Fantasy Cricket: Renegades v Scorchers BBL Preview


Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers will start their BBL 10 campaign with a Day-Night encounter at Bellerive Oval, Hobart. The three-time champions Scorchers struggled last season and finished sixth. However, they have high hopes of starting well against the Renegades. The Melbourne franchise ended at last place in the previous season.

Melbourne Renegades Preview

The BBL 8 champions had a huge dip in form and could register only three wins in their last campaign. They have made few squad changes, but will depend on the Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh to lead their batting. Finch is also their captain making him an exciting fantasy pick. The one to watch will be the South African T20 franchise specialist Rilee Rossouw.

The Renegades have the service of two world-class bowlers and fantasy favourites in Imran Tahir and Imad Wasim. Unfortunately, though, they are unavailable until New Year. For now, they will depend on Kane Richardson and Josh Lalor to lead the bowling.

Perth Scorchers Preview

The Scorchers will miss key players including their marquee signing Jason Roy. However, new signing Colin Munro and Australia internationals like Cameron Bancroft and Ashton Turner in the middle order will be their saviours. Additionally, captain Mitchell Marsh is expected to make a return after missing most of the IPL due to an injury. He should be an excellent fantasy pick.

The Scorchers’ bowling has a settled look, especially after the inclusion of Jason Behrendorff. Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, and Fawad Ahmed make the Scorchers’ unit one of the best ones around. One important miss, however, would be Ashton Agar. The left-arm spinning all-rounder is still recovering from an injury.

Fantasy Players to Watch

Aaron Finch had a good ODI and T20I series in India and expected to continue his good form.

Mitchell Marsh is making a comeback from injury but expected to contribute in his dual role.

Jason Behrendorff will be a great wicket-taking option for the Scorchers, at both ends of the innings. He could be an interesting pick for your fantasy team.

Predicted XIs

Melbourne Renegades: 1. Aaron Finch (C), 2. Sam Harper (WK), 3. Shaun Marsh, 4. Rilee Rossouw, 5. Jake Fraser-McGurk, 6. Beau Webster, 7. Jack Prestwidge, 8. Benny Howell, 9. Jon Holland, 10. Kane Richardson, 11. Josh Lalor

Perth Scorchers: 1. Colin Munro, 2. Josh Inglis (WK), 3. Cameron Bancroft, 4. Joe Clarke, 5. Ashton Turner, 6. Mitchell Marsh (C), 7. Aaron Hardie, 8. Andrew Tye, 9. Jhye Richardson, 10. Fawad Ahmed 11. Jason Behrendorff.

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