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BBL 2019-20: Match 37, Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder: Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket Tips-Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Both sides have got good top-order batsman. Hence, opting for the likes of Alex Hales or Shaun Marsh can be a good punt.

Alex Hales
Alex Hales. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 37th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2019-20 will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder at the Manuka Oval in  Canberra.

The match starts at 06:10 PM local time (07:10 AM GMT) (12:40 PM IST). This match will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD. Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV.

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Preview for Dream11 Fantasy:

We are gradually moving towards the business end of the Big Bash League, and the 37th game will see defending champions Melbourne Renegades lock horns with Sydney Thunder. With nine defeats in as many fixtures, the Renegades are all-but-out of the competition and will be looking to break the unwanted streak. They come into this game on the back of 63-run shellacking at the hands of Adelaide Strikers after they were bundled out for 110.

Sydney Thunder, on the other hand, come into this fixture on the back of a four-wicket win over Hobart Hurricanes after they successfully chased down 163 thanks to a whirlwind 96-run opening stand between Usman Khawaja [35] and Alex Hales [55].

Weather Condition/Report

It is expected to be a cloudy day in Canberra on Wednesday. According to the weather-report, dark clouds are to set to hover around the city throughout the day. While the temperature is set to fluctuate between 16-29 degrees Celsius, the humidity is set to hover around 40%. Moreover, there is a 40 percent chance of rain.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The only game held at the Manuka Oval this season was abandoned due to smoke caused due to the bushfires. In that game, the Strikers racked up 5-161 with the likes of Daniel Sams and Chris Morris being among the wickets. With the rain forecasted for Wednesday, the fast bowlers may have their say again.

Average first innings score:– 161 [In the only game at the venue this season]

Record of chasing teams: N/A

Injury and Availability:

The Melbourne Stars have made just one change to their touring party. Nathan McSweeney has been replaced by paceman Andrew Fekete.

Sydney Thunder have made three changes to their squad. Lenton, Gurinder Sandhu and Nathan McAndrew in for Gilkes, Hatcher and Tremain.

Probable Playing XIs

Melbourne Renegades

Marcus Harris, Sam Harper (WK), Shaun Marsh, Beau Webster, Daniel Christian (C), Samit Patel, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, Tom Cooper, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie

Bench:  Jack Wildermuth, Andrew Fekete

Sydney Thunder

Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (C), Jay Lenton (WK), Alex Ross, Chris Morris, Daniel Sams, Jonathan Cook, Arjun Nair, Nathan McAndrew/Gurinder Sandhu, Brendan Doggett

Bench – Liam Bowe, Nathan McAndrew/Gurinder Sandhu


Top Picks:

Melbourne Renegades– Shaun Marsh, Beu Webster, and Sam Harper have been among the runs for the Renegades this season, and they will once again be the key to their fortunes on Wednesday. As far as bowling is concerned, Cameron Boyce and Joe Mennie will be the key.

Sydney Sixers– Alex Hales [55] and Usman Khawaja were instrumental in leading their side to the target to 163 in the last game. Daniel Sams, who is the leading wicket-taker of the tournament- 17 wickets at 14.76-  will lead the bowling unit along with Chris Morris and Brendon Doggett.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain –  Alex Hales, Shaun Marsh, Beu Webster, Usman Khawaja

Vice-Captain – Daniel Sams, Mohammad Nabi, Callum Ferguson

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Sam Harper

Batters – Shaun Marsh (VC), Callum Ferguson, Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales (C)

All-Rounders- Daniel Sams, Mohammad Nabi

Bowlers – Brendon Doggett, Jonathan Cook, Cameron Boyce, Joe Mennie

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Sam Harper

Batters – Alex Ross, Shaun Marsh, Beau Webster (C), Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales

All-Rounders- Daniel Sams (VC), Daniel Christian

Bowlers – Jonathan Cook, Cameron Boyce, Arjun Nair


Expert Advice:

Both sides have got good top-order batsmen. Hence, opting for the likes of Alex Hales or Shaun Marsh can be a good punt.

Probable Winners:

Sydney Thunder is expected to come out as the winners.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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