AUS T20 League, Match 40: REN vs THU Preview and Fantasy Prediction

By Real11 - Jan 17 2024 162 Views

AUS T20 League 2023-2024

Match 40: REN vs THU


With the ground stage of this season’s Aus T20 League coming to an end with this fixture, both Sydney Thunder (THU) and Melbourne Renegades (REN) will be desperate to come good and mark the conclusion of very dismal campaigns. 

THU won their third game of this season, but other than that, excluding a no result on December 30th, they have lost every other fixture. Many cricket enthusiasts will be particularly stunned at this when they see their top order comprising the likes of Alex Hales, Cameron Bancroft and David Warner!

REN are coming into this game with a two point lead just a rung above THU. However, a defeat in this match will result in them finishing at the bottom of the table. 

THU faced a massive 9 wicket loss in their last match. Furthermore, their season is over and they have nothing to lose so they might head into this encounter with a couple of changes. 

They do have vastly experienced players in their ranks though, and if the top three namely Hales, Warner and Bancroft- all contribute with the bat, they will be difficult to beat. 

But THU as a bowling unit has looked fragile so far. Apart from Tanveer Sangha, no other bowler has managed to put on a show this season. 

Although it has been a forgettable season for the Melbourne based franchise, they have been able to acknowledge the vital contributions to their side and to Australian cricket from two giants of the game this season. 

Marsh has been REN's standout batters this season. He bagged the Player of the Match Award in the Melbourne derby with an unbeaten 64 and has smashed three half centuries from five innings in this campaign. Fraser-Mcgurk is another batter who has shown promise for REN. 

This pitch will be conducive for spinners and the twin spin attack of Akeal Hossain and Adam Zampa will play a crucial role on Wednesday. 

Match Details 

Match: THU vs REN, 40th Match, Aus T20 League 2023-24

Date: Wednesday, January 17, 2024

1:45 PM

Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney

Pitch and Weather Report

Spinners will enjoy bowling at the Sydney Showground Stadium and it would be a surprise if the pick of the bowlers in this match were a speedster! There is not a great deal of pace at this wicket. 

There will be a chance of thunderstorms throughout the match with plenty of cloud cover. 

THU vs REN Squads

THU: Matthew Gilkes (wk), Chris Green (c), David Warner, Alex Hales, Cameron Bancroft, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Nathan McAndrew, Liam Hatcher, Tanveer Sangha, Liam Doddrell, Toby Gray, William Salzmann, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha 

REN: Nic Maddinson (c), Jordan Cox (wk), Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Jonathan Wells, Will Sutherland, Akeal Hosein, Tom Rogers, Fergus O Neill, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Scott Edwards, Mackenzie Harvey, Ruwantha Kellepotha, Peter Siddle

THU vs REN Probable Playing XIs

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

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

Match Prediction

We predict REN to win this duel. 

Suggested Playing XI Real11 Fantasy Cricket

Team 1

Team 2

- Advertisement -

This game involves an element of financial risk and may be addictive. Please play responsibly at your own risk.
This game is applicable for people 18+ only.