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Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, 33rd Match BBL 2021/22

03 Jan 2022, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Big Bash League 11
Melbourne Renegades win by 5 wickets
Home TeamMelbourne Stars
Away TeamMelbourne Renegades
SeriesBig Bash League 11
UmpiresGreg Davidson
Phillip Gillespie
Greg Azzopardi
Match RefereeRobert Stratford

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Match Prediction Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades, 33rd Match 2021/22

It is the Melbourne derby in match number 33 of this Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22 as Melbourne Stars take on Melbourne Renegades at the iconic MCG. Both teams have had their share of struggles.

Melbourne Stars have been jolted by multiple COVID-19 cases in their camp. That has affected the team’s balance and composition and that saw them hand out four debuts in the last game against Perth Scorchers. Performance-wise, Melbourne Stars haven’t really been up to the mark either. They have three wins and four losses and they are lying low at No. 6 on the points table.

On the other hand, Melbourne Renegades started the season with a win against Adelaide Strikers. But since then, they have been winless. They lost five games in a row before their last game was washed out. They are reeling at the bottom of the points table and they haven’t even won a lot of Bash Boost points.

Head-to-head record

Wins: Melbourne Renegades 6, Melbourne Stars 14, No Result 0

Last 5 matches: Melbourne Renegades 2, Melbourne Stars 3, No Result 0

Who will win today’s match Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, 33rd Match BBL 2021/22??

Melbourne Stars have as many 10 players who tested positive in their camp and that has caused a revamp of the squad for a few games. But the batting continued to be inconsistent with the big guns like Glenn Maxwell not firing. But the Stars will be pleased with the return to form of Joe Clarke and they will hope that others come to the party soon. Meanwhile, Brody Couch and Qais Ahmad are the ones who’ve been amongst the wickets.

Melbourne Renegades just haven’t come good with either bat or ball and there has barely been a collective performance. Matthew Harvey and Sam Harper have chipped in nicely with the bat but the other experienced players like Aaron Finch and Mohammad Nabi just haven’t turned up. Finch has got a half-century but apart from that, there hasn’t been any score of significance. Nabi has one wicket and 36 runs. Thus, Renegades will need their big players to step up and deliver if they are to compete and revive their campaign.

Game changers for Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades, 33rd Match BBL 2021/22

Glenn Maxwell may not be in the best of forms but he will still be the big threat. Such is his impact and he can do it in all three departments. Joe Clarke’s form makes him a top pick to be the game-changer as well. Zahir Khan has been bowling well and he could relish the big boundaries at the MCG and pick a few wickets.

Who will be the best match bowler?

Haris Rauf has been a consistent performer for Melbourne Stars in the BBL and he picked up two wickets in his first season of this season.

Who will win today’s player of the match?

Glenn Maxwell could be one of the contenders and he has a decent record against the Melbourne Renegades as well (444 runs at a strike-rate of 146.05). Aaron Finch might be another player to watch out for. Joe Clarke is in blistering form and he may be in contention as well.

Who will be the best batsman for Melbourne Stars?

Joe Clarke has been batting beautifully in the recent games. The 25-year-old England wicket-keeper batter has struck three successive half-centuries and will be the key for the Melbourne Stars.

Who will be the best batsman for Melbourne Renegades?

Aaron Finch has a solid record against the Melbourne Stars. The experienced opener has scored 513 runs at an average of 39.46 and a strike-rate of 142.11 against them.

Match Scorecard

  • Scorecard
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Travis Dean b Nic Maddinson 32 26 3 0 123.08
    Justin Avendano c & b Nic Maddinson 6 9 1 0 66.67
    Charlie Wakim c Sam Harper b Nic Maddinson 12 11 1 0 109.09
    Glenn Maxwell c Mackenzie Harvey b Reece Topley 7 9 0 0 77.78
    Hilton Cartwright c Mackenzie Harvey b Reece Topley 41 29 4 1 141.38
    Patrick Rowe c Mackenzie Harvey b Jack Prestwidge 3 6 0 0 50
    Tom O’Connell c Shaun Marsh b Kane Richardson 3 8 0 0 37.5
    Qais Ahmad c Shaun Marsh b Kane Richardson 10 14 0 1 71.43
    Brody Couch c Sam Harper b Kane Richardson 0 1 0 0 0
    Haris Rauf b Reece Topley 8 5 0 1 160
    Ahmed Danyal not out 1 2 0 0 50
    Total (20 Ov, RR: 6.3) 126/10
    Reece Topley 4 0 27 3 6.75 1 0
    Mohammad Nabi 2 0 20 0 10 0 0
    Nic Maddinson 4 0 20 3 5 0 0
    Zahir Khan 4 0 25 0 6.25 1 0
    Kane Richardson 4 1 24 3 6 0 0
    Jack Prestwidge 2 0 9 1 4.5 0 0
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Sam Harper st Patrick Rowe b Qais Ahmad 7 7 1 0 100
    Aaron Finch c Haris Rauf b Tom O’Connell 50 40 3 2 125
    Shaun Marsh c Brody Couch b Ahmed Danyal 21 17 2 0 123.53
    Nic Maddinson lbw Tom O’Connell 4 5 0 0 80
    Mackenzie Harvey not out 23 25 3 0 92
    Mohammad Nabi b Haris Rauf 0 1 0 0 0
    James Seymour not out 17 14 2 0 121.43
    Total (18 Ov, RR: 7.16) 129/5
    Ahmed Danyal 3 0 24 1 8 1 1
    Qais Ahmad 4 0 33 1 8.25 1 0
    Haris Rauf 4 0 26 1 6.5 0 0
    Glenn Maxwell 3 0 19 0 6.33 0 0
    Brody Couch 2 0 14 0 7 0 0
    Tom O’Connell 2 0 11 2 5.5 0 0
  • Match Details
  • Home TeamMelbourne Stars
    Away TeamMelbourne Renegades
    SeriesBig Bash League 11
    UmpiresGreg Davidson
    Phillip Gillespie
    Greg Azzopardi
    Match RefereeRobert Stratford

Team Lineup

Melbourne Stars Melbourne Renegades
Travis Dean
Patrick Rowe
Glenn Maxwell
Charlie Wakim
Hilton Cartwright
Tom O’Connell
Justin Avendano
Haris Rauf
Ahmed Danyal
Qais Ahmad
Brody Couch
Mackenzie Harvey
Sam Harper
Aaron Finch
Shaun Marsh
Nic Maddinson
Mohammad Nabi
Jack Prestwidge
Will Sutherland
Kane Richardson
Reece Topley
Zahir Khan
James Seymour

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