STA vs REN pitch report of Melbourne Cricket Ground: Today match BBL pitch report of MCG

Rishikesh Sharma
|Published 02/01/2023

Melbourne Stars will take on Melbourne Renegades in the 27th league match of the ongoing Big Bash League season. This is the first Melbourne Derby of BBL 12, and a great encounter is expected. The track at the MCG will again be looked at with keen interest.

Melbourne Stars finally registered a victory in the last match, where the bat of Marcus Stoinis finally did some talking. The batting duo of Joe Clarke and Stoinis will again be very important here. With Trent Boult and Adam Zampa, the bowling of this side looks great.

After winning the initial three matches, the Renegades have now lost four games on the trot. Nic Maddinson injured his knee in the last match, and he is out of the tournament. The bowling of this side is great as well, and despite not performing, they have some great batters in their ranks.

STA vs REN pitch report of Melbourne Cricket Ground

The Melbourne Cricket Ground is all set to host its 2nd game of the ongoing BBL 12 season. It is certain that this track has something for both batters and bowlers, and this ground has produced some great T20 matches in the past. As always, a drop-in wicket will be used here at the venue.

It is a flat pitch to bat on, and once set, the batters can play big innings here. It was seen in the T20 World Cup as well that the pacers generate a good amount of movement from the track with the new ball here. The boundaries of this stadium are huge, which will bring the spinners into play in the middle overs of the game.

The average 1st innings score here last season was 171 runs, whereas it was 160 runs in the recent T20 World Cup. A competitive wicket is yet again on the cards here in Melbourne and batting first upon winning the toss won’t be a bad option here.

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Rishikesh Sharma

Rishikesh Sharma

An engineering graduate and an ardent Sports fan. Rishikesh Sharma is writing about cricket for 3 years now as corporate life didn't suit him. Sourav Ganguly made him fall in love with the game, and players like Brendon McCullum and Gautam Gambhir enhanced it. Apart from cricket, Rishikesh is a huge fan of Liverpool FC. When not watching sports, you will find him riding around Jaipur.

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