Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Preview 45th Match
It is going to be the second match of the Melbourne derby as Melbourne Renegades taking on Melbourne Stars in the 42nd match of the ongoing big bash league at Melbourne stadium today. The first match of this Melbourne derby is not quite enthralling to the audience due to the indifferent form and team composition between two sides. Renegades are facing nightmares this season as they have won only two games so far. Shawn Marsh and Captain Aaron Finch are in good touch but they are not producing matching winning scores quite often. Their inconsistency coupled with lack of support from other players causing them badly. These two players need to play with more responsibility to take Renegades home. Mackenzie Harvey and will Sutherland are not finding form but valuable support from them will help Shawn Marsh and Aaron Finch to come and express themselves. When it comes to their bowling department the same story repeats as Kane Richardson is not getting enough support from another end. All-rounder ImadWasim is not up to the mark. he needs to find some rhythm in batting as well as in bowling.
Melbourne stars are another hand are the strong favourites in this encounter but they ha1ve also not enjoyed much success due to inconsistency. They have lost back to back matches and needs to win all the games despite making into play-offs. Andre fletcher is quite outstanding in the field but needs to put up a strong performance with bat that will help his team to get past the victory line. Marcus Stoinis has come up with a couple of big scores but his form this season is not up to the mark. He is not bowling due to injury concerns and his ability to spend some time in the middle and delivering a cracking knock is missing this season. Glenn Maxwell has played his part in the middle overs and he is expected to do so today as well. When it comes to their bowling Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan and Sam Rainbird are doing exceptionally well and they have been ably supported by Adam Zampa.
Players to watch out for:
One of the veterans of big bash league Shawn Marsh is in good nick this season but lack of consistency is the point of concern for him. He will look to make use of the opportunity to come good today against bowling stars which will help his side to bring much-needed momentum.
Marcus Stoinis is one of the gifted players in the Australian set-up. He will look to put up a strong performance against weak renegades bowling line-up which will help him personally to cement his place in Australian line-up and also it will help his team to move an inch closer to play-offs.
Pitch at Melbourne is proved to provide equal assistance to both bowlers and batsmen and in previous outings, it doesn’t change a lot throughout 40 overs. So you can expect the same today as well.
Expected Playing XI:
Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Sam Harper (wk), Will Sutherland, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Beau Webster, ImadWasim, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou, Noor Ahmad
Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), NicMaddinson, Hilton Cartwright, SebGotch (wk), Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan, Sam Rainbird
Melbourne stars are having the clear upper hand considering their team composition and balance but it’s a t20 anything can happen on the given day.