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| On Jan 18, 2022 7:57 PM IST

THU vs REN Dream11 Prediction Big Bash League T20 Live Score, Pitch Report, Player Stats, Dream11 Team for Today’s Match


THU vs REN Dream11 Prediction: Bottom-placed Melbourne Renegades would be looking to avoid the wooden spoon for the third consecutive season, however, the Sydney Thunder might make the task fairly difficult, considering the form they’ve essayed throughout BBL 11. The Renegades lost by six runs in a 183-run chase, which witnessed skipper Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh emerge as the top-performers with the willow. For the Thunder, though they lost to the defending champions – Sydney Sixers – in their last outing, taking into account the skilled set of players in their side, they could be backed to bounce back stronger and perhaps vent out their frustration against the Renegades, who they beat earlier by 129-runs at the Docklands. The Thunder’s win in the upcoming game could solidify their chances of finishing at the top two, provided the Sixers lose their final match to the Brisbane Heat. 

THU vs REN Big Bash League T20 Match 55 Details

Fixture Name: Match 55, Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades

Competition: Big Bash League T20

Date: 19 January

Time: 10:40 AM IST

Ground: Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne

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Big Bash League T20 Pitch Report

The wicket at MCG has offered immense help to the bowlers in the last four matches contested in BBL 11, with 139 as the average first innings total and the chasing team winning on each of the occasions. Batting has been fairly easy as the matches have progressed and thus, picking quality batsmen and bowlers becomes crucial from a fantasy point of view.

Team Form Guide:

THU (recent last): L L W W W

REN (recent last): L L L L W

THU vs REN Dream11 Prediction for Today Match

THU Playing 11 (likely)

Matthew Gilkes
Alex Hales
Jason Sangha
Usman Khawaja
Daniel Sams
Oliver Davies
Nathan McAndrew
Chris Green
Gurinder Sandhu
Tanveer Sangha
Brendan Doggett

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  • Sydney Thunder will announce their captain at the time of bat flip.
  • Matthew Gilkes will be the wicket-keeper.
  • Among the batters, Alex Hales and Jason Sangha have been class apart in BBL 11.
  • Left-handed batsman Usman Khawaja has been added to the squad post the international duties.
  • All-rounder Daniel Sams has had a memorable run in BBL 11.
  • Brendan Doggett is likely to come in place of Mohammad Hasnain, whose bowling action has been reported.
  • Thunder will be heavily banking on the likes of Tanveer Sangha, Gurinder Sandhu, Nathan McAndrew and Chris Green to restrict the opposition to a low total.

Jason Sangha Stats in T20

Sangha’s morphed into one of the best batsmen in the BBL 11, amassing 382 runs at an average of 54.57 and a strike rate of 130-plus. The right-hander has been, by far, the most consistent player for the Thunder in the ongoing edition, thereby finding himself as a value pick as a captain or vice-captain in the fantasy line-up. 

Matches Runs Average
23 560 35.00


Daniel Sams Stats in T20

The left-armer possesses a bag full of tricks that have helped him grab 18 wickets at an average of 22.11. And he’s been quite handy with the bat, hammering down 190 runs at a strike rate of 160-plus and averaging just over 23, with 98* as the personal best. 

Matches Wickets Average
69 86 22.36


REN Playing 11 (likely)

Aaron Finch
James Seymour
Shaun Marsh
Unmukt Chand
Jonathan Merlo
Sam Harper
Will Sutherland
Cameron Boyce
Zak Evans
Josh Lalor
Zahir Khan

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  • Aaron Finch will captain the Renegades
  • Sam Harper will keep the gloves.
  • Among Renegades’ batsmen, Shaun Marsh, James Seymour and Finch can be backed to score the bulk of runs.
  • Among the bowlers, Josh Lalor and Zak Evans, Zahir Khan and Cameron Boyce will carry the onus of forcing breakthroughs.

Aaron Finch Stats in T20

Finch, who’s a highly competent cricketer in this format of the game, finds himself as a must-pick from the Renegades in the fantasy line-up. The opening batter has been the bulk-scorer for the Men in Red in BBL 11, scoring 304 runs at 33.77 and a strike rate over 130, which includes a recently struck 75 against the Hobart Hurricanes. 

Matches Runs 100s/50s
341 10284 8/67


Cameron Boyce Stats in T20

The leggie could prove to be a punt pick from the Renegades in the fantasy line-up. The wicket at MCG has helped spinners in the last few matches, and thus, Boyce could prove all valuable in the forthcoming feud. So far, Boyce has picked 5 scalps in 3 matches at an average of 16.40 and an economy of 6.83. 

Matches Wickets Economy
87 92 7.58

Who will win THU vs REN  today match?

The Melbourne Renegades had a torrid run throughout the BBL 11. The failure of their middle-order batsmen to perform on a regular basis cost them heavily on a number of occasions. On the other hand, the Sydney Thunder had all their boxes checked, and not once did they look out of sorts. The Thunder have performed like a title contender from the commencement of BBL 11, and thus, they could be vouched to script their ninth win of the season over the 8th placed Renegades. As per THU vs REN today match prediction and Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades cricket betting tips, Sydney Thunder are the favorites for this match.

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THU vs REN Dream11 Team Prediction

BATTERS:  Jason Sangha, Alex Hales, Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh
BOWLERS: Gurinder Sandhu, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Green, Cameron Boyce, Nathan McAndrew

HEA vs SIX Dream11 Prediction Captain & Vice Captain Choices

For Small League, Head-to-Head contest: Aaron Finch, Daniel Sams

For Grand League: Jason Sangha, Cameron Boyce

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