Melbourne Renegades set to storm the Sydney Thunder in Big Bash

big bash specialThe Melbourne Renegades host the Sydney Thunder in the next Big Bash clash on Thursday 22nd December 2016 at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne.

Online bookmaker Sportsbet has the Melbourne Renegades $1.67 in early markets with the Sydney Thunder at $2.22.

Aaron Finch is $3.40 favourite for the Top Renegades Runscorer odds market from Cameron White $3.75 and Marcus Harris $4.50.

Top Thunder Runscorer odds have Eoin Morgan leading the way on $3.60, with next in betting Kurtis Patterson $3.75 and Ryan Gibson $4.50.

Recent meetings between these two sides shows the Renegades winning for of the past five clashes, including the last two matches.

The Melbourne side will be having their first hit out fore the season while the Thunder went down to the Sydney Sixers on opening night and will be looking to improve here.

Renegades vs Thunder Head to Head

2016-01-11 Thunder 5/173 (20.0) Renegades 5/176 (19.2)
2014-12-30 Renegades 2/118 (13.5) Thunder 6/114 (20.0)
2014-01-14 Renegades 104 (18.3) Thunder 1/105 (11.3)
2012-12-14 Thunder 7/116 (20.0) Renegades 5/117 (18.2)
2011-12-30 Thunder 7/134 (20.0) Renegades 8/140 (20.0)

It’s worth noting the away team has won on four of the past five occasions.

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Renegades vs Thunder Odds

Head to Head Odds
Melbourne Renegades $1.67
Sydney Thunder $2.22

Top Renegades Runscorer Odds
Aaron Finch $3.40, Cameron White $3.75, Marcus Harris $4.50, Callum Ferguson $6.50, Peter Nevill $9.00, Tom Cooper $15.00, Dwayne Bravo $21.00, Matthew Short $34.00, Nathan Rimmington $36.00, Chris Tremain $101, Sunil Narine $101, Xavier Doherty $101, Brad Hogg $101.

Top Thunder Runscorer Odds
Eoin Morgan $3.60, Kurtis Patterson $3.75, Ryan Gibson $4.50, Kerrod White $6.00, Ben Rohrer $6.50, Andre Russell $7.50, Jake Doran $11.00, Chris Green $26.00, Arjun Nair $34.00, Pat Cummins $41.00, Gurinder Sandhu $101, Fawad Ahmed $101, Clint McKay $101.

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Heat too Hot for Strikers in Adelaide

The Brisbane Heat 5-206 proved too powerful for the Adelaide Strikers 6-196 in Adelaide winning in exciting fashion.

Alex Ross 64, Jimmy Peirson 46, Brendon McCullum 42 and Chris Lynn 29 powered the Heat to 206 runs after their 20 overs. Brendon McCullum smashed the Strikers bowling early in the innings to get the Heat on their way.

Kieron Pollard and Chris Jordan grabbed two wickets each for the Strikers.

The home side got off to a great start scoring 133 runs before the fall of their first wicket, with Ben Dunk 85 and Jake Weatherald 52 setting the Strikers up for victory.

However, the Heat dug deep and stifled the Strikers scoring at the business end and they fell 10 runs short with 196. Mark Steketee captured three wickets for Brisbane and Ben Cutting snared two.

Man of the Match was Brisbane Heat captain Brendon McCullum.

Adelaide Strikers: Brad Hodge, Ben Dunk, Wes Agar, Travis Head, Chris Jordan, Ben Laughlin, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Liam O’Connor, Kieron Pollard, Kane Richardson, Kelvin Smith, Jake Weatherald

Brisbane Heat: Brendon McCullum, Samuel Badree, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Andrew Fekete, Jason Floros, Chris Lynn, Jimmy Peirson, Nathan Reardon, Alex Ross, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Jack Wildermuth.

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