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 in BBL08 when the Renegades stunned the Stars in one of the most memorable Big Bash finals yet, but now they have reverted to type and look set for a tough season in 2020/21.
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|
Best bookmakers to bet on the Melbourne Renegades
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Melbourne Renegades fixture
|Perth Scorchers||Saturday, December 12||Blundstone Arena||7:15pm AEDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Sunday, December 13||Blundstone Arena||7:15pm AEDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Saturday, December 19||Blundstone Arena||11:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Thunder||Saturday, December 26||Manuka Oval||6:10pm AEDT|
|Sydney Sixers||Tuesday, December 29||Metricon Stadium||5:10pm AEST|
|Sydney Thunder||Friday, January 1||Metricon Stadium||6:15pm AEST|
|Perth Scorchers||Sunday, January 3||Optus Stadium||1:05pm AWST|
|Adelaide Strikers||Tuesday, January 5||Adelaide Oval||6:45pm ACDT|
|Adelaide Strikers||Friday, January 8||Adelaide Oval||5:40pm ACDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Thursday, January 14||Marvel Stadium||7:15pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Sunday, January 17||MCG||7:15pm AEDT|
|Melbourne Stars||Wednesday, January 20||Marvel Stadium||7:15pm AEDT|
|Brisbane Heat||Saturday, January 23||Marvel Stadium||4:05pm AEDT|
|Hobart Hurricanes||Wednesday, January 26||MCG||4:10pm AEDT|
Melbourne Renegades squad
Noor Ahmad, Cameron Boyce, Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Josh Lalor, Shaun Marsh, Mohammad Nabi, James Pattinson, Mitch Perry, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Rilee Rossouw, Will Sutherland, Imran Tahir, Imad Wasim, Beau Webster.
Melbourne Renegades futures betting
There is not a lot of love for the Melbourne Renegades in the major 2020/21 Big Bash League betting markets. Most online bookmakers have them in the bottom two places in the outright odds, so the forecast is not promising.
Tips for betting on the Melbourne Renegades
Who will lead the charge with bat and ball this season? Let’s look at the players for the Renegades in BBL10.
Most wickets betting
The ever-reliable Kane Richardson will have a big part to play once again, while James Pattinson is a great addition to the pace stocks. Cameron Boyce is the best bet among the spinners, as South African star Imran Tahir won’t be available for every game.
Most runs betting
Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch will lead the way, with Mohammad Nabi reprising his role as the middle-order anchor whenever available. Teen sensation Jake Fraser-McGurk is one to watch, while South Africa’s Rilee Rossouw adds some international class.
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:
- Aaron Finch
- Chris Gayle
- Marcus Harris
- Cameron White
- Tom Cooper
- Dwayne Bravo
- Matthew Wade
- Sunil Narine
- Kane Richardson
- Nathan Rimmington
- Muttiah Muralitharan