- Rohit Singh | December 17, 2022 | 7:35 pm
MLR vs SYT, 7th Match Preview
Melbourne Renegades(MLR) and Sydney Thunder(SYT) face off in Match 7 of the 2022-23 Big Bash League on Sunday evening at the Marvel Stadium. The Renegades won their opening match of this campaign by 22 runs against Brisbane Heat on Thursday. Sydney Thunder won their first game against Melbourne Stars but were thrashed by Adelaide Strikers on Friday. Melbourne Renegades have been an easy opposition over the last three seasons but they appear to have a different attitude and energy this year. Their experienced side will fancy their chances of making it two wins from two. After a terrible batting display on Friday, Sydney Thunder will have the eyes of all the cricketing world on them looking to see how they recover in this match. We expect a better display but will be surprised if they can force a win.
MLR vs SYT, 7th Match Details
Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder – 7th Match
Venue: Docklands Stadium – Melbourne
Date & Time: 18th December at 01:35 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
MLR vs SYT, 7th Match Pitch Report
Any score over 170 will be very hard to chase down in the second innings on a pitch which is likely to offer plenty of turn for the spin bowlers. Sunny skies in the first part of the game before the sun sets and clear conditions for the rest of the match. The temperature will be in the low-20s throughout the match.
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MLR vs SYT, 7th Match Probable Playing XIs:
Sydney Thunder Probable Playing XIs
Alex Hales, Matthew Gilkes (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Jason Sangha (c), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Gurinder Sandhu, Brendan Doggett, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Melbourne Renegades Probable Playing XIs
Sam Harper (wk), Nic Maddinson (c), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Aaron Finch, Jonathan Wells, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Topmost Picks for MLR vs SYT Dream11 Prediction, 7th Match:
Top Picks – Sydney Thunder
- Rilee Rossouw- although the South African international has contributed only three runs from the opening two games, he has been in excellent form throughout 2022 and is capable of a big score in this match.
- Alex Hales- the opener has made scores of 16 and a two-ball duck in the tournament so far. Some quick runs from Hales at the top of the order will see confidence return to the Sydney Thunder batting line-up.
Top Picks – Melbourne Renegades
- Nic Maddinson- the left-handed opener hit 10 fours and three sixes in his fine innings in Cairns. He needs to hit 44 runs in this game to bring up 2000 BBL runs.
- Akeal Hosein- the 29 year old left-arm spinner got off to an excellent start in his debut BBL appearance on Thursday. He picked up the wickets of both Brisbane Heat openers before returning to dismiss captain Jimmy Peirson.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for MLR vs SYT Dream11 Team:
Sam Harper, Nic Maddinson(C), Alex Hales, Aaron Finch, Andre Russell, Rilee Rossouw, Alex Ross, Daniel Sams(VC), Gurinder Sandhu, Akeal Hosein, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for MLR vs SYT Dream11 Team:
Sam Harper, Matthew Gilkes, Nic Maddinson, Alex Hales(VC), Jonathan Wells, Andre Russell(C), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Akeal Hosein, Fazalhaq Farooqi
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Nic Maddinson, Andre Russell
Vice-captain – Daniel Sams, Alex Hales
Wicketkeeper – Sam Harper
MLR vs SYT 7th Match Probable winners:
After being bowled out for 15 in their last match, Melbourne Renegades will be looking to exploit a lack of confidence in the Sydney Thunder batting line-up. With a strong bowling line-up, the Renegades have the players to do it. Before the start of this campaign, Sydney Thunder would have been big favourites to win this match but, with Melbourne Renegades getting an early win and Thunder suffering a huge defeat, we expect a much closer game. After their efforts in the last game, Sydney Thunder will need to be cautious at the start of their innings and we expect Melbourne Renegades to take advantage. We predict a victory for Melbourne Renegades. Considering the team combination, Melbourne Renegades is expected to win this match.