East Coasters might have to stay up past bedtime to see the second of tonight's games through to the end - but this top of the table clash should be a real beauty!
The Renegades can expect a hostile reception at the sold out Furnace, especially Brad Hodge who accused the Scorchers of cooking the books in order to retain their star-studded squad a couple of weeks ago.
Draftstars have posted a $10k GPP for this game, while Moneyball have a $5k GPP on offer. Let's take a look at the second of tonight's Big Bash games, where a glorious summers night is forecasted for the WACA.
Both sides have 4-1 records in the tournament to date and are currently sitting in a four-way log jam for first on the table. The winner of this game will leapfrog into outright first.
The Scorchers hold a 7-0 BBL record over the Renegades, however the bookies favour the $1.75 Renegades to win this one - despite the Scorchers defeating the Renegades 2 weeks ago in a low scoring affair at Etihad.
The Renegades lineup should be unchanged, while the Scorchers welcome back Mitch Johnson, who was rested for their game against the Heat a few days ago.
Likely Batting Orders
|1||David Willey||1||Marcus Harris|
|2||Michael Klinger||2||Aaron Finch|
|3||Hilton Cartwright||3||Cameron White|
|4||Ashton Turner||4||Tom Cooper|
|5||Adam Voges||5||Brad Hodge|
|6||Ashton Agar||6||Mohammad Nabi|
|7||Tim David||7||Dwayne Bravo|
|8||Josh Inglis (wk)||8||Tim Ludeman (wk)|
|9||Jhye Richardson||9||Jack Wildermuth|
|10||Andrew Tye||10||Kane Richardson|
|11||Mitchell Johnson||11||Brad Hogg|
Players to Consider
Bowler – Mitch Johnson
Fresh from his rest, Johnson will be fired up for a big game on his home wicket - and will be aiming to replicate his 3/13 (3.25 ER) against the Renegades a couple of weeks ago. 6 wickets in 4 games at 5.56 ER - sign me up for some more of that.
Batsman – Cameron White
Consistency in T20 batting is a rare thing, but White is about as close to consistency as we can hope for. He's already posted 217 runs at a healthy average of 108.5, with only 1 innings below 35 runs this tournament. White is fairly priced on Draftstars & Moneyball, but will likely be highly owned.
Keeper – Josh Inglis
It's a choice of blah or blah at WK in this game. Inglis has seen the batting crease 3/5 games, while Ludeman has only been called on to bat once, making Inglis my preferred play. The fact that Inglis is $2,200 cheaper than Ludeman on Moneyball is a bonus.
All-Rounder – Mohammad Nabi
Coming off his man of the match performance last game, Nabi showed he is dangerous with bat and ball - my favourite kind of AR. He has grabbed 5 wickets in 5 games at an impressive 5.78 ER, and chipped in with innings of 13 & 52 the 2 times he was called on to bat.
POD Pick – Hilton Cartwright
Cartwright's recent form has seen his salary drop to bargain price status, but hidden amongst his ordinary 92 runs this tournament is a handy knock of 58. Low ownership is assured if you play Cartwright - but expect a value return on your money only every 5 games or so.
Avoid – Tim David
David is a bargain priced DFS trap. Playing any middle order batsmen is a dangerous proposition, even more so when a batsman has only managed innings of 16 & 17 runs. No matter how badly you might need to save cash, don't be tempted to play David. I won't be.
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Good luck with your lineups tonight. Remember to always check final teams – and that it’s all just a bit of fun!