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BBL 2018/19: Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder- Preview and Predicted XI

29 Jan 2019, 17:18 IST

Melbourne Renegades
Melbourne Renegades

Melbourne Renegades are set to host Sydney Thunder for another thrilling game in the Big Bash League. Both the sides will meet at Docklands Stadium to face each other. This is the second time these two teams will face off in this season of the BBL.

Renegades emerged victorious in the previous encounter by 12 runs, courtesy skipper Aaron Finch’s 54 runs.

Melbourne Renegades are comfortably sitting at the second spot in the points table with 14 points. They have won 7 matches and lost 5 in their 12 games so far in this campaign. Renegades won their last encounter against Perth Scorchers by 78 runs. They would be eyeing to keep their winning momentum going.

While Sydney Thunder have taken up the fifth spot with 11 points in 11 games, they have had a mixed tournament so far, having won five and losing as many games. Shane Watson and Co. would be hoping to get back to winning ways, just like their last game against Perth Scorchers, which they won by 6 wickets.

Game Details 

Date: Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Time: 1:45 PM IST

Venue: Dockland Stadium, Melbourne

League: Big Bash League 2018-19

Live Telecast: Sony Network


Online Streaming:

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Melbourne Renegades – WWLWL

Sydney Thunder- WL(NR)WL

Team News

 Melbourne Renegades

  • Renegades have released their squad with two changes
  • Jack Wildermuth and Jon Holland comes in to replace Cameron White and Joe Mennie
  • Cameron White has complained about hamstring strain

Sydney Thunder

  • Thunder have released a 13-man squad to face off Renegades
  • Jono Cook and Arjun Nair have been recalled to the squad
  • 19-year-old Baxter Holt is set to make his debut and replace Matt Gilkes.
  • Sam Rainbird will miss out the match



 Melbourne Renegades: Aaron Finch (C), Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Harry Gurney, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Richardson, Chris Tremain, Beau Webster, Jack Wildermuth

 Sydney Thunder: Shane Watson (c), Arjun Nair, Nathan McAndrew, Fawad Ahmed, Callum Ferguson, Jono Cook, Anton Devcich, Chris Green, Baxter Holt, Chris Jordan, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha, Gurinder Sandhu

Key Players

Australia v South Africa: Game 2
Australia v South Africa: Game 2

Melbourne Renegades: Aaron Finch, Daniel Christian, Chris Tremain

Sydney Thunder: Shane Watson, Callum Ferguson, Chris Green

Probable Playing XI

 Melbourne Renegades

  1. Sam Harper
  2. Aaron Finch (c)
  3. Tom Cooper
  4. Mackenzie Harvey
  5. Jack Wildermuth
  6. Mohammad Nabi
  7. Daniel Christian
  8. Kane Richardson
  9. Harry Gurney
  10. Cameron Boyce
  11. Chris Tremain

 Sydney Thunder

  1. Baxter Holt
  2. Shane Watson (c)
  3. Callum Ferguson
  4. Jason Sangha
  5. Daniel Sams
  6. A Nair
  7. Gurinder Sandhu
  8. Fawad Ahmed
  9. Chris Green
  10. Chris Jordan
  11. Jonathan Cook
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