Match 40 of the 2021-22 BBL sees Melbourne Renegades host Sydney Thunder on Saturday evening at the Marvel Stadium, Melbourne. The Renegades have beaten Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars in their last two games and have climbed to 5th in the table. Sydney Thunder defeated top of the table Perth Scorchers in their last fixture. Read on as we preview this game. This BBL fixture begins at 18:05 local time.
The confidence levels in the Melbourne Renegades squad will be at a tournament high after winning successive games. However, this will be a real step-up and all their experienced players must perform.
Sydney Thunder are in excellent form and will see this game as very winnable. A victory will see them move up to 2nd in the table.
MLR vs SYT Match Toss Prediction
We expect Sydney Thunder to bat first and Melbourne Renegades to field first irrespective of who wins the toss. The Renegades have not chosen to bat first since Boxing Day
MLR vs SYT Pitch Report
Hobart Hurricanes opener Ben McDermott struck a century in the last match at the Marvel Stadium and we expect plenty of runs to be on offer on this surface. Pace bowlers should have the most success on this pitch.
Overcast conditions with the temperature dropping from 20 to 18 degrees during the game.
Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing 11
Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Nic Maddinson (c), Mackenzie Harvey, James Seymour, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Zak Evans, Zahir Khan, Mohammad Nabi
Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing 11
Alex Hales, Matthew Gilkes, Ben Cutting, Jason Sangha, Sam Whiteman, Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Chris Green (c), Gurinder Sandhu, Nathan McAndrew, Mohammad Hasnain