Melbourne Renegades

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Melbourne Renegades
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CaptainAustralia Aaron Finch
CoachAustralia Andrew McDonald
ChairmanJason Dunstall
Chief executiveStuart Coventry
Team information
Colours     Red      Black
Home groundMarvel Stadium, Melbourne
Secondary home ground(s)GMHBA Stadium, Geelong
Secondary ground capacity34,000
BBL wins1 (BBL08)

T20I kit

Current season

The Melbourne Renegades is an Australian franchise professional men's Twenty20 cricket team based in the Australian state, Victoria. They compete in Australia's Twenty20 cricket competition, the Big Bash League. The Renegades play their home matches at Marvel Stadium, in Melbourne's Docklands precinct, whilst also using Geelong's GMHBA Stadium for home matches. The team is coached by Andrew McDonald and captained by Aaron Finch. Melbourne Renegades won their first BBL title ever in season 8 (2018–19). In the finals they defeated their arch rivals Melbourne Stars at Marvel Stadium.


Men's squad[edit]

The following is the Renegades men squad for the 2019-20 Big Bash League season as of 8 October 2019.[1]

S/N Name Nat. Date of birth (age) Batting style Bowling style Notes
5 Aaron Finch Australia (1986-11-17) 17 November 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox Captain, International Cap
26 Tom Cooper Australia 26 November 1986 (age 32) Right-handed Right arm off break Vice-captain, International Cap
23 Jake Fraser-McGurk Australia (2002-04-11) 11 April 2002 (age 17) Right-handed Right arm leg break
14 Marcus Harris Australia (1992-07-21) 21 July 1992 (age 27) Left-handed Right arm off break International Cap
3 Mackenzie Harvey Australia (2000-09-18) 18 September 2000 (age 19) Left-handed Right arm fast medium
9 Shaun Marsh Australia 9 July 1983 (age 36) Left-handed Slow left arm orthodox International Cap
54 Dan Christian Australia 4 May 1983 (age 36) Right-handed Right arm fast medium International Cap
77 Mohammad Nabi Afghanistan 1 January 1985 (age 34) Right-handed Right arm off break International Cap
12 Will Sutherland Australia (1999-10-27) 27 October 1999 (age 20) Right-handed Right arm fast medium
20 Beau Webster Australia 1 December 1993 (age 25) Right-handed Right arm off break
10 Jack Wildermuth Australia 1 September 1993 (age 26) Right-handed Right arm fast medium International Cap
6 Sam Harper Australia 10 December 1996 (age 22) Right-handed -
Pace bowlers
2 Zak Evans Australia 26 March 2000 (age 19) Right-handed Right-arm fast
11 Harry Gurney England 25 October 1986 (age 33) Right-handed Left-arm fast-medium International Cap
16 Joe Mennie Australia (1988-12-24) 24 December 1988 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm fast medium International Cap
55 Kane Richardson Australia (1991-02-12) 12 February 1991 (age 28) Right-handed Right arm fast medium International Cap
Spin bowlers
13 Cameron Boyce Australia (1989-07-27) 27 July 1989 (age 30) Right-handed Right arm leg break International Cap
18 Jon Holland Australia 29 May 1987 (age 32) Right-handed Slow left arm orthodox International Cap

Women's squad[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]

The Renegades won their maiden Big Bash League title on 17 February 2019 defeating the Melbourne Stars by 13 runs. After the Stars being in control at 0/91 late in the 13th over the Renegades fought back taking 7 wickets and only conceading 39 runs in the remaining 6 overs to take the win in front of 40,816 fans. Dan Christian was named the man of the match.

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


  • 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.[2]

List of Melbourne Derby Matches[edit]

No. Date Winner Margin Venue Attendance MoM
7 January 2012
11 Runs (D/L) MCG 40,227 David Hussey
7 December 2012
8 Wickets Etihad Stadium 23,589 Aaron Finch
6 January 2013
9 Wickets MCG 46,581 Aaron Finch
20 December 2013
76 Runs MCG 25,266 Luke Wright
4 January 2014
9 Wickets Etihad Stadium 42,837 Cameron White
3 January 2015
112 Runs Etihad Stadium 33,734 Michael Beer
10 January 2015
3 Wickets MCG 37,323 Glenn Maxwell
2 January 2016
7 Wickets MCG 80,883 Luke Wright
9 January 2016
8 Wickets Etihad Stadium 43,176 Marcus Stoinis
1 January 2017
7 Runs (D/L) MCG 71,162 Brad Hogg
7 January 2017
46 Runs Etihad Stadium 44,189 Adam Zampa
6 January 2018
6 Wickets MCG 48,086 Mohammad Nabi
12 January 2018
23 Runs Etihad Stadium 44,316 Kevin Pietersen
1 January 2019
7 Wickets MCG 46,418 Marcus Stoinis
19 January 2019
6 Wickets Marvel Stadium 38,117 Marcus Stoinis
17 February 2019
13 Runs Marvel Stadium 40,816 Daniel Christian
  •      Denotes BBL semi-final matches.
  •      Denotes BBL grand final matches.


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.[3] The biggest non-home attendance in BBL history occurred in the 2015/2016 season against the Stars, with 80,883 present.[4] Their largest non-Derby attendance was 30,018, which came in their seventh BBL season against the Perth Scorchers.


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.[5]

Season Members
2013–14 3,383[6]
2014–15 5,510[6]
2015–16 7,520
2016–17 8,828

BBL-08 Championship[edit]

In the 2019 BBL seasion (BBL-08) the Melbourne Renegades earned their first championship title, against the Melbourne Stars. It was played at renamed Marvel Stadium, on Sunday the 17th of February, with an attendance of 40,118 people. The Melbourne Stars had appeared in the BBL Grand Final one time before, losing to the Sydney Thunder, and in the finals numerous times, but this was the Renegades first appearance in the Grand Final. After a thrilling win over the Sydney Sixers a day before they had a rough start falling to 5/65 before an 80 run unbeaten partnership between Daniel Christian and Tom Cooper rescued their innings to 5/145. The Stars however had a 92 run opening partnership between Benjamin Dunk and Marcus Stoinis, Stoinis was bowled by Cameron Boyce followed by Peter Handscomb Caught for a duck, Quickly followed by A dropped catch that would have sent Glenn Maxwell walking was dropped by Cameron White before Ben Dunk was caught attempting a long 6, Glenn Maxwell soon followed as he was Caught for 1, After that Nic Maddinson was caught, Followed by Gotch being caught as well, When Dwayne Bravo hit the crease to boos and hisses he hit a reverse sweep in the air caught easily, the stars went from 0/92 to only 7/111, soon afyer the stars ran out of time going down swinging as It ended in a win for the Renegades 145/5 to 132/7. New sources say that the Stars lost the "unlosable". Furthermore Eddie Mcguire the president of the stars had lost personally 2 grand finals in less than six months. Also Dan Christian had won his Seventh domestic T20 title, winning man of the match too.

List of Captains[edit]

As of 10 February 2018[7]
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 League Position Finals Position
2011–12 7th DNQ [1]
2012–13 1st Semis Loss [2]
2013–14 6th DNQ [3]
2014–15 6th DNQ [4]
2015–16 5th DNQ [5]
2016–17 5th DNQ [6]
2017–18 3rd Semis Loss [7]
2018–19 2nd Champions [8]


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
BBL06 Mars Carsales

Club officials[edit]

Coaching staff[edit]

Position Name[8]
Head Coach Australia Andrew McDonald
Physiotherapist Australia Nick Adcock

Managerial history[edit]

As of 17 February 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 35 20 15 0 57.14


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.[9][10]

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.[11]

For the 2014-15 season a new female mascot, Willow was added, with the club also retaining the Sledge mascot.[12]




Records and statistics[edit]

Imported Players[edit]

See also[edit]


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

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