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BBL09 Fantasy Tips: Renegades vs Hurricanes
Game 47 of the Big Bash League featuring the Melbourne Renegades and the Hobart Hurricanes is borderline a dead rubber in the context of the finals. Whilst Hobart still has a chance to make the finals if they win the remaining 3 fixtures, realistically this is very unlikely. Marvel Stadium is the venue for this match and will commence at 1910 AEDT on Tuesday evening.
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No need to monitor the weather in Melbourne as we are playing at Marvel Stadium. Whilst the ground is traditionally tough to score runs on a slow pitch, the last match at Marvel did produce over 335+ runs with the Stars chasing down the ‘Gades total of 168. Historically the ground is favoured for fantasy scoring for the bowlers with the ground giving up the 4th most points around the venues in the competition. Looking deeper in the Points Against tool, as you would expect for sides that only won 5 games combined, both of these teams leak fantasy points (1st and 2nd in Points Against).
Well didn’t the Renegades pull that win out of you know where! Or did the Heat provided one of the biggest chokes of all-time? But that is now 2 on the trot for the Renegades who will be looking to make 3 in a row at home. Young all-rounder Nathan McSweeney comes into the 13-man squad at the expense of Joe Mennie. The Renegades can thank Cameron Boyce’s massive game where he span the Gades to victory with his 4 for 15 from his 4 overs. However the Renegades only made 164 which some would say was 20-30 under par on that Gabba pitch. Only some late fireworks from Mohammad Nabi and Samit Patel produced a target that can be defended. Look for the Renegades to control the pace of their innings much better against the Hurricanes.
For the Hurricanes who go to Melbourne unchanged from their lost in Launceston, it is a match to find something from a failure of a season. Unable to stop the explosion from Travis Head the Hurricanes now have a favourable matchup for scoring fantasy points. We did however finally witness the hitting power of import David Miller who nearly single handedly chased down the massive target in Launceston. Whilst this Marvel deck is a slower pitch to bat on, Miller will have the confidence to continue his form against this weak bowling attack. Scott Boland is fast becoming one of the recruits of the tournament after picking up 9 wickets in his 5 games. The rest of this bowling attack is mediocre with Rose, Ahmad, Ellis and Rogers all failing to secure economy bonuses against the Strikers.
The Renegades with their woeful record are actual favourites with the books and as a frustrated Hurricanes fan, I am not surprised. In fantasy terms, some builds don’t look great on paper on first look but we could be in for an entertaining game from some of the lesser like players in the competition.
Love It - Beau Webster $14,200 Draftstars
Whilst Webster remains cheap on Draftstars, I am going to continue to play him. I can even state that this is a bit of a “revenge” game narrative as Webster is in the Tasmanian Cricket system. So I am sure he would like to impress his fellow State team mates here.
Don’t Love It - Matthew Wade $19,600 Draftstars
This is not a go against the captain who has missed out in his previous 3 matches, it is just quite difficult to trust at his rather large salary. Your team builds will look thin if you include Wade and we get another failure. Of course he can make plenty of runs in a short amount of time but a low scoring Marvel deck does not give me confidence.
Who Knows - Marcus Harris $13,000 Draftstars
Harris is still opening the batting and still failing at the top of the Renegades innings. His past three innings have only been a run a ball and for the tournament he has past 40 runs only once. But this is a depleted Hurricanes bowling attack and this gives Harris an opportunity to get things going late in the season.
Love It - Cameron Boyce $17,200 Draftstars
I must admit, that was a brilliant spell of spin bowling at the Gabba on Monday night from Boyce who effectively won the game for the Renegades. 138 fantasy points is one of the better bowling scores of the season and now faces a brittle Hurricanes batting outfit on the Marvel surface. Tough price but the upside is there.
Don’t Love It - Nathan Ellis $13,400 Draftstars
In his debut season Ellis has had a rough time at it with the young quick either going wicketless and/or going for plenty of runs. He did however picked up 3 for 15 in the corresponding fixture in Hobart on Christmas Eve. Not sure Ellis can improve his economy which hurts his ability to score fantasy points.
Who Knows - Samit Patel $14,900 Draftstars
The Englishman all-rounder certainly enjoyed his performance at the Gabba on Monday night. Smacking 23 off 10 balls then taking 2 for 22 with his left arm tweaks. Captain Christian will know doubt will rely on Patel to bowl but I am not sure if Patel will be bumped up the batting order. He did bat at 8 last game.