- It’ll be interesting to see which team has an edge and takes the lead early-on in the tournament.
- A lot will depend on bowlers, Rashid Khan and Peter Siddle, which makes them must-haves.
Date: 7th December, 2021
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
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Melbourne Renegades are set to take on Adelaide Strikers in their opening game of Big Bash League 2021 on December 7, 2021. The two teams- led by Kane Richardson and Peter Siddle respectively, will face each other in Match 3 of the 11th edition of BBL, featuring other big names such as Rashid Khan, Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, Aaron Finch amongst others. It’ll be interesting to see which team has an edge and takes the lead early-on in the tournament.
Having finished at the bottom of the table last season, Melbourne Renegades will aim to give their most in this edition. The likes of Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh make a strong top order and are the best batting picks, with the former being a dependable captain choice. Additionally, all-rounder Mohammad Nabi could be the MVP for the Renegades and should be a must-have in one’s fantasy team, alongside Kane Richardson from the bowling department.
Adelaide Sixers will hope to take a lead right from the first game in the tournament and aim to dominate the Kane Richardson-led side right from the start. Matt Renshaw and Jake Weatherald are the preferred batting picks from the side. A lot will depend on bowlers, Rashid Khan and Peter Siddle, which makes them must-haves, as they shall fetch good fantasy points.
Probable Playing XI
Melbourne Renegades- Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mackenzie Harvey, Mohammad Nabi, James Pattinson, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson (c), Reece Topley/Zahir Khan
Adelaide Strikers- Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Matthew Short, Liam Scott, Harry Nielsen (wk), Daniel Worrall, Rashid Khan, Peter Siddle (c), Wes Agar, Fawad Ahmed
Wicketkeepers: Sam Harper, Harry Nielsen
Batsmen: Aaron Finch, Matt Renshaw, Shaun Marsh, Jake Weatherald, Wells
All-rounders: Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, Matthew Short
Bowlers: Rashid Khan, Kane Richardson, James Pattinson, Peter Siddle
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