The Melbourne Renegades take on the Sydney Thunder on Thursday night with both teams looking to begin the season with a win. We take a look at Thursday’s (19/12/2019) BBL Big Bash 2019/2020 match which is between the Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder.
When: Thursday 19 December, 7:10PM
Where: GMHBA Stadium
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
Long the Big Bash serial underperformers, the Melbourne Renegades overcame their poor history to win a maiden Big Bash title last season and there is no reason that they won’t be a leading contender once again.
There is probably no side in the competition that is better balanced and they do have a fair amount of depth with both bat and ball. The signing of the in-form Shaun Marsh could prove crucial and he offers a huge amount of support to captain Aaron Finch.
Sydney Thunder lack a bowling leader and if their batting doesn’t fire it is tough to see them winning many games. I don’t expect the Thunder to make the finals, but it wouldn’t shock to see them pull off a few upsets along the way.
Tip: Melbourne Renegades $1.72
Value BET: MOM: Shaun Marsh at $7.00
Squad: Aaron Finch, Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Harry Gurney, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Shaun Marsh, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Beau Webster, Jack Wildermuth
Squad: Callum Ferguson, Jonathan Cook, Oliver Davies, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Morris, Arjun Nair, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Chris Tremain