Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne RenegadesToday Match Prediction. The Melbourne Derby has arrived. In the 33rd match of the Big Bash League 2021, the Melbourne Stars will face the Melbourne Renegades. This match will take place at the historic Melbourne Cricket Ground. So far, the Stars have played seven games and have a total of ten points. They have three wins and four losses. In their previous match, they were defeated by the Perth Scorchers. The Scorchers batted first and scored 180 runs while losing eight wickets.
On the other hand, the Renegades are stuck at the bottom of the table. Only one of their seven games has resulted in a win, while the other five have resulted in a loss. Rain caused their last game against the Sixers to be rained out. They had just lost to the Hobart Hurricanes before the Sixers game. The Hurricanes scored 206 in their 20 overs after being chosen to bat first. The Renegades fell short in the chase, being bundled out for 121 runs and losing by 85 runs. To achieve a win, they’ll have to give it everything they’ve got.
Match: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades BBL.
Date: January 3rd, 2022
Time: 01:45 PM IST.
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Tomorrow’s forecast calls for partly cloudy skies. The temperature will reach 20 degrees Celsius during the day and 16 degrees Celsius at night. It will be dry, with no precipitation and clouds covering 48% of the sky, with a humidity of approximately 60%.
The Melbourne Cricket Ground’s pitch is ideal for batting. On Monday, fans can expect a high-scoring battle. Teams may choose to bat second because the deck is unlikely to change the character and the surface is projected to remain true throughout the match.
Glenn Maxwell (c), Joe Clarke (wk), Andre Russell, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Qais Ahmad, Brody Couch, Marcus Stoinis, Joe Burns
Nic Maddinson (c), Sam Harper (wk), Kane Richardson, Reece Topley, Zahir Khan, Aaron Finch, Mackenzie Harvey, Jake Fraser, Mohammad Nabi, Jack Prestwidge/James Pattinson, James Pattinson
Qais Ahmad has played in the BBL before, and he hasn’t deceived the Stars this season. With an economy rate of 7.36, the Afghanistan tweaker has taken eight wickets in six outings. If he can regain his stride, the Renegades’ hitters might be in serious trouble. In the event, Ahmad has also bowled one maiden.
Hilton Cartwright has been the Stars’ top hitter throughout the tournament. In seven games, the right-hander has scored 215 runs at an average of 35.83 and a strike rate of 149.30. Cartwright has appeared in fine form, having scored one half-century with a top-score of 79. When bowling to him, the Renegades’ bowlers must be on their toes.
A derby game is usually thrilling, but this one is especially so because of the new players in the Melbourne Stars lineup. Haris Rauf and Qais Ahmad each took two wickets in the previous encounter, but the Scorchers still managed to score 180 runs. Joe Clarke, at the top of the order, hit a fifty, but the rest of the hitters couldn’t help them as they were bundled out for 130 runs. Rain forced the Renegades’ previous match against the Sixers to be canceled.
Prior to it, they had lost badly against the Hurricanes. The Renegades are trailing in the competition and will need to be on their toes if they are to turn things around. Despite the fact that neither team is in strong form and both are in the bottom three slots, we are expecting Melbourne Stars to win. The Melbourne Stars appear to be a well-oiled machine, and we anticipate them to win on Monday.