For the first time ever, we’re set for a Big Bash derby final when the Renegades and Stars do battle in Melbourne this afternoon. Neither side put together a particularly consistent campaign, but both have clearly done enough at the right point of the season to reach the decider. There isn’t a lot between the quality of these two sides, but more often than not the Renegades have stood up when the pressure went on and I am happy to be with them again today, as slight outsiders.
A pretty big class difference in the final match of the A-League round and tough imagining any result other than a comfortable Sky Blues’ victory in Sydney this afternoon. They did suffer a shock loss on the road to the Roar last week, but they will be eager to respond here and are hosting the league’s cellar-dwellers.