Melbourne Stars will take on the Melbourne Renegades in the final of the 2018/19 Big Bash league on Sunday at the Marvel Stadium with both teams hoping to lift the BBL trophy for the first time in eight years.
Melbourne Stars sealed their place in the Big Bash League 2019 final after a thrilling win over Hobart Hurricanes in the first semifinal of the tournament. Hobart set a target of 153 runs for the loss of 7 wickets with the help of a half century from Ben McDermott. Stars swing bowler Daniel Worrall picked up 4-23 to restrict Hobart to 153 runs. Then, the Stars skipper Glenn Maxwell stunning batting performance have propelled the team to chase down the target with seven balls to spare at Bellerive Oval on Thursday night.
Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades Prediction
Meanwhile, the Stars have recalled left-armer Jackson Coleman for batsman Nick Larkin in the Stars’ 13 squad for tomorrow’s KFC BBL final against the Renegades in Melbourne.
Melbourne Renegades are into the BBL final for the first time this season after beating Sydney Sixers by three wickets in the second semi-final of the 2019 Big Bash League on Friday. The partnership of Josh Philippe and Daniel Hughes guided the Sixers to a humongous total of 180/3, but Melbourne’s Aaron Finch, Sam Harper, Cameron White and Dan Christian played a commendable part in the victory over Sixers.
Now, the final game of the competition will be do-or-die situation for both sides. With the Stars team dominant record against the Renegades winning nine of the eleven games across all competitions and, more significantly, Glenn Maxwell remaining at the helm, it is difficult to overlook the Stars as anything but title winners this series. We expect Stars will win this game here.
Melbourne Stars vs Melbourne Renegades Prediction: Melbourne Stars to win @ 1.88 at Pinnacle Sports.