Cricket Match Information:
Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers is going to be the next clash in the Big Bash League. Struggling Melbourne Renegades are going to take on Perth Scorchers in their seventh cricket game of this season. Renegades have stayed winless even after playing six cricket games, whereas Scorchers currently have two wins in their kitty after five games. Our expert prediction is that the struggle is going to continue for Renegades.
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 1:40 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 07.01.2020
- Venue: Simonds Stadium, South Geelong, Victoria
- Weather: Pleasant, Temperature: 22 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Melbourne Renegades
- Team B: Perth Scorchers
- Team A Captain: Aaron Finch
- Team B Captain: Mitch Marsh
The defending champions, Melbourne Stars, have had a torrid time this season. Unlike last year when Aaron Finch led his side to the title win, Finch has failed to inspire his side this year.
Renegades have so far played six cricket games and lost all the games so far in the tournament. They just have not scored enough runs and picked up wickets in this season. In their last cricket game, despite Shaun Marsh showing a good form, Renegades’ innings collapsed and could post only 142 runs. Post that, the bowlers had no chance of defending the total and Renegades lost the game by eight wickets.
Due to six back-to-back losses, the team is likely to undergo some changes to their lineup.
Here is our prediction of Melbourne Renegades’ playing XI:
- Aaron Finch
- Shaun Marsh
- Dan Christian
- Kane Richardson
- Harry Gurney
- BJ Webster
- SB Harper
- Tom Cooper
- RJ Gleeson
- CJ Boyce
- Marcus Harris
Perth Scorchers are being led by Mitch Marsh in this season of Big Bash League. They had their worst season of all-time last year when they finished at the eighth spot.
Even taking into account their worst season of all time, they remain the most successful team of the league. They have been three-time winners of the tournament, two-time runners-up and two-time semifinalists.
In this season, they have been inconsistent with two wins out of five cricket games. They are coming off a huge win against Brisbane Heat in their last cricket game. After setting 149 runs on the board, they won the game by 40 runs which pushed their run-rate over Hobart Hurricanes.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game barring any injury.
Here is our prediction of Perth Scorchers’ playing XI:
- Mitch Marsh
- Liam Livingstone
- Cameron Bancroft
- Ashton Turner
- Jhye Richardson
- Chris Jordan
- Ashton Agar
- JP Inglis
- Fawad Ahmed
- C Green
- M Kelly
Expert Prediction: MR vs PS
The ninth season of Big Bash League is underway. Slowly, the tournament has gained momentum and sides have already played a handful of cricket games. Winless Melbourne Renegades are going to take on Perth Scorchers in their seventh game of cricket. Time has almost run out for Renegades, whereas Scorchers are still in contention of reaching the playoff.
This year, the tournament will be played over a period of 42 days and a total number of five teams will have the chance to qualify for the finals, instead of the usual four teams.
As per the new format, the teams finishing in the top two will be rewarded for their consistency, unlike in previous seasons. While the winner of the ‘qualifier’ played between the top two teams will reach the final straightaway, the loser will play the ‘challenger’ against the winner of the ‘knockout’ which is going to be played between the side that finished third and winner of the ‘eliminator’.
The Eliminator is a newly introduced knockout feature, which will be played between the teams finishing at number fourth and fifth on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament.
In the last five encounters between Renegades and Scorchers, Scorchers have managed to win three cricket games, whereas Renegades have won a couple of cricket games.
Our prediction is of a win for Perth Scorchers. They are oozing with confidence right now, whereas Renegades are completely bereft of it.
Toss prediction? –The team winning the toss will definitely look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – Perth Scorchers
Top Batsman – Shaun Marsh (MR), LS Livingstone (PS)
Top Bowler – Cameron Boyce (MR), M Kelly (PS)
Most Sixes – Shaun Marsh (MR), LS Livingstone (PS)
Man of the Match – LS Livingstone (PS)
Team Scores Batting first – Melbourne Renegades (140+), Perth Scorchers (160+)
Our Official Partner Odds for Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers
Melbourne Renegades – 1.76
Perth Scorchers – 1.86
*odds may change anytime