Melbourne Renegades (REN) vs Melbourne Stars (STA), BBL 41st Match – Fantasy Preview with Predicted Playing XIs, Venue Details, Relevant Stats & Full Fantasy XI

The Melbourne Renegades will take on Melbourne Renegades in the Big Bash League 2022’s 36th Match and 12th Khiladi provides you with the Dream11 prediction and fantasy tips for this contest.

Melbourne Docklands Stadium – Venue Notes

  • Average First Innings Score in all T20s since 2018: 161
  • Bat First vs Bowl First in all T20s since 2018: Win batting first – 60%, Win chasing – 40%
  • REN-STA Players in the top 10 leading run-scorers list since 2018: Aaron Finch(1), Sam Harper(2), Mackenzie Harvey(6)
  • REN-STA Players in the top 10 leading wicket-takers list since 2018: Kane Richardson(1), Tom Rogers(4), Will Sutherland(10)
  • Ground Dimensions: The venue has long straight boundaries (75m) and short square boundaries (65m, 65m) while the diagonals are all 70m each.
  • Wrist Spin and express pace have been the most effective bowling types at Docklands. The bowlers in the powerplay will also find assistance with the new ball.

Predicted Playing XI - Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars

Melbourne Renegades: Martin Guptill, Sam Harper(wk), Aaron Finch(c), Mackenzie Harvey, Jonathan Wells, Matt Critchley, Will Sutherland, Ruwantha Kellepotha, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, David Moody/Fawad Ahmed

Melbourne Stars: Joe Clarke(wk), Thomas Rogers, Hilton Cartwright, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, James Seymour, Clint Hinchliffe, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood, Liam Hatcher, Adam Zampa(c)

REN vs STA | Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars, BBL 41st Match Stat Box

Melbourne Renegades: 

Relevant Head to Head numbers of players from Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars
  • Aaron Finch vs STA: 609 runs at 38/136 in 19 innings
  • Sam Harper vs STA: 158 runs at 18/121 in 9 innings
  • Mackenzie Harvey vs STA: 142 runs at 35/141 in 6 innings
  • Jonathan Wells vs STA: 513 runs at 57/134 in 13 innings
  • Kane Richardson vs STA: 18 wickets at 17/7.1 in 14 innings
  • Fawad Ahmed vs STA: 10 wickets in 12 innings

Melbourne Stars: 

Relevant Head to Head numbers of players from Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades
  • Hilton Cartwright vs REN: 176 runs at 20/114 in 10 innings
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile vs REN: 11 wickets at 15/8.5 in 7 innings
  • Adam Zampa vs REN: 19 wickets at 17/6.7 in 14 innings
  • Nick Larkin vs REN: 188 runs at 94/123 in 5 innings

Melbourne Renegades – Fantasy Notes

  • The Renegades have announced the squad for the match against the Stars.
  • Fawad Ahmed has been added to the squad, who replaces Marcus Harris in the squad.
Points to consider:
  • Martin Guptill has shown good signs of returning back to form in recent matches. Although his struggle against left-arm pace in the powerplay is something to consider as he will face Luke Wood in this match.
  • In the absence of Marcus Harris, Sam Harper is likely to open the batting, which puts him in the threat of the new ball in the powerplay. In addition to that, he has a poor record against the Stars and what keeps him still in contention is his good form in the last 2 matches.
  • In the case of early wickets, both Jonathan Wells and Matt Critchley will have a good opportunity to make an impact. Wells has a good record against the Stars and is generally a reliable batter, especially when batting first. On the other hand, Critchley offers an all-round value as a wrist spinner as well. Pick them as differentials in your team.
  • Kane Richardson is the highest wicket-taker at Docklands in T20s since 2018. You can consider him as a differential c/vc choice if the Renegades bowl first.

Melbourne Stars – Fantasy Notes

  • The Stars have announced the squad against the Renegades. Tom O'Donnell has been added as a replacement for the injured Marcus Stoinis.
Points to consider:
  • Hilton Cartwright is a popular pick who has now been promoted to Number 3 and also has a good record against the Renegades. Another player who has been ignored is Nick Larkin, and he has an excellent record against the Renegades. He is selected in just 11.3% of the teams and whose fantasy potential increases in the absence of Stoinis.
  • Luke Wood's selection % has fallen but he is a safe player to have in your teams when bowling first as he bowls at the death. Pick him as a differential in your teams.
  • Adam Zampa is another differential pick to consider especially if he bowls second as he will bowl against a Renegades team with at least 4 right-handers in top six.

Fantasy XI – Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars

WK: Joe Clarke

BAT: Aaron Finch, Hilton Cartwright

AR: Beau Webster, Will Sutherland

BOWL: Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Luke Wood

Common C/VC: Beau Webster, Tom Rogers

Differentials: Adam Zampa - bowl 2nd (39.4%), Luke Wood - bowl 1st (39.8%), Nick Larkin (11.3%)

C/VC differentials:  Aaron Finch (5.9%), Kane Richardson - bowl 1st (3.5%)

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Stats Credit: Covers OffCricinfo, Cricmetric