Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars, BBL 2020-21, Fantasy Pick, team predictions

Jan 20: Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars, Melbourne

Pro Tip: Players like Shaun Marsh, Glenn Maxwell, Adam Zampa and Kane Richardson have performed exceptionally well at Docklands Stadium in the past and they are must picks in your team.

Our XI: Sam Harper, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Andre Fletcher, Nic Maddinson, Adam Zampa, Zahir Khan, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou.

Substitutes: Imad Wasim, Beau Webster, Hilton Cartwright, Liam Hatcher

Player Availability: No major changes for both sides from the last game.

We might not always be able to tip you off about late injury (or other relevant) updates, so please finalise your team after the toss.

Captain: Shaun Marsh
Even though he missed a couple of games, Marsh is still the leading scorer in BBL 10 for the Renegades with 271 runs in nine games. Against Stars, he has scored 376 runs in eight games at a phenomenal average of 53.71 with four 50-plus scores. At Docklands Stadium, he has scored 357 runs in seven games at a staggering average of 71.40, which makes him our captain’s choice for this game.

Vice-captain: Glenn Maxwell
The Stars skipper has been in amazing hitting form from the start of this season, accumulating 312 runs in ten innings at strike rate of 145.11. The last time he played at this venue, he scored a match-winning 83 not out from 45 balls against the same opposition which included seven maximums.

Hot Picks
Marcus Stoinis: Stars’ opener Stoinis is the leading run-scorer in BBL since 2018-19 season with 1571 runs in 40 games at an average of 49.09. Melbourne Derby is his favourite fixture in BBL having scored 375 runs in 11 innings at an astonishing average of 62.50. Now that he is fit enough to bowl also, expect few points for his wickets too.

Adam Zampa: Last season’s best spinner with 20 wickets in 12 games, Zampa has been the best spinner in this season too picking up a staggering 18 wickets in just nine games at an average of 12.55. He has also taken ten wickets in five games at this venue.

Kane Richardson: The leading wicket-taker for Renegades in BBL10 with 15 scalps in 11 games is also the leading wicket-taker at Docklands Stadium with 21 scalps in 15 games. He is also the joint leading wicket-taker in death overs in BBL10 with 9 wickets at an average of 10.22.

Differential Picks
Andre Fletcher: Fletcher had a horror start to his debut BBL season having scored under 100 runs in his first ten games. However, he came back to form with a thumping 89 not out off 49 balls in the game against Strikers. Expect him to come good once again on a good batting pitch.

Aaron Finch: Renegades’ skipper has been struggling to say the least in BBL10 and his average of 15.90 is the least among all ten seasons in his BBL career. However, no player has scored more runs against Stars than him scoring 503 runs in 15 games at an average of 41.91. He is also the leading run-scorer at Docklands Stadium in BBL history scoring 1108 runs in 29 games at an average of 44.32, twice more than the second run-scorer. In his first game at this venue in BBL10, expect the champion player to make a comeback.

  • Hilton Cartwright and Nic Maddinson can be swapped.
  • Liam Hatcher can replace Zahir Khan

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