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Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder, free match prediction 19 Dec 2019

19 Dec 2019 | 13:40 | Geelong Cricket Ground, Geelong, Australia
169/5 in 20.0 8.45
171/4 in 19.4 8.69

Melbourne Renegades Vs Sydney Thunder betting odds

MR

1.37

ST

2.85

Toss Winner - Melbourne Renegades won the toss and chose to bat first

winner Sydney Thunder beat Melbourne Renegades by 6 wickets

Reigning Champions Melbourne Renegades aim for a good start against Sydney Thunder!

  • Captain Callum Ferguson, Chris Green and Jonathan Cook delivered splendid performances for Sydney Thunder in the previous game played against Brisbane Heat.
  • Sydney Thunder registered a comfortable win over Brisbane Heat in the opening game of the competition played at The Gabba in Brisbane.
  • Melbourne Renegades lifted maiden crown last year under the leadership of Aaron Finch.

Expect Melbourne Renegades to overcome Sydney Thunder in this contest!

  • Tournament: BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20
  • Format: T20
  • Venue: Geelong Cricket Ground, Geelong, Australia
  • Toss: To Bowl

BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20

Name M Won Lost Tied NR PTs NRR
Sydney Sixers 1 1 0 0 0 2 1.45
Sydney Thunder 1 1 0 0 0 2 1.45
Adelaide Strikers 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Hobart Hurricanes 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melbourne Renegades 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Melbourne Stars 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Brisbane Heat 1 0 1 0 0 0 -1.45
Perth Scorchers 1 0 1 0 0 0 -1.45
PTs NRR M Won Lost Tied NR
2 1.45 1 1 0 0 0
2 1.45 1 1 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 0 0 0 0 0 0
0 -1.45 1 0 1 0 0
0 -1.45 1 0 1 0 0
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Match Preview

Reigning Champions Melbourne Renegades will be looking to start their campaign on a winning note when they face Sydney Thunder in the third game of 2020 Big Bash League at Simonds Stadium in Geelong.

Captain Aaron Finch will be hoping that the side can deliver a strong show with the bat and ball in this home fixture. With the signing of Shaun Marsh for this year’s competition, Renegades have tried to strengthen their middle-order this season.

On the other hand, Sydney Thunder outclassed Brisbane Heat by 29 runs, courtesy splendid performances from Callum Ferguson, Chris Green and Jonathan Cook. With a comfortable win in their opening fixture, Sydney Thunder will be looking to continue their good form in this contest.

Teams Preview

Melbourne Renegades Preview

Aaron Finch led-unit produced a remarkable turnaround to lift their maiden crown last season. Melbourne Renegades will be looking to deliver a clinical performance with bat and ball in their opening game of the competition.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on the likes of Aaron Finch, wicket-keeper Sam Harper and Shaun Marsh to deliver the bulk of the runs in this contest. Last year, Sam Harper was the standout player in the batting department and finished with 341 runs in 16 matches at a strike rate of 139.75. He will be keen to make a notable score in this game.

Captain Aaron Finch will be hoping to play a big role for Renegades in this year’s competition. Last season, Finch accumulated 220 runs in 8 matches with one half-century to his name. In this home fixture, Finch will be looking to lead from the front with the bat and help Melbourne Renegades post a competitive score on the board.

Renegades main strength is their quality all-rounders in the form of Daniel Christian, Mohammad Nabi and Tom Cooper, who have the ability to change the complexion of the game with bat and ball. Last year, Trio collectively scored 800 runs between them to help Renegades clinch their maiden BBL title. Daniel Christian also bowled well and claimed 15 wickets at an economy rate of 7.38.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce and Mohammad Nabi to pick wickets in this contest. Last year, Kane Richardson ended up being the leading wicket-taker in the competition with 24 wickets at an average of 17.70. Pacer will definitely be looking to make a telling contribution with the new-ball for Renegades in this contest.

Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing XI:

Aaron Finch (captain), Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (wk), Tom Cooper, Mackenzie Harvey, Daniel Christian, Mohammad Nabi, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Harry Gurney, Joe Mennie and Jon Holland

Melbourne Renegades Actual Playing XI:

Aaron Finch, Sam Harper, TLW Cooper, JD Wildermuth, Shaun Marsh, KW Richardson, Harry Gurney, Cameron Boyce, Richard Gleeson, BJ Webster, DT Christian

Sydney Thunder Preview

In their opening fixture, Sydney Thunder delivered a pitch perfect with bat and ball to Beat Brisbane Heat. Thunder Captain Callum Ferguson will be hoping that the side can build on their good form shown at The Gabba.

In the batting department, the side will be relying on their top-order trio of Usman Khuwaja, Alex Hales and Callum Ferguson to do the bulk of the scoring. Usman Khuwaja looked good with the bat against Brisbane Heat. Left-hander scored 22 runs off 13 balls with the help of five boundaries. Hales could not much with the bat and perished for low score at The Gabba.

With Thunder placed at the precarious situation at 38 for 3 after 5 overs, Callum Ferguson led the way with the bat. He put on a 63-run partnership with Alex Ross to stabilize the innings for Sydney Thunder. He remained unbeaten till the end and smashed 73 runs off 44 balls with the help of six fours and three sixes. Ferguson was well supported by Alex Hales, who chipped in with 30 runs off 27 balls with the help of two fours.

All-rounder Chris Green delivered a late cameo with the bat against Brisbane. His innings of 25 run off 17 balls helped Sydney Thunder post 172 runs for the loss of six wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the likes of Daniel Sams, Chris Tremain, and Jonathan Cook to make crucial breakthroughs. The pace trio bowled well and picked up five wickets between them at The Gabba. Chris Green and Arjun Nair kept the opposition batsmen in check in the middle overs and claimed two wickets apiece.

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing XI:

Usman Khuwaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Matthew Gilkes (wk), Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Jonathan Cook, Chris Tremain

Sydney Thunder Actual Playing XI:

Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, CP Tremain, Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook, Arjun Nair, Christopher Green, Usman Khawaja, Matthew Gilkes, Alex Ross, Nathan John McAndrew

Pitch And Weather Conditions

Weather Conditions

Fresh wicket prepared for the game will certainly have pace and bounce for the bowlers. The batsmen will need to take a conservative approach in the initial Powerplay overs. The weather condition for the game will be played on Thursday is expected to have sunny intervals throughout the day.

Venue Details

Simonds Stadium in Geelong is going to host the third match of 2020 Big Bash League between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder. Renegades will take heart from the fact they have both their games played at Geelong.

Toss: To Bowl

The side that wins the toss would be looking to bowl first and exploit the fresh pitch conditions. Average score at the venue is 130 runs.

Winning Prediction

Reigning Champions Melbourne Renegades will be expected to win their opening game against Sydney Thunder. With the likes of Aaron Finch, Sam Harper and Shaun Marsh in their ranks, Renegades will be looking to deliver a strong display with the bat.

Expect Melbourne Renegades to overcome Sydney Thunder in this contest!

Author: Shoaib Z.