Docklands Stadium, Melbourne, Pitch Report: Batting And Bowling Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder, 7th Match Preview (12/18/22): Big Bash League 2022-23 – Live Cricket Score

Melbourne Renegades started the competition on a high note, one they want to continue in this encounter. The team’s bowling is good, and they will rely on it again in this game. Even the batting order appears to be solid this time around.

Sydney Thunder won the first match, but were embarrassed by the Adelaide Strikers in the final game, in which they scored the lowest total in T20 cricket history. They’d like to make a strong comeback in this game.

Docklands Stadium Melbourne pitch report

The only closed stadium in Australia is Dockland Stadium in Melbourne, where the BBL’s Melbourne Renegades play their home games. This stadium was able to host 11 games, including the championship game, last season due to the lockdown in Perth.

Last season, eight of the 11 games played here were won by the teams that batted first, indicating that chasing has not been easy here. The average score in the first inning was 174 runs, so it was easy to score runs in the first overs but the pitch went slower as the game went on.

The spinners will be crucial because the pitch gets a little slower in the second inning and has a small boundary on one side. During the draft, the management of the Melbourne Renegades stated that they selected Mujeeb ur Rahman and Akeal Hosein to take advantage of the Docklands conditions. After winning the toss, it is safe to bat first on this ground.

weather conditions

The temperatures will go somewhere in the range of 24 and 10 degrees Celsius in December, albeit as far as possible can increment somewhat recently of the year. In the final two weeks of 2022, rain is also possible.

The temperatures will also remain roughly the same in January. At least one day of precipitation is predicted almost every week. However, the fans will wish for a different outcome.

Match Details  

  • Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne 
  • Date & Time: December 18, 1:45 PM IST  
  • Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and Sony Liv App 

Playing XIs  

Melbourne Renegades:

  • Aaron Finch
  • Nic Maddinson (c)
  • Sam Harper (wk)
  • Jake Fraser McGurk
  • Jonathan Wells
  • Andre Russell
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Will Sutherland
  • Tom Rogers
  • Kane Richardson
  • Mujeeb Ur Rahman 

Sydney Thunder:

  • Alex Hales
  • Matthew Gilkes (wk)
  • Rilee Rossouw
  • Jason Sangha (c)
  • Daniel Sams
  • Alex Ross
  • Oliver Davies
  • Chris Green
  • Gurinder Sandhu
  • Fazalhaq Farooqi
  • Brendan Doggett

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