Big Bash League 2018-19: Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades – Preview. The hosts Melbourne Stars will lock horns with Melbourne Renegades in the 16th match of the ongoing Big Bash League 2018-19. Stars have won a solitary match thus far after playing three matches whereas Renegades have won two and are at the second position in the points table.
Nepal’s young sensation Sandeep Lamichanne has bowled with fire and has scalped seven wickets in the three matches. Subsequently, the leg-spinner will like to continue with his good show.
Stars will look to get a win under their belt.
Nick Larkin has thus far scored 93 runs for the Stars and he is the leading run-scorer for the hosts. On the other hand, Mohammed Nabi has been in fine form for the Renegades as the Afghanistan talisman has scored 91 runs so far in the tournament.
Meanwhile, Kane Richardson has scalped eight wickets for Melbourne Renegades. Richardson will look to continue with his penchant of picking up the wickets.
On the other hand, Melbourne Stars skipper Glenn Maxwell will like to get back his Midas Touch. The hard-hitting batsman has scored 55 runs in three matches and would like to turn the tables. Maxwell has the skills to turn the match on its head and would like to deliver the goods for his team.
Furthermore, Stars will hope their all-rounders like Marcus Stoinis and Dwayne Bravo come up with great performance. However, they haven’t come up with goods.
Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades
Date and Time: 1 January 2019, 1:45 PM IST.
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne.
Weather Conditions: The temperature is going to stay around 27-degree Celsius and it going to be a perfect day for the game. Furthermore, there is no forecast of rain.
Pitch Conditions: The third Test match between Australia and India had produced the invariable bounce in the MCG. Subsequently, we can expect the same today.
Melbourne Renegades (From): Mackenzie Harvey, Cameron White, Tom Cooper(c), Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Sam Harper(w), Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Usman Khan, Jon Holland, Beau Webster, Andrew Fekete.
Melbourne Stars (From): Ben Dunk, Nick Larkin, Seb Gotch(w), Glenn Maxwell(c), Marcus Stoinis, Dwayne Bravo, Evan Gulbis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Scott Boland, Adam Zampa, Michael Beer, Jackson Bird, Jonathan Merlo.