Sydney Thunder will go loggerheads with Melbourne Renegades in Big Bash League (BBL) on this Saturday. The two teams will be eager for a win, as it can shape the rest of the season for them. Either team will want to climb upwards in the table. This could be the perfect opportunity for one of them to do so.
Sydney Thunder are ranked at fourth position in the points-table of BBL. They won two games and lost one game in this season of BBL. Aussie batsman Callum Ferguson is leading runs-scorer for Sydney Thunder in this season of BBL. Ferguson scored 115 runs in three matches in this season of BBL. Opener Alex hales and Usman Khawaja couldn’t give a good start in any match. Aussie allrounders Oliver Davies and Ben Cutting played well in the last match against Perth Scorchers. Another Aussie all-rounder Daniel Sams bagged five wickets from three games in this season of BBL.
Aussie wicket-keeper Baxter Holt will keep gloves for Thunder. Ben Cutting is the key player for Sydney Thunder. Kiwi pacer Adam Milne, Aussie speedster Nathan McAndrew, Daniel Sams and Ben Cutting will form pace bowling attack of Sydney Thunder. Aussie spinner Tanveer Sangha and allrounder Chris Green are spin bowling options in the squad. Thunder would wish to defeat Melbourne Renegades in this match to get important points.
Melbourne Renegades are ranked at sixth position in the points table with one win and two losses in this season of BBL. Proteas batsman Rilee Rossouw scored 76 runs in three matches also Aussie opener Shaun Marsh scored 76 runs in three matches in this season of BBL. Proteas batsman Rilee Rossouw is the vital player of Renegades.
Skipper Shaun Marsh played a marvellous knock against Scorchers. Wicket-keeper batsman Sam Harper smashed fifty in the last match against Hobart Hurricanes. Rossouw also scored 59 runs off 40 balls in the same game. Aussie pacer Kane Richardson and Josh Lalor took five wickets each in this season of BBL. Opener Jake Fraser-McGurk couldn’t play any impact knock till now in this season of BBL. Aussie batsman Beau Webster and Afganistan allrounder Mohammad Nabi also failed to deliver in first three matches of BBL. Renegades will look forward to defeating Sydney Thunder in this game.
These two teams played each other 11 times where Melbourne Renegades won 9 games while Sydney Thunder won remaining 2 games.
Sydney Thunder are likely to win this match as they are looking stronger team.
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Date and Time:
Saturday, December 26, 2020, 12.40 PM
Manuka Oval, Canberra
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