Scorchers and Renegades look for the first points!
Melbourne Renegades will win the match!
Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers lost their opening encounter in this season. Perth Scorchers were outplayed by the Sydney Sixers as they managed a paltry score of just 131 runs batting first. Perth Scorchers need to put a good score on board for their bowlers to play with.
Melbourne Renegades fared better but still lost to Sydney thunder in an enthralling final over the finish. Their bowling unit failed to provide wickets regularly in the chase and lost the match eventually. Both teams will look to get better of the other team and register their first win in this season.
Perth Scorchers batting unit failed miserably in the opening match with only 4 players scoring runs in double digits. Skipper Mitchell Marsh (32 runs) and Cameron Green (36 runs) joined to take their team from 29/4 to 87/5 and it was the only substantial partnership for them. Cameron Bancroft, Liam Livingstone, and Ashton Turner failed with the bat in the last match and will look to make a mark in this match. Ashton Agar and Jhye Richardson opened the bowling and were taken for runs at an economy of over 12 RPO easily.
Chris Jordan was the only bowler who took 2 wickets in the match but was not enough to trouble the Sixers chase. Fawad Ahmed and Mathew Kelly will round up their bowling attack as the fourth and fifth bowlers of the team.
Josh Inglis – Josh Inglis took on the bowling attack despite wickets falling around him with 22 runs of 16 balls in the powerplay. But, he needs to spend more time in the crease so as to provide a good start.
Chris Jordan – Chris Jordan is one of the most improved bowlers in the last 2 years in the T20 circuit. He had match figures of 2/13 in the 3 overs the last match. He will look to trouble the batsmen with his accuracy and variations in this match.
Mitchell Marsh (c), Chris Jordan, Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Matthew Kelly, Liam Livingstone, Jhye Richardson, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Green
AJ Turner, Joel Paris, Chris Jordan, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Liam Livingstone, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, CT Bancroft
Renegades started their match against Sydney thunders in an attacking fashion with Sam Harper smashing 39 runs off just 19 balls. Skipper Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh played vital hands with their cameos but failed to make a big score. They failed to accelerate in the final overs with Tom Cooper and Dan Christian failing to put quick runs on board. Their bowlers failed to break the 99-run opening partnership with the match being almost sealed there.
Harry Gurney and Kane Richardson bowled good spells and had combined match figures of 8-0-44-2. Richard Gleeson, Cameron Boyce, and Dan Christian were taken to cleaners giving away runs at 10+ economy rate. They need to tighten their bowling attack and control the innings with wickets at regular intervals.
Sam Harper – Sam Harper was in the mood the last match with taking Renegades to fifty inside 5 overs. He smashed 4 boundaries and 2 sixes in his stroke-filled knock of 19-ball 39.
Kane Richardson – Richardson failed to take wickets but bowled an economical spell of 4-0-18-0 despite both the opposition going strongly scoring fifties. He will look to take wickets in the powerplay to stall the momentum in this match.
Aaron Finch (c), Sam Harper (wk), Shaun Marsh, Beau Webster, Tom Cooper, Daniel Christian, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Richard Gleeson, Harry Gurney
Aaron Finch, TLW Cooper, JD Wildermuth, Sam Harper, Shaun Marsh, KW Richardson, Harry Gurney, Cameron Boyce, Richard Gleeson, BJ Webster, DT Christian
The weather looks bright and sunny and we can expect a full match between these two teams with no interruptions.
Perth is one of the high scoring grounds and batsmen will enjoy the bounce and carry in this pitch. We can expect scores in range of 180 runs in this match.
5 out of 7 matches last season was won by chasing teams here. Chasing is the safest option in the high scoring grounds.
Both teams lost in their opening matches but Scorchers were outplayed and lost the match in just 15 overs into the chase.
Melbourne Renegades have good attacking top-order batsmen when compared to the Perth Scorchers but lack the firepower in the middle order. Both teams have promising but inexperienced bowling attack. We predict Melbourne Renegades to win this match.
Melbourne Renegades will win the match!