Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades Betting Preview
Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades Betting Preview
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One of the most exciting matches in the Big Bash League so far was Sydney Thunder versus Melbourne Renegades. The first meeting between the two clubs took place on the 18th of December. Fast forward a few weeks, the teams are set to clash again on the 19th of January. Have a read through our Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades betting preview for more information on the upcoming match.

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Sydney Thunder Hungry for Revenge

On the 18th of December 2022, Sydney Thunder narrowly missed out on victory against the Melbourne Renegades. In this Big Bash League reverse fixture at the Manuka Oval in Canberra, the Thunder will aim for their revenge. They were unfortunate to lose to the Renegades by four wickets with a single ball remaining. Thunder scored 174 for 6 from 20 overs in the previous encounter. However, Renegades topped it by scoring 175/6 from 19.5 overs. Thus, they just about secured victory with a single ball left to play.

In the previous encounter, the top batsman for the Thunder was Rilee Rossouw, scoring 53 from 38 balls. His total was followed by 39 runs from 23 balls for Alex Ross. The third highest scorer for Thunder was Oliver Davies, who scored a not-out 33 from 18 balls.

Sydney Thunder bowlers also performed with high class performances. One of the most notable individual performances was from Daniel Sams, who took three wickets for 33 runs from 4 overs. His teammate, Gurinder Sandhu took two wickets but was scored for 51 runs from 3.5 overs. Brendan Doggett, who took a wicket for 29 runs from 4 overs.

Melbourne Renegades Hopeful for Second Consecutive Win

In the first encounter of the Big Bash League between Thunder and the Renegades, the man of the match was Aaron Finch. The batsman scored an unbeaten 70 runs from 43 balls. His impressive total was followed by Nic Maddison, who scored 39 from 28 balls. The third most impressive batsman was Jake Fraser-McGurk, who scored 24 from 18 balls.

As for their bowlers, Renegades leader Tom Rogers led the team to victory with 2 wickets for 41 runs from 4 overs. His teammate, Akeal Hosein, claimed a single wicket for 22 runs from 3 overs. Kane Richardson also claimed a wicket for 25 from 4 overs.

Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades Betting Preview: The Money Lines

22Bet Sportsbook has been one of the leading online bookies for the Big Bash League. According to the sportsbook, players can bet on a variety of options including details such as the outcome of the first ball or the coin toss. The odds on either team to win the coin toss is 1.85.

It is also possible to place a variety of wagers on the first ball, such as if it will be a dot ball, one run, a four, a six, a wicket or a no ball. It is also possible to bet on which team will have the higher opening partnership. The odds on either team is 1.85 whilst the odds on the opening partnership total to be equal pays 34 times.

Fans of the sport can also bet on how the first wicket will go. The odds of the batsman being caught is 1.4, odds 10 for a run-out, odds 15 for being stumped, odds 4.74 for being bowled and odds 4.24 for an LBW.

Pre-Play Predictions

In this Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades betting preview, we have also included our own tips. According to our latest cricket betting tips, we believe that the match will go to Sydney Thunder. The home team are in better form and will be looking for revenge after narrowly missing out last time.

We assume that the top batsmen for either team with the most runs scored will be Rilee Rossouw and Nick Larkin. We are guessing that the most wickets taken will be from Tom Rogers and Daniel Sams. The heavy hitters with the most sixes will likely be Alex Ross and Nic Maddison. Essentially, we believe that the player of the match will be Rossouw but we would advise keeping an eye on Tom Rogers.

Melbourne Renegades look as though they will score over 180 runs. As for Sydney Thunder, we believe that they will only reach as much as 160 runs. If you are looking to bet on a Handicap, we would advise going for Sydney Thunder.

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