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Melbourne Renegades odds
Toss Winner - Melbourne Renegades won the toss and chose to bat first
Melbourne Renegades beat Sydney Thunder by 50 runs
Sydney Thunder aim to continue their good form against hapless Melbourne Renegades!
Sydney Thunder to beat Melbourne Renegades in this contest.
Tournament: BIG BASH LEAGUE 2019-20 | Format: T20 | Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra | Toss: To BatBet Now
Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades will be looking to start their road to recovery when they will face each other in the 37th match of the Big Bash League in Manuka Oval at Canberra on Wednesday.
Sydney Thunder got back to winning ways by registering four-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes, courtesy splendid performances from Alex Hales, Alex Ross and Daniel Sams. Despite this win, Thunder are still lying in the bottom half of the league table with 9 points to their name in 9 games played so far in the competition.
On the other hand, Defending Champions Melbourne Renegades have suffered their worst run in the history of Big Bash League. The franchise has lost nine matches in a row and will face uphill battle for the remainder of the competition. In the absence of Aaron Finch and Kane Richardson, the side will need to field their best combination for this contest.
On the other hand, Sydney Thunder will be looking to win this game and collect valuable points in the competition. Sydney Thunder won the toss and opted to bowl first against Hobart Hurricanes. Brendan Doggett, Chris Morris and Daniel Sams delivered splendid bowling performances to restrict Hobart Hurricanes to a modest score of 162 for 6 in their allotted 20 overs. Daniel Sams was the standout bowler for the side and claimed two wickets in his four overs. Chasing 163 runs for victory, Alex Hales and Usman Khuwaja got the side off to an excellent start.
The opening pair added a 96-run partnership to see Thunder take control of the game. Alex Hales was the standout performer with the bat and finished the innings with the top-score of 55 runs off 36 balls with the help of six fours and two sixes. He was well supported by Khuwaja, who chipped in with 35 runs off 29 balls with the help of three boundaries.
Captain Callum Ferguson perished for a low score but it was Alex Ross, who delivered a crucial inning to steer Sydney Thunder to victory. He scored 32 not out off 21 balls with the help of two fours and one six. All-rounder Chris Morris also chipped in with 17 runs off 12 balls with the help of one four and one six.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the pace trio of Brendan Doggett, Chris Morris and Daniel Sams to provide crucial breakthroughs in this contest. Left-arm medium pacer Daniel Sams is currently franchise’s leading wicket-taker in the competition with 17 wickets in 9 innings at an average of 14.76.
Callum Ferguson (captain), Usman Khuwaja, Alex Hales, Chris Morris, Chris Tremain, Alex Ross, Arjun Nair, Brendan Doggett, Liam Bowe, Daniel Sams, Matthew Gilkes (wk)
Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Daniel Sams, Nathan John McAndrew, Liam Bowe, Brendan Doggett, Chris Morris, Usman Khawaja, Alex Ross, Jonathan Cook, Jay Lenton
Melbourne Renegades will be hoping to get off the mark with a victory against Sydney Thunder. The side has lost nine matches on the bounce in this year’s competition and will be desperate to end their losing streak.
In their last fixture, Renegades delivered a dismal batting performance against Adelaide Strikers. Chasing 174 runs to win, the side was dismissed cheaply for 110 runs in 17.4 overs. Shaun Marsh and Beau Webster were the two batsmen to reach double figures in their innings for Renegades. The only positive from the game was performances from Samit Patil, Cameron Boyce and Beau Webster. Beau Webster was once again the lone performer with the bat for Renegades. He played well and finished the innings with the top-score of 49 runs off 33 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes.
For Melbourne Renegades, the responsibility in the batting department will be shared by the in-form duo of Shaun Marsh and Beau Webster to produce runs in this contest. In this year’s competition, Beau Webster leads the batting charts for Renegades with 319 runs in 9 outings at an average of 62.00, whereas Marsh has accumulated 310 runs in nine matches at an average of 35.44.
The likes of Mohammad Nabi, Tom Cooper and Daniel Christian have collectively failed to produce runs for the side in this year’s competition. The experienced middle-order trio will need to deliver decent scores for Renegades in order to put competitive totals on the board.
In the bowling department, the side will be relying on the spin trio of Samit Patel, Cameron Boyce and Mohammad Nabi to make crucial breakthroughs. Against Adelaide Strikers, the spinners bowled well and claimed one wicket each.
Daniel Christian (captain), Tom Cooper, Marcus Harris, Shaun Marsh, Samit Patel, Mohammad Nabi, Joe Mennie, Cameron Boyce, Jack Wildermuth, Beau Webster, Sam Harper (wk)
Sam Harper, JD Wildermuth, Shaun Marsh, SR Patel, Mohammad Nabi, Andrew Fekete, Cameron Boyce, Marcus Harris, BJ Webster, DT Christian, Will Sutherland
The wicket at Manuka Oval is going to provide interesting contest between bat and ball. The weather forecast for the game to be played on Wednesday is expected to have sunny intervals with light winds.
Manuka Oval in Canberra is going to host the 37th BBL game between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades.
Melbourne Renegades take heart from the fact that they have won their last five matches against Sydney Thunder in the competition.
The side that wins the toss would be looking to bat first and put runs on the board. Average score at the venue is around 120 to 130 runs.
Based on current form, Sydney Thunder will be expected to win their game against Melbourne Renegades. With the likes of Alex Hales, Usman Khuwaja and Callum Ferguson delivering runs for the side at the top of the innings, the side will eye another clinical performance against Melbourne Renegades.
Sydney Thunder to beat Melbourne Renegades in this contest.
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