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Match Preview: Renegades v Scorchers

29 December 2017

The early pacesetters go head-to-head on Friday night at Etihad Stadium in a games that pits the spin and striking of the Renegades against the guile of the Scorchers.

Melbourne Renegades v Perth Scorchers

Friday December 29

Etihad Stadium


The squads:

Renegades: Aaron Finch (captain), Dwayne Bravo, Tom Cooper, Marcus Harris, Brad Hodge, Brad Hogg, Jon Holland, Tim Ludeman, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth

Scorchers: Adam Voges (captain), Ashton Agar, Will Bosisto, Hilton Cartwright, Tim David, Josh Inglis, Mitchell Johnson, Michael Klinger, James Muirhead, Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, David Willey.

The coverage:



Twitter: @RenegadesBBL

Instagram: @renegadesBBL

Facebook: @MelbourneRenegades

TV: Channel 10 from 7:00pm (AEDT)


The key match-ups:


Mitchell Johnson v Renegades top order

The former Australian quick has recorded figures of 1-24 and 2-27 from his opening two games this season, highlighting he still has the pace and skill to worry the game’s best batsmen.

The Renegades top order has been in good touch in the opening two matches with Cameron White, Marcus Harris and Tom Cooper notching half centuries.

Hogg v his former side

The 46 year old Hogg has shown in the opening two matches of the BBL season he still has his wicket taking ability.

He picked up two wickets in two balls against the Heat after capturing the prized wicket of D’Arcy Short in the opening match against the Hurricanes.

The veteran will be keen to add some former teammates to his wicket list tonight.

White v Cartwright

The Renegades batsman has amassed 130 runs across his first two hits this season after coming to the crease early in the innings.

Cartwright top scored for the Scorchers with 58 off 53 balls in the Boxing Day win over the Stars and scored 20 off 19 balls in the opening match.

The form:

Both sides enter the match with perfect records.  Scorchers coach Justin Langer said the Renegades are the team to beat this season, while Brad Hodge said it’s the three-time champions teams need to be wary of.

The Renegades are yet to register a win against the Scorchers in the Big Bash and will be looking to make history tonight.

The player to watch:

Jack Wildermuth showed his talent with the ball in the Renegades win over the Heat, picking up three wickets.  He’s also a clean striking batsman who can provide power hitting in the middle order.

At just 24, he’s a player National selectors will be keeping a close eye on.