The Melbourne Renegades prepare to face the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League. BBL 2021-22 has not been kind to either of these teams, and this match is a must-win if they want to have a chance at making the playoffs.
The Melbourne Renegades have been struggling with their batting heading into this match, while the Melbourne Stars have been dealing with a COVID outbreak in their camp, which has rendered most of their first-choice players unavailable.
The game between the two teams will take place on January 13th, 2022 at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.
Match Details to Note
Match: Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars, 48th Match, Big Bash League 2021-22
Date: January 13, 2022 (Thursday)
Time: 2:05 PM IST
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Team Previews
The Melbourne Renegades failed to compete in their previous match due to yet another batting failure. The Renegades have been extremely poor in this area of the game, and it’s difficult to see how they’ll be able to improve overnight. Sure, there are a few good players who can be dangerous, such as Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, and even Mackenzie Harvey, but neither is reliable enough to bet on. The Melbourne Renegades have stuck with the same set of players who have struggled for a number of matches now, and there is no reason to believe that they will suddenly start performing better.
Kane Richardson is the only bowler on whom you can rely to some extent. He has taken the most wickets consistently and is almost always regarded as one of the Renegades’ best bowlers. Still, we believe he lacks the support required to help the Melbourne Renegades win games on a consistent basis.
Melbourne Renegades Squad
Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser, Shaun Marsh, Nic Maddinson (c), Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper (wk), Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Zahir Khan, Zak Evans, Jonathan Merlo, Jack Prestwidge
Predicted XI: Jake Fraser, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Nic Maddinson (c), Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper (wk), Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Zahir Khan
Marcus Stoinis has been named to the Melbourne Stars’ squad for this match, and we expect him to start. However, there has been no confirmation of this, and he could end up on the bench once more.
Glenn Maxwell returned to the Melbourne Stars starting lineup after recovering from COVID in the previous match. They are also likely to have Nathan Coulter-Nile in their starting lineup. This means that, at least on paper, the Stars will be significantly stronger than the Renegades.
They have more batting depth, and their bowling lineup is unquestionably superior.
Beau Webster led the way with 63 in the previous game, Joe Clarke has been in excellent form, and Joe Burns appeared to be in touch during his brief knock. These are encouraging signs for the Melbourne Stars’ batting lineup as they strive to make the BBL playoffs.
The Melbourne Stars’ bowling attack will be led by Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and possibly Haris Rauf. That is a potent bowling attack, and we believe it will fare well against a struggling Melbourne Renegades lineup.
Melbourne Stars Squad
Nick Larkin, Beau Webster, Joe Burns, Glenn Maxwell (c), Hilton Cartwright, Joe Clarke (wk), Clint Hinchliffe, Qais Ahmad, Sam Rainbird, Adam Zampa, Haris Rauf, Marcus Stoinis, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Brody Couch, Tom O Connell, Patrick Rowe, Samuel Elliott
Predicted XI: Joe Clarke (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Nick Larkin, Joe Burns, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Sam Rainbird, Qais Ahmad, Adam Zampa, Haris Rauf, Brody Couch, Clint Hinchliffe
Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Toss Prediction
Teams batting first scored 200+ runs in three of the last four matches, while chasing teams struggled to meet the massive target under pressure. If either captain wins the toss, we expect them to bat first.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
Docklands Stadium is a batting paradise, so bowlers must be at their best to keep the batters at bay. The ball may come to a halt as the game progresses, particularly in the second half. On this pitch, we anticipate average scores of 180-200 runs.
The weather in Melbourne is expected to be dark and cloudy on match day, with a 60% chance of precipitation. Rain delays are expected, and the DLS equation may be used in this match.
Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Match Prediction
The Melbourne Renegades’ batting line-up is in disarray, with no batsmen consistently performing, and they have been bowled out cheaply in the last two games. The Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, batted better but lost their previous match before this one. Both teams have struggled to find form and momentum this season, with the Melbourne Renegades losing the majority of games played here.
Melbourne Stars is the favourite to beat Melbourne Renegades at the odds of 1.60.
- So far this season, the Melbourne Stars have 14 points from 10 matches, with 4 wins and 6 losses.
- Melbourne Renegades currently sit sixth in the points table with 15 points from 11 games.
- Melbourne Renegades have lost four of their five matches at this venue this season.
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