Match Prediction THU vs REN – Who will win today’s match? BBL 2020-21, Match 14

The Renegades have a 9-2 heads-up record over the Thunder and win both games at the Manuka Oval.

Callum Ferguson and Ben Cutting. (Photo by Darrian Traynor / Getty Images)

The Melbourne Renegades started their 2020-21 BBL campaign with a resounding victory over the Perth Scorchers. To their dismay, the losses at the hands of Hobart Hurricanes and Sydney Sixers repelled them somewhat.

Their upcoming fixture is against the Sydney Thunder, who are overflowing with confidence following streak wins against the Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat. However, going from history, the Renegades have the upper hand as they have a 9-2 head-to-head record over the Thunder.

Also, at the Manuka Oval in Canberra, the Renegades have beaten the Thunder twice out of two. The renegade team is also expected to see some changes in the next game. The Renegades will be in desperate need to find their feet in the event.

Pitch and conditions

The shot at Canberra’s Manuka Oval was great for batting. Even if the first match on location was a low-scoring affair, scores above 170 can be chased as the track is not expected to change over the course of the match.

The second should be the way forward. The temperature will be around 21 degrees Celsius. There will be chances of rain, although not much.

Average score in the first inning

156 (4 unaltered matches in BBL 2020-21)

Record of the pursuit teams

Won – 3; Lost – 1

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Game combinations for THU vs REN

Sydney Thunder

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (C), Alex Ross, Baxter Holt, Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Adam Milne, Jonathan Cook, Tanveer Sangha

Bench– Arjun Nair, Chris Tremain, Olivier Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Gilkes, Nathan McAndrew, Jason Sangha

Melbourne Renegades

Aaron Finch (C), Shaun Marsh, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper (WK), Rilee Rossouw, Mohammad Nabi, Beau Webster, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Noor Ahmad

Bench– Peter Hatzoglou, Brody Crouch, Jon Holland, Zak Evans, Mitchell Perry, Jack Prestwidge, Mackenzie Harvey

Probable better results for THU vs REN

Daniel Sams– Sydney Thunder

Daniel Sams has been constant for the Thunder for the past two seasons. While he was good with the ball last season, this time he also delivered with the bat, scoring 65 runs at a strike rate of 250.

With the ball in hand, the left arm fast pitcher used his variations to good effect, racking up five wickets. But he would like to work on his economy rate, which is currently at 8.72.

Rilee Rossouw – Melbourne Renegades

Rilee Rossouw is a veteran of the T20 format, having played in most of the tournaments around the world. Of all the Forsaken hitters, he seemed the smoothest. In three games, he scored 76 points with an average and strike rate of 38 and 135.71 respectively.

In the previous game, he managed 59 runs and that should give him a lot of confidence in the upcoming match.

Transmission details

Match times – 18:10 local time, 12:40 PM IST

TV – Sony Ten Network

Live streaming – Sony LIV

The prediction is for Melbourne Renegades to win the game.

Disclaimer: This prediction is based on the author’s understanding, analysis and instinct. As you make your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your decision.