GOLD COAST, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 03: Jonathan Wells and Jake Weatherald of the Strikers fist bump during the Big Bash League match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Sydney Sixers at Metricon Stadium, on January 03, 2021, in Gold Coast, Australia. (Photo by Chris Hyde/Getty Images)

The Melbourne Renegades are reportedly expressing interest in Strikers batsman Jonathan Wells, who is tipped to depart Adelaide this off-season.

Wells is coming off a stellar Big Bash campaign that saw the Strikers finish one win from the season finale, with the 33-year-old having amassed the second-most runs for the season, tallying 586 runs at 41.86.

The middle-order hitter recorded three scores of 62 or more in the latter half of the BBL|11 season alone, however surprisingly missed a selection into the BBL Team of the Tournament.

Wells now looks set to depart the Strikers despite the stunning strike of form, with the Renegades understood to be at the front of the queue for the Tasmanian, according to CODE's Daniel Cherny.

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The Renegades endured another disappointing Big Bash season to finish at the foot of the ladder, with their top order mix an area coming under criticism throughout the year.

Wells would suit several needs the Melbourne franchise have been craving, bringing an elite strike rate with the bat as well as bolstering their right-handed stocks.

The Strikers are reportedly open to leaving Wells out of their planning for the next BBL season, with the emergence of Matt Short, Matt Renshaw and international Ian Cockbain taking on more senior roles this season.

Wells is currently placed fourth overall for all-time BBL runs, behind the likes of Chris Lynn, Aaron Finch and Glenn Maxwell.

Finch is set to continue his tenure with the Renegades, while fellow veteran Shaun March signed a new two-year extension this week.