As the group stage of the Big Bash League approaches its conclusion, the 40th match features Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades, both eager to make a mark in what has been a disappointing season for them. Sydney Thunder has managed to secure only their third victory, while Melbourne Renegades, with a two-point lead over Thunder, faces the risk of finishing at the bottom of the league if they suffer a defeat in this crucial match. Stay tuned for detailed coverage of this game and other sports news at &

Key details of the match:

Name of the teams:

Sydney Thunder & Melbourne Renegades

Date & Time:

The match will be played on 17/1/2024 at 1:45 PM 08:15 AM GMT / 07:15 PM (local)


The venue of the match is Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

Pitch report:

The Sydney Showground Stadium in Sydney is known for its spinner-friendly pitch, offering less favorability to batsmen. Facing a challenging surface, batters are expected to encounter difficulties. With a history of hosting 34 T20 matches, the outcomes have been evenly split, with the first batting team winning 17 times and the second batting team also claiming victory 17 times. The average score for the team batting first is 149, and experts suggest that reaching 155 is considered a commendable total on this particular pitch.

Weather report:

As per the weather forecast, temperatures are expected to range from approximately 21 to 29 degrees Celsius during the upcoming event. The precipitation rate is predicted to be 35%, with humidity reaching 74% and wind speeds reaching 19 km/hr. There is a likelihood of encountering light thunderstorms and rain on the day of the match.


Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing XI:

Jake Fraser-McGurk, Will Sutherland (c), Scott Edwards (wk), Jonathan Wells, Akeal Hosein, Tom Rogers, Fergus O’Neill, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Shaun Marsh.

Sydney Thunder Predicted Playing XI:

David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Matthew Gilkes (wk), Chris Green (c), Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Liam Hatcher, Tanveer Sangha, Alex Hales.

Our prediction & analysis:

Both teams are currently struggling in the league, aiming to break free from their challenging situations. Nonetheless, as per our sports experts, the likelihood of Sydney Thunder emerging victorious in this match is higher.

Final words:

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