Australia BBL information – Melbourne Renegades set to half methods with coach David Saker

Melbourne Renegades are set to half methods with BBL coach David Saker regardless of him having a 12 months to run on his contract after one other dismal season the place they completed seventh.

Saker, 57, was contracted to educate the Renegades for the 2024-25 season, which might have been his fourth in cost after taking on in 2021. However following a disappointing season the place Renegades completed second final and gained simply two video games, and likewise axed their captain Nic Maddinson, it’s understood Renegades will search a contemporary begin but once more with Saker’s tenure set to finish early.

Renegades have been the poorest performing membership within the BBL since Andrew McDonald coached them to their inaugural title in 2018-19. McDonald left the function instantly after claiming that title when he joined the Australian group as an assistant earlier than finally changing into the nationwide head coach in 2022.
Michael Klinger took over as Renegades coach for the 2019-20 season however lasted simply two summers as Renegades completed backside of the BBL for 2 seasons operating. Klinger departed to take up an administrative function with Cricket New South Wales.

Saker was introduced in for 2021-22 however Renegades completed final for a 3rd straight 12 months earlier than bouncing again to complete third in 2022-23, profitable seven video games and internet hosting the Knockout the place they have been crushed by eventual finalists Brisbane Warmth.

However 2023-24 noticed Renegades regress once more. They have been winless of their first 5 video games and solely managed to win two of their final 5. They skilled a excessive turnover of gamers, with Maddinson axed as captain whereas Aaron Finch was out and in of the aspect earlier than finally calling time on his BBL profession. Shaun Marsh additionally solely managed 5 video games resulting from harm points earlier than saying his retirement.
Renegades have made some record adjustments already within the low season signing Brisbane Warmth opener Josh Brown within the hopes he can type a dynamic opening duo with Jake Fraser-McGurk.

Renegades are additionally in search of to nominate a brand new excessive efficiency supervisor who will oversee the cricket program. Melbourne Stars have marketed for the same function. Cricket Victoria created the 2 roles to try to construct a greater hyperlink between the Victoria males’s program and the 2 Victoria BBL golf equipment, given they’ve been run as three separate entities with out a lot connection lately.

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