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The first day of the new year will witness Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers locking horns in the 24th match of the Big Bash League 2022-23. Perth Scorchers start as the clear favourites with 2/3 (1.66) odds of winning while Melbourne Renegades are the underdogs with a much higher odds of 21/20 (2.05). With that in mind, here are our top Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers betting tips.
These odds from Ladbrokes were correct at the time of writing.
- Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers, Match 24, BBL 2022-23
- January 1, 2023 – 2:40 AM GMT
- Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
Docklands Stadium in Melbourne has historically been favourable for batters, with frequent high scoring matches in recent times. The venue has hosted over 50 domestic men’s T20 matches, with an average first innings score of 160. The number in the last three years reads 166, 175 and 172.
The Melbourne weather is expected to be partly cloudy and warm throughout the day on Sunday but there is no big threat of rain. There’s a below 5% chance of precipitation on Sunday evening with the temperature around 23°C.
Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers – Match Predictions
This is a battle between one of the most well-run teams in the world and one the worst. That the Renegades won three on the trot was a miracle itself. Talking about the head to head record, Perth Scorchers dominate the scoreline by 13 wins to three.
Perth Scorchers are heavy favourites and have an edge in both departments. Their bowling unit is one of the best in the competition and offers variety. In the batting department, they have several in-form players such as Faf du Plessis, Josh Inglis, Aaron Hardie and Ashton Turner.
Scorchers to Hit Most Sixes
Richardson to Take Most Wickets
Inglis to Be the Man of the Match
Perth Scorchers have a destructive batting lineup with the likes of du Plessis, Inglis, Turner and Hardie in good form. Melbourne Renegades, on the other hand, have struggled badly with the bat. Perth Scorchers have struck 34 sixes in five games (6.8/innings) while the Renegades have hit 30 sixes in six games (5/innings).
Our Prediction: Perth Scorchers to Hit Most Sixes
The right-arm quick Jhye Richardson has been superb with the ball this season, picking 12 scalps in five games at 5.80 economy. He has the odds of 5/2 (3.50) to be the highest wicket taker for the Scorchers. Andrew Tye has 10 wickets in the tournament and 9/4 (3.25) odds. From Melbourne Renegades, Akeal Hosein has taken 12 wickets from six games and is one of the top betting options with 100/30 (4.33) odds.
Our Prediction: Jhye Richardson to Be the Highest Wicket Taker for Perth Scorchers
Man of the Match
Perth Scorchers’ Jhye Richardson has snared two four-wicket hauls and a three-for in the tournament. He’s one of the top Man of the Match contenders ahead of the game with the odds of 10/1 (11.00). But with the match being played at a batting friendly venue, it would be wiser to back the batters. Josh Inglis 9/1 (10.00), Faf du Plessis 8/1 (9.00), and Ashton Turner 12/1 (13.00) are some of the best picks.
Our Prediction: Josh Inglis to Be the Man of the Match
Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers Preview
The Renegades and Scorchers have had contrasting fortunes in their last three respective matches. Perth Scorchers are coming off three wins a row while Melbourne Renegades have lost three straight games.
Melbourne Renegades began their season on a spectacular note with three straight wins but have fallen off, having lost the next three. In their most recent outings, the ‘Gades have lost to Sydney Sixers twice in three days – by 34 runs and by six wickets.
Their batting unit could only manage 124/7 on Friday and it has been a huge concern for them barring a couple of performances here and there. The bowling attack is useful when there’s some grip on offer but can be taken apart on flatter decks.
As for the playing XI, David Moody could come into the side to manage Kane Richardson.
Squad: Martin Guptill, Nic Maddinson (c), Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Jonathan Wells, Peter Handscomb (wk), Akeal Hosein, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson/David Moody, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Perth Scorchers are showing why they are the most successful side in the BBL, occupying the top spot on the points table with four wins out of five games and a healthy net run-rate. They’ve won three games on the bounce with the most recent one being a six-wicket victory over Melbourne Stars.
The bowling attack of Jhye Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye and Peter Hatzoglou has been outstanding. The Scorchers have a formidable batting line-up as well.
Ashton Agar was named in Australia’s Test squad and that could impact his availability here. If not available, expect Matt Kelly to come into the side. Nick Hobson’s time seems to be running out with Cameron Bancroft waiting in the wings.
Squad: Faf du Plessis, Adam Lyth, Nick Hobson/Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis (wk), Aaron Hardie, Ashton Turner (c), Ashton Agar/Matt Kelly, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Peter Hatzoglou
How to Watch Big Bash in the UK: Live Streaming & Channel List
Those who reside in the UK can watch Big Bash League on Sky Sports Cricket, but if you prefer online streaming, you can also stream the match on the SkyGo application.
- Sky Sports Cricket (TV)
- SkyGo app (Streaming)