The Sydney Thunder will play against the Melbourne Renegades in the 55th game of the Big Bash League 2021-22. The venue for this ground will be the Melbourne Cricket Stadium (MCG).
The Sydney Thunder are in third position with eight wins and five defeats in 13 games and are looking really good as a team. The Renegades, on the other hand, have yet again performed badly and are at the bottom of the points table with only three wins and nine defeats in 13 matches.
The Thunder won the match by a huge margin of 129 runs when the two sides played each other earlier this season. They scored 209 runs batting first. Daniel Sams scored a brilliant 98* off just 44 balls while Alex Hales scored 63 off just 28 balls. Kane Richardson picked two wickets.
The Renegades were then bowled out for just 68 runs. Mohammad Hasnain picked three wickets while Tanveer Sangha and Gurinder Sandhu picked two wickets each. Both Daniel Sams and Nathan McAndrew had a wicket each to their name. James Seymour was the highest scorer for Melbourne with 25 runs.
SYDNEY THUNDER ( ST ) REVIEWS
Sydney Thunder had lost their most recent against their city fellow team, Sydney Sixers by a huge margin of 60 runs where they won the toss and decided to field first. The performance of their bowling unit was very poor. They leaked 197 runs in their innings of 20 overs. Nathan McAndrew was the most successful bowler from their side who picked two wickets in his three overs bowled out against 30 runs. Daniel Sams also picked two wickets while he was charged for 43 runs in his four overs bowled out. Gurinder Sandhu picked one wicket.
MELBOURNE RENEGADES ( MR ) REVIEWS
Melbourne Renegades were beaten by Sydney Sixers in their previous match by a massive margin of 45 runs. They lost the toss and were asked to field first. The performance of their bowling unit was average. They leaked 150 runs in their innings of 20 overs. Cameron Boyce was the most successful bowler from their side who picked two wickets in his four overs bowled out against 15 runs. Kane Richardson also picked two wickets while he leaked plenty of runs. He was charged for 37 runs in his four overs bowled out.
SYDNEY THUNDER VS MELBOURNE RENEGADES MATCH DETAILS:
Match: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 55, Big Bash League 2021-22
Date and Time: 19th January 2022, 10:40 AM IST
Venue: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne
SYDNEY THUNDER VS MELBOURNE RENEGADES PITCH REPORT
The pitch at the MCG has been slightly slower. Spinners and slow bowlers or bowlers with variations will like this wicket. The average 1st innings score here is 157 runs. Chasing teams have won 32 games out of 62.
SYDNEY THUNDER VS MELBOURNE RENEGADES WEATHER FORECAST
It will be a sunny day in Melbourne with the temperature being around 24-27 degrees celsius during game time.
SYDNEY THUNDER VS MELBOURNE RENEGADES PROBABLE XIS
Usman Khawaja will be back for this game giving a stellar performance in the Ashes. Ben Cutting should come back into the XI as well. They have played really good cricket until now and will look to do the same before the playoffs.
The Renegades have nothing to lose now and they will play for pride. They’ll look to give a chance to the players who haven’t got many chances in the tournament so far. Melbourne will look to end their campaign on a winning note.
SYDNEY THUNDER VS MELBOURNE RENEGADES MATCH PREDICTION
The Thunder have been in excellent form and they will be the clear favorites for this game against the Renegades. It will be the last game of the season for the Renegades and they’ll look to end their campaign with a win.
PREDICTION: SYDNEY THUNDER TO WIN THIS MATCH.