Probuddha Bhattacharjee ∙ Jan 18 2023, 11:30 PM | 4 Min Read

Big Bash League 2022-23 Match 47: Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades| Fantasy Tips and Teams

image-ld1jcctsMelbourne Renegades (Source: Twitter)

The 47th match of the Big Bash League 2022-23 will be played between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. The match will be played on 19th January 2023, Thursday at 1.45 pm IST. 

The Renegades are on the brink of making it to the next round. They have won six of their 11 matches and are currently at number three in the points table. They will be looking to win the match in order to strengthen their position in the league. 

Meanwhile, Thunder have had a rocky tournament so far. They have won five of their 11 matches and are at number six with 10 points under their belt. If we speak about the tournament situation, the Thunder need a win in this match more than the Renegades. 

In their previous meeting in the tournament. The Renegades emerged victorious by four wickets. 

Before the match starts let us take a look at the important stats, best player picks and the best predicted fantasy XIs for the match.

Ground Stats: Manuka Oval, Canberra

The Manuka Oval has seen only match till now in this tournament. The pitch looked difficult for the batters to score runs on. A total of only 245 runs were scored in the match for the loss of 17 wickets in 40 overs. Hence, we can expect an exciting contest between the bat and the ball. 

Numbers at the ground (This tournament)

Number of matches: 1

Matches won batting first: 1

Matches won batting second: 0 

Average score batting first: 122

Average score batting second: 123

Average runs per over: 6.12

Average runs per wicket: 14

THU vs REN, Match 47: Probable Playing XIs

Sydney Thunder Team News

No major updates

Sydney Thunder Probable Playing XI

Matthew Gilkes, David Warner, Sam Whiteman, Olivier Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green, Usman Qadir, Brendon Doggett

Melbourne Renegades Team News

No major updates

Melbourne Renegades Probable Playing XI

Martin Guptill, Jake Fraser McGurk, Sam Harper, Aaron Finch, Matthew Critchley, Jonathon Wells, Tom Rogers, Will Sutherland, Ruwantha Kellepotha, Kane Richardson, Fawad Ahmed

THU vs REN, Match 47 - Must picks for the match

  1.  Aaron Finch (REN): Aaron Finch has been in a good from in this tournament. He has scored 257 runs in the tournament in 11 matches. His decent batting from makes him a crucial pick of the match. 
  2. Tom Rogers (REN): Tom Rogers has 19 wickets under his belt in the tournament from 11 matches. He is picking up some crucial wickets for his team and this makes him a very important pick for the match. 
  3. Olivier Davies (THU): Olivier Davies has been in a fine form in the tournament. He has 323 runs in the tournament from 11 matches. His good form in the tournament makes him a crucial pick for the match. 
  4. Daniel Sams (THU): Daniel Sams has been the prime bowler for the Thunder in this match. He has picked up 15 wicket in the tournament from 10 matches and has been very deceptive with his variations. Sams is a player one cannot miss out on in this match. 
  5. Nathan McAndrew (THU): Nathan McAndrew has picked up 12 wickets in eight matches and has been one of the reasons that Thunder has been able to still stay in the race for the final four. 

THU vs REN, Match 47 - Must picks for the match

Sydney Thunder

  1. Olivier Davies - 323 runs in 11 matches
  2. Daniel Sams - 15 wickets in 10 matches
  3. Nathan McAndrew - 12 wickets in 8 matches

Melbourne Renegades

  1. Aaron Finch - 257 runs in 11 matches
  2. Tom Rogers - 19 wickets in 11 matches

THU vs REN, Match 47 - Risky Picks

Sydney Thunder - Ben Cutting, Matthew Gilkes

Melbourne Renegades - Martin Guptill, Kane Richardson

THU vs REN, Match 47 - Best Captain and Vice-Captain choices

  1. Tom Rogers (REN)
  2. Olivier Davies (THU)
  3. Daniel Sams (THU)

THU vs REN, Match 47 - Team for Head-to-Head Contests

Wicketkeepers: Sam Harper, Matthew Gilkes

Batters: Aaron Finch, Alex Ross, Olivier Davies

All-rounders: Will Sutherland, Daniel Sams

Bowlers: Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew

Captain: Olivier Davies
Vice-Captain: Daniel Sams

THU: 6 players; REN: 5 players

THU vs REN Match 47 - Team for Winner takes all Contests

Wicketkeepers: Sam Harper, Matthew Gilkes

Batters: Aaron Finch, Olivier Davies, David Warner, Martin Guptill

All-rounders: Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting

Bowlers:  Tom Rogers, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew

Captain: David Warner
Vice-Captain: Aaron Finch

THU: 7 players; REN: 4 players

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