Cricket Prediction Big Bash League – Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars – Stars and Renegades clash in the second round of Melbourne Derby

Cricket match date19th January 2019

Cricket match time01:15 pm IST

Cricket match location: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Cricket Match format: T20

Tournament: Big Bash League

Team A:  Melbourne Renegades

Team B: Melbourne Stars

Team A Captain:  TLW Cooper

Team B Captain: Glenn Maxwell

 

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Cricket Match Preview:

Melbourne Stars are struggling, and they know it. Ever since their regular members and skipper Glen Maxwell have gone to be part of Australian ODI cricket team, they have failed to win a single game of cricket. From being in the top 4 they have now slipped to the last position on the points table. Melbourne Renegades on the other hand have simply gone the opposite direction to Stars and are now placed at number 2 position on the points table.

In all likelihood, Melbourne Stars will once again be without the likes of Glen Maxwell, Adam Zampa and Marcus Stoinis as they will be playing the third and final cricket ODI against India tomorrow. However, they would not want to leave an impossible task for them when they return. So far, they have played 8 games of cricket and won only three cricket games. History suggests that teams need to be around 7 wins at least after 14 cricket games, provided they have good net run rate.

Melbourne Renegades on the other hand have won three cricket games in their last five games of cricket. Their last cricket games couldn’t have been more different. While in their second last cricket game they were inflicted by a heavy defeat by Brisbane Heat. They lost that cricket game by a huge margin of 101 runs. In the very next game however, Renegades turned things around and defeated Sydney Sixers by 7 wickets in only 13 overs.

It is going to be an important cricket game for Stars especially as time is running out for them. They wouldn’t want to be just three wins in 9 cricket games. Renegades on the other hand would like to increase the gap against rest of the teams which are breathing down their neck. If they can have 6 wins in 10 cricket games that would be a healthy position to be in.

Cricket Match Information:

Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades will take part in the second round of Melbourne Derby. The first round of this cricket rivalry was won by Melbourne Stars. However, a lot has changed since then as Melbourne Stars have now slipped to the last position on the points table and Renegades have resurrected their campaign and moved to number 2 position.

Melbourne Renegades

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Melbourne Renegades had a fantastic start to the tournament. They are at number 2 position on the points table currently with 5 wins out of 9 cricket games. Our prediction is of the same playing eleven as their last game of cricket despite the loss in their previous game of cricket.

Here is our prediction of Melbourne Renegades’ playing XI:

  • Marcus Harris
  • SB Harper
  • Cameron White
  • TLW Cooper
  • MW Harvey
  • Dan Christian
  • Mohammad Nabi
  • JD Wildermuth
  • CJ Boyce
  • KW Richardson
  • H Gurney

Melbourne Stars

Probable XI (Our Prediction):

Melbourne Stars are struggling with just three wins out of 8 cricket games. Our prediction is their will be some changes to their lineup for this game of cricket.

Here is our prediction of Melbourne Stars’ playing XI:

  • Nick Maddinson
  • SE Gotch
  • Dwayne Bravo
  • Ben Dunk
  • Adam Zampa
  • EP Gulbis
  • TL O’Connell
  • J Merlo
  • NCR Larkin
  • JM Bird
  • L Bowe

Cricket Statistics and Prediction:

Mohammad Nabi has been the critical performer for Renegades so far in the tournament. In each cricket game where he has performed Renegades have emerged as winner. Our prediction is of great performance from him in the next cricket game as well.

Cricket Match Conditions and Pitch:

It is the home ground of Melbourne Renegades. In their last cricket game here, Renegades defeated the best cricket team in the tournament Hobart Hurricanes. In that cricket game 150 was the highest score scored by the team. Our prediction is of the score of around 160. Conditions are expected to be dry.

Our Prediction:

Melbourne Renegades will begin the game of cricket as the favorites. They have a better winning momentum currently than Melbourne Stars who are just through one loss to another. Since, Stars will be still missing their key players it is hard to see them get back to winning ways. Hence, our prediction is of Renegades victory.

Top Batsman (Prediction):

Marcus Harris (MR) – 50+ runs

Top Bowler (Prediction):

Mohammad Nabi (MR) – 2 or more wickets

Most Sixes (Prediction):

Mohammad Nabi (MR)


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BetRallyIndia.com Odds

Melbourne Renegades – 1.86

Melbourne Stars – 1.80

*odds may change anytime

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