Jan 17, 2021 1:45 PM IST 08:15 AM GMT / 07:15 PM LOCAL

Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne, Australia

Points Table Standings:

                                           Position    M     W      L     NRR     PTs

Melbourne Stars:               4th          10     4       5    +0.272   20

Melbourne Renegades:     8th         10     2       8     -2.349    9

Recent Form in Last Five Matches :

MS:   W L L W L

MR:   L W L L L

It was a massive win for Glenn Maxwell’s side in the last game against the Adelaide Strikers. They not only avenged the loss against the Strikers earlier with this 111-run victory but have also brightened their prospects for a place in the playoff stage of the tournament.

With two wins in their 10 games so far Aaron Finch’s side is almost out of contention for a spot in the playoffs. It was yet another poor show from the side in their last game against the Brisbane Heat which they lost by 5 wickets. Batting just hasn’t worked for the side so far in the season as all their key players have failed to show consistency.

Pitch Report:

The MCG pitch should have something in it for the spinners, as Adam Zampa picked up a fifer earlier in the BBL week. The large dimensions of the ground should allow spinners to operate with a bit of freedom. The pacers could get the ball to move around a bit although off-pace deliveries could be key as the match progresses.

Although the nature of the pitch may not change much, both teams could look to bat first and make first use of the conditions. Anything around 160-165 runs should be a good total, as wickets in hand is often the key at the MCG.

Weather Conditions:

The pitch at the Melbourne Cricket Ground has always been pretty even with something in it for both the batsmen and the bowlers. It’s quite hard early on and helps the batsmen but tends to slow down as the game progresses. Spin bowlers will find good purchase from the surface in the second innings. The weather forecast for Melbourne on the day of the game is pleasant and clear.

Toss Prediction:

The team winning the toss is likely to bat first as it was evident in the last match here that getting runs on the board after batting first is a huge advantage.

Melbourne Stars Predicted XIs:

Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch (wk), Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Haris Rauf, Zahir Khan

Melbourne Renegades Predicted XIs:

Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch (c), Sam Harper (wk), Jack Prestwidge, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Beau Webster, Imad Wasim, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou, Noor Ahmad

Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades Head to Head:

Matches Played: 18, MS Won: 13, MR Won: 05


To get more Big Bash betting tips and to know every moment update keep visiting our website. This will be the first time that Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades will be clashing in this edition of the BBL. In the last 5 matches between the two sides, the Stars have won 4 games while the Renegades have won just 1. Things are unlikely to change this time as the Renegades have been horribly inconsistent and have not found the right rhythm. The Stars are coming off a comprehensive win and will be high on confidence. Hence, the Melbourne Stars begin as favorites for this encounter and should clinch the game. Bet on Melbourne Stars to make real money. To get calculated and assured cricket betting tips stay tuned with us. Bhaiji is the best platform for those who love online betting and want to earn money. As BBL is not familiar with Indian cricket fans, BBL betting is quite different from IPL betting.

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