Date: 14 January 2023
Time: 2:00 PM IST
Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
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The 2nd leg of the Melbourne Derby will see Renegades hosting the Stars at Docklands Stadium. While Stars are having a horrific season in the absence of Glenn Maxwell, Renegades are hanging on by a thread in the race for a spot in the knockout stages. Stars are currently second from the bottom with 3 wins in 10 matches, while Renegades are in 5th spot with 5 wins and 5 losses.
Generally, the Docklands Stadium provides assistance to both batters and bowlers. The team batting first enjoys the hard deck. However, the chasing team finds it difficult to time shots as the pitch starts turning slow as the game progresses.
The Renegades suffered a 20-run defeat against Adelaide Strikers after the batters failed to chase down 202. The Renegades bowlers were expensive as Chris Lynn and Colin de Grandhomme scored at a brisk pace to take the Strikers' total to over 200. In reply, despite Sam Harper's half-century and Will Sutherland's brisk 31, Renegades fell short of the target. However, the side will take confidence coming in this match as they registered a comfortable win in the first leg of the derby.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Melbourne Renegades
Martin Guptill, Marcus Harris, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Jonathan Wells, Matthew Critchley, Will Sutherland, Ruwantha Kellepotha, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, David Moody
Melbourne Stars batting line-up has struggled miserably this season despite having some star players in the squad. However, the side registered a 9-wicket win in their previous fixture, chasing down 109 with 33 balls to spare. This will give Adam Zampa-led side a lot of confidence, considering their batting faltered a lot this season
SportsTiger Playing XI of 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)
Although Renegades are coming on the back of a loss, they are likely to make 2-0 in Melbourne Derby this year, mainly due to their batting line-up which has not disappointed much this season.
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