Enduring a horrendous campaign, Melbourne Renegades are placed seventh on the standings after four matches. Also, they are only two points clear of basement club Perth Scorchers, who have a game-in-hand. Surely, nothing but victory in this fixture will be a failure for the Renegades.Bet Now!
Losing each of their subsequent four games, the Renegades dropped out of the top-five mix, and are currently almost out of contention for playoff qualification. Embarrassed in all their defeats, MR are sporting an inferior net run rate.
That said, props to Finch’s charges for their inspired display against Sydney Sixers on the last matchday as they gave the table-toppers a run for their money – losing by a mere 2 wickets. More of the same on New Year’s Day could see the Renegades bring their losing streak to an end.
In splendid form at the moment, Sydney Thunder have won their last two games by massive margins – 75 runs against the Melbourne Stars and 129 runs against the Melbourne Renegades. In these matches, ST’s batsmen proved to be magnificent.
Right now, the Thunder’s top and middle-order are in fantastic form with the likes of Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson, Daniel Sams, Oliver Davies and Usman Khawaja coming to the fore. Skipper Ferguson will be hoping for another masterclass from his batting unit in this upcoming tie.
With that previous defeat still haunting them, Melbourne Renegades must be scared shitless at the prospect of coming up against the Thunder again. This alone gives ST the upper hand. And then, coupled with their recent brilliant showings, Sydney Thunder should ease to victory here.
Sydney Thunder To Win the Match, 1.65
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