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Match 40 of the Big Bash League, 2023/24 has Sydney Thunder taking on Melbourne Renegades at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney on 17th January at 01:45 PM IST.

THU vs REN (Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades), Match 40 - Match Information

Match: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 40
Date: 17th January, 2024
Time: 01:45 PM IST
Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

THU vs REN (Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades), Match 40 Preview

Sydney Thunder have played 9 matches in the series and they are currently ranked eighth on the points table, while Melbourne Renegades have also played 9 matches in the series and they are currently ranked seventh on the points table.

Big Bash League, 2023/24 Points Table

The points table of Big Bash League, 2023/24. Detailed table of matches played, matches won, matches lost and Net run-rate.

Team P W L Pts. NRR
HEA 10 7 1 16 +0.972
SIX 10 6 2 14 +0.339
SCO 10 6 3 13 +0.725
STR 10 5 4 11 +0.331
HUR 10 4 6 8 -0.268
STA 10 4 6 8 -1.051
REN 9 2 6 5 -0.289
THU 9 1 7 3 -0.652

Both teams last played against each other in Match 47 of the Big Bash League, 2022/23 where Matthew Gilkes scored the highest fantasy points for Sydney Thunder with 97 match fantasy points while Will Sutherland topped the fantasy points leaderboard for Melbourne Renegades with 74 match fantasy points.

In the last match played by Sydney Thunder against Adelaide Strikers, Adelaide Strikers beat Sydney Thunder by 9 wickets. The top fantasy player for Sydney Thunder was Alex Hales who scored 60 fantasy points.

In their last match in this series against Melbourne Stars, Melbourne Renegades beat Melbourne Stars by 6 wickets. The top fantasy player for Melbourne Renegades was Shaun Marsh who scored 88 fantasy points.

THU vs REN, Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney Pitch Report and Weather Conditions

The pitch at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney is a balanced pitch. The average 1st innings score at this venue in the last 20 matches is 140 runs. The pitch at the Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney is a balanced one with decent assistance for both batters and bowlers on offer. The team winning the toss may decide to bat or bowl depending on the ground conditions.

Weather Report for Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

The temperature is expected to be around 22°C with 95% humidity. Winds at a speed of 4.08 m/s are expected. Cloud cover is expected, so expect some movement to aid the pace bowlers. Moderate rain is forecasted which may affect playing conditions.

Pace or Spin?

The pacers have been very successful at this venue. They have taken 75% of the total wickets at this venue. We would suggest that you pick as many pace bowlers as possible in your team. 

THU vs REN, Head-to-Head

In the 17 matches played between these 2 teams, Melbourne Renegades' batters have earned the most fantasy points for their team, while the bowlers have earned the most fantasy points for Sydney Thunder.

THU vs REN Dream11 Prediction: Top Batter and Wicket-Keeper Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Jordan Cox 5 87 17.4 0 0 4, 47, 9, 0, 27 -
Alex Hales 5 174 34.8 0 0 43, 28, 72, 3, 28 -
Tom Kohler-Cadmore 5 82 16.4 0 0 6, 27, 0, 13, 36 -
  1. Jordan Matthew Cox

    Jordan Cox is a safe bet for your Fantasy Team. He has an average of 56 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9.9. This player is a top-order, right-handed batter and also keeps wickets. In the recent 5 matches, Jordan Cox has scored 4, 47, 9, 0 and 27 runs at an average of 17.4 per match.

  2. Alexander Daniel Hales

    Alex Hales is a very inconsistent player in terms of fantasy points and can be a high-risk, high-returns pick in your team. He has an average of 41 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.3. This player is a top-order batter who bats right-handed. In the last 5 matches, Alex Hales has scored 174 runs averaging 34.8 per match.

  3. Tom Kohler-Cadmore

    Tom Kohler-Cadmore is a batter with an average of 46 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 8.1 and can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He is a top-order, right-handed batter. In the recent 5 matches, this player has scored 82 runs averaging 16.4 per match.

THU vs REN Dream11 Prediction: Top Bowler Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Gurinder Sandhu 3 15 3 1 0.2 2, 0, 13, 0, 0 0, 0, 0, 0, 1
Tanveer Sangha 3 0 0 3 0.6 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 0, 1, 2, 0, 0
Adam Zampa 4 0 0 2 0.4 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 1, 1, 0, 0, 0
  1. Gurinder Singh Sandhu

    Gurinder Sandhu is a bowler with an average of 37 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 7.4 and is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Gurinder Sandhu bowls right-arm fast-medium and in the last 3 matches, he has taken 1 wicket at an average of 0.2. This player has a very good record against this opponent, taking 2, 0, 3, 0 and 2 wickets in recent matches.

  2. Tanveer Sangha

    Tanveer Sangha is a fairly consistent player in terms of fantasy points. Tanveer Sangha has an average of 41 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 7. He is a leg-break bowler and in the last 3 matches, this player has taken 0, 1, 2, 0 and 0 wickets at an average of 0.6. Tanveer Sangha has done very well against this opposition, taking 2, 2, 1 and 4 wickets in recent matches.

  3. Adam Zampa

    Adam Zampa is a bowler with an average of 22 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 6.8 and is a good-to-have player for your Fantasy Team. He is a leg-break googly bowler and in the recently played 4 matches, this player has taken 2 wickets at an average of 0.4. Adam Zampa has been very successful against this team, taking 3, 0, 2, 0 and 1 wickets in recent matches.

THU vs REN Dream11 Prediction: Top All-Rounder Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Daniel Sams 3 12 2.4 1 0.2 11, 0, 0, 0, 1 0, 0, 1, 0, 0
Ruwantha Kellepotha 3 13 2.6 0 0 0, 11, 0, 2, 0 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
Tom Rogers 4 10 2 2 0.4 0, 0, 10, 0, 0 1, 0, 0, 1, 0
  1. Daniel Richard Sams

    Daniel Sams is a good-to-have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. He has an average of 52 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 9.2. This player bowls left-arm fast-medium and in the recently played 3 matches, Daniel Sams has taken 1 wicket at an average of 0.2.

  2. Ruwantha Prasad Kellepotha

    Ruwantha Kellepotha is an all-rounder with an average of 62 match fantasy points in the last 3 games, a fantasy rating of 9.1 and can be a differential pick for your Dream11 Team. He is a top-order, right-handed batter. In the last 3 matches, this player has scored 13 runs at an average of 2.6 per match.

  3. Thomas Stewart Rogers

    Tom Rogers is a good-to-have player for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. Tom Rogers has an average of 36 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.1. He bowls right-arm fast-medium and in the recent 4 matches, this player has taken 1, 0, 0, 1 and 0 wickets at an average of 0.4.

THU vs REN Dream11 Prediction: Top Players of the Last Match

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Shaun Marsh 5 181 36.2 0 0 64, 0, 4, 54, 59 -
Nathan McAndrew 3 9 1.8 2 0.4 0, 0, 0, 9, 0 0, 0, 2, 0, 0
Jake Fraser-McGurk 5 154 30.8 0 0 42, 26, 14, 70, 2 -
Alex Hales 5 174 34.8 0 0 43, 28, 72, 3, 28 -
Kane Richardson 3 1 0.2 3 0.6 0, 1, 0, 0, 0 2, 0, 0, 1, 0
Tanveer Sangha 3 0 0 3 0.6 0, 0, 0, 0, 0 0, 1, 2, 0, 0

The top point-getters for Sydney Thunder are Nathan McAndrew with 84 match fantasy points, Alex Hales with 70 match fantasy points and Tanveer Sangha with 58 match fantasy points.

The top point-getters for Melbourne Renegades are Shaun Marsh with 88 match fantasy points, Jake Fraser-McGurk with 76 match fantasy points and Kane Richardson with 68 match fantasy points.

THU vs REN Dream11 Prediction: Top Captain and Vice-Captain Picks

M - Matches Played, R - Runs, Avg R - Average Runs, W - Wickets, Avg W - Average Wickets, RR - Recent Scores, RW - Recent Wickets

Player M R Avg R W Avg W RR RW
Jordan Cox 5 87 17.4 0 0 4, 47, 9, 0, 27 -
Daniel Sams 3 12 2.4 1 0.2 11, 0, 0, 0, 1 0, 0, 1, 0, 0
Ruwantha Kellepotha 3 13 2.6 0 0 0, 11, 0, 2, 0 0, 0, 0, 0, 0
Alex Hales 5 174 34.8 0 0 43, 28, 72, 3, 28 -
Tom Kohler-Cadmore 5 82 16.4 0 0 6, 27, 0, 13, 36 -
  1. Jordan Matthew Cox

    Jordan Cox is a wicket-keeper with an average of 56 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.9 and is a safe bet for your Dream11 Fantasy Team. Jordan Cox is a top-order batter who bats right-handed and also keeps wickets. In the last 5 matches, he has scored 4, 47, 9, 0 and 27 runs averaging 17.4 per match.

  2. Daniel Richard Sams

    Daniel Sams is an all-rounder with an average of 52 match fantasy points in the last 10 games, a fantasy rating of 9.2 and is a good-to-have player for your Fantasy Team. This player bowls left-arm fast-medium and in the recent 3 matches, Daniel Sams has taken 0, 0, 1, 0 and 0 wickets at an average of 0.2.

  3. Ruwantha Prasad Kellepotha

    Ruwantha Kellepotha can be a high-risk, high-returns pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 62 match fantasy points in the last 3 games and a fantasy rating of 9.1. This player is a top-order batter who bats right-handed. In the recently played 3 matches, Ruwantha Kellepotha has scored 13 runs at an average of 2.6 per match.

  4. Alexander Daniel Hales

    Alex Hales is a differential player for your Fantasy Team. He has an average of 41 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.3. This player is a top-order, right-handed batter. In the recently played 5 matches, Alex Hales has scored 43, 28, 72, 3 and 28 runs averaging 34.8 per match.

  5. Tom Kohler-Cadmore

    Tom Kohler-Cadmore can be a good pick for your Dream11 Team. He has an average of 46 match fantasy points in the last 10 games and a fantasy rating of 8.1. This player is a top-order, right-handed batter. In the recently played 5 matches, Tom Kohler-Cadmore has scored 82 runs at an average of 16.4 per match.

THU vs REN Squad Information

Melbourne Renegades (REN) Squad: Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Peter Siddle, Kane Richardson, Nic Maddinson, Mackenzie Harvey, Quinton de Kock, Harry Dixon, Nathan Lyon, Jonathan Wells, Akeal Hosein, Ruwantha Kellepotha, Adam Zampa, Joe Clarke, Will Sutherland, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Tom Rogers, Scott Edwards, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Jordan Cox and Fergus O'Neill.

Sydney Thunder (THU) Squad: David Warner, Alex Ross, Alex Hales, Pat Cummins, Gurinder Sandhu, Cameron Bancroft, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Chris Green, Liam Hatcher, Nathan McAndrew, Jason Sangha, Matthew Gilkes, Daniel Sams, Oliver Davies, Tanveer Sangha, Zaman Khan, William Salzmann, Liam Doddrell, Blake Nikitaras, Toby Gray and Sam Konstas.

THU vs REN Possible Playing XI

Melbourne Renegades (REN) Possible Playing XI: Jordan Cox, Shaun Marsh, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Jonathan Wells, Quinton de Kock, Adam Zampa, Peter Siddle, Ruwantha Kellepotha, Fergus O'Neill, Will Sutherland and Tom Rogers.

Sydney Thunder (THU) Possible Playing XI: Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Cameron Bancroft, Alex Hales, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Matthew Gilkes, Tanveer Sangha, Gurinder Sandhu, Nathan McAndrew, Daniel Sams and Chris Green.

THU vs REN Dream11 Team Today

Wicket-Keepers: Jordan Cox, Cameron Bancroft and Joe Clarke

Batters: Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Shaun Marsh

All-Rounders: Daniel Sams, Fergus O'Neill and Nic Maddinson

Bowlers: Ruwantha Kellepotha, Gurinder Sandhu and Nathan McAndrew

Captain: Tom Kohler-Cadmore

Vice-Captain: Jordan Cox

​​​​​​​Photo credit: Alamy

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