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Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Tips - Champions looking for a big bang start

Siddhu
08 Dec 2023
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Siddhu Bharadwaj 08 Dec 2023
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  • Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Big Bash League predictions to be played at the GMHBA Stadium in Geelong on December 10
  • Melbourne Renegades have lost their last 5 BBL matches against Perth Scorchers
  • Perth Scorchers have won 8 of their last 9 BBL matches last season
Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers
Can the Scorchers start their title defence with a win? (Getty Images)

Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers


Reigning champions Perth Scorchers will look to start their Big Bash League title defence with a win when they play Melbourne Renegades. This match #4 of the tournament will be played at the GMHBA Stadium in Geelong, serving as Renegades’ home, on Sunday.
  • Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers
  • Head to Head
  • Melbourne Renegades Form
  • Melbourne Renegades Team News
  • Perth Scorchers Form
  • Perth Scorchers Team News

Historically, this is a match that the Scorchers have dominated. The Renegades have struggled to get the right results and even in their first match of this campaign, they couldn’t get over the line. I am backing the Perth Scorchers to start the tournament with a win.

  • Melbourne Renegades have lost 4 of their last 5 matches (BBL)
  • Perth Scorchers have won 8 of their last 9 matches (BBL)
  • Perth Scorchers have won their last 5 matches against Melbourne Renegades (BBL)
  • Aaron Finch was Melbourne Renegades best batter in 5 of the last 14 matches he played (BBL)

Head to Head


This is a fixture that was completely dominated by the Perth Scorchers. There have been 18 matches between these sides with 15 wins for the Scorchers and three wins for the Renegades.

Last season saw the Scorchers win both their matches against the Renegades making it five success H2H wins. They won by five wickets at the Marvel Stadium before winning by ten runs at the Perth Stadium.

Melbourne Renegades Form


The Renegades finished 3rd in the regular season last year to advance to the playoffs. They were defeated in the knockout by Brisbane Heat, but they showed improvement in qualifying past the group stage.

That momentum wasn’t continued at the start of this year though, as the Renegades started with an eight-run defeat against Sydney Sixers. Will Sutherland was the hero with both bat and ball (2 for 21 and 51 not out off 30 balls) but couldn’t stop the loss.

There were runs for the young basher Jake Fraser-McGurk, while it would be interesting to see if Quinton de Kock joins in time for the match.

Melbourne Renegades Team News


Quinton’s arrival could mean he swaps for Jordan Cox in the playing XI. The Renegades could look to draft in Peter Siddle after the veteran seamer missed the first match due to an injury.

Perth Scorchers Form


Last season saw the Scorchers win a second title in a row making it a fifth BBL title in total. It was a complete domination after they topped the regular season table as well.

The Scorchers won 11 of their 14 matches including both matches against the Renegades. There would be caution in the camp though, as they are likely to miss some big names.

Jhye Richardson will be the one to watch out for, as he looks to build up his case for another hilt in Test cricket. There could be room for Aaron Hardie as well.

Perth Scorchers Team News


Mitch Marsh, Cameron Green are on Test duty while Zak Crawley is in the Caribbean playing for England. Ashton Agar is another miss, as he continues to recover from the leg injury sustained on the India tour.

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What time does Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers start?

This Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers will be played at the GMHBA Stadium in Geelong on December 10.

Verdict

Despite this being the first match of the season, there’s an air of consistency with Perth Scorchers. They are likely to start with a bang and win over the Melbourne Renegades who have started the tournament with a loss. I am putting my money on the Scorchers.

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