February 16, 2019
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Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Playerzpot Prediction BBL 2019 Final Preview, Team News, Playing 11

By Shalini Singh

Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Playerzpot Prediction || Big Bash League Final

Melbourne Renegades will aim to make their first-ever tournament final a memorable one when they meet their crosstown rivals Melbourne Stars for the final derby in Docklands Stadium. The Renegades chased down 184 against the Sydney Sixers on Friday night with a ball to spare while Melbourne Stars paved their way to the finals by outplaying the Hobart Hurricanes in the first semi-final. For the Stars, Daniel Worrall returned 4 for 23 while Glenn Maxwell scored an unbeaten 43 for helping his team reach the finals. Daniel Christian hit 31 runs off 14 balls as Melbourne Renegades clinched a thriller by three wickets against Sydney Sixers in the second semifinal of the Big Bash League.

Both the teams have met twice in this season and Stars have managed to get the better of the Renegades on both the occasions but this is going to be their first ever meet in the BBL finals. None of these two have a BBL trophy in their cabinet and both of them would be eager to register their maiden win in the tournament.

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WHERE: MARVEL STADIUM, MELBOURNE

WHEN: 17 FEBRUARY,  09:15 AM

Finch identifies Stoinis as a potential threat

Renegades skipper Aaron Finch has identified Stoinis as a threat and he also said that it was important to dismiss Stoinis early.

He is very hard to remove from the field once he gets going. Stoinis is someone who can play several styles and we have seen the last game where he took the back seat and helped his team to guide them to that total. He is also someone who steps up at crucial points.

Skipper Maxwell hopes for the best

“I think we gained our momentum at the correct time and I think that our game against Brisbane Heat taught us a lot. We have a great team and I hope we put up a great performance in the finals.”

Form Guide:

Melbourne Renegades W L W W W

Melbourne Stars W W L L W

Team News

  • Melbourne Stars has announced their squad against Renegades where they have called in Jackson Coleman for Nick Larkin.
  • Melbourne Renegades have announced an unchanged squad for the summit clash.
  • Both the teams would refrain from tinkering with their playing 11.

Melbourne Renegades squad

Aaron Finch (Captain), Jon Holland, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Harry Gurney, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Cameron White, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth.

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Melbourne Stars squad

Glenn Maxwell (C), Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, Jackson Bird, Dwayne Bravo, Jackson Coleman, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb, Sandeep Lamichhane, Dan Worrall
Adam Zampa

Melbourne Renegades Probable XI

Aaron Finch (Captain), Jon Holland, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Harry Gurney, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Cameron White, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth

Melbourne Stars Probable XI

Glenn Maxwell (Captain), Adam Zampa, Jackson Bird, Dwayne Bravo, Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch, Peter Handscomb, Sandeep Lamichhane, Nic Maddinson, Marcus Stoinis, and Dan Worrall

Playerzpot Team

Fantasy Picks from Melbourne Renegades

  • Skipper Aaron Finch is a good fantasy pick as he has remained one of the most consistent performers with the bat. He added 44 runs to the board in their last encounter against Sydney Sixers.
  • Wicket-keeper batsman Sam Harper can also be a threat to the Stars in the final clash.

Fantasy picks from Melbourne Stars

  • Marcus Stoinis has been in great form this season for Melbourne Renegades. Both the teams have met twice this season where Marcus Stoinis has scored 70 runs and 78 runs respectively.
  • Daniel Worrall and Glenn Maxwell contributed significantly in their last header against Hobart Hurricanes. While Worrall returned 4 for 23, Maxwell scored an unbeaten 43 to help the team seal a spot in finals.

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Shalini Singh

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