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Melbourne Renegades Cricket


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Full NameMelbourne Renegades Cricket

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PLAYER ROLE STYLE AGE
Aaron Finch Batsman Right Handed 34
Imran Tahir Bowler Right Arm 41
Mohammad Nabi All Rounder Right Handed 36
Rilee Rossouw Batsman Left Handed 31
Shaun Marsh Batsman Left Handed 37
Imad Wasim All Rounder Left Handed 32
Kane Richardson Bowler Right Arm 30
Jon Holland Bowler Left Arm 33
Josh Lalor Bowler Left Arm 33
Cameron Boyce Bowler Right Arm 31
Marcus Harris Batsman Left Handed 28
Sam Harper Wicketkeeper Right Handed 24
James Pattinson Bowler Right Arm 30
Beau Webster Batsman Right Handed 27
Jake Fraser McGurk Batsman Right Handed 18
Will Sutherland Bowler - 21
Zak Evans Bowler Right Arm 20
Mackenzie Harvey Batsman Left Handed 20
Jack Prestwidge All Rounder Right Handed -
Mitchell Perry Bowler - -
Noor Ahmad Bowler Left Arm 16
Benny Howell All Rounder Right Handed 32
Peter Hatzoglou Bowler Right Arm -
Brody Couch Bowler Right Arm 31
Brayden Stepien Wicketkeeper Right Handed 23
ABOUT

  1. History
  2. Administration and Support Staff
  3. Team Sponsors
  4. Melbourne Renegades - Batting Stats
  5. Melbourne Renegades - Bowling Stats
  6. Melbourne Renegades - Team Stats
  7. Fanbase
  8. Performance over the years
  9. Melbourne Renegades 2020/21 squad - Players to watch out


Full Name: Melbourne Renegades

Nick Name: MR

Founded: 2011

Ground: Marvel Stadium

Prominent Players: Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Imran Tahir

Captain - Aaron Finch

Jersey - Red coloured tracks and t-shirts with a strap of black near the waist

Logo - A red coloured capital letter R with a circle around it


History


2011-12


  1. Andrew McDonald led the Renegades in the first-ever BBL tournament
  2. Finished 7th on the points table


2012-13


  1. Aaron Finch took over the captaincy of the men in red
  2. Muttiah Muralitharan, Alex Hales, Fawad Ahmed and Marlon Samuels joined the squad
  3. Finished at the top of the points table but lost in the semi-finals


2013-14


  1. Jos Buttler, Solomon Mire and Peter Siddle joined MR
  2. Finished 6th on the points table


2014-15


  1. Ben Stokes, Callum Ferguson, Dwayne Bravo, Andre Russell, Shakib Al Hasan, Jesse Ryder and Matthew Wade added to the Renegades’ firepower in BBL04
  2. Finished 6th on the points table again


2015-16


  1. Chris Gayle and Cameron White added to the star-studded Melbourne Renegades squad
  2. Finished 5th on the points table


2016-17


  1. Brad Hogg and Sunil Narine were included in the Renegades spin department
  2. Finished 5th on the points table


2017-18


  1. Kieron Pollard and Kane Richardson were new recruits for MR
  2. Dwayne Bravo picked the joint-most wickets in BBL 2017-18 (18)
  3. Finished 3rd on the points table and lost the semi-finals


2018-19


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  1. Daniel Christian, Harry Gurney and Usman Shinwari joined the Renegades
  2. Kane Richardson was the highest wicket-taker in the tournament (24)
  3. Finished 2nd on the points table and won the BBL title for the first time in the history of the tournament


2019-20


  1. Shaun Marsh joined MR
  2. Finished 8th (last) on the points table



Administration and Support Staff


Head Coach: Michael Klinger

List Manager: Andrew Lynch

Assistant Coaches: Simon Helmot and Andre Borovec

Bowling Coach: Mick Lewis

Strength & Conditioning Coach: Richard Johnson

Physiotherapist: Nick Adcock


Team Sponsors


The Renegades have sponsorships from Majestic Athletics, Liberty and KFC for BBL 2020-21.


Melbourne Renegades - Batting Stats


Most Runs: Aaron Finch: 2252 runs

Most Centuries: Aaron Finch: 2

Most Fifties: Aaron Finch: 18

Best Batting Average: Brad Hodge: 43.00

Best Strike Rate: Chris Gayle: 155.68

Most Sixes: Aaron Finch: 83

Most Fours: Aaron Finch: 204

Highest Individual Score: Aaron Finch: 111*

Highest Batting Partnerships: Aaron Finch and Brad Hodge 126 for the 1st wicket


Melbourne Renegades - Bowling Stats


Most Wickets: Kane Richardson: 46

Best Economy: Muttiah Muralitharan: 5.70

Best Bowling Figures: Dwayne Bravo: 4.0-0-28-5

Best Bowling Average: Nick Winter: 11.60

Most Runs Conceded: Thisara Perera: 4.0-0-59-0

Most 4 Wickets: Kane Richardson: 4

Most Hat-tricks: NA


Click here to see Melbourne Renegades fixtures for 2020-21.


Melbourne Renegades - Team Stats


Highest score: 222/4

Lowest score: 57


Fanbase


The Renegades’ fanbase from home gets divided into two franchise. The Melbourne Stars being the more successful franchise has managed to capture a lot of fans who share their home city with the Melbourne Renegades. Their dynamic squads over the years have not helped MR keep a loyal fanbase. Even then, they can say that they are doing well considering the social media fans they have acquired.


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Overall, the Melbourne Renegades are followed by 685.6k users divided as 122.3k on Twitter, 116k on Instagram and 447.3k on Facebook.


Performance over the years


YearCaptainResultTop BatsmanRunsTop BowlerWicketsWin %
2011-12Andrew McDonald7thAaron Finch259Shahid Afridi1028.57
2012-13Aaron FinchSemi-finalistsAaron Finch332Muttiah Muralitharan1188.89
2013-14Aaron Finch6thAaron Finch262Nathan Rimmington1037.50
2014-15Aaron Finch6thMatthew Wade168Shakib Al Hasan/James Pattinson737.50
2015-16Aaron Finch5thChris Gayle260Nathan Rimmington737.50
2016-17Aaron Finch5thAaron Finch354Sunil Narine1350.00
2017-18Aaron Finch/Dwayne Bravo/Cameron WhiteSemi-finalistsMarcus Harris324Dwayne Bravo1854.55
2018-19Aaron FinchChampionsSam Harper341Kane Richardson2462.50
2019-20Aaron Finch8thShaun Marsh449Cameron Boyce1421.43


Melbourne Renegades 2020/21 squad - Players to watch out


#1. Aaron Finch


Aaron Finch has been the identity of the Melbourne Renegades as he has been with the side for all the 9 seasons of the Big Bash League. In fact, he has led the men in red from the 2nd season itself and has ended up as the highest run-getter for them in 4 seasons including the first three. He continues to be their most important player.


#2. Shaun Marsh


Shaun Marsh has risen through the ranks quicker than ever before once he showed the world is his T20 game in the inaugural edition of the Indian Premier League. Now that he is considered for the ODIs and Tests for Australia, he would like to have a good BBL season to get a place in their T20I side as well. The left-hander has tons of experience, which will be crucial for MR this season.


#3. Imran Tahir


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#4. Mohammad Nabi


Afghanistan’s Mohammad Nabi is the No. 1 T20I all-rounder in the world according to the ICC rankings. He has been a highly underrated cricketer although he has shown what he can bring to the table time and again. Nabi can support Tahir with his spinners and can also be a dangerous death overs batsman for the Renegades.


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#5. Kane Richardson


The Australian quick bowler Kane Richardson has lost a lot of cricket due to his family issues and might be targeting the Big Bash League to get back to professional cricket after the COVID-19 lockdown. The 29-year-old was improving in the lead up to the IPL. It will be tough for him to get back to the same form after a long gap but will remain one of the top bowlers for MR in BBL 10.


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