Big Bash League, 2018 | Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder, 46th Match | MLR vs SDT Who Will Win
Sydney Thunder are left with 3 matches and their quest to finish among the top 4 relies on the result of their upcoming matches. Their next assignment comes in the form of Melbourne Renegades who are standing tall at the second position on the points table.
Thunder have won 5 and lost 5 of their 11 games and holding the 5th position on the points table. Their counterparts Melbourne Renegades are in a safe zone as they are holding the 2nd position with 7 wins from 12 games.
This would also be the second meeting between these two sides, their last meeting took place at the Sydney Showground Stadium where Renegades had the last laugh as they won the encounter by 12 runs.
Batting first, Melbourne Renegades banking on skipper Aaron Finch’s 54 and Cameron White’s 40 off 29 got a respected total of 152 runs on the board for the loss of 9 wickets. Daniel Sams and Gurinder Sandhu were the picks of the bowlers scalping 3 wickets each.
In reply, Thunder got off to a disastrous start as they lost both their openers under 4 overs. Callum Ferguson and Jason Sangha got fifties to their name and built a defiant stand of 64 runs, but it did not do any wonders for them as they fell short of the target by 12 runs. Kane Richardson and Man of the Match Harry Gurney shared 4 wickets between them to help their side topple Renegades.
Venue:- Docklands Stadium, Melbourne
Match Timing:- Wednesday, January 30, 2019, 01:45 PM IST
Here’s how both teams’ might line-up:-
Shane Watson, Anton Devcich, Gurinder Sandhu, Fawad Ahmed, Callum Ferguson, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Jason Sangha, Baxter Holt (Doubt: Chris Jordan, Nathan McAndrew)
Aaron Finch, Mohammad Nabi, Harry Gurney, Tom Cooper, Cameron Boyce, Chris Tremain, Kane Richardson, Daniel Christian, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Jack Wildermuth.
Callum Ferguson scored an unbeaten ton in the last match to take his side home, Shane Watson has always been a cornerstone of Thunder batting unit.
All-rounder Daniel Sams has been a good contributor with both bat and ball amassing 282 runs with bat and scalping 14 wickets with the ball. In the bowling department, Fawad Ahmed has been the leading wicket-taker with 11 scalps to his name, Gurinder Sandhu will be a safe bet as well.
Wicket-keeper Sam Harper is the leading run-getter for Renegades with 269 runs to his name. He is closely followed by middle-order batsmen Tom Cooper who has 219 runs to his name.
Skipper Aaron Finch has one 50+ score to his name already, he is a safe bet here. All-round duo of Mohammad Nabi and Daniel Christian have been regular members for Renegades this season.
Kane Richardson is the leading bowler with 19 scalps to his name, while Cameron Boyce has 10 scalps to his name.
This MLR vs SDT Dream11 prediction is based on our research from various sources, We advise you not to make Dream11 Team as per your discretion and understanding from the squad and playing 11 listed in the article.