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    BBL07 - Scorchers vs. Renegades

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      Perth Scorchers: W W W W L
      Melbourne Renegades: W W L W W

Monday, January 8, 2018 – 6:20pm AWST (9:20pm AEDT) – WACA Ground, Perth

THE Perth Scorchers had their perfect record sullied by an impressive Brisbane Heat outfit on Friday night.

Chasing 191, they never really got going at the Gabba and wound up some 49 runs short of the mark.

The Scorchers missed Mitchell Johnson, who was rested for the trip to his home state of Queensland.

All reports suggest the left-arm quick will retake his place for Monday’s blockbuster at the WACA.

The Melbourne Renegades are living up to their billing as one of the teams to watch in BBL07.

They made minced meat of a sluggish Melbourne Stars side on Saturday to vault into the top two.

Mohammed Nabi claimed man of the match honours with an all-round masterclass that included the wicket of Kevin Pietersen and a blistering half-century.

Aaron Finch destroyed the Stars’ experienced bowling attack during the power play, while Cameron White maintained his excellent form with an unflustered, unbeaten 35.

Now the ‘Gades seek revenge against the only team to defeat them this season.

If they achieve it, Andrew McDonald’s men will go top of the Big Bash League ladder.

Michael Klinger top batsman odds

Michael Klinger BBL odds WilliamHill.com Neds Big Bash betting Aaron Finch betting at Sportsbet BBL
Man of the match +800 +800 +700
Top Scorchers runscorer +220 +250 +200
To score 50 +250 +300 +292

Michael Klinger is Perth’s barometer.

When he makes a big score, the Scorchers win.

That’s just how it works.

‘Maxy’ made only 15 at the Gabba and his side suffered as a result.

It would be a great shock if he failed in two consecutive hits.

Scorchers vs. Renegades match predictions

There are question marks around the Scorchers after their failed chase in Brisbane.

The doubters insist Justin Langer’s men are no good when faced with big totals.

But how many teams would you expect to reel in anything above 180 in the Big Bash?

We must also remember that the reigning champs may not have had such a lot of work to do if their star left-armer was in the squad.

The Renegades are in flying form and look capable of beating anybody on their day.

The question is how long they can carry underperforming players like Marcus Harris before things start to go awry.

The ‘Gades bat as deep as any side in the comp, but that might not mean much if the Scorchers bowlers get it right.

The value is with the home side to edge a tight tussle.