Team News: Cricket Tips
Renegades Skipper Tom Cooper has 158 runs to his name this season and is coming back to top form, as his 49 in the last game suggested. If Cooper is back to his best he’s worth keeping an eye on, but Sam Harper has top scored twice in BBL08 and is where the wise money goes at 4/1. Dan Christian is far too big at 20/1 and has also topped the Renegades batting charts twice this season, including against the Stars. He’s worth a chunky nibble
Stars have been heavily reliant on a bowling attack that includes Sandeep Lamichhane (8 wickets), Zampa (5) and Dwayne Bravo (9). Without Zampa responsibility increases on West Indian Bravo who took 3-27 in the previous BBL08 match against the Renegades. Liam Plunkett, with six BBL08 wickets, is yet to hit his best form and his 4-36 against Adelaide Strikers shouldn’t mask the fact he has been expensive.
18-year-old Tom O’Connell looks set to regain his place after taking 1-17 in his two overs against Hobart on debut.