Big Bash League 2018-19: Semi-final 2, Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Stars | Preview, Team News, Key Players & Predicted Playing XI
Melbourne Renegades are set to host Sydney Sixers for the second semi-final at the Big Bash League 2018-19. The Marvel Stadium in Melbourne will witness two giants battling it out for the berth in the final. The teams will collide for the third time in this season. Sydney Sixers won the first encounter in Melbourne by 33 runs while the Renegades settled the score when they defeated them by seven wickets in Sydney. We have to wait and watch who will have the last laugh in the upcoming semi-final.
Melbourne Renegades have to step up in this must-win match if they want to make it to the final of the BBL Season 8. Aaron Finch has led his side well so far in this campaign as they finished second in the league table. Kane Richardson has been the leading wicket-taker in this tournament so far with his 24 scalps in 12 outings. The Renegades would be eyeing to seal their spot in the final of the Big Bash League when they face Sydney Sixers.
The Sydney Sixers, meanwhile, would be hoping to get back to winning ways after being hammered by the Melbourne Stars by 94 runs in their last league game. The visitors would be relying on the deadly trio of Sean Abbott (21), Tom Curran (20) and Steve O’Keefe (19), who have taken 60 wickets between them in this season.
The batting department will be dependent on James Vince and Moises Henriques in the upcoming semi-final. Sydney Sixers have the edge over the Renegades, having beaten them five times in their last seven meetings.
Date: Friday, February 15, 2019
Time: 2:10 PM IST
Venue: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne
League: Big Bash League 2018-19
Live Telecast: Sony Network
Online Streaming: Sonyliv.com
Melbourne Renegades – L W W W L
Sydney Sixers – W W W W L
- Mohammad Nabi will miss out as he is on national duty.
- Cameron White has returned to the squad.
- Tom Curran and Lloyd Pope have been excluded from the squad.
- Ben Manenti and Justin Avendano will replace the two players.
Sean Abbott, Justin Avendano, Ben Dwarshuis, Jack Edwards, Mickey Edwards, Moises Henriques (Captain), Dan Hughes, Nathan Lyon, Ben Manenti, Steve O’Keefe, Josh Philippe, Jordan Silk, James Vince
Aaron Finch (Captain), Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Harry Gurney, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Cameron White, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Jack Wildermuth
Probable Playing XI
Sydney Sixers: Josh Philippe, Dan Hughes, Jordan Silk, James Vince, Jack Edwards, Justin Avendano, Moises Henriques, Sean Abbott, Steve O’Keefe, Ben Dwarshuis, Nathan Lyon
Melbourne Renegades: Sam Harper, Tom Cooper, Aaron Finch, Mackenzie Harvey, Cameron White, Dan Christian, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce, Jack Wildermuth, Chris Tremain, Harry Gurney.