ST vs MR Live Score: With the group stage of BBL 13 coming to an end with this fixture both Sydney Thunder & Melbourne Renegades will aim to put on a show that will mark the end of poor campaigns. Thunder won their third game of the competition but apart from that they have lost every other fixture of the league. Renegades are just two points above the Thunders & a defeat in this clash will see them ending BBL 13 at the bottom of the Points Table.
ST vs MR TEAMS PREVIEW
Sydney Thunder Preview
In their last match, Sydney Thunder suffered a heavy 9-wicket defeat, a result that raises questions about potential changes for this upcoming game. With their season now over and not much difference between finishing seventh or eighth in the BBL table, the Thunder might consider giving opportunities to some younger players.
While the trio at the top of the batting order, featuring Hales, Warner, and Bancroft, has the potential to make an impact, Thunder needs to be more threatening with the ball. In the previous game against Adelaide Strikers, only Tanveer Sangha managed to take a wicket out of the six-man bowling attack.
Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing XI:
- Alex Hales
- David Warner
- Cameron Bancroft
- Oliver Davies
- Alex Ross
- Matthew Gilkes (wk)
- Chris Green (c)
- Daniel Sams
- Gurinder Sandhu
- Liam Hatcher
- Tanveer Sangha
Key Players from the Previous Game:
- Alex Hales: 43 runs from 32 balls
- Chris Green: 19 runs from 12 balls, 1 wicket
- Matthew Gilkes: 18 runs from 16 balls
- Tanveer Sangha: 1 wicket for 27 runs
Melbourne Renegades Preview
Despite a forgettable season, the Renegades acknowledge the significant contributions of two cricketing titans—Aaron Finch and Shaun Marsh. The Melbourne derby saw Finch playing his final BBL match, and this game will mark the end of Shaun Marsh’s illustrious career.
Shaun Marsh, in particular, has been in strong form, evident from his Player of the Match performance in the Melbourne derby. His retirement will be a significant loss for the Renegades, and the team will look to Jake Fraser-McGurk, another promising young talent, to fill the void.
In terms of bowling, the twin-spin attack of Akeal Hosein and Adam Zampa is expected to be formidable, posing a challenge for the Thunder. Netherlands keeper Scott Edwards, likely to play in this game, will face a stern test against this spin duo.
Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing XI:
- Shaun Marsh
- Jake Fraser-McGurk
- Will Sutherland (c)
- Scott Edwards (wk)
- Jonathan Wells
- Akeal Hosein
- Tom Rogers
- Fergus O’Neill
- Kane Richardson
- Adam Zampa
- Gudakesh Motie
Key Players from the Previous Game:
- Shaun Marsh: 64 runs from 49 balls
- Jake Fraser McGurk: 42 runs from 31 balls
- Jonathan Wells: 14 runs from 15 balls
- Kane Richardson: 2 wickets for 17 runs
- Akeal Hosein: 2 wickets for 18 runs
ST vs MR Pitch and Weather Conditions
The Sydney Showground Stadium is known for favoring spinners, and the upcoming clash is expected to be no different. The pitch, lacking great pace, is likely to see a par score around 155. The weather, unfortunately, doesn’t bring much cheer, with a chance of thunderstorms throughout the match, accompanied by plenty of cloud cover and high humidity.
Toss: To Bowl
Considering the historical data, teams batting second have won 16 T20s at this venue, while those batting first emerged victorious on 15 occasions. Given these statistics, if the captains win the toss, we can expect them to opt to field first.
ST vs MLR Winning Prediction
Sydney Thunder, despite having players capable of pulling off surprise victories, has struggled with consistency throughout the campaign. Melbourne Renegades, coming into this game after a confidence-boosting win over their city rivals, seem to have the edge. The addition of Scott Edwards to the Renegades’ lineup is expected to be a positive factor. Our prediction leans towards a win for the Renegades, closing the group stage of BBL 13 on a positive note.
We are backing Melbourne Renegades to win this match!
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