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The Big Bash League Melbourne derby between the Renegades and the Stars will be played on the 14th of January. Playing in their home Docklands Stadium, the Renegades will be aiming to pull a number on the Stars. In their most recent meeting, on the 3rd of January, the Renegades came out on top. Will they repeat the same trick?
Melbourne Renegades Aiming to Second Consecutive Win
In recent history, the Renegades faced the Stars on the 3rd of January. In that encounter, the Renegades came out on top scoring 141 runs in 20 overs. They lost seven wickets in the process but still amounted a fairly impressive total. During the fixture, the top performers for the Renegades were Mackenzie Harvey and Tom Rogers.
In terms of their batting personnel, Mackenzie Harvey led the way, scoring a not-out 32 from 23 balls. Other top scorers for the Renegades included Martin Guptill and Shaun Marsh. Guptill managed to score 32 from 27 balls whilst Marsh scored an impressive 32 from 35 balls.
The man of the match was Tom Rogers, who played an impressive innings for the Stars. He managed to take five wickets whilst only conceding 16 runs from 4 overs. Furthermore, he even managed to score a single run from the lone ball that he faced whilst batting.
The other impressive bowlers for the Stars included Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Kane Richardson. Ur Rahman managed to take two wickets whilst only conceding seven runs from 4 overs. Kane Richardson took a wicket whilst only conceding 23 runs from 4 overs.
Melbourne Stars Hungry for Revenge
Although Melbourne Stars lost their most recent encounter, they can certainly turn it around on January 14th. In the derby match on January 3rd, the Stars scored 108 runs from 20 overs. They also lost 9 wickets during the innings. However, there were a few individual performances that would certainly boost their confidence in the return fixture.
The best individual performance was from batsman Nick Larkin, who scored an unbeaten 48 runs from 40 balls. Unfortunately for Larkin, his teammates could not replicate the same impressive performance. The second highest scorer was Hilton Cartwright who scored 20 from 21 balls. However, their third top scorer was bowler Trent Boult, who scored 8 from 7 balls. It is safe to say that the batsman for the Stars let the team down.
As for their bowlers, the most economic delivery was from Adam Zampa, who only conceded 18 runs from 4 overs. In the process, he also managed to bowl one of the Stars’ batsmen. The other impressive bowlers included Trent Boult and Luke Wood. Boult only conceded 23 runs from 4 overs whilst taking two wickets. As for Wood, he managed to bowl two batsmen whilst giving up 29 runs from 4 overs.
Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars Betting Preview: The Money Lines
22Bet Sportsbook has been one of the leading online bookies for the Big Bash League. According to the sportsbook, players can bet on a variety of options including details such as the outcome of the first ball or the coin toss. The odds on either team to win the coin toss is 1.85.
It is also possible to place a variety of wagers on the first ball, such as if it will be a dot ball, one run, a four, a six, a wicket or a no ball. It is also possible to bet on which team will have the higher opening partnership. The odds on either team is 1.85 whilst the odds on the opening partnership total to be equal pays 34 times.
Fans of the sport can also bet on how the first wicket will go. The odds of the batsman being caught is 1.4, odds 10 for a run-out, odds 15 for being stumped, odds 4.74 for being bowled and odds 4.24 for an LBW.
In this Melbourne Renegades v Melbourne Stars betting preview, we have also included our own tips. According to our latest cricket betting tips, we believe that the match will go to Melbourne Renegades. The home team are in better form and have already beaten the Stars this year.
We assume that the top batsmen for either team with the most runs scored will be Mackenzie Harvey and Nick Larkin. We are guessing that the most wickets taken will be from Tom Rogers and Adam Zampa. The heavy hitters with the most sixes will likely be Mackenzie Harvey and Nick Larkin. Essentially, we believe that the player of the match will be Harvey but we would advise keeping an eye on Nick Larkin.
Melbourne Renegades look as though they will score over 150 runs. As for Melbourne Stars, we believe that they will only reach as much as 130 runs. If you are looking to bet on a Handicap, we would advise going for Melbourne Renegades.