Published: 12th Dec,2020 11:07AM

Led by Aaron Finch, the Renegades will be eyeing a redemption after a forgettable last edition.

Aaron Finch

Melbourne Renegades will take on the Perth Scorchers at the Bellerive Oval on Saturday, in Match 4 of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21. Led by Aaron Finch, the Renegades will be eyeing a redemption after a forgettable last edition, which saw them finishing at the bottom of the table. They have slotted the likes of Rilee Rossouw, Imran Tahir, and Imad Wasim, among others to bolster their unit, which already possesses some of the better stars of the shortest-format.

On the other hand are Perth Scorchers, who do not have happy memories either as they finished sixth on the table last year. Though they no longer have the services of Chris Jordan and Morne Morkel, having drafted the likes of Jason Roy and Colin Munro in their ranks, they have added some balance to their batting unit. At Hobart, tomorrow, both the team would want to open their account on a high.

Pitch and conditions

The track at the Bellerive Oval has fared well for both batsmen and bowlers with an average score being 168. In the 40 T20s played at the venue, the team chasing has won 19, whereas 21 have gone to the side defending. The strip is not expected to change too much, during the match.

Playing combinations for REN vs SCO

Melbourne Renegades

Aaron Finch (C), Sam Harper (WK), Shaun Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Beau Webster, Jack Prestwidge, Benny Howell, Jon Holland, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor.

Perth Scorchers

Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (WK), Cameron Bancroft, Joe Clarke, Ashton Turner, Mitchell Marsh (C), Aaron Hardie, Andrew Tye, Jhye Richardson, Fawad Ahmed, Jason Behrendorff.

Probable Top Performers for REN vs SCO

Aaron Finch (REN)

He might not have been able to alight the IPL as per his reputation but Finch has been in the runs ever since he has returned on familiar pitches. No one needs are told about how efficient and accomplished a batsman he is when it comes to the 20-over format. In BBL, Finch, in 62 matches has scored 2239 runs at a strike rate of 136.69, whereas his overall strike rate in T20s, where he has over 9000 runs, is 142.38.

Colin Munro (SCO)

Munro is coming after a lukewarm season in the CPL edition. Given his explosive and ballistic abilities with the bat, he is one of the key players to watch out for the new season, let alone his team. He strikes at 144.32 in the T20 format.

REN vs SCO Head to head

Played – 12 | SCO won – 10 | REN won – 2

REN vs SCO Broadcast Details

Match timings – 7:15 PM local time, 1:45 PM IST

TV – Sony Ten Network

Live Streaming – Sony LIV

The prediction is for Scorchers to win the match