Netherlands skipper joins Renegades as squad confirmed for derby

The Melbourne Renegades are excited to welcome Scott Edwards as a Local Replacement Player for the Renegades’ final two games of the KFC BBL|13 home and away season.

Edwards, who was raised in Australia but captains the Netherlands in international cricket, is a talented wicket-keeper batsman.

He enjoyed an impressive ICC World Cup in India with the bat and gloves while helping to guide the Netherlands to two wins - the most in the team’s history at any single World Cup.

Edwards, who won the Ryder Medal as the best player in Victoria's Premier Cricket competition in 2021, has spent the summer playing in Melbourne before most recently touring with the Netherlands squad on a training camp in South Africa.

“Scott is a fantastic individual and very talented cricketer, and we’re stoked to have him part of the Renegades squad as we look to finish the year off strong,” Melbourne Renegades General Manager James Rosengarten said.

“With the loss of both Joe and Quinton, we needed to add another wicketkeeper to our squad and we think Scott would be able to add real value if required. Jordan Cox is an impressive wicketkeeper too and batted beautifully at Marvel last game against the Hurricanes. He also provides a strong keeping option for us.”

Edwards has been included in the Renegades’ 15-man squad available for Saturday night's RMIT Melbourne Derby at Marvel Stadium.

Akeal Hosein also comes into the squad, after signing on with the Renegades as an Overseas Replacement Player.

It is the second RMIT Melbourne Derby of BBL|13, with the Renegades aiming to turn the tables on their cross-town rivals and finish the season on a good note.

It is also a particularly special night for the club. The derby is Renegades legend Aaron Finch’s last home game of his BBL career, the former captain and the Renegades’ leading run scorer recently announced his retirement from professional cricket.

The Final XI will be confirmed at the 6.30pm (AEDT) bat flip.

Squad v Melbourne Stars

Nic Maddinson (C)
Will Sutherland (VC)
Jordan Cox (ENG)
Scott Edwards
Aaron Finch
Jake Fraser-McGurk
Mackenzie Harvey
Akeal Hosein (WI)
Ruwantha Kellapotha
Shaun Marsh
Fergus O'Neill
Kane Richardson
Tom Rogers
Peter Siddle
Jon Wells
Adam Zampa

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