About Melbourne Renegades Wbbl
The Melbourne Renegades are a professional Australian men's Twenty20 cricket team headquartered in Melbourne, Victoria's capital. They compete in the Big Bash League, an Australian Twenty20 cricket competition. David Saker is the team's coach, and Nic Maddinson is the captain. Melbourne Renegades Women team also performs well in fantasy cricket.
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The Melbourne Renegades are a WBBL squad affiliated with the same name as the men's team. On June 3, 2015, Cricket Victoria stated that Lachlan Stevens will "take leadership from one of two WBBL Melbourne's teams." Stevens was confirmed as the Renegades' first head coach in the following months. Sarah Elliott was announced as the group's first-ever contract at the WBBL official launch.
Elliott served as the team's first captain. On December 11 2015, the Renegades faced the Hobart Hurricanes in Launceston in Aurora Stadium and lost by 35 runs. The team didn't win until its fifth match, on December 20, a contest against the Brisbane Heat there at Gabba.
Cricket Australia wholly controls the BBL, unlike IPL, built on privately-owned teams (CA) structure. At this level of the T20 event, Brett Lee believes having private ownership, even though it was for only about half of the entire stakes, is critical. In their debut season, the Renegades struggled, winning only two matches against the Sydney Sixers and Sydney Thunder, respectively.
The Sydney Thunder (WBBL) is a women's Twenty20 cricket team from Australia, headquartered in Sydney Olympic Park, New South Wales. There are two Sydney teams in the Women's Big Bash League, with the Sydney Sixers being the other. The Thunder have won two WBBL championships, the first in the league's history and the second in 2020–21.
The Sydney Sixers (WBBL) is a Twenty20 women's cricket team from Moore Park, New South Wales, Australia. The Sixers seem to be the most prominent WBBL franchise to date, having won two championships and appeared in 4 successive championship deciders, and is also the first team to win 50 games. Lee mentioned the prospect of Indian player Virat Kohli joining the Sydney Sixers, claiming that it would expand its appeal in the country.
Fan Following Of Melbourne Renegades
In their first BBL season, the Renegades attracted 13,323 fans at home, while in its second BBL season, they drew 13,406 fans. In the third season, the average attendance grew considerably, with an average audience of 21,929. The average attendance for their domestic matches increased to 22,324 in the fourth season.
They had their most incredible home attendance in its third BBL season with 42,837 people during the Melbourne Derby. The 2015–16 season saw the largest non-home audience in BBL history, with 80,883 fans in attendance versus the Stars. In its seventh BBL season, their non-Derby crowd was 30,018, who came against the Perth Scorchers.
Competitors of Melbourne
Cricket Australia chose to field two groups in Melbourne when the competition began in 2011. With both teams' core players hailing first from the Victorian cricket squad, this matchup was bound to be hotly anticipated in Melbourne. The Melbourne Stars and Melbourne Renegades' rivalry immediately grew in popularity, with large audiences going to both the Etihad and MCG Stadium in Melbourne to see the derby matches. The first match of the 2 derby games at MCG in BBL05 produced a historic crowd of 80,883, the biggest attendance for any indoor cricket match in the sport's history.
Melbourne Renegades Players
The Renegades revealed their squad of the century on January 28, 2021, to commemorate the club's and league's inaugural decade. All 93 Renegades players were qualified for selection, but only two foreign players were allowed to play in the final XI, as was the case of the competition for nine out of the ten seasons.
Shaun Marsh, Tom Cooper, Dan Christian, Dwayne Bravo, Ben Rohrer, Kane Richardson, Nathan Rimmington, Muttiah Muralitharan, Mohammad Nabi, Cameron Boyce are all part of the team.
Since its debut in 2011, the Renegades had played their league matches at Docklands Stadium. The stadium was named the most entertaining Twenty20 cricket venue in Australia in the Big Bash League 2016–17 season. At the site, cricket is played on a drop-in pitch. The Renegades also played up to two domestic games in Geelong at Kardinia Park, 70 km southwest of Melbourne, since the Big Bash League 2017–18 season.
Due to quarantine concerns caused by the COVID-19 epidemic, the Renegades played their home matches in Hobart at Blundstone Arena, Metricon Stadium upon that Gold Coast, & Adelaide, Adelaide Oval during the Big Bash League 2020–21 season. Originally, three home games were played in Victoria, with two are located in Docklands and one is located in the Melbourne Cricket Ground.
Limitations of Melbourne Renegades
Well, it's safe to argue that this squad's strength can also be considered a weakness, since it lacks a quality specialised batter in addition to Alex Hales. The absence of batters who can consistently play long innings may come back to bite them throughout the tournament.
Promises of Melbourne Renegades
With several all-rounders in the team and playing XI, the administration would have to assign particular duties to players based on what they are expected to do. If not, the team's title defence may be jeopardised due to the misunderstanding among the ranks.
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