Cricket Match Information:
Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades is going to be the third cricket game of the latest season of the Big Bash League. It is going to be the second cricket game for Sydney Thunder, whereas it will be the first game for Melbourne Renegades. Melbourne Renegades won the last season and will be entering the tournament as defending champions. Our prediction is of an exciting game of cricket between two good sides.
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 1:40 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 19.12.2019
- Venue: Simonds Stadium, South Geelong, Victoria
- Weather: Partly sunny, Temperature: 24 degrees, Thunderstorms: 0%
- Team A: Sydney Thunder
- Team B: Melbourne Renegades
- Team A Captain: Calum Ferguson
- Team B Captain: Aaron Finch
Sydney Thunder is going to be led by Calum Ferguson in this season of Big Bash League. They got off to a great start this season as they defeated Brisbane Heat by 29 runs in the opening cricket game of the tournament.
Thunder posted a total of 172 runs on batting first. Skipper Calum Ferguson led from the front and scored unbeaten 73 runs. During the defence of their total, every bowler chipped in with wickets and never allowed Heat to get away from them.
Our prediction is of the same playing eleven that played the last cricket game.
Here is our prediction of Sydney Thunder’s playing XI:
- Calum Ferguson
- Usman Khawaja
- AI Ross
- Alex Hales
- Chris Green
- Arjun Nair
- Jay Lenton
- Chris Tremain
- DR Sams
- M Gilkes
- N McAndrew
The defending champions of this season, Melbourne Renegades, will begin their campaign against Sydney Thunder. They are going to be led by Aaron Finch this year as well. Finch led his side to the title win last year.
Renegades have a new coach this season in Michael Klinger, who has replaced Andrew McDonald. They will have the services of Shaun Marsh this season which is looking in very good touch. Harry Gurney, the English pacer, is likely to play a crucial role in this season as well.
Our prediction is of the inclusion of Harry Gurney in the playing eleven.
Here is our prediction of Melbourne Renegades’ playing XI:
- Aaron Finch
- Shaun Marsh
- Dan Christian
- Kane Richardson
- Harry Gurney
- Marcus Haris
- SB Harper
- Tom Cooper
- Joe Mennie
- Mohammad Nabi
- Jack Wildermuth
Expert Prediction: ST vs MR
The ninth season of Big Bash League is here. The tournament will be played over a period of 42 days and a total number of five teams will have the chance to qualify for the finals, instead of the usual four teams.
As per the new format, the teams finishing in the top two will be rewarded for their consistency, unlike previous seasons. While the winner of the ‘qualifier’ played between the top two teams will reach the final straightaway, the loser will play the ‘challenger’ against the winner of the ‘knockout’ which is going to be played between the side that finished third and winner of the ‘eliminator’.
The Eliminator is a newly introduced knockout feature, which will be played between the teams finishing at number fourth and fifth on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament.
The defending champions Melbourne Renegades will begin their campaign against Sydney Thunder in this edition of Big Bash League. Thunder already got off to a winning start in the tournament by beating Brisbane Heat by 29 runs.
Renegades will once again be looking to get off to a good start and take it from there. In the last five cricket games between the two sides, Renegades have emerged victorious every single time. Hence, clearly, they have had wood over Sydney Thunder in this tournament.
Our prediction is of a winning start for Melbourne Renegades. They are the defending champions and have a great squad once again at their disposal. Thunder would like to take confidence from their opening game as well, where they completely outplayed Heat.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will definitely look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – Melbourne Renegades
Top Batsman – Usman Khawaja (ST), Shaun Marsh (MR)
Top Bowler –Chris Tremain (ST), Harry Gurney (MR)
Most Sixes – Usman Khawaja (ST), Shaun Marsh (MR)
Man of the Match – Shaun Marsh (MR)
Team Scores Batting first – Sydney Thunder (150+), Melbourne Renegades (160+)
Our Official Partner Odds for Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades
Sydney Thunder – 2.05
Melbourne Renegades – 1.64
*odds may change anytime