Big Bash League – Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades – Match 33 – Preview, Playing XI, Live Streaming Details, and Updates

Both teams have not had a great tournament so far

Melbourne Stars
Melbourne Stars (Image Credit: Twitter)

Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades will meet each other in match number 33 on Monday, January 3. Both the teams from Melbourne have not had a successful campaign this year. Stars have won three out of the seven matches and are placed sixth in the points table. Renegades have won only a single game out of the seven matches, and find themselves in the last position.

The Renegades’ last match was against Sydney Sixers on January 1, which was abandoned due to rain, and both the teams shared the points. Before this match against the Sixers, Renegades lost five games in a row. Their only win came against Adelaide Strikers in the first game of the season. Batting has remained a concern for the Renegades since the start of the league as no batter has been able to make over 200 runs for the team. Three out of the five losses have come because the batters were not able to chase down the target posted by the opponent team.

On the other hand, the Stars have been blown away by the sudden Covid outbreak in the camp, which forced ten players and eight support staff into isolation. The match against Perth Scorchers was postponed initially and then was organized on January 2. Stars lost the match by 50 runs after failing to chase 181 runs. The openers Joe Clarke and Tom Rogers scored 78 runs in 8.3 overs for the first wicket but the following batters failed to capitalize on the start. The team lost ten wickets for just 52 runs, including the wicket of Glenn Maxwell, who could make only four runs before getting bowled. 

Pitch Report

The match between Stars and Renegades will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground. It will be the third match of the tournament on this ground. The pitch has more than enough for the batters and fast bowlers are likely to struggle. Spinners might have a huge impact.

Average Score: 140 (12 T20Is at Melbourne Cricket Ground)

Record of chasing teams: Won – 7, Lost – 5, N/R – 0

Probable XIs

Melbourne Stars

Tom Rogers, Joe Clarke (wk), Glenn Maxwell (c), Charlie Wakim, Tom O’ Connell, Hilton Cartwright, Justin Avendano, Qais Ahmad, Xavier Crone, Brody Couch, Haris Rauf

Melbourne Renegades

Aaron Finch, Sam Harper (wk), Mackenzie Harvey, Nic Maddinson (c), Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, James Pattinson, Jack Prestwidge, Reece Topley, Kane Richardson, Zahir Khan

Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades Head-to-Head

Matches- 20, Melbourne Stars – 14, Melbourne Renegades – 6, N/R- 0

Match Details

Match – Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades – Match 33

Venue – Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

Time – 01:45 PM IST, 08:15 AM GMT

Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV


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