Thunder v Renegades betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL Game 14 Preview
Welcome to our Thunder v Renegades betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 14 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at Manuka Oval, Canberra, on Saturday, December 26.
Thunder have started the campaign well with wins at their past two games and have been further boosted with hard-hitting wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings ready to play after arriving from the England tour of South Africa. It’s worth checking the team at the last minute as final teams are not confirmed until the toss.
The Renegades could unleash South African veteran Imran Tahir, the leg-spinner who has a wonderful record in the limited-overs cricket and is still full of energy at 41.
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But the best news for the struggling Renegades is that Australian limited-overs captain Aaron Finch is back to open the innings after missing their most recent loss to have a short break.
The Renegades need a win to stay in touch with the contenders with a stack of games looming over the next 10 days.
Read on for our free Thunder v Renegades tips ahead of their T20 clash in Canberra on Saturday, December 26.
Thunder v Renegades BBL teams
Sydney Thunder (possible): Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (c), Oliver Davies, Sam Billings (wk), Ben Cutting, Daniel Sams, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha.
Melbourne Renegades (possible): Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Beau Webster, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Peter Hatzoglou, Noor Ahmad, Mackenzie Harvey.
Thunder v Renegades BBL odds
Head to head odds: Sydney Thunder $1.95, Melbourne Renegades $1.85
Man of the match betting:
$8 Aaron Finch, Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Shaun Marsh
$11 Sam Billings, Callum Ferguson
$12 Daniel Sams
Top run scorer Thunder odds:
$3.50 Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja
$4.25 Callum Ferguson
$4.50 Sam Billings
$6.50 Oliver Davies, Alex Ross
Top run scorer Renegades odds:
$3.25 Aaron Finch
$3.50 Shaun Marsh
$5 Rilee Roussouw, Marcus Harris
$5.50 Sam Harper
Top wicket-taker Thunder odds:
$3.25 Daniel Sams
$4.25 Adam Milne
$5 Jono Cook, Tanveer Sangha, Chris Tremain
$5.50 Nathan McAndrew, Brendan Doggett, Chris Green
Top wicket-taker Renegades odds:
$3.25 Kane Richardson
$4 Imran Tahir
$4.25 Josh Lalor
$4.50 Cameron Boyce, Noor Ahmad, Imad Wasim, Peter Hatzoglou
Thunder v Renegades betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Sydney Thunder v Melbourne Renegades tips for Saturday’s BBL clash.
Adam Milne leading wicket-taker for Thunder
The Kiwi speedster was impressive in his debut for the team in the win against Perth Scorchers. Milne did not open his wicket account but proved a real handful and he could be the one to make inroads early this time.
Aaron Finch man of the match
The dashing opener is the class player in this contest and he should be better for a short mental refresh, after a long time in quarantine playing for Australia and other commitments. Finch is a dominant force in the BBL and experienced enough to hit the ground running after Christmas. We will back him to fill up against a handy Thunder attack.
Thunder v Renegades prediction 26/12/2020
The bookmakers have made Renegades favourites, largely on the strength of Finch’s return and the possible addition of Imran Tahir for this match. Tahir is a wonderful T20 bowler and adds real energy in the field, despite his advancing years. Thunder are a little lucky to be 2-1 after three matches but nonetheless are a solid team. We like the mix of spin bowlers the Renegades will have at their disposal for this clash. Our final Thunder v Renegades prediction: Renegades to win.
Thunder v Renegades lowdown
Australia: Fox Sports, KAYO, Channel Seven. South Africa: SuperSport. Britain: BT Sport. India: Sony Sports Network. Live stream: SonyLiv. New Zealand: Sky Sport. Pakistan: Ten Sports. Sri Lanka: Sony Six. West Indies: Sports Max, Flow Sports.
The game starts at 6.10pm local time (12.40pm India Standard Time) on December 26, 2020.
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