From ball one Pakistan played the Dubai conditions exactly right. Many criticised the defensive mindset of the hosts top order batsmen, but it proved to be the ultimate victory as Australia was crushed by 221 runs.
‘A law unto our own’ says a promotional poster for the Melbourne Renegades. They’ve certainly developed that.
Finishing seventh in the first instalment of the Big Bash League, the red army had the team but didn’t post the results. That, however, seems set to change this summer.
With a fresh new look, some solid team signings, and their home ground of Etihad Stadium, the Renegades will be competing in a much stronger and even pool. Let’s take a look at some of the key players: