Hello and welcome to our REN vs THU Dream11 Prediction, Probable Playing XI, and Fantasy Cricket Tips. Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder will play against each other in the 22nd match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 at Carrara Oval, Queensland.
The Melbourne Renegades are having a tough time this season also as they have won only one out of five matches and are currently at the 7th position on the points table with a total of 4 points. They lost their last game by two wickets.
Opening batsman Shaun Marsh after the first match played well once again in the last game scoring a half-century, and skipper Aaron Finch has also been batting decently but has not been able to play a big inning so far. Except for one match, Sam Harper and Rilee Rossouw have not been able to score runs in the middle order.
One of the best all-rounders in the T20 format, Mohammad Nabi has also not been able to play big shots down the order, and as a result, the batting unit of the team except for the opening pair is a complete mess.
The bowlers have finally performed well in the last match but were not able to win the game. Kane Richardson is the only bowler in the team who has been consistently picking up wickets in every match. But in the last match, Imad and Nabi also bowled very well and picked up two wickets.
Renegades need to improve their performance on the whole before it’s too late and need to start winning matches from now on or else it will be tough for them in the future.
The Sydney Thunder are having a good time so far as they have won 4 out of 5 matches and are currently at 2nd position on the points table with a total of 15 points. In the last game, Sydney Thunder performed well and won the match comfortably by a margin of 75 runs.
Alex Hales and Usman Khawaja are back in-form and have played very aggressively in the last two matches. Hales scored a fifty from just 21 balls, and Khawaja also batted decently in the previous game. Skipper Ferguson, as usual, batted decently and he too scored a half-century.
Oliver Davies after two brilliant performances failed in the last match and Billings who was playing his first match of the season also got out early. Ben Cutting and Chris Green scored some quick runs and helped the Thunder post a massive total of 219 runs.
The bowlers performed and never gave the opposition any chance to get back into the match and got them all-out for 144 runs. Tanveer Sangha continued his excellent form from the previous game and picked up two wickets, and Tremain also managed to pick up two wickets.
The innings star was Chris Green as he managed to pick up four wickets with a decent economy rate.
Thunder has won four matches consecutively, and they would want to continue their streak by winning against Renegades and get on top of the points table.
REN vs THU Match Details
Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder, 22nd Match, Big Bash League 2020-21.
Venue: Carrara Oval, Queensland.
Date: January 1st, 2021
Time: 1:45 PM IST
REN vs THU Head-to-Head Records
Average 1st innings score: 181
Average 2nd innings score: 182
(The average score is based on the 2 match played here so far this season)
Not many matches have been played at this venue so far, but we can say that the pitch here is generally were good for batting and the bowlers will have to work hard to pick up wickets. There will provide some assistance for the fast bowlers early in the innings.
The chasing team has won two out of the two matches at this venue this season.
The weather will be mostly cloudy with a high chance of rain during the match.
REN vs THU Dream11 Team News
- Renegades have announced a 18-man squad for the match against Thunder.
- Thunder has announced 19-man squad for the New Year’s Day match with Melbourne Renegades.
- Nathan McAndrew will be assessed at this evening’s training session after missing Thunder’s last match because of a lower grade side strain.
Probable Playing XI
Aaron Finch (C), Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (WK), Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nabi, Mackenzie Harvey, Imad Wasim, Josh Lalor/Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Zak Evans, Peter Hatzoglou.
Bench: Beau Webster, Brody Couch, Will Sutherland/Josh Lalor, Mitch Perry, Jon Holland, Jack Prestwidge, Jake Fraser-McGurk.
Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (C), Ollie Davies, Sam Billings (wk), Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Chris Tremain, Tanveer Sangha.
Bench: Nathan McAndrew, Baxter Holt (wk), Alex Ross, Arjun Nair, Matthew Gilkes, Brendan Doggett, Jonathan Cook, Jason Sangha.
Top picks for REN vs THU Dream11 Prediction
(4 M, 106 R, 26.50 A)
Aaron Finch will open the innings for his side. He is looking in good form since the India series and will continue the same in the BBL. In the last match, he scored 39 runs and is yet to play a big inning.
(5 M, 146 R, 29.20 A)
Shaun Marsh generally opens the batting along with Finch. Marsh scored only 3 runs in the last match and has not performed well in the previous three games.
(5 M, 98 R, 24.50 A)
Sam Harper is a young batsman who had played some good knocks last season. He scored 18 runs in the previous match.
(3 M, 33 R, 11 A + 7 O, 3 W)
He is one of the top all-rounders in the T20 format and has played several leagues worldwide. Nabi scored 18 runs and bowled very well picking up 2 wickets.
(5 M, 96 R, 24 A)
He is a left-handed batsman and made his BBL debut this season. Rossouw scored only 3 runs in the last match.
(5 M, 18.5 O, 9 W)
Kane Richardson is an excellent right-arm fast-medium bowler and is known for death bowling. In the last match, Richardson bowled well picking up two wickets.
(4 M, 16 0, 7 W)
He is a 22-year-old leg-spinner and made his debut this season. Peter managed to pick up a wicket in the last match.
(2 M, 3 R, 1.50 A + 8 O, 2 W)
He is an all-rounder and is equally good with both bat and ball. Imad was out for a duck but managed to pick up 2 wickets in the last match.
(5 M, 152 R, 30.40 A)
Hales will open the innings for his side and will play attacking aggressively in the powerplay. Hales scored 71 runs from just 29 balls in the last match and is one of the team’s key batsmen.
(5 M, 197 R, 49.25 A)
He will bat at No 3 and will also lead the side. In the last match, Ferguson batted well and scored 51 runs from 33 balls.
(5 M, 116 R, 23.20 A)
Khawaja will open the innings along with Hales and will play attacking cricket. Khawaja scored 37 runs from 31 balls in his last game and is one of Australia’s best batsmen and is another top pick for the Fantasy Team.
(4 M, 96 R, 32 A + 17 O, 7 W)
Daniel Sams is another excellent all-rounder who will bowl in the powerplay and death and be handy with the bat. He scored 9 runs and bowled well picking up a wicket in the last match.
(3 M, 11 O, 2 W)
He is a Right-arm fast bowler and can trouble any batsman with his pace. Milne went wicketless in the last match.
(5 M, 19.2 O, 9 W)
Sangha is a young right-arm leg spinner and has been bowling brilliantly this season. He bowled well in the last match picking up 2 wickets for just 17 runs.
(5 M, 80 R, 26.66 A + 6 O, 1 W)
Cutting is one of the best all-rounders in the T20 format in the world. Cutting will bowl 2-3 overs in the middle overs and do the team’s finishing duties. He scored 20* runs from just 7 balls and went wicketless in the last match.
(5 M, 15 O, 9 W)
Green is a right-arm off-spinner who will bowl in the powerplay and provide an early breakthrough for the team. Green scored 12 runs from 4 balls and also bowled brilliantly picking up 4 wickets for 34 runs in the last match.
(3 M, 86 R, 28.66 A)
He is a young right-handed batsman and has been consistently scoring runs in the middle-order. Davis scored only 2 runs in the last match.
(1 M, 6 R, 6 A)
He is a right-handed batsman and is an excellent striker of the ball. Billings scored only 6 runs in his first game of the season.
REN vs THU Dream11 Team Prediction
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- Daniel Sams
- Aaron Finch
- Shaun Marsh
- Alex Hales
- Callum Ferguson
- Kane Richardson
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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.