Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers, 26th T20 Match Prediction2020-01-08
Simonds Stadium, Geelong, Australia
Perth Scorchers fancy their chances against yet pointless defending champions Melbourne Renegades.
Perth Scorchers to win this game!
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BBL 2019 is at its midway stage right now with most teams playing close to half the number of matches they would play in the group stage. In the 26th encounter of this BBL, Melbourne Renegades would clash against Perth Scorchers on 7th Jan 2019.
Melbourne Renegades are in big trouble as they lost their first 6 matches of the tournament and are having the worst possible start as the defending champions. They are the only side in the tournament not to have opened the account.
Perth Scorchers aren’t doing that good either and are currently placed at 7th spot with just 2 wins in 6 games. In the earlier game this season, the Scorchers managed to hold to a tight 11 run win. It will be interesting to see if the Renegades could sneak up a win here and point some points on the table.
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The defending champions are finding it tough to get going in this season of BBL. The tournament is already half-way through and after 6 games the Renegades have nothing to show for it. They will face Perth Scorchers in the next game looking to get their campaign going.
It’s not just that the Renegades have lost but they have lost by big margins. A couple of 6 wicket losses against Sydney Thunders and Sixers, 7 wicket loss against the Hurricanes and an 8-wicket loss against Melbourne Stars proves that their bowling lack ability to pick up wickets. In 6 games so far, they have taken just 27 wickets. That’s just 4-5 wickets per match. No good enough to win a T20 game.
Captain Aron Finch would want more from his bowlers if his team has to win. Kane Richardson (10 matches 14 wickets) and Cameron Boyce (10 matches 11 wickets) are their best bets. Batting, as usual, depends on Aaron Finch (293 Runs- 10 Matches) and Shaun Marsh (233 Runs – 6 Matches).
Key Players - Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Kane Richardson.
Aaron Finch, Sam Harper, Shaun Marsh, KW Richardson, SR Patel, Cameron Boyce, Marcus Harris, Richard Gleeson, BJ Webster, DT Christian, Will Sutherland
Perth Scorchers were at the bottom of the table with 4 wins in 14 games in the last season and they aren’t too far from that in this season of BBL as well. With just 2 wins in 6 games, they have managed to stay away from the bottom spot but only just.
The wins for the Scorchers came against the Renegades, by 11 runs and by 40 runs against Brisbane Heat. Apart from two comprehensive losses against Sydney Sixers – by 8 wickets and by 48 runs – the Scorchers were in the game till the end in the other two encounters. In their last encounter against the Hurricanes, they came pretty close in a chase by fell short by 8 runs. Apart from the games against Sydney Sixers, the Scorchers have been decent despite losses.
If they improve on their bowling a bit, they have a good enough batting line up to win the matches for them. Mathew Kelly (12 wickets – 8 matches) and Chris Jordan (8 wickets – 5 games) are their top bowlers. Mitchell Marsh (253 Runs – 10 Matches) and Cameron Bancroft (229 Runs – 10 Matches) lead for Perth Scorchers in the bowling department.
Key Players - Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Bancroft, Mathew Kelly
Matthew Kelly, Chris Jordan, Timothy David, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Agar, Fawad Ahmed, Liam Livingstone, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Marsh, CT Bancroft
On Tuesday, the weather at Geelong is forecasted to have some rain and drizzle. The daytime temperature will be around 22°c and nighttime temperature would be around 14°c. The cloudy weather may help the seamers.
The venue of this match is Simonds Stadium, South Geelong, Victoria.
The venue for the match is Simonds Stadium, South Geelong, Victoria. In the only men’s T20I played here, Sri Lanka defeated Australia by 3 runs. In the 3 BBL games chasing teams have won twice. This is generally a low scoring ground.
The team winning the toss should bowl first here.
This is a match between the teams at the bottom of the table. Perth Scorchers at 7th and Melbourne Renegades at the last spot. Despite being next to each other at the bottom of the table, the Scorchers have been a better team this season while the Renegades have struggled to find bowlers who would get them the wickets. Perth Scorchers looks better on paper and in the field as well.
Thus, we predict Perth Scorchers to win the match against Melbourne Renegades!
Perth Scorchers to win this game!
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