Melbourne Stars will take on Melbourne Renegades in Match 42 of the Big Bash League 2020-21 on Sunday, 17 January 2021, at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Melbourne Stars Vs Melbourne Renegades – Match 40 | Match Prediction and Betting Tips
The Big Bash League will now feature the Melbourne Derby between the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades. This clash is the second city derby in the Big Bash League after the Sydney derby between Sydney Thunder and Sydney Sixers in the tournament. The fortunes of both the Melbourne sides in the Big Bash League is in stark contrast to their situation with the Sydney sides in the Big Bash League. Melbourne Stars are currently in the fourth spot but they are under immense pressure from the Brisbane Heat, Adelaide Strikers, Hobart Hurricanes and the Perth Scorchers. A win for Melbourne Stars will put them in the mix for a knock-out spot but a loss could see their chances being eliminated.
Melbourne Renegades, on the other hand, are out of contention having suffered their eight loss in 10 games with their recent defeat to the Brisbane Heat. Captain Aaron Finch and several players like Shaun Marsh and Kane Richardson have struggled for success in this tournament so far. However, Melbourne Renegades can throw the whole group wide open if they beat the Melbourne Stars, which will give teams like Brisbane Heat, Adelaide Strikers and Hobart Hurricanes a big lifeline.
Squads of both teams :
Melbourne Stars Squad: Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell(c), Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Nic Maddinson, Seb Gotch(w), Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Haris Rauf, Zahir Khan, Samuel Elliott, Liam Hatcher, Clint Hinchliffe, Edward J Newman, Tom O Connell, Sam Rainbird
Melbourne Renegades Squad: Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper(w), Aaron Finch(c), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Beau Webster, Jack Prestwidge, Imad Wasim, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou, Noor Ahmad, Brody Couch, Zak Evans, Jon Holland, Josh Lalor, Mitchell Perry, Brayden Stepien, Will Sutherland.
Predicted Playing XI:
Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch (wk), Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Haris Rauf, and Zahir Khan
Melbourne Renegades – Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch (c), Sam Harper (wk), Jack Prestwidge, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Beau Webster, Imad Wasim, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou, and Noor Ahmad
Key Players :
Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Glenn Maxwell (c)
Melbourne Renegades – Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch (c), Imad Wasim
The weather forecast in Melbourne is predicting some clouds around on match day but the weather forecast does not predict rain. We should be able to have a full uninterrupted match.
Pitch Report and Conditions
The 42nd Match of Big Bash League 2020-21 is going to be held at Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne. We had observed in the previous matches played here that the pitch here at this venue is good for batting. The track is slower than the others we have seen and helps the spinners quite a bit. We are hoping that the surface is bound to get slower and be a bit more difficult for batting in this match.
Stats on the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Total Match Played: 44
Batting First Won: 18
Batting Second Won: 25
Avg. Score in 1st bat: 156
Highest Score: Melbourne Stars 219/1
Lowest Score: Sydney Sixers 74/10
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