Big Bash League 2022-23 Match 52: Perth Scorchers vs Melbourne Renegades | Fantasy Tips and Teams

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The 52nd match of the Big Bash League 12 will see Perth Scorchers and Melbourne Renegades take the field against each other at the Perth Stadium. The match is scheduled on Sunday, 22nd January 2023 at 1:45 PM IST. 

The Perth Scorchers have been on a roll in this tournament. They have won 10 of their 13 matches and have already qualified for the next round. The Scorchers played their last match against the Adelaide Strikers and literally decimated the opposition. Bowling first in the match, the Scorchers bundled out the Strikers for just 92 runs. They chased down the meagre 93 runs in just 11.1 overs losing three wickets. 

Meanwhile, the Melbourne Renegades are in the brink of qualification to the next round of the tournament. They have managed to win six of 12 games and are currently at number three in the points table. In order to get a clean qualification, the Renegades need to both of their remaining matches in the tournament. 

The Renegades are coming into the match on the back of a defeat against the Sydney Thunder. The Renegades batted first in the match and posted a total of 142 runs in 20 overs, which the Thunder chased down in 18.3 overs losing only three wickets. 

Ground Stats: Perth Stadium, Perth

The pitch at the Perth Stadium has assisted the bowler, especially the faster ones in the first innings of the matches that have been played here. The wicket eases out and batting gets a bit easier in the second innings. The captain winning the toss might look to field first in the match. 

Numbers at the ground (This tournament)

Matches: 6

Matches won batting first: 1

Matches won batting second: 5

Average score batting first: 147

Average score batting second: 142

Average runs per over: 7.43

Average runs per wicket: 21

SCO vs REN, Match 52: Probable Playing XIs

Perth Scorchers Team News

No major updates

Perth Scorchers Probable Playing XI

Stephen Eskinazi, Cameron Bancroft, Josh Inglis (wk), Ashton Turner (c), Nick Hobson, Ashton Agar, Andrew Tye, David Payne, Peter Hatzoglou, Lance Morris

Melbourne Renegades Team News

No major updates

Melbourne Renegades Probable Playing XI

Martin Guptill, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Critchley, Jonathon Wells, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, Corey Rocchiccioli, Kane Richardson, Fawad Ahmed

SCO vs REN, Match 52 - Top Five Picks for the match

  1. Aaron Hardie (SCO): Aaron Hardie has scored 412 runs in the tournament from 12 matches. His brilliant form with the bat in the tournament makes him a must pick for the match. 
  2. Aaron Finch (REN): Aaron Finch has scored 279 runs in 12 matches. He has batted at number three or four in this tournament and has successfully provided substance to the Renegades middle order. 
  3. Jos Inglis (SCO): Jos Inglis has 399 runs to his name in the tournament from 13 matches. He has also been good behind the stumps and this makes him a crucial pick for the match. 
  4. Tom Rogers (REN): Tom Rogers has 19 wickets in 12 matches and has been the prime wicket taker for the Renegades. His current wicket taking form makes him one of the best fantasy picks for the match. 
  5. Andrew Tye (SCO): Andrew Tye has picked up 23 wickets in tournament in 13 matches. His rhythm has been very good through out the season and the rate at which he is picking up crucial wickets makes him probably the safest pick in the fantasy contests of the match. 

SCO vs REN, Match 52 - Must Picks for the match

Perth Scorchers

  1. Aaron Hardie - 412 runs in 12 matches
  2. Jos Inglis - 399 runs in 13 matches
  3. Andrew Tye - 23 wickets in 13 matches

Melbourne Renegades

  1. Aaron Finch  - 279 runs in 12 matches
  2. Kane Richardson - 11 wickets in 11 matches
  3. Tom Rogers - 19 wickets in 12 matches

SCO vs REN, Match 52 - Risky pick for the match

Perth Scorchers: Cameron Bancroft, Jason Behrendorff

Melbourne Renegades: Sam Harper, Corey Rocchiccioli

SCO vs REN, Match 52 - Best Captain and Vice-Captain choices

  1. Tom Rogers (REN)
  2. Aaron Hardie (SCO)
  3. Andrew Tye (SCO)

SCO vs REN, Match 52 - Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeepers: Josh Inglis, Sam Harper

Batters: Martin Guptill, Aaron Finch, Ashton Turner

All-rounders: Will Sutherland, Aaron Hardie

Bowlers: Kane Richardson, Jason Behrendorff, Andrew Tye, Tom Rogers

Captain: Michael Neser
Vice-Captain: Jason Behrendorff

SCO: 5 players; REN: 6 players

SCO vs REN, Match 52 - Team for Winner takes all Contests

Wicketkeepers: Josh Inglis, Sam Harper

Batters: Martin Guptill, Aaron Finch, Cameron Bancroft, Nick Hobson

All-rounders: Will Sutherland, Aaron Hardie

Bowlers: Kane Richardson,  Andrew Tye, Tom Rogers

Captain: Josh Inglis
Vice-Captain: Aaron Hardie

SCO: 5 players; REN: 6 players

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