SYT vs MLR Match Preview

Sydney Thunder suffered their fifth consecutive defeat of the season on Sunday when they were beaten by the Adelaide Strikers by 9 wickets. Despite the addition of David Warner to the squad in the last couple of matches, the team's fortunes have not improved.

Warner is expected to open the batting alongside Alex Hales, who has been the top run-scorer for the team with 258 runs so far. Thunder will also rely on Cameron Bancroft to make a significant contribution.

Unfortunately, the performances of Alex Ross, Oliver Davies, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, and Matthew Gilkes have been disappointing. Turning to the bowling department, Daniel Sams has been the standout performer with 12 wickets, but he has received little support from his teammates.

Both Nathan McAndrew and Liam Hatcher have struggled to take wickets, while Tanveer Sangha has been inconsistent in the spin department. 

Jake Fraser-McGurk has proven to be the most reliable batsman for the Renegades this season, consistently scoring runs. With a strike rate of 158.64, he has been a valuable asset to the team. On the other hand, Shaun Marsh, who will be playing his final match in the BBL, has also showcased his impressive skills by scoring three half-centuries in just five innings.

Unfortunately, the rest of the batsmen have not provided much support. Although Jonathan Wells, Jordan Cox, and Will Sutherland have shown promise with good starts, it is crucial for at least one of them to play a substantial innings in the upcoming match.

Moving on to the bowling department, Kane Richardson and Tom Rogers have had their moments of brilliance but have also been quite expensive, conceding close to 9 runs per over.

Akeal Hosein, the specialist spinner who recently joined the team, made a strong impression in the Melbourne Derby by taking two wickets. The team will rely on him to deliver a similar performance in the upcoming match. 


Weather Report

The weather in Sydney is likely to remain overcast and there are high chances of rainfall. We may even see a rain-shortened match. 

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Sydney Showground Stadium isn’t the easiest to bat on. The seamers will be able to generate a good amount and pace and movement with the new ball, making life difficult for the batsmen. The average first-inning score on this ground is around 140. The spinners can expect some help throughout the match.

Notable stats

Richardson: A Player to Bank On

Kane Richardson is by far the top performer for the Renegades with the ball. He has picked up 98 wickets for the team at an average of 21.34 and a strike rate of 16.50.

Team News

There are no updates regarding injuries from either side. Aaron Finch will not be playing this match as he has announced his retirement. 


SYT vs MLR Probable 11

SYT Playing 11

  • David Warner
  • Alex Hales
  • Cameron Bancroft
  • Oliver Davies
  • Alex Ross
  • Matthew Gilkes (Wk)
  • Daniel Sams
  • Chris Green (C)
  • Nathan McAndrew
  • Liam Hatcher
  • Tanveer Sangha

MLR Playing 11

  • Nic Maddinson
  • Shaun Marsh
  • Jake Fraser-McGurk
  • Jordan Cox (Wk)
  • Jonathan Wells
  • Will Sutherland (C)
  • Akeal Hosein
  • Tom Rogers
  • Fergus O Neill
  • Kane Richardson
  • Adam Zampa
This is not the official playing 11 for the match. This is a prediction of the expected playing 11 for each team based on the writers analysis.

Dream11 Prediction

We are backing the Melbourne Renegades to win this match. While they aren’t in the best of forms, the team has won 2 of the last 4 matches, while the Sydney Thunder have lost each of its last 5. Also, the Renegades have a couple of explosive batsmen at the top of the order, and a better balance of bowlers, giving them a slight edge. 


Top Picks

Alex Hales: Alex Hales is the leading run-scorer for the Sydney Thunder this season. He has scored 258 runs at an average of 28.66 and a strike rate of 140.98.

Shaun Marsh: Shaun Marsh has scored 181 runs this season at an average of 45.25. He has scored 3 half-centuries in his last 5 innings.

Will Sutherland: Will Sutherland has put up a good all-round show this season. He has scored 115 runs 162.31 and has also picked up 7 wickets. 


SYT vs MLR Dream11 Team 1

Keeper: C Bancroft

Batters: A Hales, S Marsh, J Wells, J Fraser-McGurk, C Green

All-rounders: D Sams (C), W Sutherland (VC)

Bowlers: K Richardson, T Stewart Rodgers, T Sangha

SYT vs MLR Dream11 Prediction - OCB Team Prediction