Perth Scorchers look to return back to winning ways against Melbourne Renegades
9th Match - Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers
28th December, Docklands Stadium, 19:10 local | 8:10 GMT
After their poor performance against Sydney Sixers, Perth Scorchers will be hoping for an improved outing when they take on Melbourne Renegades in the ninth game of the Big Bash League at Docklands Stadium.
Despite, Shaun Marsh returning to the line-up, Perth Scorchers looked completely out of sorts against Sydney Sixers where they struggled with the bat throughout and were 99 for seven at one stage but Mitchell Marsh's form would have been encouraging as he scored an unbeaten 31 to take them to a respectable total of 130 in their 20 overs.
The local talents Adam Voges and Michael Klinger need to pull themselves up and the Scorchers will also be hoping for big runs from an in-form Ian Bell. Andrew Tye has been the pick of their bowlers till now and David Willey has been outstanding with the new ball.
Mitchell Johnson is available for selection while all-rounder Hilton Cartright has been released from the Australian Test squad and is expected to provide further boost to Perth Scorchers.
Meanwhile, Melbourne Renegades are fresh from a 49-run win against Sydney Sixers riding on a blistering knock from their skipper Aaron Finch, who is a vital cog in their batting department. Cameron White, Dwayne Bravo and Callum Ferguson will have a bigger role to play, if they are to continue their winning momentum.
The bowling without a doubt will depend a lot on the spin duo of Sunil Narine and Brad Hogg, who were outstanding against Sydney Thunder the other day.
Face to Face:
In their only encounter last season, Perth Scorchers romped to a 10-wicket win with Shaun and Klinger scoring unbeaten 76 and 90 to help their team chase down 171 in 18.4 overs.
Melbourne Renegades: Aaron Finch (capt), Tom Beaton, Dwayne Bravo, Tom Cooper, Xavier Doherty, Callum Ferguson, Marcus Harris, Brad Hogg, Sunil Narine, Peter Nevill, James Pattinson, Nathan Rimmington, Matthew Short, Peter Siddle, Chris Tremain, Matthew Wade, Cameron White, Nick Winter
Perth Scorchers: Adam Voges (capt), Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft, Ian Bell, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Klinger, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh, James Muirhead, Joel Paris, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Cameron Valente, Sam Whiteman, David Willey, Jason Behrendorff
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