We take a look at Thursday nights (20/12/2018) BBL Big Bash 2018/2019 Week 1 match which is between Melbourne Renegades and Perth Scorchers. It is set to be another interesting encounter with both teams stepping out for the first time this season. We take a look at both teams odds and give our tips and value tips for the match.
When: Dec 20, Thu, 07:15 PM LOCAL
Where: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Wolf thinks that the Scorchers are the better side, although they are missing Shaun Marsh (international duty), Joel Paris (injury) and Cameron Bancroft (sandpaper). The Renegades are even further depleted without Aaron Finch and Marcus Harris at the top of the order.
To hit a six Perth Scorchers – Mitch Marsh ($1.90)
Scorchers captain Mitchell Marsh is available and played a couple of T20 matches in Fremantle during the week to tune up. With one eye on a return to the Australian team, the Wolf expects Marsh to return to the Big Bash with a bang
Punters should keep their eye on Jason Behrendorff and Nathan Coulter-Nile who will share the new ball for the Scorchers. They are fresh after resting during the Sheffield Shield and will be ready to fire. Perth are one of the strongest seam bowling sides in the BBL and the Wolf expects them to cause some damage against the Renegades.
Punters looking for some extra value should look to the Wolf’s multi for this match. Boasting one of the scariest bowling attacks in the BBL, Andrew Tye will look to terrorise the Renegades and should pick up a couple of wickets. Veteran Cameron White will be a guiding hand for the home side and he will know that without Finch and Harris he will need to build a patient innings. Finally the Wolf thinks that the Scorchers will get the win with the Western Australian side closer to their best to start the season.
Melbourne Renegades squad
Aaron Finch (c), Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Zak Evans, Harry Gurney (England)*, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Tim Ludeman, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi (Afghanistan), Kane Richardson, Usman Khan Shinwari (Pakistan)*, Will Sutherland, Chris Tremain, Beau Webster, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth
Perth Scorchers squad
Ashton Agar, Cameron Bancroft*, Jason Behrendorff, Hilton Cartwright, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Cameron Green, Josh Inglis, Matthew Kelly, Michael Klinger, Mitch Marsh, Shaun Marsh, Joel Paris, Usman Qadir (Pakistan), Jhye Richardson, Ashton Turner, Andrew Tye, Sam Whiteman, David Willey (England)
*Odds correct at time of posting. Subject to change