The 26th game of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong.
The match starts at 07:10 PM local time (08:10 AM GMT) (01:40 PM IST). This match will be live on Sony Ten 3 and Sony Ten HD. Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV.
Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:
The defending champions Melbourne Renegades are holding by a bare thread as far as their 2019-20 campaign is concerned. After having lost six back-to-back encounters, Aaron Finch-led Renegades are in desperate need of a revival, and they’ll hope they can put forward their best foot ahead when they take on Perth Scorchers on Tuesday. The side comes into this came on the back of an eight-wicket shellacking at the hands of Melbourne Stars after an unbeaten 68 from Marcus Stoinis consigned them to their sixth consecutive defeat in the tournament.
Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, have won two of their six fixtures, and they come into this game on the back of an eight-run-loss at the hands of Hobart Hurricanes thanks to a whirlwind hundred from D’Arcy Short. The last time these two sides met, Scorchers pipped the defending champions by 11 runs thanks to an unbeaten 22-ball 56 by Mitchell Marsh and an all-round bowling effort-led by Chris Jordan [2-30] and Fawad Ahmed.
Unfortunately, it is expected to be an overcast day in Geelong on Tuesday. According to the weather report, clouds are expected to hover throughout the day and the possible chances of showers are 20%. While the temperatures are expected to fluctuate between 14 and 18 degrees Celsius while the humidity will hover around 92%.
Only one game has been played in the ongoing season in Geelong. In that game, the pitch stayed true throughout the course of the 40 overs with Thunder chasing down 170 in 19.4 overs. But, with the weather expected to be overcast on Tuesday, fast bowlers could come into play, and we might be in for a low-scoring encounter.
Average first innings score:– 169 [In the only game played at the venue this season]
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 0
Injury and Availability:
Melbourne Renegades have made three changes to their squad. All-rounder Samit Patel, Andrew Fekete and Marcus Harris have replaced Tom Cooper, Joe Mennie, and Jack Wildermuth.
As for the Scorchers, Sam Whiteman has replaced Nick Hobson.
Probable Playing XIs:
Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (C), Shaun Marsh, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian, Samit Patel, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Tom Andrews, Kane Richardson, Richard Gleeson.
Bench: Andrew Fekete, Marcus Harris
Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Bancroft, Mitchell Marsh (C), Cameron Green, Chris Jordan, Tim David, Ashton Agar, Jhye Richardson, Matthew Kelly, Fawad Ahmed
Bench – Sam Whiteman, Joel Paris
Melbourne Renegades- The trio of Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, and Beu Webster were among the runs in the last game against the Stars, and will once again be the key to their fortunes against Scorchers. Kane Richardson will lead the bowling unit.
Perth Scorchers– Mitchell Marsh has been the leading run-scorer for the Scorchers in the tournament thus far. He, along with Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis and Cameron Bancroft will be the key with the bat while Fawad Ahmed, Jhye Richardson, and Chris Jordan will be the spearheads in the bowling department.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain – Aaron Finch, Mitchell Marsh, Shaun Marsh
Vice-Captain – Liam Livingstone, Josh Inglis, Chris Jordan
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Josh Inglis
Batters – Cameron Bancroft, Liam Livingstone, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch (C), Beu Webster
All-Rounders – Mitchell Marsh (VC)
Bowlers – Fawad Ahmed, Chris Jordan, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sam Harper
Batters – Cameron Bancroft, Liam Livingstone (VC), Shaun Marsh (C), Aaron Finch
All-Rounders – Mitchell Marsh, Cameron Green, Samit Patel
Bowlers – Fawad Ahmed, Jhye Richardson, Kane Richardson
Both sides have got great firepower in their batting unit. Hence, opting for the likes of Aaron Finch or Mitchell Marsh could be a good punt. As far as your grand league team is concerned, Fawad Ahmed, who bowled a match-winning spell last time around against the Renegades, could be a great pick as captain.
Perth Scorchers is expected to come out as the winners.
*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.
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