The second Melbourne derby of the 2021-22 BBL season gets underway at the Marvel Stadium, Melbourne on Thursday evening. Melbourne Renegades are in 6th place with fifteen points from eleven games. Melbourne Stars are one place below their city rivals with fourteen points from ten matches. Read on as we preview this fixture. This BBL group stage fixture begins at 19:35 local time.
Melbourne Renegades were victorious in the first Melbourne derby on January 3rd and, although they have not been in great form, will fancy their chances against Melbourne Stars.
Melbourne Stars were well beaten by top of the table Perth Scorchers on Tuesday but will see this game as a winnable fixture against their city rivals.
Date – Jan 13, 2022
Time -14:05 IST / 8:35 GMT
Venue- Docklands Stadium – Melbourne, Australia
Winner –#Melbourne Stars
MLR vs MLS Match Toss Prediction
We predict that both sides will want to bat first in this game. Melbourne Stars won the toss earlier in the month and elected to bat first.
MLR vs MLS Pitch Report
The Marvel Stadium is a venue which always appeals to batters. The ball comes onto the bat nicely and often races away to the boundary. Any score over 165 should be competitive.
Cloud cover will increase as the game progresses with a chance of rain late on in the evening.
Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing 11
Jake Fraser-McGurk, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Nic Maddinson (c), Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper (wk), Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Zahir Khan.
Melbourne Stars Predicted Playing 11
Joe Clarke, Beau Webster, Nick Larkin, Joe Burns, Glenn Maxwell, Hilton Cartwright, Sam Rainbird, Qais Ahmad, Adam Zampa (c), Haris Rauf, Brody Couch