After the conclusion of the semifinals at this year’s BBL, the final will be an all-Melbourne derby as Melbourne Stars will face Melbourne Renegades.
This final was possible as both the sides won there matches in a competitive semifinal. The final will take place on 17th February at home of Melbourne Renegades Marvel Stadium.
Both the lineups are looking very strong and competitive ahead of the finals there will be many players to watch out for from both the sides. Melbourne Stars have got an huge contribution by Glenn Maxwell’s return to the side at the second half as he scored well in crucial matches such as 82 against Sydney Sixers in a must win match and a match winning 43* against the table toppers Hobart Hurricanes. He would be the player to watch out for in the final. Other important players who would be in the spotlight will be Marcus Stoinis and DJ Worrall.
Stoinis has scored 494 runs and picked 14 wickets overall in the tournament standing 3rd in the most runs standings. Whereas Worrall had been very impressive in the last two crucial matches bagging six wickets and impressive bowling figures of 4/23 against the strong Hobart Hurricanes in a shocker Semifinal 1 at Blundstone arena in which the Stars won comfortably. Worrall alongside DJ Bravo and Adam Zampa will give a tough bowling attack to play for the opponent Melbourne Renegades in the final.
Looking at the home team Melbourne Renegades their players to watch out for will be Sam Harper, Daniel Christian, and Kane Richardson. Richardson has been the leading wicket-taker so far in the tournament with 24 wickets in 13 matches his bowling wasn’t impressive in the last two matches including the semifinal but will surely bounce back.
Sam Harper, the impressive 22-year-old has been very good at crucial matches and also scored a quickfire 36 of 17 balls in the semifinals against the Sydney Sixers. He will be an impressive player to look forward in the Finals and Daniel Christian the allrounder with 216 runs and 13 wickets in this tournament will be another experienced player to watch out for the 35-year-old was the man of the match in the semifinals scoring crucial 31 not out in a winning cause for his team.