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BBL 2018-19, Match 46: Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder: Fantain Fantasy Cricket Tips

Who will come out on top in this crucial game?

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Chris Tremain
Chris Tremain. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

The Melbourne Renegades are third on the points table and with two matches to spare, victory is all that matters. The Sydney Thunder start this game with eleven points from as many games and are stuck bang in the middle of a densely pack mid-table.

The Renegades have cross-city rivals Melbourne Stars breathing down their neck and to keep them at bay, the Renegades will have to win and win well to ensure a strong net run rate. The Sydney Thunder, on the other hand, has a lot of catching up to do.

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Venue

The Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

The track is a tricky one here with variable bounce

1st innings score: 125 (the four most recent matches in BBL this season)

Run-chase record: the team chasing has won 3 out of the four matches played here this season

Needless to say, the team that wins the toss would prefer to bowl first and chase down a target after having assessed the conditions on offer.

Hot Picks

Aaron Finch: the explosive opening batsman and skipper has put his dismal Test match form behind him and has quickly hit his stride in the T20 format. Pick him for solidity in your top-order

Kane Richardson: the seamer with multiple variations is tailor made for T20 cricket. Richardson has been racking up Fantain Fantasy points and has 350 points so far. This makes him a favourite for any match

Gurinder Sandhu: the tall medium-pacer brings good form with him into this fixture. With seven wickets from five most recent matches and an economy rate of just over 6, he will prove to be vital for your bowling line-up

Callum Ferguson: the middle-order batsman has been in good touch this season and has racked up 302 Fantain points in the league so far

Daniel Sams: the all-rounder is in terrific form and should be on your list. A look at his performance on the Fantain points scale will tell you that he’s garnered 364 points and that makes him a ‘must-have’.

Likely Playing XI – Melbourne Renegades

Mackenzie Harvey, Aaron Finch (C), Tom Cooper, Sam Harper (wk), Beau Webster, Mohammad Nabi, Chris Tremain, Daniel Christian, Kane Richardson, Cameron Boyce and Harry Gurney.

Likely Playing XI – Sydney Thunder

Anton Devcich, Shane Watson (C), Jason Sangha, Callum Ferguson, Chris Green, Daniel Sams, Chris Jordan, Baxter Holt (wk), Fawad Ahmed, Gurinder Sandhu and Nathan McAndrew.

Fantain Fantasy XI

Sam Harper – Wk-Keeper – 7

G Sandhu – Bowler – 9

K Richardson – Bowler – 9

C Green – Bowler – 8

C Boyce – Bowler – 9

C Ferguson – Batsman – 9

A Finch – Batsman ( C ) – 11

S Watson – Batsman – 10

D Sams – All-Rounder – 8

M Nabi – All-Rounder – 9

D Christian – All-Rounder – 9 (VC)

This is our Fantain Fantasy XI but you’re the real expert. So check-in to Fantain, enter the various contests on offer and remember #PlaySmartWinBig

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This preview has been produced by Fantain for publication on the CricTracker platforms.

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