Big Bash League 2022-23: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades – Match 47 Preview and Updates

The Big Bash League 2022-23 is nearing the end of its league stages, with only 10 matches remaining. The Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers are comfortably atop the points table, with five teams competing for the remaining spots, with only three points separating them at the moment. Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades are locked in a mid-table battle in which every victory changes the complexion of the qualification race.

The 47th Match between Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades will take place on January 19th, 2023 at Manuka Oval, Canberra.

Match Details to Note

Match: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 47, Big Bash League 2022-23

Date: January 19, 2023 (Thursday)                                             

Time: 1:45 PM IST

Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades

Sydney Thunder (Match Odds – 1.77):


Last game, the Sydney Thunder were dismissed for 135 runs in 20 overs. They were 24/4 in the powerplay and were losing wickets at regular intervals. Olivier Davies led the way with 45 runs, while Ben Cutting (20 runs) and Chris Green (21 runs) chipped in with cameos. Six players were disqualified for having single-digit scores.

Their bowlers failed to limit the opposition in the chase, causing them to lose by 5 wickets. Daniel Sams was outstanding with the ball, tallying 4-0-18-4 in the game. Chris Green bowled a 4-0-24-0 economical spell. In the match, all of the other bowlers went for runs at over 10 RPO.

Full Squad:

Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Baxter Holt, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Rilee Rossouw, Daniel Sams, Jason Sangha (c), Tanveer Sangha, David Warner, Ben Cutting, Usman Qadir, Gurinder Sandhu, Sam Whiteman

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Players to watch out for:

Daniel Sams, Chris Green, David Warner

Daniel Sams is coming off an outstanding spell in the previous game, in which he took 4 for 18 in four overs. In the current BBL season, the left-arm seamer has 15 wickets at a strike rate of 12.3. Sams has only scored 66 runs in nine innings with the bat, but he’s a much better player than that.

Possible Playing XI:

David Warner, Mathew Gilkes, Sam Whiteman, Olivier Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Usman Qadir, Brendan Doggett

Melbourne Renegades (Match Odds – 2.05):


In their 20 overs, the Melbourne Renegades posted a competitive score of 162/7. The match’s leading run scorers were Sam Harper (51 runs) and Jonathan Wells (44 runs). Mathew Critchley, Will Sutherland, and Aaron Finch made brief appearances but were unable to contribute significantly.

Their bowlers limited the opposition to 156/7, allowing them to win the tense match by 5 runs. Kane Richardson was outstanding with the ball, tallying 4-0-17-2 in the game. Fawad Ahmed, R Kellepotha, and Tom Rogers all contributed crucial wickets in the match, which Will Sutherland won by 5 runs in the final over.

Full Squad:

Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Akeal Hosein, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Nic Maddinson (c), Shaun Marsh, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Will Sutherland, Jon Wells, Jack Prestwidge, Ruwantha Kellapotha, Marcus Harris, Martin Guptill, Corey Rocchiccioli, Peter Handscomb

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Players to watch out for:

Fawad Ahmed, Sam Harper, Kane Richardson

Sam Harper has been on fire recently, carrying the Renegades’ batting in the last three games. He smashed an unbeaten 89 off 48 to win the game against the Hurricanes and then followed it up with a 63 off 36 against the Adelaide Strikers. Harper scored a 36-ball 51 in the previous game and continues to be a key player.

Possible Playing XI:

Sam Harper, Jonathan Wells, Aaron Finch, Mathew Critchley, Will Sutherland, Martin Guptill, Jake Fraser, Tom Rogers, Fawad Ahmed, R Kollepotha, Kane Richardson

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Head to Head

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Head to Head Stats in T20s

  Matches Played THU Won REN Won Tie NR
Overall 16 6 10 0 0

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Toss Prediction

Both teams will look to bat first because this pitch may slow down as the game progresses, making it difficult for batters to chase the target.

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Pitch Report

Canberra will have variable bounce and slowness that bowlers will enjoy, and any target above 150 runs will be difficult to chase on this pitch.

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Canberra is one of the slow tracks where bowlers will have the advantage due to the uneven bounce. The weather in Canberra will be bright and sunny on match day, with no rain forecast.

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Prediction

The overall record between the two teams favours the Melbourne Renegades, who have won 10 games to the Thunder’s six. Sydney Thunder, on the other hand, have won four of the previous five meetings and have a stronger team on paper. We believe Sydney Thunder will win this match on Thursday. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Sydney Thunder is the favourite to beat Melbourne Renegades at the odds of 1.77.

Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Daniel Sams is the Sydney Thunder’s No. 1 option until someone else comes in.

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