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Fantasy Cricket Tips: Big Bash League, Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades

Fantasy Cricket Tips: After losing 9 matches on a trot, Melbourne Renegades will look to get their campaign back on track when they meet Sydney Thunder in the 37th match of Big Bash League 2019-20. Sydney Thunder have not been consistent in this tournament but they have won 4 of their 9 matches. 

The defending champions of the tournament, Renegades have surprisingly not won a single match despite having the likes of Daniel Christian and Shaun Marsh in the squad. Even English all-rounder, Samit Patel has been giving his best on the field yet the team has not found its mojo yet. 

Sydney Thunder, led by Callum Ferguson, had defeated the Renegades in match number 3 of the season. Thus, they will be keen to repeat that same performance in the upcoming match. 

Weather Conditions:

The temperature will stay in the mid-30s and there is a 20% chance of rain on the 15th of January in Canberra.

Pitch Report:

The average first innings score at Manuka Oval during the year 2019 was 163. The teams batting first won 2 games while the teams batting second also won 2 matches. Spinners and fast bowlers have achieved equal success.  

Fantasy Cricket Tips: Injury and Availability News

The players who are a part of the Australian ODI squad for the series against India will miss this BBL match. 

Probable Playing XIs:

Sydney Thunder:

Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (C), Alex Ross, Matthew Gilkes (WK), Daniel Sams, Chris Morris, Brendan Doggett, Liam Bowe, Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain

Bench – Tanveer Sangha, Jason Sangha, Olivier Davies, Gurinder Sandhu, Jay Lenton, Jonathan Cook

Melbourne Renegades:

 Tom Cooper, Sam Harper (WK), Shaun Marsh, Marcus Harris, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian (C), Will Sutherland, Samit Patel, Joe Mennies, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce      

Bench – Zak Evans, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Richard Gleeson

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Big Bash League Fantasy Cricket- chris morris

Top Picks:

Looking at the recent performances of the individual stars who will participate in this game, Sam Harper and Callum Ferguson will be the respective top picks. While Samit Patel and Alex Hales will be the supreme overseas choices for the fantasy team. 

Captain and Vice-Captain Picks:

Captain – Sam Harper, Shaun Marsh, Daniel Sams

Vice-Captain – Arjun Nair, Chris Morris, Beau Webster

Suggested Playing XI No.1:

Keeper – Sam Harper

Batsmen – Shaun Marsh (C), Beau Webster, Callum Ferguson, Alex Hales

All-rounders – Chris Morris (VC), Daniel Sams

Bowlers – Arjun Nair, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Brendan Doggett

Suggested Playing XI No.2 

Keeper – Matthew Gilkes

Batsmen – Beau Webster (VC), Usman Khawaja, Marcus Harris, Alex Ross

All-rounders – Daniel Sams (C), Mohammad Nabi, Samit Patel

Bowlers – Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie, Chris Tremain

Expert Fantasy Cricket Tips

The pitch at Manuka Oval will assist the batsmen so the likes of Usman Khawaja and Beau Webster will enjoy batting on this wicket. The bowlers who bowl the death overs will have high chances of scoring the most points in this game. All-rounder Daniel Sams will be the ‘X-factor’ player. 

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Probable Winners:

The current form favors the Sydney Thunder heavily so, the Callum Ferguson-led outfit should emerge as the winners in this contest. 

Match Details:

The 37th match of the Big Bash League will take place between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades at the Manuka Oval in Canberra on the 15th of January.

The match starts at 1:40 PM IST (18:10 Local Time). The live streaming of the match will be available on the Sony Liv App.

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