REN vs THU Dream11 Prediction & Preview: 3rd Match, BBL 2019-20
Melbourne Renegades will take on Sydney Thunder at Simonds Stadium in Geelong. We will provide REN vs THU Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Match Preview, and Probable Playing XI of the 3rd match of Big Bash League 2019-2020.
The third match of this season is between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder. Melbourne Renegades are the defending champions and had performed brilliantly last season. From the past 2 seasons, they are playing well and have qualified for playoffs consecutively. Renegades have qualified 3 out of 8 times in the Big Bash League and have won the title last season.
They would be very confident and would want to continue their good form and try to be the champions this season too. Melbourne Renegades look pretty steady this season under the captaincy of Aaron Finch and veteran players like Shaun Marsh, some of the top T20 all-rounders like Nabi and Daniel Christian, and good T20 bowlers like Kane Richardson. The defending champions will be very much excited to play against the Sydney Thunder and start this season on winning note.
Sydney Thunder has won their last match against Brisbane Heat quite comfortably by 29 runs. Batting first, Sydney Thunder lost some early wickets and were 38 for three and looked in deep trouble but it was skipper Callum Ferguson 73* and Alex Ross 30 runs which steadied the innings for them and in the end Chris Green’s quick innings of 25 runs helped them to post a total of 172 runs.
Bowlers performed exceptionally well, and the way they bowled, Brisbane Heat batsman had no answer to them. They kept on picking up the wickets right from the start of the innings, and they managed to all-out Brisbane Heat for 143 runs and won by 29 runs. Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook, Chris Green, and Arjun Nair picked up two wickets each. They would be very confident after the way they performed in their previous match and would want to continue to win in their next games too.
Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder have played nine matches have played against each other, and Melbourne Renegades won 8 out of them.
REN vs THU 3rd Match, Big Bash League 2019-20
Simonds Stadium, Geelong
01:40 PM, 19th December 2019
Average 1st innings score: 173
Average 2nd innings score: 176
The pitch generally is good for batting. Not many matches have been played here, so it is difficult to tell about how the pitch will play. The boundaries are short in this ground so that hitting sixes will be easy.
Aaron Finch(c), Tom Cooper, Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian, Will Sutherland, Alex Doolan, Richard Gleeson, Harry Gurney, Jack Wildermuth, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce.
Callum Ferguson(c), Matthew Gilkes (wk), Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Alex Ross, Arjun Nair, Chris Green, Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook, Liam Hatcher, Nathan McAndrew, Jay Lenton, Chris Tremain.
REN vs THU Dream11 Team News
- They have named 13-man squad for their first match this season.
- Aaron Finch will lead the side.
- Sydney Thunder also has named 13-player squad for their second match.
- They made one change in their squad is Wicketkeeper/batsman Jay Lenton replaces leg-spinner, Tanveer Sangha.
- Thunder likely to go with the same playing XI.
REN vs THU Probable Playing XI
Aaron Finch (c), Sam Harper (wk), Shaun Marsh, Tom Cooper, Daniel Christian, Will Sutherland, Richard Gleeson, Harry Gurney, Jack Wildermuth, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce.
Bench: Beau Webster, Alex Doolan
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Matthew Gilkes (wk), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Nathan McAndrew, Jonathan Cook.
Bench: Jay Lenton, Liam Hatcher
Top picks for REN vs THU Dream11 Team
Skipper Finch is a destructive opening batsman. He did not play all the matches last season as he was playing for Australia. Last season he scored 207 runs in the seven innings he played.
He is one of the most successful batsmen in the history of the Big Bash League. He has an overall average of 49.48 and scored 98 runs in the three innings he played last season, which includes a fifty.
He is a perfect all-rounder in the T20 format and has played several leagues across the world. He scored 216 runs and picked up 13 wickets in the last season.
Right-hand Batman has scored 324 runs in BBL|08. He is reliable in a variety of positions in the batting order, as well as playing a handy role with his off-spin.
He bowls at a perfect pace and is an attacking bowler in the T20 format. He was excellent in the last season and picked up 24 wickets at an average of 16.60.
A left-arm pace bowler from England played eight matches in BBL and took nine wickets with a 7.47 economy rate. He is right to pick in REN vs THU Dream11 Team.
This wicket-keeper batsman is known for scoring runs quickly and for hitting big shots. He scored a total of 335 runs last season.
He is a bowling all-rounder who can hit some big sixes batting down the order. He picked up 14 wickets and scored 146 runs, which include a fifty in the last season.
Skipper Ferguson bats at number 3 for Sydney Thunder and had continued his form from the last season and played brilliant innings of 73* runs and was Man of the Match in the previous match.
He generally bats down the order and can score some handy runs and also pick some wickets. He scored 25 runs and picked up two wickets for just 19 runs in his four overs in the last match.
This left-handed batsman is a good striker of the ball and plays according to the situation of the innings. He opens the batting for Sydney Thunder and looked impressive in his short stay at the crease and scored 22 runs.
He is an opening batsman alongside Khawaja and is known for his big-hitting. Once he gets comfortable on the crease, he can smash bowlers all around the park. In the last match, he did not play well and got out for just seven runs.
He is a bowling all-rounder. He bowls well and picked up two wickets in the last match.
Right-arm fast-medium bowler took one wicket in the previous match. He is an outstanding bowler.
Sydney Thunder Head Coach Shane Bond on Tremain:
“We just wanted a good, serious, hardened pro and I think he showed his value for the Renegades last season opening the bowling through the back-end of the season.
“He’s just a solid performer day-in, day-out. He knows what he’s doing, he’s durable and he’s a great guy around the team. He just brings that experience that we were missing a little bit last season.”
He is a decent spin bowler and bowled well in the last match and had picked up two wickets for just 22 runs in his four overs.
This leg-break bowler looked very impressive with his tight line and length delivery. He troubled batsmen very much and picked up two wickets in the last match.
REN vs THU Dream11 Prediction
Head-to-Head/Small League Dream11 Team:
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Fantasy Cricket Tips:
- Alex Hales is also a good batsman but due to credit issues, I leave him.
- You can pick Cameron Boyce in place of H Gurney.
- S Marsh and C Ferguson are also good for C and Vc choices.
- You can replace M Gilkes with any bowler.
Captain and Vice-captain
Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Shaun Marsh, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson, Daniel Christian.
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Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.