rest of the batting line up looks weak as no other batsmen have crossed the 100-run tally so far after 7 matches.
Pakistani pacer Haris Rauf is having a dream season with 14 wickets in just 4 matches so far. Nathan Coulter-Nile and Daniel Worrall will join Rauf to form the pace bowling unit for their team.
The spin trio of Adam Zampa, Sandeep Lamichhane and Glenn Maxwell has been their biggest strength with a combined tally of 6 wickets at less than 7 RPO.
Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Predicted line-up:
Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (wk), Beau Webster, Daniel Christian, Samit Patel, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce, Richard Gleeson
Marcus Stoinis, Nic Maddinson, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb (wk), Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Haris Rauf, Sandeep Lamichhane.
It will be the third of the five Big Bash League 2019-20 season games to be played at Docklands Stadium, Melbourne.
Adelaide Strikers defended a total of 155 against Melbourne Renegades and won the match by 18 runs in the first match played at the venue this season. Meanwhile, Sydney Sixers registered a 6-wicket win over Melbourne Renegades while chasing a target of 154 in the second game.
Of the 7 games played at the venue during Big Bash League 2018-19, 4 were won by the team batting first and 3 were won by the team chasing the total.
138 was the average 1st inning score at the venue during Big Bash League 2018-19.
No T20I has been played at the venue so far.
BBL Match: Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Prediction
- Marcus Stoinis has scored 331 runs in 7 innings at an average of 66.20 and is leading the batting charts in Big Bash League 2019-20 so far.
- Beau Webster is scoring runs at an average of 78.66 and at an strike rate of 142 in Big Bash League 2019-20. He has scored 236 runs in 7 innings and is the leading run-getter for Melbourne Renegades so far.
- Melbourne Stars have been dominating the head to head clashes by 12-5 so far in Big Bash League.
- Haris Rauf has picked 13 wickets in just 4 games and is currently 2nd in the bowling chart of Big Bash 2019-20.
- Kane Richardson needs 5 more wickets to become the first player in Melbourne Renegades’ history to pick 50 wickets.
- 285 runs were scored when the two sides faced each other earlier this season. 29 boundaries were scored in that inning.