|Big Bash 2014-15|
| Melbourne Renegades
||vs|| Melbourne Stars
ScheduleSaturday, 3 January 2015 at 08:10 GMT / 08:10 UK / 13:40 IST
VenueDockland Stadium, Melbourne
Melbourne Renegades registered their maiden victory of the Big Bash League, 2014-15, when they defeated a solid unit of Sydney Thunder by a vast margin of eight wickets in their previous game. Melbourne Stars, on the other hand, continued with their dismal performance in the event and lost the third match in a row. Melbourne Renegades picked up two points from three outings and will anticipate another win while Melbourne Stars will be looking forward to open their account once both teams meet next.
Aaron Finch, Callum Ferguson and Matthew Wade made the task easy for Melbourne Renegades while chasing a nominal target of 115 vs. Sydney Thunder. They contributed 48, 30 and 20 but rest of their batting is unable to live up to the expectations. Andre Russell is performing well as an all-rounder, James Pattinson was declared ‘Player of the match’ after he grabbed three wickets and their remaining bowlers have not gathered more than a wicket in three matches.
Rob Quiney remained unbeaten for 45 in the last game for Melbourne Stars against Brisbane Heat who triumphed by a narrow margin of one mere run. James Faulkner and Luke Wright scored 34 and 33 whereas Cameron White, Glenn Maxwell and David Hussey are not keeping their promise with the willow. John Hastings is their best bowler with seven wickets, James Faulkner along with Jackson Bird and Scott Boland are working hard with the ball.
Saturday, January 3, 2015 @ 08:10 GMT, 19:10 local at Dockland Stadium, Melbourne.
A windy weather is expected with the temperatures around 17-40ᵒC.
Skippers of both sides have preferred to bat last after winning the toss.
The previous game played at the same venue proved to be a low scoring one where the bowlers were more comfortable as compared to the batsmen.
Melbourne Renegades – Aaron Finch (C), Matthew Wade, Callum Ferguson, Tom Cooper, Dwayne Bravo, Ben Rohrer, Andre Russell, Matthew Short, Peter Siddle, Nathan Rimmington, James Pattinson.
Melbourne Stars – Cameron White (C), Luke Wright, Glenn Maxwell, David Hussey, Rob Quiney, James Faulkner, Tom Triffitt, John Hastings, Scott Boland, Jackson Bird, Michael Beer.
Melbourne Renegades will be the most likely winners in the coming encounter.