The Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades will meet in Match No. 47 of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2022-23 on January 18. The match will take place at Canberra’s Manuka Oval. The Thunder, led by Chris Green, once finished second in the table after a terrible start. However, with 10 points and a net run rate of -0.423, they are now sixth in the table.
Another indication that they are falling down the hierarchy is this. With a victory, they can once more climb into the top four. They will enter the match having been beaten by five wickets by the Hobart Hurricanes. After batting first, the Hurricanes went after the Thunder’s 136-run target with 23 balls left. The Renegades, led by Aaron Finch, are third in the table with a net run rate of +0.010 and 12 points.
They will return after a five-day break to maintain their position in the top four of the table. The Adelaide Strikers, Thunder, and Hurricanes are laying siege to them. They will enter the game having won by six runs over the Melbourne Stars.
When they batted first, the Renegades scored 162 runs but lost seven wickets. Sam Harper scored 51 runs on 36 balls. The Stars were then restricted to seven games at 156.
The team that bats second have benefited the most from Canberra’s pitch, and even in the game that comes next, the team that chases first may have a significant advantage.
Prediction: The team batting second to win the match.
The opening match of the tournament took place at the venue a month ago, and it was a one-sided affair. The Thunder won the match by one wicket after chasing 123. It looks like a low-scoring game is coming, so batting second should be your strategy.
There is a 23% chance of rain at the start of the game, which could cause a brief delay. The temperature will be around 16 degrees Celsius, and the humidity will be in the 60s.
It is anticipated that the bowlers will benefit from Manuka Oval’s pitch. Therefore, it would be wise to place a greater emphasis on pure bowlers and all-rounders in this match.
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Matthew Gilkes (wk), David Warner, Sam Whiteman, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Brendan Doggett, Usman Qadir
Jake Fraser McGurk, Martin Guptill, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Jonathan Wells, Matthew Critchley, Will Sutherland, Ruwantha Kellepotha, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Fawad Ahmed