Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions BBL- Melbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Stars have dominated in the recent outings against Melbourne Renegades as they have won eight of the last 10 matches between the two teams.
The New Year day's derby will be played at the Melbourne Cricket Ground which is the home ground of the Melbourne Stars. But they have lost six of the last seven matches played at this venue.
Melbourne Stars have made a couple of changes in their squad. All-rounder Jonathan Merlo and wicketkeeper-batsman Seb Gotch have been added in place of Jackson Coleman and batsman Peter Handscomb.
Handscomb will be unavailable as he is part of the Australian Test squad. In his absence Ben Dunk, Glenn Maxwell and Marcus Stoinis form the core of their batting line up along with Nick Larkin.
With the ball, Adam Zampa, Sandeep Lamichhane and Dwayne Bravo have done good work for the team as all of them are adept at bowling in the death overs.
Melbourne Renegades were demolished by Sydney Sixers in the last match. They have replaced batsmen Tim Ludeman and Jake Fraser with spinner Jon Holland and pacer Andrew Fekete. Sam Harper can open the batting along with Mackenzie Harvey who has looked good after this comeback.
All-rounder Mohammad Nabi will also be a key player for them. Kane Richardson, Daniel Christian and Jack Wildermuth would be the other major players who can chip in both with the bat and ball.
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Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.
Melbourne Stars- Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch (wk), Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Marcus Stoinis, Dwayne Bravo, Evan Gulbis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Scott Boland, Adam Zampa, Jonathan Merlo
Melbourne Renegades- Sam Harper (wk), Mackenzie Harvey, Cameron White, Tom Cooper (c), Beau Webster, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Usman Khan
Online Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*
Who will win? – Melbourne Stars
Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Mackenzie Harvey (Melbourne Renegades), Nick Larkin (Melbourne Stars)
Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Dan Christian (Melbourne Renegades), Sandeep Lamichhane (Melbourne Stars)
Most Sixes – Mohammad Nabi (Melbourne Renegades), Nick Larkin (Melbourne Stars)
Team Scores Batting First – Melbourne Renegades 140+, Melbourne Stars 155+
*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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