Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction BBL- Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder

Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch

Melbourne Renegades are coming off a dominating win against Perth Scorchers in the last match when they folded up their opponents for just 79 and won the match by 78 runs, courtesy of Dan Christian's figures of 4-20.

Likewise, Sydney Thunder are also coming into this game on the back of a victory with Callum Ferguson smashing his second T20 hundred which was an unbeaten 113 as he led the team to a six-wicket win.

Both teams have clashed earlier in the tournament when Melbourne Renegades came out victorious by 12 runs on the back of a half-century from Aaron Finch. The Renegades posted a 152-run total and then restricted the Scorchers.

Melbourne Renegades' Cameron White was retired hurt in the last match due to a hamstring injury and Beau Webster is slated to replace him. Apart from Aaron Finch, Sam Harper is the only other batsman to score a half-century for the frachise this season.

Tom Cooper is another capable batsman and has 219 runs against his name. The bowling has been their stronger suit with Kane Richardson leading the way with 19 wickets. He had magical figures of 1-6 in the last match.

Sydney Thunder have finally found a batsman who can go big in Callum Ferguson after Shane Watson also struck a century earlier. Wicket-keeper batsman Matthew Gilkes made his debut and clicked right away with a half-century in the last match. The team's bowling is led by Fawad Ahmed and Chris Jordan.

Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.


Melbourne Renegades- Mackenzie Harvey, Aaron Finch, Sam Harper, Tom Cooper, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Beau Webster, Cameron Boyce, Chris Tremain, Kane Richardson, Harry Gurney

Sydney Thunder- Shane Watson, Matthew Gilkes, Callum Ferguson, Anton Devcich, Jason Sangha, Daniel Sams, Chris Jordan, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Gurinder Sandhu, Fawad Ahmed

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 Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Sydney Thunder

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – Aaron Finch (Melbourne Renegades), Shane Watson (Sydney Thunder)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Kane Richardson (Melbourne Renegades), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Sydney Thunder)

Most Sixes – Aaron Finch (Melbourne Renegades), Matthew Gilkes (Sydney Thunder)

Team Scores Batting First – Melbourne Renegades 145+, Sydney Thunder 155+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

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