The Perth Scorchers extended their unbeaten streak in Big Bash League 11 and now lead the Big Bash League 2021-22 league table. Their next game will be against the Melbourne Renegades, who are currently last in the standings. The Renegades have only won one of their three matches so far.
The game will take place on December 22, 2021, at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.
Match Details to Note
Match: Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers, 17th Match, Big Bash League 2021-22
Date: December 22, 2021 (Wednesday)
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Team Previews
The Renegades will benefit from the return of Aaron Finch and James Pattinson for this match. These are two world-class players who will immediately improve the Renegades’ batting and bowling lineups. These reinforcements were much needed, as the Renegades have struggled mightily at the plate. Mackenzie Harvey scored 71 points for the Renegades in the previous game, but we would not bet on him again. The Renegades have been using the same batting lineup for a long time, and it does not appear to be consistent enough.
We believe they will struggle against the Perth Scorchers as well.
The presence of James Pattinson significantly improves the bowling lineup. He will undoubtedly have the assistance of Kane Richardson, Zahir Khan, and Mohammad Nabi. Prestwidge, Sutherland, or Topley will have to settle for second best.
The Renegades’ bowling attack has been strong, but they are up against one of the best batting lineups in the Big Bash League.
Melbourne Renegades Squad
Aaron Finch, Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper(w), Nic Maddinson(c), Mohammad Nabi, James Seymour, Jake Fraser, Will Sutherland, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Reece Topley, Zahir Khan, James Pattinson
Predicted XI: Sam Harper (wk), Mackenzie Harvey, Nic Maddinson (c), James Seymour, Jake Fraser, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Reece Topley, Zahir Khan
So far, the Perth Scorchers haven’t put a foot wrong. They have won all of their matches and appear to have more depth than any other Big Bash team. What’s more, in almost every match, new players have emerged as match-winners for the Scorchers. Mitchell Marsh, Kurtis Patterson, Colin Munro, Ashton Agar, and Tymal Mills have all contributed significantly to the Scorchers’ success thus far.
We have no doubt that the Scorchers have a stronger batting lineup and an in-form bowling attack. Instead of trying to pick individual winners, the best betting strategy will be to back the Scorchers as a team to beat the Renegades.
For this match, we’ll look at the most sixes, highest score in the first six overs, most fours, and other betting markets.
Perth Scorchers Squad
Kurtis Patterson, Colin Munro, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou, Tymal Mills, Cameron Bancroft, Nick Hobson, David Moody, Matthew Kelly, Aaron Hardie
Predicted XI: Kurtis Patterson, Colin Munro, Mitchell Marsh, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou, Tymal Mills
Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Toss Prediction
Because the track may slow down as the match progresses, both captains may choose to bat first. Spinners will be especially useful in the second half of the game.
Pitch and Weather Conditions
The weather in Melbourne will be ideal for cricket. There is no rain forecast, and the pitch should be well-balanced. We saw 153 points defended in the only games played at Docklands Stadium this season, which is close to the par score for that venue. The spinners always get a little hit, and the ball does not come on to the bat too quickly.
Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Match Prediction
Perth Scorchers are rolling over any opposition they come across, with both their bowling and batting lineups firing on all cylinders. In this match, they will look to dominate the Melbourne Renegades. Renegades, on the other hand, have lost their last two games after winning their first. They must address their issues in the starting XI, and they may benefit from the home advantage in this match. This match is expected to be won by the Perth Scorchers.
Perth Scorchers is the favourite to beat Melbourne Renegades at the odds of 1.50.
- Perth Scorchers lead the table with 13 points from four games, including victories in all four.
- Melbourne Renegades are last in the points table with three points from three games.
- This season’s only win for the Melbourne Renegades came at this venue.
Your ComeOn Recommended Betting Odds
- In the Top Bowler market, AJ Tye of Perth Scorchers is leading with odds of 3.00 and he is followed by KW Richardson of Melbourne Renegades with odds of 3.25. BET NOW!
- In the Player of the Match market, M Marsh is leading with odds of 7.00. BET NOW!
- In the market for Most Match Sixes in the game, the odds for Melbourne Renegades is 3.10 and that for Perth Scorchers is 1.60. BET NOW!
- In the market for Highest Opening Partnership in the game, the odds for Melbourne Renegades is 2.00 and that for Perth Scorchers is 1.80. BET NOW!
- In the market for Most Run Outs in the game, the odds for Melbourne Renegades is 3.70 and that for Perth Scorchers is 3.45. BET NOW!