THU vs REN Big Bash League Fantasy Prediction: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades – 26 December 2020 (Canberra). The Thunders have won their last two games, whereas the Renegades have lost their last two.
Sydney Thunder will take on Melbourne Renegades in the League Match of BBL 10, aka Big Bash League which, will be played at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. The premier T20 competition of Australia is finally here.
Sydney Thunder have won two of their three games in the tournament so far. Callum Ferguson has been batting really well, whereas the bowlers are on the song as well. This team looks very much settled on the paper.
Melbourne Renegades have lost two of their three games in the tournament so far. The batting will be bolstered by the arrival of Finch, whereas Imad Wasim can also make his debut. Sam Harper and Rossouw batted well in the last game, whereas Richardson has been their main bowler. This team needs to perform well.
Pitch Report – This pitch has been good for batting based on the previous records. The average 1st inning score at this ground in BBL10 is 157 runs.
Total BBL 10 Games Played: 4; Bat 1st Won: 1; Bat 2nd Won: 3.
Match Details :
Time:- 12:40 PM IST, Live on Sony Six
Probable XI for both sides:-
Sydney Thunder – Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Oliver Davies, Baxter Holt, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Nathan McAndrew, Tanveer Sangha.
Melbourne Renegades – Sam Harper, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Rilee Rossouw, Beau Webster, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, Imad Wasim, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Noor Ahmad.
5 Must-Have Players in the Squad
Sam Harper, Aaron Finch, Callum Ferguson, Daniel Sams, and Alex Hales.
THU vs REN Team Wicket-Keeper
Sam Harper (Price 8.5) will be the wicket-keeper of our squad. Harper scored 279 runs last season at an average of 25.36, whereas he is an opener. He scored a wonderful half-century in the last game.
THU vs REN Team Batsmen
Alex Hales (Price 10), Usman Khawaja (Price 9.5), and Callum Ferguson (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Sydney Thunder. Hales scored 576 runs last season at an average of 38.40 whereas, Khawaja scored 388 runs. Callum has scored a couple of half-centuries this season. All three of them are the backbone of this side’s batting line-up.
Aaron Finch (Price 10.5) and Rilee Rossouw (Price 9) will be our batsmen from the Melbourne Renegades. Finch has been the highest white-ball run-scorer of Australia in 2020, whereas his recent form has been excellent. Rossouw has scored over 4000 runs in his T20 career, whereas he scored a brilliant half-century in the last game too. Both of them are brilliant and aggressive players.
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THU vs REN Team All-Rounders
Daniel Sams (Price 9) and Ben Cutting (Price 8.5) will be our all-rounders from the Sydney Thunder. Sams has picked five wickets this season, whereas he 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. Cutting, on the other hand, is also a match-winner with both bat and the ball.
THU vs REN Team Bowlers
Adam Milne (Price 8.5) will be our bowler from Sydney Thunder. Milne is a thunderbolt pacer from New Zealand and, he bowled a wonderful spell in the last game. He can be the X-Factor of the side.
Kane Richardson (Price 9) and Josh Lalor (Price 8.5) will be our bowlers from the Melbourne Renegades. Richardson scalped ten wickets last season whereas, Lalor scalped eleven. Both of them picked have scalped five wickets each this season as well.
Match Prediction: Sydney Thunder are the favourites to win this game.
Top Names for the Captaincy Role:-
Alex Hales and Aaron Finch
Top Names for the Vice-Captaincy Role:-
Both the captain’s pick + Callum Ferguson and Daniel Sams
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Fantasy Team Disclaimer
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match, pitch report and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.