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Melbourne Renegades will collide with Perth Scorchers in the 17th match of the Big Bash League 2021. Both sides have had pretty contrasting campaigns so far.
Melbourne Renegades have been winless in BBL 11 since their season opening win over Adelaide Strikers. The batting unit of Renegades hasn’t managed to deliver yet. In the reverse fixture against Adelaide Strikers, Renegades were bundled for just 100 runs whereas in the most recent match against Brisbane Heat, they couldn’t score more than 140 runs in their stipulated 20 overs. The batting unit is waiting for a moment of inspiration and despite a couple of odd great individual performances, the team has lacked chemistry.
With just one win in three games so far, Renegades are rooted to the bottom of the table. They have three points and a Net Run Rate of -1.210.
Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, have had a flawless campaign so far. After three games, Scorchers are still unbeaten. They’ve chalked up impressive and ruthless wins and their NRR of +1.800 reflects exactly that. The Scorchers have seen both their batting and bowling units contributing at a very high level. They’ve scored above 180 runs in two of their three games so far and have bundled out the opposition in all three matches.
With three wins from three games and 10 points to their name, Perth Scorchers are second in the Big Bash League table. They are just behind defending Sydney Sixers who have played a game more.
As far as the head-to-head record is concerned, Perth Scorchers command a massive advantage. Scorchers have won 11 games while Melbourne Renegades have managed only three wins. Perth Scorchers have won three of the last five matches between the two teams.
Wins: Melbourne Renegades 3, Perth Scorchers 11
Last 5 matches: Melbourne Renegades 2, Perth Scorchers 3
Perth Scorchers have been in incredible form and both their batting and bowling departments have carried out responsibilities extremely well. Judging by early signs, they are one of the contenders for the title this season and teams will have to find that extra gear in order to beat them.
The situation for Renegades, however, couldn’t be worse. The players have lacked chemistry and aside from that narrow win in their opening fixture, they’ve been pretty ordinary in the competition. Renegades are the underdogs going into this game.
Australia’s T20 World Cup winning skipper Aaron Finch will be making a much-anticipated return for Melbourne Renegades and it couldn’t arrive at a better time. Finch has recovered from the knee issue that kept him on the sidelines for the earlier part of the series.
Both Colin Munro and Mitchell Marsh have collected centuries in the Big Bash League this season already. In Marsh, Scorchers have one of the most in-form white-ball allrounders in the world. The likes of Andrew Tye and Tymal Mills have also troubled opposition batters.
Sam Harper has been the most reliable player for Melbourne Renegades this season. The return of Aaron Finch is expected to rejuvenate the batting order. It will be interesting to see who makes way in order to accommodate Finch in the starting XI.
When it comes to Melbourne Renegades, all eyes will be on Aaron Finch. Finch is one of the most destructive and experienced batters in the history of Big Bash League.
Colin Munro and Mitchell Marsh have been nothing short of incredible for the Scorchers. Andrew Tye, Ashton Agar, Tymal Mills have also played their roles to perfection and are worth keeping an eye out for.
Andrew Tye has been phenomenal in the three matches so far. Tye has already picked up seven wickets and has an economy rate of 8.40. His ability to combine pace with precision is what makes him so lethal on these pitches.
Mitchell Marsh has been in the form of his life recently. After steering Australia to a win in the T20 World Cup final, he marked his return to BBL11 with an unbeaten century. Marsh remained not out on 100 from 60 balls in the game against Hobart Hurricanes and he can also bowl crucial few overs.
Aaron Finch is the second highest run-scorer in Big Bash League history. In 76 matches, he has scored 2431 runs at an average of 34.23. Finch has a strike rate of 134.60 in the competition and he has also scored two centuries.
Colin Munro has plenty of experience at the highest level. He burst on to the scene with a 73-ball unbeaten 114 against Adelaide Strikers. It’s extremely difficult to stop Munro once he gets going.
|Cameron Bancroft||c Sam Harper b Will Sutherland||24||21||3||0||114.29|
|Josh Inglis||c Nic Maddinson b James Pattinson||2||4||0||0||50|
|Mitchell Marsh||c Nic Maddinson b Kane Richardson||86||53||5||5||162.26|
|Colin Munro||b Kane Richardson||20||17||1||1||117.65|
|Ashton Turner||c Sam Harper b Kane Richardson||20||11||1||1||181.82|
|Laurie Evans||not out||42||16||4||2||262.5|
|Total||(20 Ov, RR: 10.3)||206/5|
|Mackenzie Harvey||b Jason Behrendorff||0||2||0||0||0|
|Aaron Finch||c Jason Behrendorff b Ashton Agar||68||43||4||5||158.14|
|Nic Maddinson||c Josh Inglis b Mitchell Marsh||67||41||8||3||163.41|
|Jake Fraser-McGurk||c Jason Behrendorff b Peter Hatzoglou||30||24||2||1||125|
|Mohammad Nabi||lbw Ashton Agar||0||1||0||0||0|
|Will Sutherland||not out||15||8||0||2||187.5|
|Sam Harper||not out||0||1||0||0||0|
|Total||(20 Ov, RR: 9.25)||185/5|