Big Bash League Predictions: Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers

Big Bash League Predictions: Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers

January 7, 2020, 2019

Simonds Stadium, Geelong

The 26th match of Big Bash 2019-20 will see bottom teams- Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers – lock horns on Tuesday.

The Renegades are yet to open their account while the Scorchers are 7th with 2 wins out of their six games.

Melbourne Renegades have lost six games in a row now and need to win almost every game to stay in contention to qualify for the semi-finals of Big Bash 2019-20. After the first couple of games, the batting hasn’t been up to the mark. They’ve often ended up with under-par totals and were not even able to chase 156 against the Adelaide Strikers.

Meanwhile, Perth Scorchers have blown hot and cold severely. They started with a loss but bounced back well before losing a couple on the bounce. They once again bounced back well, beating Brisbane Heat by a big margin. They lost to the Hobart Hurricanes and are languishing at the seventh place on the points table of the Big Bash League 2019-20. Perth haven’t chased well and that has affected them big time.

Perth Scorchers secured a marginal 11-run win over Melbourne Renegades when the two sides faced each other earlier this season.

Melbourne Renegades performance in Big Bash League:

The Melbourne Renegades batting has been under the scanner and it has been one of the reasons for their winless run so far. There have been promising signs but consistency has eluded the batsmen.

In fact, their last three scores batting first have been 147, 155/6 and 142/9. The bowling hasn’t been consistent either and with low totals to defend, they haven’t been able to make an impact either.

Shaun Marsh is the leading run-getter and has got starts in every game. He has 233 runs in six innings but has scored just one fifty and has failed to convert most of his starts.

Meanwhile, Aaron Finch has scored a couple of half-centuries but hasn’t looked at his best. Beau Webster has looked good and is batting well. In fact, he’s scoring at 140.47 and has 177 runs in the tournament.

Apart from the top four, there’s not been any significant contributions. The likes of Tom Cooper and Daniel Christian have had disappointing returns with the bat.

With the ball, the story is not too different. Most of them have struggled for consistency. Kane Richardson is leading the wicket charts and has picked up nine wickets in this season. 

Cameron Boyce has taken five wickets from six games while the likes of Richard Gleeson and Richard Gleeson have blown hot and cold.

Perth Scorchers performance in Big Bash League:

The Perth Scorchers batting has been indifferent. Liam Livingstone and Josh Inglis have been inconsistent at the top of the order. Their strike-rates have been good but their scores have been up and down. 

Meanwhile, Cameron Bancroft has scored a couple of the fifties but there’s been nothing significant apart from that. Mitchell Marsh is leading the run charts for the Scorchers. He has scored 193 runs at an average of 38.60 and is striking at 139.85.

Cameron Green has been a big disappointment in the middle-order. 

With the ball, Chris Jordan and Fawad Ahmed have led the charge. They’ve picked up eight wickets each. While Ahmed has been economical, Jordan has been slightly expensive. 

The likes of Ashton Agar and Jhye Richardson haven’t been at their best. In fact, Agar has been very disappointing with the bat and the ball, he’s been expensive and hasn’t picked wickets regularly.

Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Predicted line-up:

Melbourne Renegades

Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Beau Webster, Tom Cooper, Daniel Christian, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Tom Andrews, Kane Richardson, Richard Gleeson

Perth Scorchers

Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Tim David, Ashton Agar, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Fawad Ahmed

Pitch Report:

It will be Melbourne Renegades’ second and last home game at Simonds Stadium during the 2019-20 Big Bash League season.

In the first game, Sydney Thunder registered a 6-wicket win with 2 balls remaining while chasing a target of 170.

Only one T20I has been played at the venue – between Australia and Sri Lanka. The game was won by the chasing team of the last. Sri Lanka chased the target of 174.

BBL Match: Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Prediction

  1. Mitchell Marsh is leading the run charts for the Scorchers. He has scored 193 runs at an average of 38.60 and is striking at 139.85.
  2. Kane Richardson is leading the wicket charts for Melbourne Renegades and 5th in the tournament. He has picked up nine wickets in this season. 
  3. Shaun Marsh is the leading run-getter for Melbourne Renegades and 6th in the tournament. He has 233 runs in six innings but has scored just one fifty and has failed to convert most of his starts.
  4. 381 runs were scored including 4 half centuries when these two clashed earlier this season. 40 boundaries were hit in that game.
  5. Beau Webster scored 67* off just 37 balls against Perth Scorchers this season.
  6. Kane Richardson picked 4 wickets while giving away just 22 runs in his 4 overs against Perth Scorchers.
  7. Perth Scorchers have been dominating the head to head clashes against Melbourne Renegades with 9-2.

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