BBL 2021/22, Match 40: REN vs THU Dream11 Prediction, Fantasy Cricket Tips, Playing 11, Pitch Report and Injury Update

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Melbourne Renegades will play Sydney Thunder in the 40th match of the tournament. Renegades moved up in the points table with two back-to-back wins over Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Stars and will now look forward to extending their winning run. With 3 wins and 5 losses, they are at the fifth spot in the standings with 15 points.

Spirits are high in the Sydney Thunder camp since, they have won four matches on the trot. They are still maintaining their third spot in the standings with 23 points. Jason Sangha’s addition has become a huge plus point for the Thunder and they are all set to conquer Renegades on Saturday.

Match Details:

Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder, Match 40

Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Date & Time: January 8th at 12:35 PM IST and 6:05 PM Local Time

Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network

Pitch Report:

The bounce will be even on this surface and the ball comes easily onto the bat. The bowlers should not pitch it up here. Death-overs will be crucial on this track. Anything more than 180 is hard to chase here.

Probable Playing XIs for REN vs THU:

Melbourne Renegades

Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Nic Maddinson (c), Will Sutherland, Mackenzie Harvey, James Seymour, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Richardson, Zak Evans, Zahir Khan


Sydney Thunder

Matthew Gilkes, Alex Hales, Jason Sangha, Alex Ross, Oliver Davies, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Gurinder Sandhu, Mohammad Hasnain

Top Picks for REN vs THU Dream11 Match:

Top Picks ­Batters

Shaun Marsh was the player of the match for his superb knock of 57 runs in the winning cause against Brisbane Heat. In 2 matches in this tournament, he has scored 78 runs at a strike rate of 150.

Jason Sangha played a huge role in the success of Sydney Thunder in this tournament. In 6 matches, he has mustered 273 runs at an average of 68.25 and has picked up 3 wickets as well.

Top Picks ­All-Rounders

Nic Maddinson played his part so far in this BBL. The Renegades skipper has struck 118 runs in 6 matches and more importantly, he has bagged 5 wickets as well.

Daniel Sams has been bowling impressively well for Sydney Thunder. In 9 matches, he has picked up 13 wickets at an economy of 8.6 and has also scored 64 runs with the bat.

Top Picks ­Bowlers

Zahir Khan has done a fine job for Renegades. He hasn’t conceded many runs in this tournament and has grabbed 10 wickets at an economy of 7.8, with the best figures of 3 for 24.

Gurinder Sandhu became the sixth bowler in the history of BBL to get a hat-trick. He achieved this rare feat in the last game against Perth Scorchers. Overall in this tournament, he has picked up 6 wickets at an economy of 6.52.

Top Picks ­Wicketkeepers

Matthew Gilkes has impressed with his striking abilities. He is the third-highest run-scorer for Thunder in this tournament with 257 runs in 9 matches.

REN vs THU Must Picks for Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Player Statistics (This Tournament)Dream11 Points
Shaun Marsh78 runs128
Nic Maddinson118 runs and 5 wickets353
Matthew Gilkes257 runs409
Jason Sangha273 runs and 3 wickets498
Alex Hales126 runs201

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for REN vs THU Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Matthew Gilkes, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Jason Sangha (c), Nic Maddinson (vc), Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Gurinder Sandhu, Nathan McAndrew, Zahir Khan

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for REN vs THU Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:

Sam Harper, Matthew Gilkes, Shaun Marsh (c), Alex Hales (vc), Jason Sangha, Ben Cutting, Nic Maddinson, Daniel Sams, Kane Richardson, Nathan McAndrew, Zahir Khan

REN vs THU Risky Captaincy Choice:

Aaron Finch has scored 164 runs in 5 innings in this tournament at an average of 32.8. You can take a risk and pick him as your fantasy team skipper.

Player you should avoid:

Mohammad Nabi hasn’t done anything worth remembering in this tournament. Considering his below-par performances, it’s better to avoid him while making your fantasy teams.

Note: Updated Fantasy teams and Playing XIs of every match will be provided in our Telegram channel if the information is available.
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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