The Club’s Champions League tournament will reach its climax on February 20th and February 21st when a representative Renegades team takes on the Sydney Thunder in a three match T20 Series.
The Renegades line up will feature the stand out players from the Champions League including seven players currently playing in Victoria’s Premier Cricket competition and several leading players from suburban competitions.
Ejaaz Alavi, Premier Cricket’s best white ball spinner this summer, headlines the side that will be led by Kingston Hawthorn all-rounder Ryan Ninan.
The Champions League tournament sees South Asian cricketers currently playing in Melbourne try-out to represent their country of origin.
More than 800 players registered with the best selected to play for the six competing nations – India, Nepal, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.
A round robin series before Christmas culminated in a final between India and Afghanistan last month, with India emerging victorious.
Now the top players from the tournament have been picked to represent the Melbourne Renegades against a Sydney Thunder line-up that will boast at least six local Premier Cricket players.
Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder
Preston City Oval
Game One: Tuesday February 20, 2pm
Game Two: Wednesday February 21, 10am
Game Three: Wednesday February 21, 2pm
Zaheer Hussain, Pakistan, Greenvale CC
Ejaaz Alavi (Vice Captain), Sri Lanka, Fitzroy Doncaster CC
Adam Amin, Afghanistan, Richmond CC
Javid Khan, Afghanistan, Kingston Hawthorn CC
Shorye Chopra, India, Kingston Hawthorn CC
Ryan Ninan (Captain), India, Kingston Hawthorn CC
Umair Butt, Pakistan, Greenvale CC
Sunam Gautam, Nepal, Greenvale CC
Hussain Ali, Afghanistan, Narre Warren CC
Yash Pednekar, India, Richmond CC
Susantha Pradeep, Sri Lanka, Buckley Ridges CC
Manny Singh, India, Williams Landing CC
Akshay Kodath, India, Ivanhoe CC,
Kamran Murtaza, Afghanistan, Jindvick CC