Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades BBL T20 Match Prediction

2020-12-26 12:40:00
Sydney Thunder SYT Sydney Thunder
Melbourne Renegades MLR Melbourne Renegades

Betting Tips

  • Both teams had contrasting results in their last two games. Thunders are coming back from two back to back wins while Renegades have lost their previous two matches .
  • The return of Aaron Finch will boost the Melbourne Renegades batting line up. Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper, Rilee Rossouw form a strong batting order. However, their batting hasn't lived up to the expectations and have failed to deliver collective performances.
  • Sydney Thunders too have some issues with their batting but the form of Ben Cutting and Daniel Sams with the bat will give them enough confidence. A quality bowling attack make them favourites over Melbourne Renegades.
Sydney Thunder

Our Pick Sydney Thunders are favourites to win

Posted On 25th December 2020 12:29:19
Posted by Kavin

SYT vs MLR Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2020

Sydney Thunders will take on Melbourne Renegades in the 14th match of the BBL 2020. The match will be played at the Manuka Oval Canberra and is scheduled to get underway at 6:00 PM local time

With 2 wins in their last two games, Sydney Thunders sits in a very comfortable position in comparison to Melbourne Renegades, who've lost their last two games. 

Even after two back to back wins, we see a lot of flaws in the Sydney Thunders team. Their batting is an issue. Daniel Sams was the star of their win against Brisbane Heat while Cullum Ferguson helped them get over Perth Scorchers in their last game with a brilliant 61. Other then them, there is not much to talk.

The form of Usman Khawaja and Alex Hales will be a cause of concern. They need them to fire as quickly as possible else against good bowling teams, they're bound to struggle.

Ben Cutting and Olivier Davis have been a terrific addition to their team that'll add depth to their batting. Adam Milne, Daniel Sams, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Green and Nathan McAndrew give Thunders a pretty solid bowling attack. 

Melbourne Renegades will be jubilant after the news of Aaron Finch available for selection ahead of their crucial match against Sydney Thunders. It's a big boost for an already strong batting lineup that consist of Shaun Marsh, Rilee Rossouw and Mohammed Nabi. 
Their batting definitely looks good enough to win them the matches but their bowling has not been up to the mark. Kane Richardson has been very expensive. Josh Laylor, Noor Ahmed and Mohammed Nabi has bowled decently but not exceptionally well. If Melbourne Renegades have to emerge victorious, their batting has to get big runs as their bowling doesn't look threatening at all. 

Overall, both teams have plenty of flaws to rectify but Sydney Thunders look a lot more balanced then Melbourne Renegades and are favourites to win the match.

SYT vs MLR 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.

Toss Prediction

Toss will be very important as teams have failed to chase successfully at this ground. Both captains will look to bat first thus they want the coin to go in their favour.

Pitch Report

There are plenty of runs on offer on this wicket. The wicket has got a little slow thus spinners will be very handy here 

Weather Report

The weather will be cloudy and we may have odd showers between the match.

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

Sydney Thunder Team News & Playing 11

SYT Team News

Sydney Thunders are coming back from two back to back wins thus they might not want to tinker much with the team combination. Yes, they have some flaws in their batting but we expect them to go in with the same XI, atleast for this match before considering some major changes.

SYT Key Players 

  • Alex Hales - Alex Hales can be very destructive with the bat. It's almost time for him to perform else he might have to warm the bench for the remainder of the tournament. We expect him to be back among the runs pretty soon.
  • Cullum Ferguson - Ferguson was excellent for Thunders in the last match. He's a very crucial player in the middle order and can be expected to carry on his good form.
  • Daniel Sams - Daniel Sams has already won a game for his team in BBL 2020. He can be very handy with the bat and his abilities with the ball are second to none. 

SYT Team Form

Sydney Thunders started their campaign with a loss to Melbourne Stars but bounced back in style to pocket two back to back wins over Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers. 

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing 11

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Cullum Ferguson(C), Olivier Davies, Ben Cutting, Baxter Holt(WK),  Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha

Melbourne Renegades Team News & Playing 11

MLR Team News

Renegades skipper Aaron Finch took a short break from the bio-bubble and went back to victoria. He wasn't the part of the Renegades XI in their last match but is expected to be back for this game. His presence will be a big boost for this Melbourne Renegades batting line up.

MLR Key Players

  • Aaron Finch - Aaron Finch will be available for selection for the upcoming game. He's been in fine form of late and will have to play a big knock to help Renegades bounce back after consecutive defeats.
  • Shaun Marsh - Shaun Marsh is another batsmen to watch out for. He started the tournament with a brisk 50 but have failed to deliver in their last two games. We expect him to come good in this match.
  • Mohammed Nabi - Mohammed Nabi with his all round skills will be very handy for Melbourne Renegades. Also Canberra will support the spinners so he might have an even bigger role to play 

MLR Team Form

After picking up a victory against Perth in their first match, Renegades lost two consecutive games to Sydney Sixers and Hobart Hurricanes. 

Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing 11

Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch(C), Sam Harper(WK), Rilee Rossouw, Mohammed Nabi, Beau Webster, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Josh Laylor, Noor Ahmed, Mackenzie Harvey

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Team Form in Last Five Matches



SYT vs MLR Head to Head

Melbourne Renegades have a fabulous record against Sydney Thunders

SYT vs MLR Head to Head Stats in T20

Matches Played SYT Won MLR Won Tie No Result
11 9 2 0 0

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Betting Odds

Sydney Thunder Bet365 Odds

  • SYT to win: Sydney Thunders are 2.0 to win with Bet 365
  • SYT top team batsman: Usman Khawaja at 3.5 and Alex Hales at 3.6 are their two best batsmen. Other players you can place your bet on are Cullum Ferguson at 4.0, Sam Billings at 5.0 and Olivier Davies at 6.5
  • SYT top team bowler: Daniel Sams at 3.40 is their best bowler along with Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha and Chris Green at 3.75, 4.5 and 5.0 respectively

Melbourne Renegades Bet365 Odds

  • MLR to win: Melbourne Renegades are 1.80 to win with Bet 365
  • MLR top team batsman: Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh at 3.4 each are their best batsmen along with Sam Harper at 5.0, Rilee Rossouw at 5.0 and Mohammed Nabi at 7.0
  • MLR top team bowler: Kane Richardson at 3.0 is their top bowler followed by Imran Tahir at 4.0,  Josh Laylor at 4.33 and Noor Ahmed at 4.50

Sydney Thunder Betway Odds

  • SYT to win: Sydney Thunders are 1.95 to win on Betway
  • SYT top team batsman: At 3.25, Alex Hales is the best Thunder batsmen along with Usman Khawaja, Cullum Ferguson and Sam Billings at 3.60, 4.00 and 6.00 respectively.
  • SYT top team bowler: Daniel Sams at 3.25, Adam Milne at 3.60, Tanveer Sangha at 4.75 and Nathan McAndrew at 5.00 are their best bowlers.

Melbourne Renegades Betway Odds

  • MLR to win: Melbourne Renegades are 1.80 to win with Betway
  • MLR top team batsman: Melbourne Renegades are 1.80 to win with BetwayAaron Finch and Shaun Marsh at 3.25 are their top batsmen. You can also place your bet on McKenzie Harvey at 5.0, Rilee Rossouw at 5.5 and San Harper at 5.5
  • MLR top team bowler: Kane Richardson at 3.25 is their best bowler along with Imran Tahir at 3.6,  Josh Laylor at 4.33 and Cameron Boyce at 4.5

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Prediction

Both team have plenty to rectify ahead of this match. Sydney Thunders have some issues with their batting while Melbourne Renegades doesn't have quality in their bowling. For Renegades, if they're to win against Thunders, their batting needs to fire which hasn't been the case in the last two games. Sydney Thunders look a more balanced team thus they're our favourites for this match.

Final Verdict

Sydney Thunders to beat Melbourne Renegades at 2.0 at Bet365 and 1.95 at Betway.

SYT vs MLR Dream11 Prediction

  • Wicket Keeper

    Sam Harper at 8.5 is a terrific pick. Harper has been in some good form in the tournament and can be backed to carry on his good form.

  • Batsmen

    Alex Hales and Shaun Marsh at 10, Cullum Ferguson and Rilee Rossouw at 9.0 will form a solid batting order.  Alex Hales can be destructive at the top and can single handedly win matches for you. Shaun Marsh, Cullum Ferguson and Rilee Rossouw have played some crucial knocks for their respective teams. 

  • All rounder

    Ben Cutting and Sam Harper at 9.0 are our preferred all rounders. Both of them have performed well in all the matches they've played. Cutting looked good with the bat in his previous match while Sams delivered a man of the match performance against Brisbane Heat. 

  • Bowlers

    Kane Richardson at 9.0, Adam Milne at 8.5, Josh Laylor at 8.5 and Nathan McAndrew at 8.0 form a stable bowling lineup. These are the most feasible choices for the bowlers. All of them are wicket taking option, exactly what you need in your fantasy team.

  • Captain /Vice Captain

    We'll go with Shaun Marsh as the skipper while Daniel Sams can be selected as his deputy.

SYT vs MLR Dream11 Team Prediction

  • Batsmen:Alex Hales, Shaun Marsh(C) Cullum Ferguson, Rilee Rossouw

  • All Rounder:Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams(VC)

  • Wicket Keeper:Sam Harper

  • Bowler:Kane Richardson, Adam Milne, Josh Laylor, Nathan McAndrew

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