Can the Melbourne Renegades go all the way?
After letting their fate hang in the decision of the final games of the season, The Melbourne Renegades have snagged themselves a home Semi-Final.
Team Red are set to host the Sydney Sixers in an elimination Semi tomorrow night here at Marvel Stadium.
Losing to the ladder-leading Hurricanes last week in their final match of the season, Renegades will be looking to improve their net run-rate into the positive and take advantage of the fact that their side have taken the most wickets of the season.
Last time the two teams met, Renegades were able to cruise home to a 7 wicket win in Sydney, however earlier on in the season in Melbourne on home turf, the Sixers were able to give the ‘Gades the first loss of their season, winning by 33 runs.
Renegades have made the finals twice before in BBL history, but have ultimately fallen short both times, losing to the eventual season winners (Brisbane Heat in BBL02, Adelaide Strikers in BBL07). The sixers have made finals four times, and even have a BBL title under their belt, being inaugural BBL champions in BBL01.
Kane Richardson is definitely one of the Renegades players to watch – the right-armer loves to take full advantage of the powerplay and is the competition’s leading wicket-taker with 24 wickets in 12 matches. Facing Richardson on the other end of the pitch will be Sixers young gun Josh Phillipe, having a brilliant season so far – the Renegades will want him out early.
The semi is single elimination – meaning the winner advances to the Grand Final on Sunday, February 17. The highest-placed winner decides the venue, meaning if the Hobart Hurricanes lose to cross-town rivals the Melbourne Stars tonight, it will be a Melbourne Derby final at Marvel Stadium.
Don’t miss it as 2 takes on 3 tomorrow night at Marvel Stadium!
Some key tips from Marvel Stadium ahead of Friday night:
- We strongly recommend that you pre-purchase your tickets
- Arrive early and enter via the Gate number printed on your ticket
- Use mobile-ticketing opposed to printing your ticket for quicker access into the stadium.
Event information HERE
In the event of a Renegades home Grand Final on Sunday, we request that you check all Marvel Stadium communications and social media as we endeavour to provide you with as much event information as possible.