Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Tips: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades

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Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Tips: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades

Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Tips, Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades: After the thrilling Sydney derby, it is time for the Melbourne derby at the MCG on the 4th of January. Both these teams played the final of the last year’s Big Bash League. The defending champions – Melbourne Renegades had the worst possible …


 

Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Tips, Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades: After the thrilling Sydney derby, it is time for the Melbourne derby at the MCG on the 4th of January. Both these teams played the final of the last year’s Big Bash League. The defending champions – Melbourne Renegades had the worst possible start to their campaign as they have lost four matches in a row.

On the other hand, the Stars look in a good position after winning two out of their first three games. The Stars bowlers are doing really well with some contributions from the batsman whereas the Renegades have struggled throughout.

The Melbourne Derby is a blockbuster game and so it is definitely a game to watch out for in the New Year.

Weather Conditions:

Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Tips: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades

The temperature will hover in the low 20s and mid-20s and can be partly cloudy on the 4th of January at the MCG. 

Pitch Report:

37 T20s have been played at the MCG where there is a clear dominance of the teams batting second who have won 22 out of the 37. The average score batting first is 157 whereas the highest score is 208/7 by the Melbourne Stars.

Injury and Availability News: 

Haris Rauf has been replaced by Dale Steyn and the players who are in the Australian Test squad against New Zealand won’t be available for this game

Probable Playing XIs:

Melbourne Stars:

Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Peter Handscomb, Hilton Cartwright, Glenn Maxwell, Ben Dunk (WK), Nathan Coulter Nile, Dale Steyn, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Lamichanne, Daniel Worrall  

Bench – Nick Larin, Clint Hinchliffe, Jonathon Merlo, Seb Gotch, Lance Morris, Jackman Coleman, Tom O Connell

Melbourne Renegades:

Aaron Finch (C), Sam Harper (WK), Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian, Kane Richardson, Richard Gleeson, Harry Gurney, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce      

Bench – Zak Evans, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Will Sutherland, Tom Cooper

Top Picks:

Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket Tips: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades

Glenn Maxwell is in good form and one of the top T20 batsmen. It is time for Aaron Finch to play a big inning so he could be one of the top picks. Kane Richardson is picking up a lot of wickets so he has to be one of the top picks.

Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:

Captain – Glenn Maxwell, Aaron Finch, Marcus Stoinis

Vice-Captain – Dale Steyn, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for  Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket: 

Keeper – Sam Harper

Batsmen – Aaron Finch (C), Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Nic Maddinson

All-rounders – Marcus Stoinis (VC), Daniel Christian, Nathan Coulter Nile    

Bowlers – Adam Zampa, Dale Steyn, Cameron Boyce, 

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Peter Handscomb

Batsmen – Aaron Finch, Marcus Harris, Hilton Cartwright, Shaun Marsh   

All-rounders – Glenn Maxwell (C), Nathan Coulter Nile, Beau Webster 

Bowlers – Kane Richardson (VC), Sandeep Lamichanne, Harry Gurney

Expert tips for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket: 

Glenn Maxwell and Aaron Finch are sure shot picks in any fantasy team. Marcus Stoinis opens the batting and openers always enjoy the shortest format. Adam Zampa and Sandeep Lamichanne are forming a good pair so they could be picked in your side as well. Kane Richardson is picking up wickets in bulk so he could give you a lot of points.

Probable Winners:

Melbourne Renegades are having a horrible time, so they have to win this game and when you are pushed in a corner that’s when the best performances come out so don’t be surprised if the Renegades go one up against the Stars.

Match Details:

The 22nd match of the Big Bash League will take place between Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades at the Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne on the 4th of January.

The match starts at 1:40 PM IST (18:10 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.