Probuddha Bhattacharjee ∙ Dec 17 2022, 10:00 PM | 2 Min Read

BBL 12: Who can help the Thunder to bounce back after a nightmare?

image-lbrb2ahpRenegades vs Thunder (Source: Twitter)

The BBL 12 has warmed up with the first six matches. We have already seen a wide variety in the type of matches. There has been inmmensely close encounters, and there has been one sided affairs. We have moderate totals being competed over and again a team being bundled out for just 15 runs. 

The action now moves to Docklands Stadium Melbourne for the seventh encounter of the tournament between Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder. 

Before the match we will try and see who could be the deciding factors in the match. 

Head to Head

The two teams have faced each other 15 times in the history of the tournament. The balance of the competition is slightly titled towards the Renegades. 


Matches: 15

Renegades Won: 9

Thunder Won: 6

Players to watch out

So, going forward let us try and find out the players who could matter in this match. 

Melbourne Renegades


Nic Maddinson: The skipper of the Melbourne Renegades has started the season on a high. In the first outing he scored a well constructed half-century and the team will hope that Maddinson continues his form. Though he has not played much for Renegades against the Thunder, but his current form makes him an important player for this match. 

Maddinson in the first match

Runs: 87 Balls: 49 4s: 10 6s: 3 Strike Rate: 177.55


image-lbrb4txnAkeal Hosein (Source : Twitter)

Akeal Hosein: The West Indian spinner has a great reputation in the T20 format. In the very first match of the tournament, Hosein has lived upto his reputation. In his case also, the current form makes him a very important player in the match. 

Akeal Hosein in the tournament

Overs: 4 Runs Conceded: 15 Wickets: 3 Economy: 3.75

Sydney Thunder


Alex Hales: BBL 12 has not started on the right note for Hales. He has failed to fire in the first two matches and it was a silver duck for him in the last match. Hales is an impact player and he would like to leave his impression in the tournament as quickly as possible. Looking to improves his numbers, Hales might turn out to be an important factor for Thunder. 

Hales in BBL 12

Innings: 2 Runs: 16 Balls Faced: 14 Avegage: 8 Strike Rate: 114.28


image-lbrb6zttFazalhaq Farooqi (Source: Twitter)

Fazalhaq Farooqi: The Afghan left arm pacer has made himself an important part of the team in the first two matches. He is picking up wickets in the opening spell giving early advantage to his team. 

Fazalhaq in BBL 12 

Innings: 2 Wickets: 5 Run Conceded: 40 Economy: 5.00 Average: 8.00

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