Perth Scorchers will be up against Melbourne Renegades in match 21 of Big Bash League (BBL). The Scorchers are leading the points table with five wins from as many games. The team has looked dominating in all aspects of the game, exuding class and ruthlessness. Meanwhile, the Renegades are placed last on the points table, winning just one game in the four matches that they have played.
On form and momentum, the Scorchers look set to extend their winning streak. They are coming off a 21-run win over the Renegades. All-rounder Mitchell Marsh was the catalyst of the victory. He scored 86 runs off just 53 balls and helped Scorchers reach 206. Marsh has been in good form and is the leading run-scorer for Renegades in the tournament. New Zealand opening batter Colin Munro has also looked good, providing the team blistering starts upfront.
Meanwhile, the Renegades managed to put in an impressive performance against Scorchers but failed to close the match. Aaron Finch and Nic Maddinson were back amongst the runs, but the middle and lower order batters could not deliver the knockout punch. A strong show with the bat is what Renegades need to pip Scorchers.
The match is going to be played at Marvel Stadium. The track is a sporting one, offering enough help to the bowlers. The average score on this ground is 149.
Probable Playing XIs for SCO vs REN:
Kurtis Patterson, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Colin Munro, Ashton Turner (c), Laurie Evans, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou, Tymal Mills
Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch, Nic Maddinson (c), Mohammad Nabi, James Seymour/Jake Fraser-McGurk, Will Sutherland, Jack Prestwidge/James Pattinson, Kane Richardson, Reece Topley, Zahir Khan
Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 21
Venue: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
Date & Time: December 25th, at 3:45 PM IST
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network