Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder BBL T20 Match Prediction

2021-01-01 13:45:00
Melbourne Renegades MLR Melbourne Renegades
Sydney Thunder SYT Sydney Thunder

Betting Tips

  • Melbourne Renegades depend a lot on Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch in their batting. Both of them have been very inconsistent.
  • Sydney Thunders are coming back from 4 back to back wins will be very high on confidence. They have a very strong batting line up and a quality set of bowlers that makes them big favourites over Melbourne Renegades.
  • Sydney Thunder are a more balanced team with plenty of all rounders that adds a lot of depth in their team.
Sydney Thunder

Our Pick Sydney Thunder are favorites to win

Posted On 31st December 2020 06:03:58
Posted by Kavin

MLR vs SYT Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2020-21

Both Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunders have had contrasting results in the tournament. While Sydney Thunders are flying high with 4 consecutive victories, Melbourne Renegades are sliding down the hill with 4 back to back losses. 

The Renegades will be desperate to win but against Sydney Thunders, it won’t be easy. However, cricket is a very unpredictable game and there fans can hope that they can turn around the tables and halt this humiliating losing streak. 

Read on our preview as Melbourne Renegades take on Sydney Thunders in the 22nd match of the Big Bash League. The match will be played on the Carrara Oval and is scheduled to get underway at 6:15 PM local time.

There was a remarkable improvement in Melbourne Renegades performance in their last game against Sydney Sixers yet it wasn’t good enough to end their losing streak which has now extended to 4 matches. 

Renegades batting looks very fragile at the moment. Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch are their two best batsmen, both of them have been pretty disappointing in the tournament. Yes, they did got few runs in the last match but will they be able to back it up with another consistent performance is a highly debatable topic.

Similarly, Sam Harper, Riley Rossouw, Mohammad Nabi are also having a torrid time with the bat. On paper, Renegades are second to none but no matter how big a player you are, if you’re not performing, your team is bound to struggle, exactly what has happened with Renegades.

The bowling was pretty decent in the last match but we’re still uncertain to weather or not they’ll be able to deliver back to back performances. 

Renegades anyhow need to pull off a win in their next match to keep their hopes alive in the tournament but to their misery they are up against the best team of the BBL 2020-21.

Sydney Thunders have been absolutely brilliant and are coming back from 4 back to back victories. They have two 200+ scores in the last two matches and the margin of their victories are 129 and 75 runs. 

These stats are enough to prove that Sydney Thunders are at the peak of their game. Alex Hales joined the party and smashed a scintillating 71 off 29 in the last match. Usman Khawaja too have two good knocks under his belt in the last two games. Cullum Ferguson, Olivier Davis are also striking the ball beautifully. 

In the bowling department, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha are in top form. The way Sydney Thunders are playing at the moment, even the best teams will struggle against them and Melbourne Renegades is certainly not the best thus they have a very stern challenge ahead of them.

MLR vs SYT Live Streaming 

BBL 2020 can be watched live  in Australia on Fox Cricket. In India, the Sony Network will telecast BBL 2020 live, while in the United Kingdom, the matches will be broadcasted on BT Sport.

Live Streaming: BBL 2020 will be telecasted live in Australia on Kayo and Foxtel GO. In India, Sony Liv has the rights for live streaming, while in the UK, the BTSport app will stream the matches.

MLR vs SYT Toss Prediction

The wickets are very true in nature thus it’s not a bad thing to bowl first. Both matches played here have been won by teams chasing thus skipper that wins the toss might opt to bowl.

Pitch Report

It’s a slow wicket thus spinners have a major role to play. However, there are plenty of run scoring opportunities as well. 

Weather Report

The news is not so good as there are some chances of rain on the match day. 

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder, Big Bash League 2020-21.

Melbourne Renegades Team News & Playing 11

MLR Team News

Noor Ahmad joined Renegades squad after Imran Tahir pulled out of the BBL 2020-21 due to personal reasons. He’ll post probably play his first match against Sydney Thunders. However, there is no official confirmation of the squad yet.

MLR Key Players

  • Aaron Finch - Finch will be disappointed with his performance with the bat in the tournament. However, he batted well in the last game and will look to a play a longer inning I the next game.
  • Shaun Marsh - Shaun Marsh finally found some form and strokes a brilliant 67 against Sydney Sixers. We expect him to come up with another good knock in the next match
  • Kane Richardson - Kane Richardson bowled well against Sixers. Renegades will hope he can deliver another solid performance against Sydney Thunders.

MLR Team Form

Melbourne Renegades are going through a miserable time in the BBL2020-21 as they are on 4 match losing streak. They started their tournament with a big win over Perth Scorchers but have lost all their matches since then.

Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing 11

Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch (c), Sam Harper (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Mackenzie Harvey, Mohammad Nabi, Imad Wasim, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Zak Evans, Peter Hatzoglou 

Sydney Thunder Team News & Playing 11

SYT Team Form

Thunders have named the same squad that decimated Melbourne Stars to take on Melbourne Renegades. The fast bowling all-rounder Nathan McAndrew will be assessed in the evening training session after missing Thunder's last match because of a lower grade side strain.

SYT Key Players

  • Alex Hales-  Alex Hales decimated Melbourne Stars with a fiery 71 off 29 in the last match. He’s one of the best T-20 batsmen and can be backed continue his good run in the next match.
  • Cullum Ferguson - Cullum Ferguson was sensational in the last match as his stroked his way to a brilliant 50  against Stars. He has been very consistent in the tournament and is expected to perform well in the upcoming game as well. .
  • Tanvir Sangha - Tanveer Sangha has been brilliant with his leg spin in BBL 2020 . He picked up 4 wicket against Renegades in their last meet and will be a big threat for them once again.

SYT Team Form

Sydney Thunder are flying high after 4 back to back wins. They’re settled at the top of the points table are looking a real force now.  

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing 11

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Oliver Davies, Sam Billings (wk), Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Chris Tremain, Tanveer Sangha 

Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder Team Form in Last Five Matches



MLR vs SYT Head to Head

Melbourne Renegades have been terrific against Sydney Thunder.

MLR vs SYT Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played MLR Won SYT Won Tie No Result
12 9 3 0 0

Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder Betting Odds

Melbourne Renegades Bet365 Odds

  • MLR to win: Melbourne Renegades are 2.10 to win with Bet365
  • MLR top team batsman: Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh at 3.5 each are their best batsmen along with Rilee Rossouw at 5.0, Sam Harper at 6.0 and Mohammed Nabi at 7.5
  • MLR top team bowler: Kane Richardson at 3.0 is their top bowler followed by Josh Laylor at 4.33, Noor Ahmed at 4.50 and Cameron Boyce at 4.5

Sydney Thunder Bet365 Odds

  • SYT to win: Sydney Thunder are 1.80 to win with Bet365
  • SYT top team batsman: Usman Khawaja at 3.6 and Alex Hales at 3.6 are their two best batsmen. Other players you can place your bet on are Cullum Ferguson at 4.33, Sam Billings at 5.5 and Olivier Davies at 6.0
  • SYT top team bowler: Daniel Sams at 3.50 is their best bowler along with Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha and Chris Green at 4.5, 4.0 and 4.5 respectively

Melbourne Renegades Betway Odds

  • MLR to win: Melbourne Renegades are 2.00 to win with Betway
  • MLR top team batsman:  Shaun Marsh at 3.00 is their top batsmen. You can also place your bet on Aaron Finch at 3.20, McKenzie Harvey at 5.0, Rilee Rossouw at 5.5 and San Harper at 5.5
  • MLR top team bowler: Kane Richardson at 3.5 is their best bowler along with Imad Wasim at 4.50,  Josh Laylor at 4.5 and Mohammed Nabi at 4.75

Sydney Thunder Betway Odds

  • SYT to win: Sydney Thunder are 1.72 to win with Betway
  • SYT top team batsman: At 3.0, Alex Hales is the best Thunder batsmen along with Usman Khawaja, Cullum Ferguson and Olivier Davis at 3.60, 3.75 and 6.50 respectively
  • SYT top team bowler: Daniel Sams at 3.25, Adam Milne at 3.60, Tanveer Sangha at 4.5 and Chris Tremain at 4.5 are their best bowlers.

Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder Prediction

Sydney Thunders are at the top of their game and look very strong in comparison to Melbourne Renegades. A quality batting lineup, backed by a fearsome bowling unit makes Sydney Thunders massive favourites in this game.

Final Verdict

Sydney Thunder to beat Melbourne Renegades at 1.80 on Bet365 and 1.72 on Betway

MLR vs SYT Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Sam Harper at 8.5 is our best pick for the wicketkeeper. Harper has a couple of decent knock in the tournament and we back him perform well in the next game.

  • Batsmen

    Alex Hales at 9.5, Shaun Marsh at 9.0 and Cullum Ferguson at 9.0 make up a solid batting order. All of the above three batsmen are coming back from impressive half centuries in the last match.Hales stroked a brutal 71 off 29 while Ferguson supported him well with a solid 51. Marsh was the best batsmen for Renegades and scored a gritty 67 against Sixers

  • All rounder

    Daniel Sams at 9.0, Mohammed Nabi at 9.0 and Imad Wasim at 8.5 will balance our team. We have selected these three all rounders as we feel that they’ll have a big role to play with the ball on a slow Queensland wicket.

  • Bowlers

    Kane Richarson at 9.0, Chris Green at 8.5, Adam Milne at 8.5 and Tanveer Sangha forms a quality bowling unit. Sangha is a real danger man on this wicket and is in scintillating form. Chris Green also picked up 4 wickets in the last match while Kane Richardson was exceptional for Melbourne Renegades against Sydney Sixers.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    Alex Hales is our preferred captain while we’ll back Daniel Sams as his deputy.

MLR vs SYT Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Cullum Ferguson, Alex Hales(c), Shaun Marsh

  • All Rounder:Daniel Sams(vc), Mohammed Nabi, Imad Wasim

  • Wicket Keeper:Sam Harper

  • Bowler:Chris Green, Kane Richardson, Tanveer Sangha, Adam Milne

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