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List To Be Discussed

06 February 2018

The Renegades coaching group will sit down later this week and begin working through the playing list for the next season.

In a year which saw, arguably, one of the strongest playing list for the club to date – the coaches will again look to find the right combination of players which will help the Renegades go one-step further in the next tournament.


While unconfirmed, there will likely be discussions around the playing future of veteran Brad Hogg.


“We’ll go through our list over the next couple of weeks,” said head coach Andrew McDonald


“We get a bit of time to sit-back and discuss with our players what their futures look like.


“It’s probably too early to speculate Hogg.”


Questions were raised on Friday night around the talented Matt Short, who is uncontracted following the conclusion of the Renegades BBL07 season.


The batsmen was given limited opportunities with the Renegades over the course of the year, but certainly impressed in his three games played including a powerful knock of 62 against the Brisbane Heat.


Unlucky to not be chosen for Friday’s semi-final, Short is still very much seen as playing a big part in the Renegades’ future successes.


“We’ve been in constant discussions with Matt Short, and he’s definitely someone I’d love to keep,” said McDonald


“Will we keep him? I don’t know.”


Another player who many fans will hope to see return to the Renegades next year, is Afghani superstar, Mohammad Nabi.


Joining the team for seven games this year, the talented all-rounder proved to be a valuable find for the team after Sunil Narine was a late withdrawal from the tournament.


While unconfirmed whether he will be back again, McDonald admitted the team will do whatever it can to secure Nabi’s services once again.


“We’re very confident that we’ll have him back next year,” said McDonald


“He was a great addition this year, and that’s something we’ll be looking at over the next few weeks.”