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Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Predictions & Tips - Hales backed to score in Thunder win

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Ralph Staniforth 18 Jan 2022
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Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades Predictions


The Sydney Thunder are pushing for the a second placed finish but will have to win this match to have any chance. They are huge favourites so my best bet is for Alex Hales to score over 23.5 runs.
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  • Sydney Thunder have won 4 of their last 5 matches against the Melbourne Renegades.
  • Sydney Thunder’s Alex Hales has scored 63, 80* & 38 runs in 3 of his last 4 matches.
  • Melbourne Renegades have lost 10 of their last 13 matches.
  • Melbourne Renegades' Aaron Finch scored 75 runs in his last match.

Head to Head


Sydney Thunder have won four of their last five matches against the Melbourne Renegades. When they met almost two weeks ago, the Thunder won by a commanding 129 runs.

Sydney Thunder Form


The Sydney Thunder are third on the BBL table with one match to play. They have already secured a top three finish, but could go second if they better the Sydney Sixers result.

For much of the last couple of weeks it looked like the Thunder would finish second but they have now lost their last two matches. Their last match ended in a 60-run loss to the Sixers.

Bowling first, the Thunder were poor and allowed their rivals to score 197 runs. The chase fell apart almost before it began with Chris Green top scoring with 50 runs. Only two other players reached 20 runs as the Thunder reached 137 runs.

Sydney Thunder Injuries & Team News


Sam Billings could return after playing in the 5th Ashes Test for England. The rest of the side should remain unchanged.

Squad: Sam Billings, Jonathan Cook, Ben Cutting, Oliver Davies, Brendan Doggett, Matt Gilkes, Chris Green, Alex Hales, Baxter Holt, Usman Khawaja, Saqib Mahmood, Nathan McAndrew, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain, Mohammad Hasnain

Melbourne Renegades Form


The Melbourne Renegades are bottom of the table with just three wins. Their hopes of a playoff spot were over weeks ago.

The last four matches for the Renegades have ended in defeat. Last time out they suffered a six-run defeat to the Hobart Hurricanes.

After the Hobart side scored 182 runs, the Renegades could only respond with 176. Aaron Finch scored 75 runs while Shaun Marsh hit 51. The other batsmen however all scored below 10.

Melbourne Renegades Injuries & Team News


The Renegades may opt to give some other players an opportunity give that this is the final match of the season for them.

Squad: Cameron Boyce, Unmukt Chand, Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Zahir Khan, Josh Lalor, Nic Maddinson (Jono Merlo), Shaun Marsh (James Seymour), Mohammad Nabi, James Pattinson, Mitch Perry, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Will Sutherland, Reece Topley

Verdict


The odds for this fixture have yet to be released. I am looking at Alex Hales in the run scoring markets and I will update you on the odds once they are released.

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Verdict

Alex Hales consistency in recent matches makes him good value to score over 23.5 runs. He is also backed to be the Thunder's best batsman.

Aaron Finch is tipped to top score for the Renegades.

Best Bet: Hales Over 23.5 Runs Over/Under Runs @5/6 at bet365 - 3 Units
Best Renegades Batsman Tip: Aaron Finch Best Renegades Batsman @2/1 at bet365 - 1 Unit
Best Thunder Batsman Tip: Alex Hales Best Thunder Batsman @21/10 at bet365 - 1 Unit
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