|Big Bash 2014-15|
| Melbourne Renegades
||vs|| Sydney Thunder
ScheduleTuesday, 30 December 2015 at 08:10 GMT / 08:10 UK / 13:40 IST
VenueDockland Stadium, Melbourne
Melbourne Renegades suffered their consecutive defeat in the Big Bash League, 2014-15 when Perth Scorchers won against them by 35 runs on December 26th in Perth. Sydney Thunder tasted their inaugural victory of the event while defeating a strong unit of Sydney Sixers by a margin of 16 runs. Melbourne Renegades will play their coming match vs. Sydney Thunder with a hope to win it while the latter will anticipate strengthening their position in the tournament.
Callum Ferguson is their major runs getter for Melbourne Renegades while Andre Russell along with Matthew Wade and Aaron Finch have contributed a few runs but their team requires big innings from them. None of their bowlers have accumulated more than one wicket in two encounters and that shows the quality of bowling which should be more lethal.
Michael Hussey and Jacques Kallis have scored more than hundred runs for Sydney Thunder in the last two matches. Aiden Blizzard smashed an unbeaten 80 runs off 42 mere balls against Sydney Sixers and Daniel Hughes got 29 whereas Eoin Morgan should sparkle with the willow. Gurinder Sandhu, Pat Cummins, Andrew McDonald, Dirk Nannes and Nathan Hauritz are bowling well at the moment.
Tuesday, December 30, 2014 @ 08:10 GMT, 19:10 local at Dockland Stadium, Melbourne.
Strong winds are expected with the temperatures around 12-23ᵒC.
The winning skipper will prefer to chase the given target.
The wicket will assist the bowlers and batsmen equally and acrobatic fielding will count a lot.
Melbourne Renegades – Aaron Finch (C), Matthew Wade, Callum Ferguson, Tom Cooper, Dwayne Bravo, Ben Rohrer, Andre Russell, Matthew Short, Nicolas Winter, Fawad Ahmed, Andrew Fekete.
Sydney Thunder – Michael Hussey (C), Jacques Kallis, Eoin Morgan, Daniel Hughes, Nathan Hauritz, Aiden Blizzard, Chris Hartley, Pat Cummins, Andrew McDonald, Gurinder Sandhu, Dirk Nannes.
Sydney Thunder can register their second win of the Big Bash, 2014-15.