Confident Thunder aim to dominate Renegades

back icon
safari
31 Dec 2020 | 08:39 AM
authorKratika Vajpayee

Confident Thunder aim to dominate Renegades

Sydney Thunder will take on Renegades in Match No. 22 at Carrara Oval on Friday

heart

Share

Eyeing their fifth consecutive triumph, Sydney Thunder will take on a struggling Melbourne Renegades in Match No. 22 of the Big Bash League at Carrara Oval on New Year (January 1). 

Having 15 points in their kitty, Thunder are at the second place in the points table and will be seeking to surpass the table-toppers Sydney Sixers, who are ahead by just one point (16), with both the teams having registered four wins out of their five respective matches. 

On the contrary, Renegades, who have not been able to forget their moral-destroying defeats against Sydney Sixers and Thunder, respectively, are placed at the bottom of the table (7) after winning only one match out of their five encounters. 

This would be the second meeting between Renegades and Thunder as they last met on December 26 when the latter stormed to a 129-run victory. 

Among all the six teams, Thunder have been enjoying with their in-form batting order (1 to 3) in the ongoing season. In the first 6 overs, their batting average is more than any other team in the league. 

In the first 6 overs, Thunder’s top three batsmen have scored runs at an average of 38.3. On the other hand, Renegades' top-order batting average has been 23.1.

To tilt the match in their favour, Renegades will have to keep a check on Thunder’s top-order early. However, they failed in this in the last contest against the same opponents. Even Thunder have a well-balanced batting unit as their middle-order is reinforced by Alex Ross, Ben Cutting and Daniel Sams who came to the party when their top-order failed to score in the previous games. 

Hales' explosive 71 off  29 balls hogged the headlines as Sydney Thunder registered the highest total of BBL 10 so far.

The Renegades also have Shaun Marsh who played magnificently in two out of five matches but in three other innings he has scored only 17 runs. Rilee Rossouw and Jake Fraser-McGurk have also been in inconsistent form. Skipper Aaron Finch ended his run drought by stitching a 75-run partnership with Marsh, contributing 39 runs. However, they could not carry the momentum forward.

When it comes to bowling, Thunder's spin twins Chris Green and Tanveer Sangha have been successful in troubling opponents throughout the match. Green has a strike rate of 12 in the first six overs. In the middle-overs, he has taken more wickets (6) than any other bowler from both the teams at a strike rate of 9. Sangha has also troubled batsmen in the middle overs (6 to 16). 

Probable XIs:

Sydney Thunder: 

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (C), Sam Billings (WK), Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Ollie Davies, Tanveer Sangha, Nathan McAndrew

Melbourne Renegades:

Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (WK), Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nabi, Aaron Finch (C), Imad Wasim, Will Sutherland, Beau Webster, Kane Richardson, Jack Prestwidge, Peter Hatzoglou

heart
shareGray Share
Tags
Big Bash League, 2020/21Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder - Match 22 - Big Bash League, 2020/21Sydney ThunderMelbourne RenegadesAaron James FinchCallum James Ferguson

Related Articles

safari
FANTASY
Sydney Sixers vs Sydney Thunder, BBL 2020/21, Match 48: Fantasy Preview
Here are a few tips and suggestions that might help you in creating your fantasy team for the 48th match of BBL 2020/21
userCricket.com Staff
21 Jan 2021
safari
REPORT
O'Keefe, Philippe guide Sixers to victory in Sydney Smash
The Sixers defeated the Thunder by five wickets in a match which had overs reduced due to rain
userNitin Fernandes
13 Jan 2021
safari
ANALYSIS
Heat gets the Chris Lynn boost for a crucial battle against Thunder
After breaking the Sixers' juggernaut, Heat is tasked to bring Thunder's five-match winning streak to a halt
userShubh Aggarwal
03 Jan 2021
safari
ANALYSIS
Scorchers, Renegades eye second win of the season
Perth Scorchers will take on Melbourne Renegades in Match No. 25 of the Big Bash League
userKratika Vajpayee
02 Jan 2021
safari
MATCH REPORT
Thunder emerge victorious by 7 runs on DLS
Alex Hales blasted 45 runs as Sydney Thunder registered their fifth consecutive win
userKratika Vajpayee
01 Jan 2021
safari
ANALYSIS
Renegades hope for turnaround against in-form Sixers
While the Sixers are on top of the table, Renegades will look to bounce back from an embarrassing defeat
userPramod Ananth
28 Dec 2020
safari
REPORT
Thunder prolong Renegades’ nightmare run in BBL 10
Melbourne Renegades suffer yet another humiliating defeat
userPramod Ananth
26 Dec 2020
safari
FANTASY
Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades, BBL 2020-21, Match 14: Fantasy Preview
Here are a few tips and suggestions that might help you in creating your fantasy team for the 14th match of BBL 2020-21 between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades at Manuka Oval, Canberra
userCricket.com Staff
25 Dec 2020
safari
ANALYSIS
Thunder aim to continue momentum, Renegades search for it
Thunder have won two matches in a row and currently sit at seven points from three games, while Renegades have now lost two in a row
userPramod Ananth
25 Dec 2020
safari
ANALYSIS
Wounded Heat, Thunder seek first win of BBL 10
Both teams were beaten by Melbourne Stars in their first match of the competition
userPramod Ananth
13 Dec 2020
logo
Cricket like never before
Follow us on
FacebookTwitterLinkedin
@ 2020 cricket.com | All rights reserved