2019 Women’s Big Bash League – Melbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Thunder Women Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Melbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Thunder Women taking place? Saturday 30th November, 2019 – 23:40 (UK)

Where is Melbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Thunder Women taking place? CitiPower Centre, Melbourne

What is the expected weather for Melbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Thunder Women? 13c in cloudy skies but rain could hit later in the game

What television channel is Melbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Thunder Women on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to WBBL05 matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Melbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Thunder Women in the UK? If televised, BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Melbourne Renegades Women vs Sydney Thunder Women? Visit the official BBL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Sydney Thunder Women beat Melbourne Renegades by 3 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

MELBOURNE RENEGADES WOMEN

  • Melbourne Renegades are on the cusp of a second successive appearance in the semi-finals of the Women’s Big Bash League after they gained revenge against Melbourne Stars in a dramatic game last night.
  • The Renegades’ fate is now in their own hands as they moved two points clear of Sydney Sixers on the ladder and a win in this final game against Sydney Thunder will secure their spot in the final four.
  • Chasing 163 for the win against the Stars, the Renegades looked to be in trouble after losing opening pair Anna Lanning and Danni Wyatt to leave them at 11/2 but a captain’s knock of 76* from Jess Duffin guided her side to the crucial win with just one ball to spare.

SYDNEY THUNDER WOMEN

  • Sydney Thunder’s slim chances of progressing to the semi-finals were ended despite picking up the win over Melbourne Stars as Melbourne Renegades also picked up a win in their last game to ensure they were out of reach.
  • It has been an ultimately disappointing campaign for the Thunder who started the competition in great form with nine points from a possible 12 to open but their win over the Stars was their first win in seven matches.
  • The retiring Alex Blackwell scored 65 in what has turned out to be her penultimate innings as she helped her side to a total of 162 – the Thunder’s highest score this season – and the bowling unit did enough to restrict the Stars to 144/5 to see the Thunder win by 18 runs.

THE PREDICTION

Sydney Thunder will wonder what could have been after a strong start to the WBBL but their poor form at the back end of the tournament has cost them a shot at the semi-finals. Had the Renegades not narrowly won their last game, the winner of this could have potentially sealed the last spot in the last four but that win knocked the Thunder out of contention. Alex Blackwell will want to end her career in style and her side will do everything they can to claim the win for her but in what should be a high-quality encounter, the Renegades should be able to edge the win to secure their semi-final place.

TSZ Latest