Renegades vs Scorchers
The top of the table clash headlines the Big Bash this week as the Melbourne Renegades host the Perth Scorchers. Both teams are 2-0 this season and we’ll be looking forward to this contest. Read on for a preview of each team and the Sportsbet Big Bash betting promotion.
Renegades start the season on fire
Tipped by experts, such as Ricky Ponting to win the BBL07, the Melbourne Renegades haven’t missed their mark in two straight victories. They have a strong batting lineup led by the in-form Cameron White. The fact that Aaron Finch hasn’t fired yet is also a scary proposition for the Big Bash. They’ve also recruited a young star in Jack Wildermouth who took 3-16 against the Heat. Combine that with Dwayne Bravo (7 wickets), Brad Hogg and Kayne Richardson, they have a strong bowling lineup.
Perth Scorchers love the underdog tag
Already this season, the Scorchers have upset the Sixers at the SCG and the fancied Stars at the WACA. Perth has arguably the best all-round bowling lineup in the Big Bash and that could be the difference against the Renegades. Andrew Tye followed his four-wicket, hat-trick effort against the Sixers with another five wickets in the win over the Stars. The two left-arm seamers in Mitchell Johnson and Jhye Richardson are tough to face early in the innings. Then they can bring on spinners Ashton Agar or Ashton Turner to lower the economy rate in the middle overs.
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Firstly, Cameron White for the Renegades has already scored 130 runs and has led both chases in the Renegades previous two matches. He’s scored two half-centuries already and is the best bet. Tom Cooper is one to watch. He also scored 50 runs last match and offers middle order value. For the Scorchers, their all-time leading run-scorer Michael Klinger is back after missing the first game. He only managed one run against the Stars but should enjoy a better time at Docklands. Hilton Cartwright led the Scorchers chase last match with a solid 58. He’s in good touch and the form batsman for Perth. There’s also value in the middle order with the likes of Turner (50 against the Sixers), Agar and Voges, especially if wickets fall early.
Best bet: Scorchers WIN ($2.15) This match will likely be close between the two best sides. The Scorchers have already won two matches as the underdog and $2.15 is great value for this team.