MLR VS MLS TEAM PREVIEWS
The Melbourne Renegades take on the Melbourne Stars in the Big Bash League’s Melbourne derby. BBL 202-122 has not been kind to either of these clubs, and this game is a must-win if they want to have a chance to make the playoffs.
The Melbourne Renegades have been struggling with their batting, while the Melbourne Stars have been dealing with a COVID epidemic in their camp, which has rendered most of their first-choice players unavailable for this match.
The Melbourne Stars are the clear favourites at the moment, according to the biggest cricket betting services.
Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars BBL 2021-22 match prediction and cricket betting recommendations. On the 13th of January 2022, the match will be held at Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.
In their previous encounter, the Melbourne Renegades failed to participate due to yet another batting failure. The Renegades have been terrible in this area of the game, and it’s difficult to see how they’ll be able to turn things around overnight. There are a few good players who can be dangerous, such as Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, and even Mackenzie Harvey, but none of them are reliable enough to bank on. The Melbourne Renegades have remained with the same lineup of players who have been struggling for a long time, and there’s no reason to expect they’ll suddenly start performing better.
Kane Richardson is the only bowler who you can rely on among the bowlers. He has been the most consistent wicket-taker for the Renegades, and is virtually always among the best. Still, we believe he lacks the necessary assistance to help the Melbourne Renegades win games on a regular basis.
Marcus Stoinis has been named to the Melbourne Stars’ squad for this match, and we expect him to start. However, there has been no confirmation of this as of yet, and he may find himself back on the bench.
Glenn Maxwell returned to the Melbourne Stars’ starting lineup after recuperating from COVID in the previous encounter. In addition, Nathan Coulter-Nile is likely to be included in the starting lineup. This means that, at least on paper, the Stars will be substantially stronger than the Renegades.
They have a stronger batting lineup, as well as a stronger bowling lineup.
Beau Webster had the highest score in the previous match with 63, Joe Clarke has been in excellent form, and Joe Burns appeared to be in good form during his brief knock. These are encouraging indicators for Melbourne Stars’ batting lineup as they attempt to qualify for the BBL playoffs.
The Melbourne Stars’ bowling lineup will be made up of Adam Zampa, Glenn Maxwell, Nathan Coulter-Nile, and potentially Haris Rauf. That’s a formidable bowling attack, and we expect it to perform admirably against a struggling Melbourne Renegades lineup.
PITCH AND CONDITIONS
The weather in Melbourne has been excellent. On match day, there is a chance of rain, but not enough to make the game a washout. This season, the Docklands Stadium pitch has been ideal for batting. Scores of 200 or more have been achieved on several occasions, and it appears that batting first, a score of 160 or 170 should be regarded normal. In the second half, the surface slows down a little, making pursuing a little more difficult.
MLR VS MLS TOSS PREDICTION
If the toss is won, the winning team will prefer to bat first. This season, it has been the more favourable thing to do at Docklands Stadium.Place bet on Melborne Renegades
MLR VS MLS PLAYING 11
- S Harper
- S Marsh
- J Burns
- H Cartwright
- G Maxwell
- N Maddinson
- B Webster
- K Richardson
- A Zampa (vc)
- H Rauf (c)
- B Couch