Melbourne Renegades

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Melbourne Renegades
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Captain: Australia Aaron Finch
Coach: Australia Simon Helmot
Chairman: Australia James Brayshaw
Colours:      Red
Founded: 2011
Home ground: Etihad Stadium
Capacity: 56,347
Big Bash League wins: 0
Official website: Official Website
Official Facebook Page
Official Twitter page
Instagram page
2013–14

The Melbourne Renegades is an Australian professional men's Twenty20 cricket team based in the Australian state, Victoria. They compete in Australia's Twenty20 cricket competition, The Big Bash League. Their home ground is Etihad Stadium.[1] The Renegades wear a red cricket uniform.[2]

The Renegades are coached by Victorian Bushrangers 2010/11 One Day winning coach Simon Helmot and captained by Victorian Bushrangers batsman, Aaron Finch. Aaron Finch was awarded Player of the Season in 2012–13 Big Bash League season after striking 332 runs at an average of 66.40.

The Renegades finished two games clear on top of the ladder in 2012–13 Big Bash League season and enjoyed the best of their matches against cross-town rivals, the Melbourne Stars, comfortably winning both derbies.

Support[edit]

The Renegades averaged 13,406 supporters at their home games for the 2012–13 Big Bash League season.[citation needed] They are often known as the little brother of cross-town rivals, The Melbourne Stars.[citation needed] They have, however, been successful of winning over many more fans for the 2012–13 Big Bash League season. The Renegades Gang are a group of supporters and they have their own forum on which they discuss matters to do with the team.[3]

Sponsorship[edit]

Period Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor Breast sponsor
2011-12 Kooga Harbour Town Reach
2012–13 True Value Solar Country Fire Authority
2013-14 Bartercard

Squad[edit]

This is a list of players, who play for The Melbourne Renegades.[4] Players with international caps are listed in bold.

Name Nat Birth date Batting Style Bowling Style Notes
Batsmen
Aaron Finch Australia (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 27) Right-handed Left arm orthodox Captain
Tom Cooper Netherlands (1986-11-26) 26 November 1986 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm off spin Australian born but plays ODI and T20 for Netherlands
Callum Ferguson Australia (1984-11-21) 21 November 1984 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm medium
Ben Rohrer Australia (1981-03-26) 26 March 1981 (age 33) Left-handed
Alex Doolan Australia (1985-11-29) 29 November 1985 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm medium
All-rounders
Jesse Ryder New Zealand (1984-08-06) 6 August 1984 (age 30) Left-handed Right arm medium Overseas player
Wicketkeepers
Matthew Wade Australia (1987-12-26) 26 December 1987 (age 26) Left-handed Right arm medium
Peter Nevill Australia (1985-10-13) 13 October 1985 (age 28) Right-handed -
Pace bowlers
Peter Siddle Australia (1984-11-25) 25 November 1984 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
James Pattinson Australia (1990-05-03) 3 May 1990 (age 24) Left-handed Right arm fast
Nathan Rimmington Australia (1982-11-11) 11 November 1982 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
Jayde Herrick Australia (1985-01-16) 16 January 1985 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
Spin bowlers
Fawad Ahmed Australia (1982-02-05) 5 February 1982 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm leg spin
Aaron O'Brien Australia (1981-10-02) 2 October 1981 (age 32) Left-handed Left-arm orthodox

Mascot[edit]

Official Mascot

The official mascot of the team - 'Sledge' - was revealed on 2 November 2011 after online voting on the team's official facebook page.[5][6]

The mascot has been described as the future of cricket. He comes from the year 2020 and wears industrial gear clad in corrugated shin pads and a futuristic helmet that hides his true identity.[7]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melbourne Renegades". BBL. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 16 January 2013. 
  2. ^ "New Twenty20 Big Bash league to feature teams in pink, orange and purple as tradition is abandoned". Fox Sports (Australia). 6 April 2011. Retrieved 22 April 2011. 
  3. ^ Welcome. Renegadesgang.boards.net. Retrieved on 18 Dec 2013.
  4. ^ "Player Profiles". Melbourne Renegades. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 19 December 2013. 
  5. ^ Renegades fans, we need your help choosing our mascot!. Facebook.com. Retrieved on 2 Nov 2011.
  6. ^ Meet the future of Cricket. Facebook.com. Retrieved on 2 Nov 2011.
  7. ^ The fans have spoken!. Facebook.com/MelbourneRenegades. Retrieved on 2 Nov 2011.

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