Melbourne Renegades will go clash heads with Sydney Thunders in Big Bash League (BBL) this Friday. This will be the first game of the New Year and both teams will want to win it for sure.
Melbourne Renegades are ranked at second last position in the points table with one win and four losses in this season of BBL. Renegades performed lacklustre in this season of BBL. Opener Shaun Marsh smashed fifty in the last match against Sydney Sixers. He scored 67 runs off 48 balls comprising with five fours and two sixes. Skipper Aaron Finch scored 39 runs off 32 balls comprising with four boundaries.
However, Melbourne Renegades lost the match against Sixers by two wickets. Aussie pacer Kane Richardson, Imad Wasim and Mohammad Nabi took two wickets each in the last match. Aussie batsman Beau Webster and Afghanistan all-rounder Mohammad Nabi couldn’t score much in this season of BBL. Aussie speedster Kane Richardson bagged 9 wickets from five matches for Renegades in this season of BBL. Renegades will look forward to defeating Sydney Thunder in this game.
Sydney Thunder are ranked at the second position in the points-table of BBL. They won four matches and lost one match in this season of BBL. English opener Alex Hales is in good form and scored 71 runs off just 29 balls in the last match against Melbourne Stars. He clobbered eight boundaries and five gigantic sixes in his phenomenal knock. Aussie batsman Callum Ferguson smashed fifty against Melbourne Stars.
He hammered five boundaries and one six. Usman Khawaja scored 37 runs off 31 balls in the same match with the help of three fours and one six. With the help of these knocks, Sydney Thunder amassed a huge score of 219 runs in the last match. Aussie all-rounder Chris Green bagged four wickets in the same match while all-rounder Daniel Sams and Tanveer Sangha bagged two wickets. Middle-order batsmen Oliver Davies and all-rounder Daniel Sams couldn’t score many runs in the last match against Melbourne Stats. Also English wicket-keeper batsman Sam Billings failed to deliver in the same match. Thunder would wish to win in register their fifth win in this season of BBL.
These two teams played each other 13 times where Melbourne Renegades won nine games while Sydney Thunders won remaining three games.
Sydney Thunder is likely to win this match as they are looking stronger team.
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Date and Time:
Friday, Jan 01, 2020, 1.45 PM
Carrara Oval, Queensland
(The odds might change without prior notice)