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Head to head: Thunder vs Renegades

21 January 2019

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Everything you need to know about the Spotless Stadium clash

Match information:

Date: Tuesday 22 January 2019

Location: Spotless Stadium

Start time: 7:15PM AEDT

How to watch:

Tickets: From $20 adults, $12 concession and $5 junior

Broadcast: Live on 7 and Fox Cricket

Head to head:

Renegades six wins, Thunder one win. 

Last time they met:

Renegades (6-189) beat Thunder (180) by nine runs in a high scoring match at Manuka Oval in Canberra.

Opener Marcus Harris gave the Renegades the perfect start on a pitch that was thought to have favoured the bowlers, blasting 64 from 41 deliveries before Chris Green finally got the breakthrough. No other batsmen made a significant score, however all but one scored at better than a run a ball, allowing the visitors to finish on an ominous total of 6/189, helped by 25 runs from the final over.

Chasing 190 to win, Thunder had shakey start, losing both openers early to drop to 2-13. Shane Watson (22) and Jay Lenton (23) made handy contributions but it took a partnership between Arjun Nair (45 from 25) and Ben Rohrer (48 from 21) to pull Thunder back into the game. A late cameo from Chris Green almost sealed victory however the home side ultimately fell short of the target.

The season so far:  

Thunder made a great start to BBL|08, winning the first two games however dropped four of their next five games. The side bounced back with a convincing 71 run victory over the reigning champions the Adelaide Strikers and appeared to on track for a convincing win over the Brisbane Heat before floodlight failure forced the Heat's innings to be stopped after just three overs and no result declared. Thunder skipper Shane Watson has been in red hot form of late (68 runs from 40 deliveries against the Strikers and 100 from 62 against the Heat) and will be hoping to lead his side to victory at home tomorrow night. 

The Renegades currently sit third on the ladder with a win-loss record of 5-5. The side has struggled of late, falling to the Heat in Geelong by 101 runs and to cross-town rivals the Melbourne Stars by six wickets at the MCG. 

Squads:

Thunder: Shane Watson (C), Fawad Ahmed, Jos Buttler, Pat Cummins, Anton Devcich (OS replacement), Callum Ferguson, Ryan Gibson, Matthew Gilkes (local replacement), Chris Green, Liam Hatcher, Chris Jordan (OS replacement), Usman Khawaja, Jay Lenton, Nathan McAndrew, Arjun Nair, Kurtis Patterson, Sam Rainbird, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Jason Sangha, Joe Root, Jono Cook (local replacement).

Renegades: Aaron Finch (C), Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Tom Cooper, Zak Evans, Harry Gurney (OS replacement), Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Tim Ludeman, Joe Mennie, Mohammad Nabi (OS), Kane Richardson, Usman Khan Shinwari (OS), Will Sutherland, Christopher Tremain, Beau Webster, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth.

Sydney Thunder tickets:

22 JAN | vs Melbourne Renegades | BBL | Spotless Stadium

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