After losing three matches on a trot, the Stars finally managed to clinch a win in their previous game. They are now locking horns against their city rivals, Melbourne Renegades. The last time the teams met, the Renegades bagged a 33-run win. It’ll be an exhilarating contest between bat and ball as we move on to today’s big bash match prediction.
Here are the match details:
- Match Date and Time: 14th January 2023, 2:00 PM IST
- Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
- Tournament: Big Bash League 2022/23
Today’s BBL Match Prediction – Melbourne Renegades to win at 1.68
Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars – Big Bash League match prediction
Previously, now fifth-placed Renegades were up against the power-packed Adelaide Strikers in hopes of grabbing two valuable points. Bowling first, the Renegades’ bowlers were taken to the cleaners. Chris Lynn’s magnificent 37-ball 69* overshadowed Kellepotha’s 2/32 as the Strikers went on to score 202/4. It wasn’t going to be an easy chase but Sam Harper brought hope into his team’s dugout, scoring a 36-ball 63. However, the Renegades were restricted to 182/6 as the Strikers went on to win by 20 runs.
In a coincidental scenario, the Stars too went up against the Strikers in their previous fixture. Nathan Coulter-Nile picked up 3/17 while Liam Hatcher claimed 2/18 as the Strikers were bundled out for a mere 108. It was a shocking batting collapse with the top-two run scorers of this year’s BBL in the batting side. Nonetheless, the Strikers had a monumental task at hand. Defending 108 is never easy and Tom Rogers’ 45-ball 51 proved that. The Stars finally got the win they desperately needed as they won the match by 9 wickets.
As per the current form, the Renegades are the team to beat. Although, the head-to-head statistics have a different story to tell. The Stars have 15 wins while the men in red have just 8 wins to their name. Despite the Stars having a really good chance, we predict the Melbourne Renegades to emerge victorious. This Melbourne derby will bring about a huge uproar among the fans as they head to the field. This not only brings an adrenaline rush but also an opportunity for cricket fanatics to win big. Try out three-way, in-game betting alongside predicting who the match-winner or top-scorer may be. However, we advise all our fellow users to do their research before placing a bet.
Melbourne Renegades– BBL match prediction
The Renegades are backed by their former national team skipper, Aaron Finch, and in-form batter Sam Harper to get them over the line. Finch has amassed 244 runs in his past 10 games while the latter has scored 179 runs in seven games. In a rather inexperienced bowling line-up, the responsibility has always been on Kane Richardson. The Aussie stalwart has 9 wickets in his past 9 matches. His contribution to crucial breakthroughs has been extremely beneficial for his team. Nonetheless, pacer Tom Rogers has been their trump card. He has 17 wickets in just 10 games and could leapfrog Andrew Tye to become the top wicket-taker, yet again this season. In this big bash league match prediction, we feel this squad will be a tough one to go up against.
Squad: Martin Guptill, Sam Harper(W), Marcus Harris, Aaron Finch(C), Jonathan Wells, Jonathan Wells, Will Sutherland, David Moody, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Melbourne Stars – BBL match prediction
Stars finally achieved the much-needed win and will need to keep that momentum going. Batters Joe Clarke and Hilton Cartwright will be looked up to in this encounter. In the past 10 matches, the former has scored 283 runs while the latter has scored 233 runs respectively. Speaking of the bowling department, bowlers Luke Wood & Nathan Coulter-Nile have it all under control. Wood has bagged 16 scalps in 10 games while the latter has picked up 13 in 8 recent matches. Provided the team puts in the hard yards together, this match could just as well be theirs.
Squad: Joe Clarke(w), Tom Rogers, Beau Webster, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Luke Wood, Campbell Kellaway, James Seymour, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa(C)
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Pitch and weather Conditions
There are as low as 10% chances of precipitation, however, unlikely to affect the game’s play. The temperatures will be on the high, fluctuating between 29 to 35 degrees. As for the humidity, it will stay below 30% throughout the match. Meanwhile, the pitch at the venue offers equal assistance to both batters and bowlers. It’s a flat trick with a lightning-fast outfield. The ball comes onto the bat quite nicely with the average first-inning score being 165. Chasing will be the most suitable option with respect to the pitch and weather conditions.
Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars – Betting Tips
|Betting Tips||Betting Odds||Operator Links|
|Toss Prediction||Melbourne Stars to win||1.90||Bet on Parimatch|
|Top Batsman-Melbourne Stars||Joe Clarke||3.45||Try Dafabet today|
|Match Winner||Melbourne Renegades||1.73||Check Odds on Crickex|