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

Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades

Sydney Thunder missed a likely victory in the last match due to a floodlight failure. They are just one point afar from Melbourne Renegades and this game would be key in deciding who slots in the top four.

The Renegades are coming on the back of a loss against Melbourne Stars. They currently stand at five wins and five losses from 10 matches.

Sydney Thunder would be without Usman Khawaja and Pat Cummins who have joined the Australian Test squad for the series against Sri Lanka. After the departure of Jos Buttler, captain Shane Watson has come into his own and has struck a 60 and a 100 back to back against Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat respectively.

Watson would get support from Anton Devcich, who has scored 20s in both of his matches. Chris Jordan has also looked good since his recall. Daniel Sams has picked the most wickets for the team with 11 scalps in the last match. Arjun Nair starred with figures of 3-12 against Adelaide Strikers.

Melbourne Renegades would be boosted by the return of Aaron Finch who will take the place of Marcus Harris. Finch will open the batting along with Mathew Harvey and has not been in great form off late. However, playing the shortest form of the game might just liberate him.

The other batsman to watch out for is Sam Harper who has scored 220 runs till now and is the leading scorer for Melbourne Renegades. With the ball, Kane Richardson is their leading wicket-taker and has picked up 16 wickets. Mohammad Nabi has also been good and has figures of 1-9 and 4-25 from his last two matches.

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

Sydney Thunder - Anton Devcich, Shane Watson, Callum Ferguson, Jason Sangha, Daniel Sams, Jay Lenton, Chris Jordan, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Gurinder Sandhu, Fawad Ahmed

Melbourne Renegades - Aaron Finch, Matthew Harvey, Sam Harper, Tom Cooper, Cameron White, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Harry Gurney

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), Arjun Nair (Sydney Thunder)

Most Sixes – Aaron Finch (Melbourne Renegades), Shane Watson (Sydney Thunder)

Team Scores Batting First – Melbourne Renegades 140+, 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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