For the first few seasons of the BBL, the Melbourne Renegades have been the city’s ‘little brother’ team.
While the Melbourne Stars attract all of the limelight, the ‘Gades have built a working-class reputation and attracted fans who love an underdog.
That all changed when the Renegades stunned the Stars last summer in one of the most memorable BBL finals yet. This time, they enter the Big Bash season as one of the favourites for the title.
We’ll look at the Renegades’ odds, their squad, the BBL fixture and best betting markets in our full team preview.
About the Melbourne Renegades
|Home ground:||Marvel Stadium|
|BBL titles:||1 – BBL09|
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Melbourne Renegades fixture
|Sydney Thunder||Thursday, December 19||GMHBA Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Saturday, December 21||Perth Stadium||9:10pm AEDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Tuesday, December 24||Blundstone Arena||2:45pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Sunday, December 29||Marvel Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Thursday, January 2||Marvel Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Saturday, January 4||Marvel Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Perth Scorchers||Tuesday, January 7||GMHBA Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Friday, January 10||Marvel Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Sunday, January 12||Adelaide Oval||3:40pm AEDT|
|Sydney Thunder||Wednesday, January 15||Manuka Oval||6:10pm AEDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Sunday, January 19||The Gabba||7:10pm AEDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Tuesday, January 21||Marvel Stadium||7:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Saturday, January 25||SCG||3:40pm AEDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Monday, January 27||Marvel Stadium||2:45pm AEDT|
Melbourne Renegades futures betting
The Renegades gave their fans plenty to cheer about last term and enter BBL09 among the favourites for the title. Online bookies are offering around +500 for the red half of Melbourne to salute again. See our dedicated page for more Big Bash odds and futures markets.
Tips for betting on the Melbourne Renegades
Who will lead the charge with bat and ball as the Renegades look to defend their title? Let’s look at the players to watch this season.
Most wickets betting:
Kane Richardson snagged a league-high 24 wickets last term and will have a big part to play once again, although his campaign may be cut short by Australia’s ODI tour of India. Dan Christian is a certified gun at this level, while Cameron Boyce has proved a very handy pickup.
Most runs betting:
Most teams would struggle to fill the void left by Cameron White’s departure, but Shaun Marsh is an upgrade and then some. He and Aaron Finch will lead the way, with the likes of Tom Cooper, Marcus Harris and Mohammad Nabi rounding out a potent batting order. Also keep an eye on teen sensation Jake Fraser-McGurk.
Melbourne Renegades all-time XI
The Melbourne Renegades have had no shortage of superstars, T20 hired guns and absolute show-stoppers in their six years in the BBL. Some have flown, while other have flopped. This is the all-time Renegades XI based on performances in the BBL:
1. Aaron Finch
2. Chris Gayle
3. Marcus Harris
4. Cameron White
5. Tom Cooper
6. Dwayne Bravo
7. Matthew Wade
8. Sunil Narine
9. Nathan Rimmington
10. Muttiah Muralitharan
11. James Pattinson
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