Melbourne Renegades have their base in the Marvel Stadium in the Docklands precinct in Melbourne and are a franchise that has existed from the inaugural season of the Big Bash League. We expect big things from the Renegades for BBL 10, they are one of our top BBL teams for the trophy.

The Renegades made history in the 2018/19 season when they won the Big Bash League title for the very first time. A franchise whose fortunes have swung back and forth over the years, the Renegades finished the last season, the 2019/20 one, ranked eighth.

It perhaps says everything you need to know about the Renegades. Excellent when on song, and shoddy when things go awry, the Renegades have had a mixed record in the Big Bash League so far.  They went from title winners in 2018 to finish with the wooden spoon in 2019 in a complete turnaround of fortunes. 

Incidentally, the Renegades have only been in the final once. They have, however, made it to the semi-finals on two other occasions in 2012/13 and 2017/18. They finished the inaugural edition of the Big Bash League ranked seventh in the league table. 

With the core group of players for the Renegades coming from the Victoria Cricket team, the franchise had a lot of talent at their disposal, but it was shared with the other franchise from Melbourne, the Melbourne Stars.

Melbourne Renegades Fixtures

completed
12 Dec 2020, Blundstone Arena, Big Bash League 10
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
3-131
Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers
130
completed
13 Dec 2020, Blundstone Arena, Big Bash League 10
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
4-205
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
60
completed
19 Dec 2020, Blundstone Arena, Big Bash League 10
Hobart Hurricanes
Hobart Hurricanes
4-161
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
5-157
completed
26 Dec 2020, Manuka Oval, Big Bash League 10
Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder
8-209
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
80
completed
29 Dec 2020, Metricon Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
6-168
Sydney Sixers
Sydney Sixers
8-169
completed
01 Jan 2021, Metricon Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
6-166
Sydney Thunder
Sydney Thunder
2-117
completed
03 Jan 2021, Optus Stadium, Big Bash League 10
Perth Scorchers
Perth Scorchers
3-185
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
89
completed
05 Jan 2021, Adelaide Oval, Big Bash League 10
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
111
Adelaide Strikers
Adelaide Strikers
5-171
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08 Jan 2021, Adelaide Oval, Big Bash League 10
Adelaide Strikers
Adelaide Strikers
7-177
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
4-178
completed
14 Jan 2021, Manuka Oval, Big Bash League 10
Brisbane Heat
Brisbane Heat
5-150
Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades
6-149

The Melbourne Renegades fixture for the 2020/21 edition of the Big Bash League sees them play across nine venues across Australia. A major setback for them is that their home matches come in the latter half of the season when their away games could already decide their fate. 

At home in January, Melbourne Renegades play the Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat (twice) and the Melbourne derby – the Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars.

Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers is their first fixture in the 2020 season at the Bellerive Oval. They also play the Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes at the same venue. 

The action then shifts to the Manuka Oval in Canberra where they have the Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder game.

At the Adelaide Oval, they have the Melbourne Renegades vs Adelaide Strikers game twice, and the Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers takes place at the Optus Stadium. The first fixture for the Renegades is on the 12th of December. 

Their final game is the Melbourne Renegades vs Hobart Hurricanes one at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on the 26th of January, Australia Day when there are three fixtures in one day.

Big Bash League 2020 Table

Team Pld Won Lost Tied N/R Net RR Pts
1 Sydney Sixers 11 8 3 0 0 0.554 32
2 Perth Scorchers 11 6 4 0 1 0.974 24
3 Melbourne Stars 12 5 6 0 1 0.24 24
4 Sydney Thunder 11 6 5 0 0 0.919 23
5 Hobart Hurricanes 11 6 5 0 0 -0.117 23
6 Brisbane Heat 11 5 6 0 0 -0.126 21
7 Adelaide Strikers 11 5 6 0 0 -0.205 20
8 Melbourne Renegades 12 3 9 0 0 -1.964 13

Melbourne Renegades Team

The Melbourne Renegades team has had some exciting players over the years in the Big Bash League’s history. But their most notable name in the roster over the years is perhaps the current team skipper, Aaron Finch, who is also the Australian limited-overs side’s captain.

They have had a rich history of Australia players in their ranks with the likes of Sam Harper, Cameron White, Tom Cooper and Ben Rohrer being critical members in the Renegades family. Kane Richardson and Nathan Rimmington have also had long tenures at the Renegades franchise.

The Melbourne Renegades have also had some impressive overseas talent with the most notable one being former South African skipper, Faf du Plessis. The middle-order batsman alongside Muttiah Muralitharan, Marlon Samuels and Jos Buttler are some of the heavyweights the franchise has acquired over the years.

Other famous foreign players that have represented them include Ben Stokes, Chris Gayle, Shakib Al Hasan, Shahid Afridi, Mohammad Nabi and Kieron Pollard. However, except Nabi, none of them lasted more than one single season with them.

For the 2020/21 season, the Renegades have gone big on overseas talent on both departments. While batting has been Renegades’ strength traditionally, they have looked to plug holes in the bowling department for the season with the addition of the veteran South Africa spinner, Imran Tahir. Tahir will complement the likes of Wasim (another new addition) and Nabi, who is already there in the squad.

James Pattinson, Noor Ahmad and Josh Lalor are other notable additions in the bowling department. In the batting group, the significant addition is Rilee Rossouw who has had major success in franchise league cricket across the globe. The evolution of under-19 batsman, Jake Fraser-McGurk, is also interesting.

Melbourne Renegades Players

The Melbourne Renegades players taken in for newest edition of the Big Bash League in 2020/21 shows a clear focus on bowling. While they have a strong batting line-up, it’s the bowling that won them the title in 2019 and the Melbourne Renegades roster for the 2020 season says they are trying to replicate their past success.

Imran Tahir – The South Africa leg-spinner is a natural wicket-taker and a terrific bowler in any condition. An experienced T20 campaigner, having played in almost all leagues across the globe, Tahir brings with him tons of experience and a natural talent to test batters with his variations. 

On the large Aussie grounds, Tahir will be a menace for batsmen, especially as they aren’t used to facing spin of his quality in the domestic circuit. The South African bowler is a major addition to the Melbourne Renegades roster for the season.

Aaron Finch – The Australia cricket skipper is the highest run-scorer in T20Is in 2020 and is an opener like no other in the format. A natural aggressor who can take the aerial route in the powerplay overs, Finch will be massive boost at the top for the Renegades. 

With Rilee Rossouw also added to the Melbourne Renegades squad, Finch will have company at the top to go about his thing in this format.

James Pattinson – James Pattinson was brought into the Melbourne Renegades squad to add some spice to the pace attack, and it’s exactly what will be seen from him if his stint with the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League is anything to go by. 

The Australian seamer was a first-change bowler who could hit the hard lengths and test batters with pace and bounce. On the Aussie wickets, Pattinson’s threat multiplies, especially as he is injury-free and raring to go.

Leading Runs Scorer
  • Shaun Marsh – 449 at 37.41
  • Beau Webster – 425 at 42.50
  • Aaron Finch – 363 at 45.37

Top T20 Run Scorers in 2020

Leading Wicket Taker
  • Cameron Boyce – 14 at 28.21
  • Kane Richardson – 10 at 21.80
  • Richard Gleeson – 7 at 34.85

Top T20 Wicket Takers in 2020

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