Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Tips, Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars: The second Melbourne derby of the 2019-20 Big Bash League will be hosted by the defending champions of the tournament, the Renegades. Although the Aaron Finch-led outfit had won the championship last year, they are yet to win their first match in this edition.
The Renegades have some big names like Aaron Finch and Kane Richardson in their squad however, they have lost all their games so far. They would look to get off the mark on the points table with a resounding win over Melbourne Stars.
The Stars have been brilliant in this tournament with Glenn Maxwell and Haris Rauf being their biggest stars. Haris had been signed as a replacement for Dale Steyn but, the Pakistani youngster has performed better than the speedster from South Africa.
The temperature will stay in the mid-30s and there is a 100% chance of rain on the 10th of January in Melbourne.
The average first innings score at Docklands Stadium during the T20s played in 2019 was 147.67. The teams batting second have enjoyed more success here while the spinners have been more dominant than the faster bowlers.
Injury and Availability News:
Aaron Finch and the rest of the members of the Australian ODI squad have left for India thus, they will no longer take in the Big Bash League.
Probable Playing XIs:
Tom Cooper, Sam Harper (WK), Shaun Marsh (C), Marcus Harris, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian, Will Sutherland, Richard Gleeson, Harry Gurney, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce
Bench – Zak Evans, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland,
Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Seb Gotch, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell, Ben Dunk (WK), Nathan Coulter Nile, Haris Rauf, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Lamichanne, Daniel Worrall
Bench – Nick Larin, Clint Hinchliffe, , Seb Gotch, Lance Morris, Jackman Coleman, Tom O Connell
With Aaron Finch, Peter Handscomb and Kane Richardson set to miss the match, Glenn Maxwell will be the prime pick for this contest. Marcus Stoinis can also make an impact while from the Melbourne Renegades, Daniel Christian will be the player to watch out for.
Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:
Captain – Sam Harper, Beau Webster, Glenn Maxwell
Vice-Captain – Haris Rauf, Marcus Stoinis, Shaun Marsh
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sam Harper
Batsmen – Beau Webster (C), Shaun Marsh, Nic Maddinson, Nic Maddinson
All-rounders – Marcus Stoinis (VC), Daniel Christian, Glenn Maxwell
Bowlers – Adam Zampa, Haris Rauf, Cameron Boyce
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Seb Gotch
Batsmen – Beau Webster, Marcus Harris, Hilton Cartwright, Shaun Marsh
All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell (C), Marcus Stoinis, Daniel Christian
Bowlers – Haris Rauf (VC), Sandeep Lamichanne, Harry Gurney
Expert tips for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket:
Haris Rauf has stunned everyone with his magnificent bowling performances in the Big Bash League. The Pakistani fast bowler will make an impact once again while Marcus Stoinis can contribute a lot of points in both the departments. Missing out on either of the two players will be a huge mistake.
Melbourne Stars are the outright favorites to win this match as Melbourne Renegades have been terrible in this season. Besides, they will not have Aaron Finch and Kane Richardson in the side so, there are zero chances that the Stars would lose this one.
The 30th match of the Big Bash League will take place between Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne on the 10th of January.
The match starts at 1:40 PM IST (19:10 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.