REN vs THU Big Bash League Fantasy Prediction: Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder – 1 January 2021 (Queensland). Two teams with completely opposite seasons till now are up against each other.
Sydney Thunder will take on Melbourne Renegades in the League Match of BBL 10, aka Big Bash League which, will be played at the Metricon Stadium in Queensland. The premier T20 competition of Australia is finally here.
Melbourne Renegades have lost four of their five games in the tournament so far. Kane Richardson has been bowling superbly, whereas the batsmen are failing in every game. They have been all-out for less than 100 runs a couple of times in the tournament. This team needs to fire in the tournament before it is too late.
Sydney Thunder have won four of their five games in the tournament. The batting and bowling of this side have been excellent in the tournament so far. Hales & Ferguson are batting extremely well, whereas Sangha & Green are on fire in their bowling. This team looks like a complete package.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been decent for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score in BBL overall at this ground is 164 runs.
Total BBL Games Played: 8; Bat 1st Won: 4; Bat 2nd Won: 4.
Match Details :
Time:- 1:45 PM IST, Live on Sony Six
Probable XI for both sides:-
Melbourne Renegades – Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper, Rilee Rossouw, Mackenzie Harvey, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, Imad Wasim, Kane Richardson, Zak Evans, Peter Hatzoglou.
Sydney Thunder – Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Oliver Davies, Sam Billings, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Chris Tremain, Tanveer Sangha.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Kane Richardson, Chris Green, and Shaun Marsh.
REN vs THU Team Wicket-Keeper
Sam Harper (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Harper is a top-order batsman and has scored 98 runs in the tournament. He is a young batsman who loves to play an aggressive brand of cricket.
REN vs THU Team Batsmen
Alex Hales (Price 10), Usman Khawaja (Price 9.5), and Callum Ferguson (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Sydney Thunder. Callum has scored 197 runs in the tournament at an average of 49.25, whereas Hales has scored 152 runs. Khawaja, on the other hand, has scored 116 runs in the tournament. All three of them are the backbone of this side’s batting.
Aaron Finch (Price 10.5) and Shaun Marsh (Price 9.5) will be our batsmen from the Melbourne Renegades. Finch has been the highest white-ball run-scorer of Australia in 2020, whereas he has scored 106 runs in this BBL. Marsh has scored 146 runs at an average of 29.20 which includes a half-century in the last game. Both of them are reliable batsmen at the top.
REN vs THU Team All-Rounders
Daniel Sams (Price 9) will be our all-rounder from the Sydney Thunder. Sams has picked seven wickets this season, whereas he has smashed a half-century with the bat as well. He was the highest wicket-taker of the last season with 30 wickets under his belt.
REN vs THU Team Bowlers
Chris Green (Price 8.5) and Tanveer Sangha (Price 8) will be our bowlers from Sydney Thunder. Green is a brilliant off-spinner, whereas Sangha is a young leg-spinner. Both of them have scalped nine wickets each in the tournament so far.
Kane Richardson (Price 9) and Peter Hatzoglou (Price 8) will be our bowlers from the Melbourne Renegades. Richardson scalped ten wickets last season whereas, Peter is a T20 specialist spinner. Kane has scalped nine wickets this season, whereas Hatzoglou has scalped seven.
Match Prediction: Sydney Thunder are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Aaron Finch and Alex Hales
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Callum Ferguson and Shaun Marsh
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