BBL 2018-19 Match 2 Renegades vs Scorchers Dream11 Fantasy Cricket

BBL 2018-19, Match 2: Melbourne Renegades vs Perth Scorchers – Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips

Perth Scorchers are expected to start with a win by virtue of a power-packed bowling attack.

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The Melbourne Renegades will begin their Big Bash League (BBL) campaign at their home venue in Melbourne against the Perth Scorchers. The Renegades will be led by Tom Cooper in the absence of their regular captain Aaron Finch, who is part of the Australian Test squad against India. Contrastingly, the Scorchers will be led by Mitch Marsh, who has been released from the national squad.

The Perth squad is filled up with some of the quality pacers like in the past who tend to overshadow a batting that has the ability to turn matches from any situation. On the other hand, the Renegades are comprised by some of the inform all-rounders. Daniel Christian is coming off from notable success at the T20 Blast and Mzansi Super League. He will find support from Mohammad Nabi, who has excelled with the bat this year.

Match Details:

The 2nd match of the Big Bash League (BBL) will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.

The match starts at 7:15 PM local time (8:15 PM GMT) (1:45 PM IST).

The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD. Streaming available on Sony Liv.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The drop-in pitches at the Docklands usually get slow down as the match progresses. The chasing sides won seven of the 12 matches played across the previous three BBL editions. The teams batting second here target the short square boundaries.


Melbourne Renegades:

Tom Cooper (C), Dan Christian, Jack Wildermuth, Tim Ludeman, Cameron White, Mohammad Nabi, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Usman Khan Shinwari, Kelvin Smith, Chris Tremain, Will Sutherland, Sam Harper.

Perth Scorchers:

Mitch Marsh (C), Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendroff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Josh Inglis, Michael Klinger, Usman Qadir, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey.

Probable XI:

Melbourne Renegades:

Tom Cooper (C), Tim Ludeman, Sam Harper, Cameron White, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Usman Khan Shinwari, Chris Tremain.

Perth Scorchers:

Mitch Marsh (C), Michael Klinger/Josh Inglis, Sam Whiteman, Hilton Cartwright, Ashton Turner, Ashton Agar, Jason Behrendroff, Nathan Coulter-Nile/Usman Qadir, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, David Willey.

Power Picks:

Ashton Turner stood as the top run-getter for Scorchers in the last season with 252 runs across 11 innings at a strike-rate of 162.58. He is coming off from a couple of good knocks in the Sheffield Shield. Jhye Richardson’s pace could trouble the batsmen on what is expected to be a two-paced deck.

Best Playing XI:

Tim Ludeman, Tom Cooper, Cameron White, Hilton Cartwright, Ashton Turner, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Mitch Marsh, Cameron Boyce, Jason Behrendroff, Andrew Tye.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

There are quite a lot of potential options for multipliers from this game. Tom Cooper and Mohammad Nabi could bowl in the powerplay overs and play a crucial role with the bat in the middle overs. Dan Christian’s recent form and Mitch Marsh’s hunger to make a comeback to the national team are worthy factors to be considered. Cameron White and Ashton Turner also have produced consistent scores in this Australian domestic season.

Expert Advice:

The all-rounders’ category is packed up with the likes of Daniel Christian, Mitchell Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, David Willey and Ashton Agar. Only three players can be picked from this list forcing to leave two players who could make a difference to the game. Willey has the least chances of getting to bat going by his past in the Scorchers. However, with the uncertainty of the Michael Klinger’s fitness, who suffered a back injury in MSL, Willey or even Agar could bat in the top three to increase the batting depth.

Probable Winners:

Perth Scorchers are expected to start with a win by virtue of a power-packed bowling attack.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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