After all the entertaining activities of last 58 matches in this BBL season 08, we have a Melbourne derby in store for us for the finals as Melbourne Renegades will be playing against Melbourne Stars at Docklands Stadium, Melbourne on this super Sunday final clash.
Melbourne Renegades will be playing their first ever final in the history of the tournament, they have come here because of the heroics on the Dane Christian in the semifinals against the Sixers. His experience came to the fore in the end as this game was practical in both the ways, they lost Harris very early in the chase, but Sam Harper played a quick cameo of 38 runs and ensure that run rate doesn’t go up higher Finch and White maneuvered in the middle over but not at brisk pace. When Renegades lost Finch Sixers were on top but Dane Christian got them over the line
On the other hand, Melbourne stars will be high in confidence as they have beaten the season favorites Hurricanes in semifinals. The same performance would be expected from the international stars like Glenn Maxwell, Peter Handscomb and Marcus Stoinis to be the champions of this season as this they have never won a BBL season and this is their biggest chance to clinch the Trophy.
Both teams will be playing with the same combinations.
Key Players to watch:
Stars: Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, Dwyane Bravo
Renegades: Aaron Finch, Dane Christian, Kane Richardson
Melbourne Renegades: Cameron White, Aaron Finch (c), Kane Richardson, Daniel Christian, Harry Gurney, Tom Cooper, Marcus Harris, Cameron Boyce, Chris Tremain, Sam Harper (wk), Mackenzie Harvey
Melbourne Stars: Dwayne Bravo, Nic Maddinson, Glenn Maxwell (c), Ben Dunk, Evan Gulbis, Peter Handscomb (wk), Adam Zampa, Daniel Worrall, Marcus Stoinis, Seb Gotch, Sandeep Lamichhane
A battle to watch:
Dane Christian vs Dwyane Bravo
Both of these players have played all around the world and have won many trophies for their respective T20 franchise so both will play a crucial part on the big occasion of Final.
Either team can win on their day but the Stars look the better all-around team heading into the final and can claim their first BBL title.