Melbourne Renegades

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Melbourne Renegades
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Personnel
CaptainAustralia Aaron Finch
CoachAustralia Andrew McDonald
ChairmanJason Dunstall
Chief executiveStuart Coventry
Team information
Colours     Red      Black
Founded2011
Home groundMarvel stadium, Melbourne
Capacity56,347
Secondary home ground(s)GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
Secondary ground capacity34,000
History
BBL winsNil
International cricket
First internationalAdelaide Strikers
Official website:melbournerenegades.com.au

T20I kit

Current season

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 one true home ground is Marvel stadium.[1] The Renegades wear a red cricket uniform.[2]

The Renegades are coached by Andrew McDonald and captained by Aaron Finch.

Players[edit]

Men's squad[edit]

The following is the Renegades men squad for the 2018-19 Big Bash League season as of 26 August 2018.[3]

S/N Name Nat. Date of birth (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
Batsmen
5 Aaron Finch Australia (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Left arm orthodox Captain
26 Tom Cooper Netherlands (1986-11-26) 26 November 1986 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm off spin Australian passport
7 Cameron White Australia (1983-08-18) 18 August 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm leg break
21 Marcus Harris Australia (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 26) Left-handed
20 Beau Webster Australia (1993-12-01) 1 December 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm off break
All-rounders
10 Jack Wildermuth Australia (1993-12-21) 21 December 1993 (age 24) Right-handed Right arm medium
99 Will Sutherland Australia (1999-10-27) 27 October 1999 (age 19) Right-handed Right arm fast medium Rookie contract
77 Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan (1985-01-01) 1 January 1985 (age 33) Right-handed Right arm off break Visa contract, Available until January 13
00 Kieron Pollard Trinidad and Tobago (1987-05-12) 12 May 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Right arm fast medium Visa contract, Available from January 22
100 Mackenzie Harvey Australia (2000-09-18) 18 September 2000 (age 18) Left-handed Right arm fast medium Replacement player for Aaron Finch
54 Daniel Christian Australia (1983-05-04) 4 May 1983 (age 35) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
Wicketkeepers
15 Tim Ludeman Australia (1987-06-23) 23 June 1987 (age 31) Right-handed
Pace bowlers
34 Chris Tremain Australia (1991-08-10) 10 August 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
55 Kane Richardson Australia (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 27) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
16 Joe Mennie Australia (1988-12-24) 24 December 1988 (age 29) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
2 Zak Evans Australia Right-handed Right arm fast
11 Harry Gurney England (1986-10-25) 25 October 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Left arm fast
14 Usman Khan Shinwari Pakistan (1994-05-01) 1 May 1994 (age 24) Right-handed Left arm fast International Cap
Spin bowlers
31 Brad Hogg Australia (1971-02-06) 6 February 1971 (age 47) Left-handed Left-arm chinaman
18 Jon Holland Australia (1987-05-29) 29 May 1987 (age 31) Right-handed Left-arm orthodox spin
Cameron Boyce Australia (1989-07-27) 27 July 1989 (age 29) Right-handed Leg spin

Women's squad[edit]

History[edit]

2011–12 season[edit]

The Renegades' foundation captain was Victorian all-rounder Andrew McDonald and coached by then Victorian Bushrangers one-day coach, Simon Helmot. In their first season, the Renegades signed local state players such as Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Brad Hodge and Dirk Nannes, along with Pakistani imports Shahid Afridi and Abdul Razzaq. The Renegades struggled in their first season, only winning two games against the Sydney Thunder and the Sydney Sixers respectively. Aaron Finch scored 259 runs, whilst Shahid Afridi took 10 wickets.

Position Pld W L NR NRR Pts
7th (of 8) 7 2 5 0 −0.582 4

2012–13 season[edit]

The 2012–13 Big Bash League season saw the Renegades release several star players including the previous seasons captain, Andrew McDonald. However, the recruitment of consistent players such as Ben Rohrer and Peter Nevill and cricket legend Muttiah Muralitharan, saw the season being the Renegades most successful season to date, finishing on top of the ladder, only losing to the Perth Scorchers in the regular season. Aaron Finch also became the first Renegades player to score a century after scoring 111 from 65 balls against the Melbourne Stars. The Renegades were knocked out by the Brisbane Heat in the semi-finals, losing by 15 runs.

Position Pld W L NR NRR Pts
1st (of 8) 8 7 1 0 +0.791 14

2013–14 season[edit]

Despite maintaining the majority of their squad from the previous season, and also recruiting Australian test bowlers Peter Siddle and James Pattinson, the Renegades struggled in the 2013–14 Big Bash League season, only winning 3 games, and in the process finishing 6th and missing the finals.

Position Pld W L NR NRR Pts
6th (of 8) 8 3 5 0 –0.475 6

2014–15 season[edit]

Similarly to the previous season, the Renegades headed into the 2014–15 Big Bash League season with confidence after signing Matthew Wade and Callum Ferguson in the pre-season, but failed to qualify for the finals yet again, finishing 6th. The poor run from the previous season resulted in the coach Simon Helmot being sacked.

Position Pld W L NR NRR Pts
6th (of 8) 8 3 5 0 –0.331 6

2015–16 season[edit]

The Renegades hired David Saker as the new coach for the 2015–16 Big Bash League season. The Renegades also signed experienced players Cameron White, Xavier Doherty and Chris Gayle to strengthen their squad.

Position Pld W L NR NRR Pts
5th (of 8) 8 3 5 0 –0.041 6

2016–17 season[edit]

Position Pld W L NR NRR Pts
5th (of 8) 8 4 4 0 +0.042 8

2017–18 season[edit]

Position Pld W L NR NRR Pts
3rd (of 8) 10 6 4 0 +0.297 12

Rivalries[edit]

  • The Melbourne Derby – When the league began in 2011, Cricket Australia decided they would place two teams in Melbourne. With the core group of players for both sides coming from the Victoria cricket team, this rivalry automatically became widely anticipated in Melbourne. The derby between the new two teams, the Melbourne Stars and the Melbourne Renegades, quickly became hugely popular with big crowds flocking in to the derby matches at both the MCG and Etihad Stadium in Melbourne. In BBL05, during the first leg of the two derbies at the MCG, it drew a record crowd of 80,883 which is the highest crowd for any domestic cricket match ever in the history of the sport.[4]

List of Melbourne Derby Matches[edit]

No. Year Winner Margin Venue Attendance MoM
1 2012
Stars
11 Runs (D/L) MCG 40,227 David Hussey
2 2012
Renegades
8 Wickets Etihad Stadium 23,589 Aaron Finch
3 2013 9 Wickets MCG 46,581 Aaron Finch
4 2013
Stars
76 Runs MCG 25,266 Luke Wright
5 2014 9 Wickets Etihad Stadium 42,837 Cameron White
6 2015 112 Runs Etihad Stadium 33,734 Michael Beer
7 2015 3 Wickets MCG 37,323 Glenn Maxwell
8 2016 7 Wickets MCG 80,883 Luke Wright
9 2016 8 Wickets Etihad Stadium 43,176 Marcus Stoinis
10 2017
Renegades
7 Runs (D/L) MCG 71,162 Brad Hogg
11 2017
Stars
46 Runs Etihad Stadium 44,189 Adam Zampa
12 2018
Renegades
6 Wickets MCG 48,086 Mohammad Nabi
13 2018
Stars
23 Runs Etihad Stadium 44,316 Kevin Pietersen

Support[edit]

The Renegades averaged 13,323 fans to their home games for the inaugural BBL season, and 13,406 supporters in their second BBL season. The average attendance increased by a huge margin in the third season when they registered an average crowd of 21,929. The fourth season had an even better average crowd of 22,324 fans for their home matches.

Their highest home attendance was to the Melbourne Derby in their third BBL season, attracting 42,837 fans.[5] The biggest non-home attendance in BBL history occurred in the 2015/2016 season against the Stars, with 80,883 present.[6] Their largest non-Derby attendance was 30,018, which came in their seventh BBL season against the Perth Scorchers.

Membership[edit]

Renegades' members have steadily increased with every passing season. They reached their biggest membership mark ever for a season two weeks before the start of the 2015–16 Big Bash League season.[7]

Season Members
2013–14 3,383[8]
2014–15 5,510[8]
2015–16 7,520
2016–17 8,828

List of Captains[edit]

As of 10 February 2018[9]
Name Period Mat Won Lost Ties NR %
Australia Andrew McDonald 2011-2012 7 2 5 0 0 28.57
Australia Aaron Finch 2012-2018 39 20 19 0 0 51.28
Australia Ben Rohrer 2013-2015 5 3 2 0 0 60.00
Australia Cameron White 2016-2018 5 1 4 0 0 20.00
West Indies Cricket Board Dwayne Bravo 2018 3 2 1 0 0 66.66

Series Results[edit]

Season Mat W L NR Pts NRR League Position Finals Position Table
2011–12 7 2 5 0 4 -0.582 7th DNQ [1]
2012–13 8 7 1 0 14 +0.791 1st 3rd [2]
2013–14 8 3 5 0 6 -0.475 6th DNQ [3]
2014–15 8 3 5 0 6 -0.331 6th DNQ [4]
2015–16 8 3 5 0 6 -0.041 5th DNQ [5]
2016–17 8 4 4 0 8 0.042 5th DNQ [6]
2017–18 10 6 4 0 12 +0.297 3rd 4th [7]

Sponsorship[edit]

Season Kit manufacturer Shirt sponsor Breast sponsor
BBL01 Kooga Harbour Town Reach
BBL02 True Value Solar Country Fire Authority
BBL03 Bartercard
BBL04 Majestic Athletic Coco Joy
BBL05
BBL06 Mars Carsales
BBL07
BBL08

Club officials[edit]

Board[edit]

Position Name[10]
Chairman Australia Jason Dunstall
CEO Australia Stuart Coventry
Director TBA
Board Member Australia Jamie McPhee
Board Member Australia Chris Nikou
Board Member Australia Suzana Ristevski
Board Member Australia Liam Pickering
Board Member Australia Paul Jackson

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name[11]
Head Coach Australia Andrew McDonald
Physiotherapist Australia Nick Adcock

Managerial history[edit]

As of 17 January 2016
From To Name P W L NR Win %
2011–12 2014–15 Australia Simon Helmot 32 15 17 0 46.88
2015–16 2015–16 Australia David Saker 8 3 5 0 37.50
2016–17 Present Australia Andrew McDonald 8 4 4 0 50.00

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.[12][13]

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.[14]

For the 2014-15 season a new female mascot, Willow was added, with the club also retaining the Sledge mascot.[15]

Honours[edit]

Domestic[edit]

International[edit]

Notable Fans[edit]

Records and statistics[edit]

Opponent Pld W L NR
Adelaide Strikers 4 2 2 0
Brisbane Heat 5 3 2 0
Hobart Hurricanes 4 3 1 0
Melbourne Stars 7 2 5 0
Perth Scorchers 4 0 4 0
Sydney Sixers 4 2 2 0
Sydney Thunder 4 3 1 0

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Melbourne Renegades". BBL. Cricket Australia. Archived from the original on 2 November 2012. 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. ^ "Player Profiles". Melbourne Renegades. Cricket Australia. Retrieved 15 December 2016.
  4. ^ "Big Bash League: Huge MCG crowd of 80,883 stuns Ricky Ponting". The Australian.
  5. ^ Scorecard. Cricinfo. Retrieved on 23 Jan 2015.
  6. ^ [1]. Cricket.com.au. Retrieved on 10 Jan 2016.
  7. ^ NEW MEMBERSHIP RECORD melbournerenegades.com.au. Retrieved 9 Dec, 2015
  8. ^ a b We've broken the ALL TIME membership record twitter.com/RenegadesBBL. Retrieved 13 Dec, 2015
  9. ^ "Cricket Records | Melbourne Renegades | Records | Twenty20 matches | List of captains | ESPN Cricinfo". Stats.espncricinfo.com. Retrieved 2018-02-09.
  10. ^ "Our Board". Melbourne Renegades. Retrieved 16 April 2014.
  11. ^ "Our Coaches". Melbourne Renegades. Archived from the original on 13 December 2014. Retrieved 28 December 2014.
  12. ^ Renegades fans, we need your help choosing our mascot!. Facebook.com. Retrieved on 2 Nov 2011.
  13. ^ Meet the future of Cricket. Facebook.com. Retrieved on 2 Nov 2011.
  14. ^ The fans have spoken!. Facebook.com/MelbourneRenegades. Retrieved on 2 Nov 2011.
  15. ^ Name our mascot. melbournerenegades.com.au. Retrieved on 29 May 2015.

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