Venue: Manuka Oval, Canberra
The surface at the Manuka Oval has been a competitive one where both batters and bowlers have enjoyed playing. Batters will be rewarded for their shots as the outfield of this ground is quite fast. With some bounce and movement early on in the contest, the pacers will look to make use of this to their advantage. The skipper winning the toss may opt to field first.
The overall record between the two sides is skewed towards Melbourne Renegades, who have claimed 10 matches as opposed to 6 wins by the Thunder. However,
Sydney Thunder have won four of the previous five encounters and have a stronger unit on paper. We predict Sydney Thunder to win this clash on Thursday.
Sydney Thunder :
Matthew Gilkes (wk), David Warner, Sam Whiteman, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Nathan McAndrew, Chris Green (c), Brendan Doggett, Usman Qadir
Melbourne Renegades :
Jake Fraser McGurk, Martin Guptill, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Jonathan Wells, Matthew Critchley, Will Sutherland, Ruwantha Kellepotha, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Fawad Ahmed