REN vs THU Dream11: It will be Melbourne Renegades to take on Sydney Thunder in the 22nd match of this season’s BBL. Both sides will look to start their New Year on a winning note. Melbourne Renegades haven’t got the start they were looking for. Out of four defeats, two of their defeats have been crushing losses that has affected their NRR badly. They need runs from their experienced batsmen Finch and Marsh at the top to lay a solid foundation. The middle order has failed to get going so far. With talented players like Rossouw and Sam Harper in the middle, Renegades will hope to put a decent total on the board. Kane Richardson has looked good with the ball but has lacked support. With the presence of quality T20 allrounders like Nabi and Imad Wasim, Renegades will look to turn their fortunes in their favor.
Sydney Thunder though is looking a solid side at the moment with minimum weaknesses. After losing the first game, they have come back strongly to win 4 games in a row. Hales and Khawaja are looking in blistering form at the top while skipper Callum Ferguson is having a dream tournament. The presence of quality allrounders in the lineup like Ben Cutting and Daniel Sams give their side the edge over the most teams. Young legspinner Tanveer Sangha has also picked up wickets at crucial times.
REN vs THU Dream11 match details
Fixture name: Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder
Competition: Big Bash League 2020-21
Date: 1 January, 2021
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Ground: Carrara Oval, Queensland
Brief score of the last result at the venue: Sydney Sixers 169/8 (19.5 overs) beat Melbourne Renegades 168/6 by 2 wickets on December 29, 2020.
REN (recent last) W L L L L
THU (recent last) L W W W W
Points Table Standings: REN 8, THU 2
Pitch Report: The pitch will be good for batting and a high scoring game is expected. There will be some movement for the fast bowlers early on but batsmen will enjoy the pitch and conditions. The weather will be mostly cloudy with occasional rain during the course of the match.
REN vs THU Playing 11
REN Team News
Injury update, unavailability- Imran Tahir has pulled out of the Renegades squad for the rest of the season due to personal reasons.
Expected team changes- No changes are expected in the Renegades eleven from the last match.
Skipper Finch and Shaun Marsh will open with wicketkeeper Harper at No.3.
Rossouw, Nabi and Harvey will hold the middle order spots.
Kane Richardson and Will Sutherland will be the quicks with Imad Wasim and Hatzoglou being the spinners
REN Playing 11 (probable)
A Finch (C)
S Harper (wk)
THU Team News
Injury update, unavailability- It is not clear whether Nathan McAndrew is available for the selection or not. His availability will be assessed at the evening’s training session.
Expected team changes- Thunder are likely to continue their winning combination for this match.
Khawaja and Hales will open with skipper Callum Ferguson at No.3.
Oliver Davies and wicketkeeper Sam Billings will hold the middle order spots while Cutting and Sams will be the allrounders.
Adam Milne and Sams will hold the new ball with Chris Tremain and spinner Tanveer Sangha to support them.
THU Playing 11 (probable)
C Ferguson (C)
S Billings (wk)
REN vs THU Today Match Prediction: Who will win REN vs THU Dream11 match today?
Sydney Thunder will start the match as clear favorites given their recent form and team balance. Quality allrounders in the side give their side a perfect balance. The Renegades meanwhile, have had two losses over 100 runs and their confidence will be low. It will take a top effort from them to get past a strong Thunder side. The last time these two teams met, Thunder registered a thumping win over their counterparts. On a good batting wicket, expect a good batting performance from both sides in the REN vs THU Today Match Prediction.
REN vs THU Dream11 Prediction, Captain & Differential Picks
A Finch- In what has been a dismal campaign for Renegades, skipper Finch will look to lead from the front. He is a premier international T20I batsman for Australia and will be eager to get some runs for his club.
T20 Career: Runs 9448, Avg. 35
Finch in BBL 10: Runs 106, Avg. 26
R Rossouw- Renegades middle order batting has been a problem for them this season. Rossouw will look to get some runs as he is a good player of spin and can get some quick runs in the middle.
T20 Career: Runs 5053, Avg. 29
Rossouw in BBL 10: Runs 96, Avg. 24
K Richardson- Richardson has been impressive so far in a disappointing season for Renegades. He has the ability to pick up wickets with the new ball and also has varieties at the death.
T20 Career: Wkts 9, Bowl Avg. 16
Richardson in BBL 10: Wkts 139, Bowl Avg. 23
A Hales- Hales’ blistering innings of 71 off 29 balls was the reason why Thunder crossed 200 in the last match. He has the ability to take the game away from the opposition in the powerplay with his powerful hits.
T20 Career: Runs 7536, Avg. 30
Hales in BBL 10: Runs 152, Avg. 30
C Ferguson- Ferguson has been the top run scorer for Thunder this season. He can score runs consistently with low risk shots and is a valuable addition at No.3.
T20 Career: Runs 3009, Avg. 27
Ferguson in BBL 10: Runs 197, Avg. 49
D Sams- Daniel Sams is a useful T20 cricketer with his ability against the new ball as well as the big hitting at the death. His allround abilities make him a useful pick in the REN vs THU Dream11 Prediction.
T20 Career: Wkts 60, Bowl Avg. 21
Sams in BBL 10: Runs 96, Bat Avg. 32, Wkts 7, Bowl Avg. 20
M Nabi- Nabi is an experienced T20 cricketer and plays this format all around the world. He is a genuine wicket taker with his offspin and is a useful middle order batsman.
T20 Career: Runs 4151, Bat Avg. 22, Wkts 270, Bowl Avg. 23
Nabi in BBL 10: Wkts 3, Bowl Avg. 24
B Cutting- Another useful allrounder in the Thunder lineup, Cutting provides the Thunder with a perfect balance. He can crucial matches with the bat and can pick up wickets in the middle overs.
T20 Career: Runs 2119, Bat Avg. 22, Wkts 124, Bowl Avg. 30
Cutting in BBL 10: Runs 80, Bat Avg. 27