Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars will take on each other on Wednesday (20th January) evening at Docklands Stadium (Melbourne). While it will be 45th match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10), it will be also their second meeting in this season.
During the 42nd match of this tournament (17th January) at MCG, they met for the first time this season. Stars won that match by six wickets as successfully chased down the 151 runs target.
Both teams have already played 11 matches in this BBL season. In the latest BBL 10 points table, Melbourne Stars are in the fourth position with 23 points (5 wins and 5 loses) and Melbourne Renegades are in the last position with 10 points (2 wins and 9 loses).
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 45: Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars
– Weather Forecast
The second Melbourne Derby of the BBL 10 will be played at Docklands Stadium (Melbourne) on Wednesday. This match will begin at 07:15 PM (19:15) local time.
According to AccuWeather forecast, the sky will be sunny and clear for the entire Wednesday. There is no rain threat for the entire Wednesday, including the match time. So, the cricket fans will be excited to see another good competitive BBL match without any interruption.
During the match time, the temperature can be between 25°C and 20°C.
– Pitch Report
Docklands Stadium (Melbourne) will host this return game between Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars.
This venue has hosted only game in this BBL season, and it was the match between Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat on last Tuesday (19th January) evening, which was the 44th match of this BBL 10.
In the first innings, Scorchers scored 174/5 (20 overs). In reply, Heat were bundled out for just 115 runs as Scorchers won by 59 runs. Pacers had the very good day during that game, however, the leg-spinner Fawad Ahmed was the most wicket-taker in that game as he had the bowling figures of 3.4-0-25-3.
Also, the past records say that the spinners play major roles during T20 matches at this venue. Though chasing teams achieved better success in the BBL 09, 175+ totals are always tough to chase at this T20 venue.