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Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars, Big Bash League 2020-21, Today Match Prediction

20 Jan 2021 | 13:45 | Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
160/5 in 19.4 8.14 winner
158/6 in 20.0 7.90

Melbourne Renegades Vs Melbourne Stars betting odds

MLR

2.50

MLS

1.47

Toss Winner - Melbourne Stars won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Melbourne Renegades beat Melbourne Stars by 5 wickets

Melbourne Stars have found a great rhythm and look certain to book their place in the final 4 now.

  • The Stars defeated Melbourne Renegades comfortably in the last match and would be confident of repeating the feat.
  • Melbourne Stars have two batsmen who are in really good form.
  • For the Renegades, Shaun Marsh and Sam Harper are the only hope for victory.

Melbourne Stars are favourites to win this clash.

  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2020-21
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
  • Toss: To Bat

Big Bash League 2020-21

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Sydney Sixers 11 8 3 0 0 32 0.554
Perth Scorchers 11 6 4 0 0 25 0.974
Sydney Thunder 11 6 5 0 0 23 0.919
Hobart Hurricanes 11 6 5 0 0 23 -0.117
Melbourne Stars 11 5 5 0 0 23 0.29
Brisbane Heat 11 5 6 0 0 21 -0.131
Adelaide Strikers 11 5 6 0 0 20 -0.205
Melbourne Renegades 11 2 9 0 0 10 -2.173
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
32 0.554 11 8 3 0 0
25 0.974 11 6 4 0 0
23 0.919 11 6 5 0 0
23 -0.117 11 6 5 0 0
23 0.29 11 5 5 0 0
21 -0.131 11 5 6 0 0
20 -0.205 11 5 6 0 0
10 -2.173 11 2 9 0 0
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mlr vs mls Match Prediction & Analysis

Melbourne Stars have taken another step towards qualifying for the top 4 in the current season of the BBL with a solid win against the Melbourne Renegades. They are now tied at 23 points with 2nd placed Sydney Thunder and would be looking to go ahead of them. What would help is that their next game is against the Renegades again who have really lost the plot this time. The Renegades stay rooted to the last place on the table and it looks unlikely they will make any further progress from here given their form. The Stars will hence begin as overwhelming favorites for this clash.

Teams Preview

Melbourne Renegades Preview

Melbourne Stars have now won two back-to-back matches and would be confident of making in three in a row as they taken on Melbourne Renegades again. In their previous encounter, the Stars restricted the Renegades to just 150 runs and then chased the target down with 6 wickets and 5 balls to spare. 

For the Stars, Marcus Stoinis was again at the forefront with a solid 43. He’s been the leading run-getter of the season with 333 runs and along with Glenn Maxwell (312 runs) has held the batting unit together. Nick Larkin’s composed 43 in the previous game would have given the team much confidence. With Andre Fletcher and Hilton Cartwright in there too, the batting unit looks pretty settled.

The Stars’ bowling has been led primarily by leg-spinner Adam Zampa (18 wickets) along with Billy Stanlake (12 wickets). Liam Hatcher has been in good nick too and is fresh of a spell of 3-29 in the last match against the Renegades. These three would again be the main bowlers to watch out for.
 

Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing XI:

Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch (wk), Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan

Melbourne Renegades Key Players From Previous Game Of Big Bash League 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
S Harper 63 52 3 1 121.15
M Harvey 29 17 2 2 170.59
S Marsh 24 21 1 1 114.29
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Richardson 4.0 0 24 2 6
W Sutherland 2.0 0 25 1 12.5
P Hatzoglou 4.0 0 34 1 8.5
Bowlers O M R W Econ
K Richardson 4.0 0 24 2 6
W Sutherland 2.0 0 25 1 12.5
P Hatzoglou 4.0 0 34 1 8.5

Melbourne Renegades Actual Playing XI:

Aaron Finch, Jack Prestwidge, Josh Lalor, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, SI Wasim, Shaun Marsh, Jake Fraser McGurk, Zak Evans, Peter Hatzoglou, BJ Webster

Melbourne Stars Preview

There’s not much to write about the Melbourne Renegades this season. They continue to perform poorly and are on a 5-match losing streak. Even in the last game against the Stars, they capitulated meekly and let the opposition dominate them in all departments. With that defeat, the Renegades now have 9 losses and just 2 wins in 11 matches and it looks unlikely that their fortunes will change any further this season.

The biggest issue with the Renegades is that their batting has revolved around two men – Shaun Marsh (271 runs) and Sam Harper (236 runs). The others have been terribly inconsistent, including captain Aaron Finch who fell for a duck in the last match. With Mohammad Nabi's departure, the Renegades’ batting looks even more brittle and they would be hoping that Marsh and Harper, who got a superb 63 in the previous game, bail them out again.

On the bowling front too, the Renegades have had just two dependable performers - Kane Richardson (15 wickets) and Peter Hatzoglou (13 wickets). The others have been largely erratic and this gives the opposition batsmen enough cushion to take their chances and dominate. 
 

Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing XI:

Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper (wk), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Beau Webster, Imad Wasim, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou, Noor Ahmad

Melbourne Stars Key Players From Previous Game Of Big Bash League 2020-21

Batsmen R B 4s 6s SR
M Stoinis 43 32 5 2 134.38
N Larkin 43 32 5 0 134.38
G Maxwell 20 19 1 1 105.26
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Hatcher 4.0 0 29 3 7.25
B Stanlake 3.0 0 28 2 9.33
Z Khan 4.0 0 23 2 5.75
Bowlers O M R W Econ
L Hatcher 4.0 0 29 3 7.25
B Stanlake 3.0 0 28 2 9.33
Z Khan 4.0 0 23 2 5.75

Melbourne Stars Actual Playing XI:

Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Marcus Stoinis, Adam Zampa, Zahir Khan, Nic Maddinson, Sebastian Gotch, N Larkin, ADS Fletcher, Glenn Maxwell, Liam Hatcher

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Hr Temp Rain W. speed W. direction Clouds
00h 16 0 mm. 2.96 k/h From: NE 9%
03h 16 0 mm. 2.27 k/h From: NE 45%
06h 16 0 mm. 2.89 k/h From: N 59%
09h 15 0 mm. 3.45 k/h From: NNW 0%
12h 14 0 mm. 2.74 k/h From: NNW 0%
15h 17 0 mm. 4.05 k/h From: NNW 0%
18h 19 0 mm. 4.15 k/h From: NNE 8%
21h 19 0 mm. 1.4 k/h From: ESE 93%

Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne is generally an even surface with something in it for both the batsmen and the bowlers. Seamers will get some bounce and movement but batsmen who get their eye in can make it count. Batting should be easier in the first half.

The weather forecast at Melbourne on the day of the game is clear and hence we should get a full match.
 

Venue Details

The average total batting first at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne has decreased over the years. It was 171 in 2017 and has slipped to 166 in 2020, largely because the wicket has slowed down a bit. Thus, a total of around 160-170 by the team batting first in this game should be a match-winning one.

Toss: To Bat

The team winning the toss will look to bat first as setting a target has yielded better results on this venue.

MLR vs MLS Winning Prediction

Melbourne Stars have won 4 of the last 5 matches they have played against Melbourne Renegades, including the last time they clashed in the ongoing BBL. That victory makes the Stars favorites for this clash. Even more so because the Renegades have slipped into a hole and look completely out of sorts. It will take a herculean effort from the Renegades to stop the Stars on current form. The Stars are looking in a great rhythm and are strong in all departments. They should dominate this contest.

Melbourne Stars are favourites to win this clash.

Author: Bhavesh B.