Melbourne, January 30 at 1:45 PM IST
Melbourne Renegades have piped Sydney Thunder in all of last five fixtures the two sides have been involved in and the former would be looking for a similar result at Marvel Stadium on Wednesday. The Renegades have put in strong all-round performances in the competition so far to hold onto the second spot on the BBL points tally.
Sydney Thunder have had a mixed bag of results. They have been an intimidating side one day and the out-of-sorts the other. Barring Shane Watson and Callum Ferguson, no other Thunder player has played out of his skin to take the game away from the opposition. If only they share the responsibility, Thunder can pose a challenge against rampant Renegades.
Head-to-head (last five BBL T20 fixtures)
Melbourne Renegades – 5, Sydney Thunder– 0
Form guide (last five fixtures, recent first)
Melbourne Renegades – W W L W L
Sydney Thunder – W L NR W L
Melbourne Renegades Team News: Jack Wildermuth and Jon Holland return to the squad. Cameron White and Joe Mennie miss out.
Sydney Thunder Team News: 19-year-old wicket-keeper Baxter Holt is in line debut. Jono Cook and Arjun Nair are among other additions. Matt Gilkes and Sam Rainbird miss out.
MLR Playing 11: Aaron Finch, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Harry Gurney, Sam Harper, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Mackenzie Harvey
Doubtful – Jon Holland, Jack Wildermuth, Beau Webster
SDT Playing 11: Shane Watson, Fawad Ahmed, Jono Cook, Anton Devcich, Chris Green, Callum Ferguson, Baxter Holt, Chris Jordan, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Gurinder Sandhu
Doubtful – Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair
Team 1, 2: Renegades bat Scorchers out of the game
– The likes of Aaron Finch, Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper, Mohammad Nabi and Tom Cooper can make Sydney Thunder bowlers toil.
– Take a chance on them.
Team 3, 4: Clinical Thunder performance
– Sydney Thunder have in the ranks match-winners like Callum Ferguson and Shane Watson who can destroy any attack on their day.
– Pick more Scorchers players.