Sydney Thunder is looking forward to meeting the weakest team of this year’s Australia T20 League campaign, Melbourne Renegades in the 37th fixture of the tournament. The game will be played on January 15 at 12:40 PM IST at the Manuka Oval, Canberra.
Renegades have failed to open their victory account even after 36 games of the tournament are over. They are lying at the bottom of the points table with 0 wins from the 9 games they’ve played till now. On the other hand, Sydney Thunder has 4 wins and a draw from their quota of 9 games at a net run rate (NRR) of +0.029, which places them at the 5th spot in the points table.
The two teams have met each other once in this season wherein Sydney Thunder defeated the Renegades by 6 wickets. Even after Sydney Thunder will be walking in as the obvious favourites, it will be interesting to see if Melbourne Renegades will get to open their winning account.
Pitch Report and Weather Conditions
There haven’t been many matches played at the Canberra pitch, which makes it difficult to guess the nature of the pitch exact. But the previous matches suggest the pitch to be a good batting wicket.
As far as the weather is concerned, the day will be partially cloudy with precipitation levels of 3%. The temperature will be around 18-24 degrees Celsius.
Probable Playing XI
Callum Ferguson (c), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Chris Morris, Chris Tremain, Alex Ross, Arjun Nair, Brendan Doggett, Liam Bowe, Daniel Sams, Matthew Gilkes (wk)
Shaun Marsh, Samit Patel, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian (c), Tom Cooper, Marcus Harris, Joe Mennie, Cameron Boyce, Jack Wildermuth, Beau Webster, Sam Harper (wk)