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Sport Brad Hodge told to 'bring his ear muffs' for Perth Scorchers crowd in Big Bash

12:41  07 january  2018
12:41  07 january  2018 Source:   watoday.com.au

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Brad Hodge has been warned to expect a hostile crowd at the WACA Ground on Monday night as he returns to Perth following his controversial comments about the Perth Scorchers list management methods.

Hodge's Melbourne Renegades headed to Western Australia on Sunday sitting on top of the Big Bash League ladder after beating the Melbourne Stars at the MCG on Saturday night. The Renegades are on track to return to the BBL finals for the first time in five years, but will face another test of their bona fides when they confront the Scorchers, a side who they have never beaten in the competition's six and a half seasons.

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Three-time champions Perth are also the only club to have defeated the Renegades this season, having won a low-scoring clash at Etihad Stadium by three wickets last month.

It was on the eve of that game that Hodge, who turned 43 last month, drew an angry response from some of the Scorchers camp after querying the club's list management practices.

"It's something that maybe should be looked into," Hodge said when questioned about a tweet he had sent earlier that week which alluded to the matter.

Former Scorchers captain Simon Katich hit back at Hodge in the aftermath of those comments, and said on Sunday that Hodge, and former Scorchers spinner Brad Hogg, who is playing his first away game against Perth since leaving the club, should prepare for a particularly raucous sellout crowd.

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"Hodgey will need to bring his ear muffs for 'The Furnace' and he can borrow Hoggy's before Hoggy bowls!" Katich said.

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Renegades captain Aaron Finch smiled and drew laughter from reporters as he predicted Hodge would get a "great reception" from the crowd.

"The Perth fans are always very accommodating to the visiting sides," Finch said.

Hogg, 46, appears more likely to be welcomed back warmly. "Hoggy's a cult hero isn't he, wherever he plays. He had a lot of success at Perth," Finch said.

"They still love him in Perth. I'm sure they'd love to see him get whacked but the way he's bowling at the moment, he's bowling beautifully, so hopefully he can continue that, but I'm sure the crowd will appreciate him being back and playing some cricket in Perth."

Despite being depleted by injuries and international call-ups, the Scorchers had been undefeated this season until they were soundly beaten by fellow top four side Brisbane Heat at the Gabba on Friday night.

Perth rested pace ace Mitchell Johnson from that match, but the veteran left-armer is set to return on Monday night. The Scorchers have made just one change to their squad, with Johnson replacing Haydan Morton.

Johnson was man of the match in last month's match against the Renegades, taking 3-13 by claiming the key scalps of Finch, Hodge and Cameron White, who is averaging 108.5 with the bat this season.

Finch said the Renegades needed to be aggressive to beat the Scorchers this time. "They're a side that if you let them dictate, they're exceptional with the ball," he said.

"So for me personally my message to the guys will be 'take the game on'. We've never beaten them, they're obviously the most successful side in Big Bash history, so I think more pressure's on them at the moment, particularly playing at home. We'll just go out and have a bit of fun, try and give it a smack."

The Renegades are yet to make a change to their XI in five games this season. They have made one change to their 13-man squad, with all-rounder Matt Short replacing quick Chris Tremain. The Renegades will soon lose Australian opener Finch and Afghan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi to international duties, with Nabi to be replaced by West Indian Kieron Pollard.

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