Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades – 26/12/2020

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December 26, 2020
Manuka Oval, Canberra
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Thunder v Renegades – BBL Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 26/12/2020

The BBL 2020-21 continues after a brief break, as the Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades meet in the first half of Saturday’s double-header.

Discover our free cricket betting tips for today’s match. Our team of experts also let you know the best odds from Indian betting websites covering the Big Bash.

Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades Betting Tips
Best Bet Oliver Davies to be the top Thunder batsman at 6.5 with Funbet
Value Bet Mohammad Nabi to be the top bowler for the Renegades at 5.0 with 1xBet
Next Best Bet Callum Ferguson to hit a four and six at 2.3 with 22Bet

Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades – Match Preview

The Renegades have won four of their last five matches against the Thunder. The Sydney team’s only win in that stretch was in December last year.

Where: Manuka Oval, Canberra

When: Saturday, 26 December 2020

Start time: 12:40 IST (07:10 GMT)

Pitch conditions: Three of the four BBL matches hosted in Canberra this season have been won by the team batting second. This is a good ground for chasing totals. A target of around 180 should be competitive.

Weather conditions: There is quite a bit of rain predicted fro Canberra on Saturday, unfortunately. If wet weather does shorten the match, this could suit the team chasing an adjusted target.

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Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades – Latest Odds

The best betting sites in India haven’t really been able to separate these teams, but Dafabet have found some margin.

They have the Renegades priced as 1.81 favourites and the Thunder 2.02 underdogs. Perhaps you fancy an upset and can bet on the Sydney team.

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Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades – Team News

The Thunder debuted Oliver Davies and Adam Milne recently. Both are expected to be retained. Milne’s presence is a particularly big boost for their bowling ranks.

Their batting can continue to centre around Alex Hales and Alex Ross, while captain Callum Ferguson is there in support as well.

The Renegades have a big, physical presence at the top of the order in Aaron Finch. His captaincy experience with Australia is a major help, too.

They won’t be able to call on James Pattinson, who is with the Australian squad for the second Test against India.

Overseas all-rounder Mohammad Nabi could be key, with fellow international Imran Tahir not yet available.

Thunder v Renegades – Squads

Callum Ferguson (captain) Aaron Finch (captain)
Sam Billings Cameron Boyce
Jonathan Cook Zak Evans
Ben Cutting Jake Fraser-McGurk
Oliver Davies Sam Harper
Brendan Doggett Marcus Harris
Matthew Gilkes Mackenzie Harvey
Chris Green Imad Wasim
Alex Hales Imran Tahir
Baxter Holt Josh Lalor
Usman Khawaja Shaun Marsh
Nathan McAndrew Mohammad Nabi
Adam Milne Noor Ahmad
Arjun Nair James Pattinson
Alex Ross Mitchell Perry
Daniel Sams Jack Prestwidge
Tanveer Sangha Kane Richardson
Jason Sangha Rilee Rossouw
Chris Tremain Will Sutherland
Beau Webster

Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades – Betting Tips and Prediction

Here are more free BBL betting tips to help your decision-making for this match. These predictions are based on generous odds and the form of the players.

Bet on Davies to Be the Top Thunder Batsman

Oliver Davies was excellent in the middle-order during victory over the Perth Scorchers recently. His BBL debut made plenty of headlines.

He could continue the momentum against the Renegades and is a solid price at 6.5 to be the top batsman for the Thunder. This could bring good value if the top order fall early.

Pick Nabi as the Renegades’ Top Bowler

Mohammad Nabi didn’t get as much gametime in the 2020 Indian Premier League as many expected. But he’s key in the BBL, especially before Imran Tahir arrives.

A slowing pitch in Canberra could really suit his spin. Nabi is priced at 5.0 with 1xBet to be the top bowler for the Renegades. 1xBet have over 100 markets on offer for this match alone.

Fancy Ferguson to Hit a Four and a Six

Having retired from international cricket recently and enjoying his leadership role with the Thunder, Callum Ferguson is performing really well.

He hit an unbeaten half-century in recent victory over the Scorchers and features in one of many popular accumulator bets with 22Bet. Pick him to hit a four and a six at 2.3 with 22Bet.

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The Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades match is scheduled to start at 12:40 IST (07:10 GMT) on Saturday, 26 December 2020.

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