Big Bash League Final Tips: Who’ll emerge Kings of Melbourne?
After two months of intense competition, the 2018-19 Big Bash League boils down to colossal derby between Melbourne Renegades and Melbourne Stars at Marvel Stadium.
Both sides are looking for their maiden Finals victory in the Big Bash. But who will prevail live on BT Sport 2 from 3:30am on Sunday morning?
We’ve previewed the titanic match-up.
Our traders can’t split the pair, with both sides available at 10/11. That’s no good if you’re trying to find a winner, so what can we take from the season as a whole and their head-to-head record?
Well, the Renegades finished two points ahead of their city rivals in the regular season, winning just a single game more than the Stars across the 14-match campaign.
Sunday’s ‘hosts’ also posted a higher total than the Stars in their three-wicket win over the Sydney Sixers, although the Stars did chase down the Hobart Hurricanes’ 153 with 1.5 overs to spare.
The Stars will have the psychological edge too. Stephen Fleming’s men have won 11 of the 15 meetings between the two sides, including six and seven-wicket successes this term.
Both sides have capable batsmen but sixes aren’t necessarily their forte. The two teams have hit just 129 combined in 30 matches, with Marcus Stonis the top run scorer on 494.
The Renegades have lacked consistency throughout their batting line-up, although it’s opener Aaron Finch who holds their best chance of dictating the game.
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