Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction BBL - Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers

David Willey
David Willey
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Here's a stat for those who love numbers: Melbourne Renegades have never won a match against Perth Scorchers to date after having clashed against them eight times.

The match will be played at the Docklands Stadium which is the home ground of the Melbourne Renegades but the team had lost three out of their four matches at this ground last year.

Melbourne Renegades would be substantially weaker in the absence of key batsmen Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris, both of whom are a part of the Australian Test team. However, they have been successful in roping in Dan Christian who is a genuine all-rounder and would fill a lot loopholes. He is also expected to be the their interim skipper.

With Mackenzie Harvey suffering from injury, Cameron White is expected to open the innings along with Tim Ludeman. Tom Cooper will be another key player in the batting lineup.

The Renegades' biggest strength remains their all-rounders Mohammad Nabi and Will Sutherland. Nabi would be their star player as the Afghan had an economy of 5.76 in the last season. Kane Richardson and Jack Wildermuth will shoulder the responsibility of the pace attack.

Much like Melbourne Renegades, Perth Scorchers would also be without the key batsmen in Shaun Marsh and Cameron Bancroft. While Marsh is a part of the Australian Test team, Bancroft is serving is a nine-month suspension and would join in midway.

Ashton Turner, Michael Klinger, David Willey and Michelle Marsh would be entrusted with the batting duties. However, the team lacks firepower and this would be their biggest weakness. 

Willey and Michelle Marsh will double up with the ball along with Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye and Jason Behrendorff; the three of whom are excellent T20 bowlers. The spin department would be taken care of by Ashton Agar and Usman Qadir.

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Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.

 

Melbourne Renegades- Cameron White, Tim Ludeman (wk), Tom Cooper, Dan Christian (c), Mohammad Nabi, Samiullah Shenwari, Will Sutherland, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Chris Tremain, Kane Richardson

Perth Scorchers- Michael Klinger, Josh Inglis (wk), Sam Whiteman, David Willey, Mitchell Marsh (c), Ashton Agar, Ashton Turner, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Andrew Tye, Usman Qadir, Jason Behrendorff

 

Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Perth Scorchers 

Head to head – Matches Played: 8; Melbourne Renegades Won: 0; Perth Scorchers Won: 8

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Tom Cooper (Melbourne Renegades), Sam Whiteman (Perth Scorchers)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kane Richardson (Melbourne Renegades), Usman Qadir (Perth Scorchers)

Most Sixes – Tom Cooper (Melbourne Renegades), Sam Whiteman (Perth Scorchers)

Team Scores Batting First – Perth Scorchers 155+, Melbourne Renegades 140+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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