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Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne Renegades are one of the teams in Australia's premier T20 competition - the Big Bash League (BBL). The franchise represents Melbourne in the league.

The Renegades play their home matches at Marvel Stadium, in Melbourne's Docklands precinct, whilst also using Geelong's GMHBA Stadium for home matches. Currently, they are led by Australia opener Aaron Finch and coached by Andrew McDonald.

History:

2011–2012 season:

Victorian allrounder Andrew McDonald led the Renegades in the inaugural season while Victorian Bushrangers one-day coach Simon Helmot coached the team. In their first season, the Renegade signed local state players such as Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Hodge and Dirk Nannes, along with Pakistani imports Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq. The Renegades struggled in their first season, only winning two games against the Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers irrespectively. Aaron Finch top-scored for the side, scoring 259 runs while Shahid Afridi finished with most wickets, picking up ten wickets.

2012-13 season:

After a disastrous inaugural season, the Renegades took some bold calls before the second edition. They released several high-profile names including the previous seasons captain, Andrew McDonald. They then went on to rope in players like Ben Rohrer and Peter Nevill and cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan. The results soon followed as Renegades enjoyed their most successful season to date, finishing on top of the ladder, only losing to the Perth Scorchers in the regular season. Aaron Finch also became the first Renegades player to score a century after scoring 111 from 65 balls against the Melbourne Stars. Their season ended with the 15-run defeat to eventual winners Brisbane Heat in the semifinal.

2013-14 season:

Buoyed by the impressive season in the last edition, the Renegades retained the majority of their squad. In addition, they also signed Australia speedsters Peter Siddle and James Pattinson to bolster the squad. However, they failed to replicate the performances of the previous seasons. They only won 3 games, and in the process finished 6th and missing the finals.

2014-15 season:

Just like the previous season, the Renegades entered yet another season by signing some high-profile names. The Melbourne-based outfit secured the services of Matthew Wade and Callum Ferguson. But they again came up with a poor performance and  failed to qualify for the finals yet again, finishing 6th. They never got the momentum during the season and managed to win just 3 games out of eight. The poor run from the previous season resulted in the coach Simon Helmot being sacked.

2015-16 season:

Ahead of the 2015-16 season, Renegades hired David Saker as their head coach. They also brought in experienced players like Cameron White, Xavier Doherty and Chris Gayle to strengthen their squad. However, it paid little dividends. The Renegades finished better than the previous seasons but still failed to qualify for the finals. They started the season with a win over Brisbane Heat but lost the next three games.  In the remaining four games, they won two to end at fifth position.

2016-17 season:

Former skipper Andrew McDonald replaced David Saker as head coach but the team's fortunes did not improve.  They started the season on a good note, winning two of the first three games. However, defeats in the next three games all but ended their hopes of making it to the final. Eventually, they managed to win just 4 games and ended at fifth position.

2017-18 season:

Finally after four seasons of disappointment, the Renegades made it to the finals in 2017-18 season. They began the season on a strong note,  winning four of their first five games. They, however, managed to win just 2 of the remaining five but managed to enter the semifinal as the third-best team in the league. But their journey ended in the semifinal with a heartbreaking 1-run loss to eventual winners Adelaide Strikers.

Here are some other details about the team:

Most runs:

Player Span Mat Inns NO Runs HS Ave
AJ Finch 2011-2018 46 46 4 1669 111* 39.73
TLW Cooper 2012-2018 46 38 8 789 65* 26.3
CL White 2015-2018 24 24 6 766 79* 42.55
MS Harris 2016-2018 18 18 0 544 85 30.22
BJ Rohrer 2012-2015 23 22 6 498 57 31.12
DJ Bravo 2014-2018 27 23 7 471 59* 29.43
CJ Ferguson 2014-2017 16 15 2 348 40 26.76
CH Gayle 2015-2016 8 8 0 260 56 32.5
BJ Hodge 2011-2018 12 10 4 258 72* 43
MS Wade 2014-2016 13 13 1 245 71 20.41
TM Beaton 2015-2016 12 11 5 194 41* 32.33
PM Nevill 2012-2017 27 20 6 186 25 13.28
AB McDonald 2011-2012 7 7 2 164 60* 32.8
AJ Doolan 2013-2015 10 10 0 133 30 13.3
JC Buttler 2013-2014 5 5 0 130 61 26
BA Stokes 2015-2015 4 4 0 128 77 32
GJ Maxwell 2011-2012 6 6 0 128 46 21.33
MW Hill 2013-2014 7 6 0 123 40 20.5
MW Short 2014-2018 6 5 1 113 62 28.25
DJ Harris 2012-2014 9 9 0 113 31 12.55
AD Hales 2013-2013 2 2 0 109 89 54.5
NJ Rimmington 2012-2017 35 12 4 90 26 11.25
Mohammad Nabi 2017-2018 7 3 0 88 52 29.33
AD Russell 2014-2015 4 4 2 86 43 43
MN Samuels 2012-2013 6 6 1 73 21 14.6
Shahid Afridi 2011-2012 7 4 1 69 26 23
KA Pollard 2018-2018 4 4 1 67 29* 22.33
WD Sheridan 2011-2013 13 9 4 67 15* 13.4
TP Ludeman 2017-2018 11 5 1 61 28 15.25
SP Narine 2016-2017 8 7 2 52 21 10.4
NJ Reardon 2011-2012 7 6 2 50 22* 12.5
JD Wildermuth 2017-2018 11 4 0 45 23 11.25
Abdul Razzaq 2011-2012 6 4 1 42 27* 14
NLTC Perera 2017-2017 4 4 1 40 28* 13.33
AW O'Brien 2012-2014 17 7 6 40 14* 40
Shakib Al Hasan 2015-2015 4 4 0 39 22 9.75
BJ Webster 2018-2018 4 3 2 35 18* 35
CP Tremain 2015-2018 17 6 4 30 27* 15
CJ Gannon 2015-2016 6 3 2 26 23 26
GA Manou 2011-2012 7 3 2 24 18* 24
KW Richardson 2017-2018 10 2 2 21 12* -
JL Pattinson 2013-2017 14 6 0 21 13 3.5
F du Plessis 2012-2012 1 1 0 14 14 14
MJ Buchanan 2011-2011 1 1 0 11 11 11
GB Hogg 2016-2018 16 4 4 11 9* -
BR McDermott 2016-2016 2 2 1 9 7 9
DJ Pattinson 2012-2013 9 2 0 8 5 4
PM Siddle 2014-2015 7 2 1 7 5 7
TL Lawford 2017-2017 2 2 1 6 4* 6

Most wickets:

Player Span Mat Inns Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Econ
NJ Rimmington 2012-2017 35 35 108 1 879 34 1/7
DJ Bravo 2014-2018 27 27 100.4 0 813 33 1/7
M Muralitharan 2012-2014 16 16 61 0 348 19 1/4
JL Pattinson 2013-2017 14 14 49.2 2 454 19 1/8
AW O'Brien 2012-2014 17 17 57 0 423 16 1/6
GB Hogg 2016-2018 16 16 60 0 462 15 1/6
CP Tremain 2015-2018 17 17 65 1 516 15 1/6
SP Narine 2016-2017 8 8 32 0 250 13 1/6
KW Richardson 2017-2018 10 10 39 1 314 12 1/7
WD Sheridan 2011-2013 13 11 32 0 270 11 1/7
Shahid Afridi 2011-2012 7 7 27.5 0 208 10 1/6
JD Wildermuth 2017-2018 11 11 38 0 311 10 1/7
DJ Pattinson 2012-2013 9 9 28 0 215 9 7.67
NLTC Perera 2017-2017 4 4 15 0 137 8 1/8
MN Samuels 2012-2013 6 6 22 0 145 8 1/5
Mohammad Nabi 2017-2018 7 7 25.5 0 149 8 1/4
TLW Cooper 2012-2018 46 19 32 0 231 8 1/6
Shakib Al Hasan 2015-2015 4 4 16 0 97 7 1/5
SM Harwood 2011-2012 5 5 17 0 140 7 1/7
DP Nannes 2011-2012 6 6 23 1 173 6 7.52
XJ Doherty 2015-2017 8 8 28 0 251 6 1/7
NP Winter 2014-2015 3 3 8.2 0 58 5 1/5
PM Siddle 2014-2015 7 7 24 0 176 5 7.33
AJ Finch 2011-2018 46 15 22.4 0 198 5 1/7
Fawad Ahmed 2013-2015 9 9 33 1 224 5 1/5
KA Pollard 2018-2018 4 4 7 0 70 4 1/9
AD Russell 2014-2015 4 4 11.5 0 94 4 1/6
SW Tait 2011-2012 5 5 16 0 164 4 10.25
CJ Gannon 2015-2016 6 6 22.1 1 183 4 8.25
BA Stokes 2015-2015 4 4 5 0 61 3 1/11
AK Heal 2011-2012 4 3 12 0 86 3 7.16
AL Fekete 2013-2014 4 4 12 0 111 3 1/8
CAH Stevenson 2015-2017 3 3 7 0 69 2 1/8
Abdul Razzaq 2011-2012 6 5 12.2 0 123 2 1/8
JM Mennie 2018-2018 1 1 4 0 21 1 1/4
BG McDonald 2012-2012 1 1 3 0 28 1 1/8
MW Short 2014-2018 6 3 6 0 40 1 1/5
JM Holland 2018-2018 4 3 6 0 55 1 1/8
TL Lawford 2017-2017 2 2 6 0 62 1 1/9
AB McDonald 2011-2012 7 6 9 0 90 1 1/9
GJ Maxwell 2011-2012 6 6 13 0 95 1 1/6
MG Gale 2014-2014 4 4 12 0 103 1 1/7
CH Gayle 2015-2016 8 2 2 0 20 0 10
DJ Harris 2012-2014 9 2 2 0 20 0 10
BJ Hodge 2011-2018 12 1 2 0 26 0 13
NM Hauritz 2015-2015 1 1 2 0 29 0 14.5
GL Walker 2015-2015 1 1 3 0 47 0 15.66
JM Herrick 2012-2013 2 2 7.3 0 60 0 8

Most dismissals as wicketkeeper:

Player Span Mat Inns Dismissals Catches Stumping
PM Nevill 2012-2017 27 27 12 8 4
TP Ludeman 2017-2018 11 11 11 8 3
MS Wade 2014-2016 13 13 9 8 1
GA Manou 2011-2012 7 7 7 5 2
AG Harriott 2017-2017 1 1 2 2 0

Current squad:

Cameron Boyce
Dan Christian
Tom Cooper
Zak Evans
Aaron Finch
Harry Gurney (late overseas replacement for Usman Khan Shinwari)
Marcus Harris
Mackenzie Harvey
Jon Holland
Tim Ludeman
Joe Mennie
Mohammad Nabi (OS)
Kane Richardson
Usman Khan Shinwari (OS)
Will Sutherland
Christopher Tremain
Beau Webster
Cameron White
Jack Wildermuth

*Stats and squad updated before the start of BBL 2018-19

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