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Big Bash preview: Stars and Renegades set for derby clash

The Stars and Renegades will get 2024 off with a bang when they clash in the Melbourne derby at the MCG on Tuesday.

A big crowd will be expected at the MCG and both sides are in need of the win as we enter the second half of the regular season.

The Renegades are finally up and running after picking up their first win of BBL 13 against the Adelaide Strikers and will be keen to build on it.

They are still the hot fancies at 2.10 to finish bottom of the ladder as they have just four games left to play.

The Stars on the other hand are looking up and are priced at 2.62 to extend their season by making the top four.

WhatMelbourne Stars v Melbourne Renegades
WhereMCG, Melbourne
When18:15 (AEST) Tuesday 2nd January 2024
How to watchChannel 7, Foxtel, Kayo 

Maxwell finding his form

Melbourne Stars got the season off to a shocker when losing the opening three games of BBL 13, but managed to bounce back with two wins on the spin.

The four-wicket win over Sydney Sixers gave them a huge lift, and they have since backed it up with a seven-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes.

The form of Glenn Maxwell has been key and he will be needed again when the Stars face the Renegades.

Maxwell was named man-of-the-match against the Hurricanes as he took 3-29, while he smashed 35 runs off 18 deliveries to get the Stars over the line in a weather-effected match.

The star all-rounded will again be in the mix to be Team – Top Batter and Team – Top Bowler.

Marcus Stoinis could also be chasing the honour, but has yet to hit his best form in BBL 13.

Renegades target back-to-back wins

The Renegades took the bold call to axe captain Nic Maddinson for their game against the Adelaide Strikers, and it paid off.

After struggling with ‘inconsistent form’ Maddinson was left out of the side, and the Renegades responded with a four-wicket win.

The Strikers won the toss and elected to bat before reaching 177/6 off their 20 overs.

Mujeeb Ur Rahman was the star with the ball when taking 3/20 off four overs and will be pushing to be Team – Top Bowler once again.

The Renegades managed to reach the total with eight balls remaining, and it was young gun Jake Fraser-McGurk who was leading the charge with 70 runs off 37 deliveries.

Shaun Marsh also impressed with 54 from 33 deliveries.

It now remains to be seen if Maddinson will come back in, but there could be an opening as Joe Clarke looks sure to miss out through injury.

He pulled a hamstring in the win over the Strikers and a spell on the sidelines is imminent.

The Renegades do have options though, and as well as Maddinson returning, former skipper Aaron Finch is also pushing for a return.

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