THU vs MLR BBL Prediction 19 Jan 2023
Big Bash League
- Date: 2023-01-19
- Start Time: 13:45
- Location: Manuka Oval, Australia
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Format: Big Bash League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
The Big Bash League season 12 has come to its end and now we are in the final moments of the tournament. With just 10 matches remaining, the BBL point table is getting more vulnerable with every game. On Thursday, we will have a faceoff between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades.
- Melbourne Renegades have come out as a strong team this year
- Sydney Thunder has shown inconsistency in the season and now they are in a must-win situation
- Last time when these two teams met, Melbourne Renegades turned out to be the winners
THU vs MLR – BBL – Venue Details
Venue: Manuka Oval, Australia
Date: 19th January 2023
Time: 1.45 PM (IST)
THU vs MLR – BBL – Team Previews
Sydney Thunder is on a losing streak of three matches and the last time they won the fixture was against Perth Scorchers. The squad is finding it difficult to maintain the winning momentum and because of the same reason, they might not make it to the playoffs.
Against Hobart Hurricanes in the last game, the Thunders were not good with the bat. Mathew Gilkes, David Warner, and Sam Whiteman again failed to impress and this is the major concern for the team. Oliver David gave much-needed stability to the team but the rest of the batters were unable to give him the required support.
Their bowlers failed to restrict the opposition in the chase to lose by 5 wickets. Daniel Sams was brilliant with the ball with figures of 4-0-18-4 in the match. Chris Green bowled an economical spell of 4-0-24-0. All the other bowlers went for runs at over 10 RPO in the match.
Melbourne Renegades are currently at the third spot in the BBL point table but it is still not confirmed whether they will be able to make it to the playoffs or not. Even Renegades have shown inconsistency in winning the matches. They have won five games and have lost the same amount.
Joe Clark and Tom Rogers provided a good start to the team but the rest of the batters failed to continue the momentum in the previous game against Melbourne Stars. However, the squad won the game but it was not an at-par performance by the batting lineup.
Their bowlers restricted the opposition to 156/7 to win the tense match by 5 runs. Kane Richardson was superb with the ball with figures of 4-0-17-2 in the match. While Will Sutherland maintained his composure in the decisive over to win by 5 runs, Fawad Ahmed, R Kellepotha, and Tom Rogers each contributed with significant match-changing wickets.
THU vs MLR – BBL – Probable Playing XI
Sydney Thunder: David Warner, Mathew Gilkes, Sam Whiteman, Olivier Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Usman Qadir, Brendan Doggett
Melbourne Renegades: Jonathan Wells, Sam Harper, Aaron Finch, Mathew Critchley, Will Sutherland, Martin Guptill, Jake Fraser, Tom Rogers, Fawad Ahmed, R Kollepotha, Kane Richardson
THU vs MLR – BBL – Toss Prediction and Pitch Report
Manuka Oval is a paradise for the pace attack. The pacers enjoy the bounce and slowness provided by the pitch. The toss-winning team should opt to bowl first because it will be easier for them to keep the game in control.
THU vs MLR – BBL – Match Prediction
Melbourne Renegades has an edge when it comes to the batting lineup and their bowlers are also in a good rhythm. We predict a win for Melbourne Renegades in the upcoming fixture.