BBL 2023-2024: Match 40, SYT vs MLR Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BBL match between SYT vs MLR?


The group stage of the current Big Bash League 2023-2024 (BBL) is wrapping up, and Sydney Thunder (SYT) and Melbourne Renegades (MLR) will face off on January 17 (Wednesday) at Sydney Showground Stadium. Despite securing just three wins, Sydney Thunder’s top order with Alex Hales, Cameron Bancroft, and David Warner has struggled, making this match more than a formality. It’s a crucial end to their underwhelming campaigns.

Melbourne Renegades, currently just two points ahead of Thunder, face the risk of ending up at the bottom if they don’t perform well in this crucial match. Cricket fans are puzzled by Thunder’s poor show despite having a strong batting lineup. The Renegades, knowing their tricky situation, need to step up their game to avoid finishing last. It’s a crucial match that could shape the season for these teams facing challenges.

SYT vs MLR Match Details :

Teams: Sydney Thunders vs Melbourne Renegades

Venue: Sydney Showdown Stadium, Sydney

Date & Time: January 17, 01:45 PM(IST)

Live Broadcast: Star Sports Network

Streaming: Disney+Hotstar

Sydney Showground Stadium Pitch Report and Conditions

Spinners will be the main focus at Sydney Showground Stadium, surprising everyone by outshining fast bowlers in the upcoming match. The pitch lacks pace, favoring spinners over quick bowlers. Expect a challenging battle with a par score around 155 for the batsmen.

Unfortunately, both teams may face weather interruptions with looming thunderstorms, adding to the difficulty. The conditions suggest that bowlers, especially spinners, could play a crucial role in the game.

SYT vs MLR Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played	         17
Sydney Thunders Won	     07
Melbourne Renegades Won  10

SYT vs MLR Predicted Playing XI

Sydney Thunders (SYT):

Alex Hales, David Warner, Cameron Bancroft, Oliver Davies, Alex Ross, Matthew Gilkes (WK), Chris Green (C), Daniel Sams, Gurinder Sandhu, Liam Hatcher, Tanveer Sangha.

Melbourne Renegades (MLR):

Shaun Marsh, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Will Sutherland (C), Scott Edwards (WK), Jonathan Wells, Akeal Hosein, Tom Rogers, Fergus O’Neill, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa.

SYT vs MLR Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter: Jake Fraser-McGurk

Chasing 138 against Melbourne Stars, Renegades had a rough start as Aaron Finch got out for zero. Yet, Jake Fraser-McGurk turned things around with a mix of classy shots and determination. His attacking 42 off 31 balls was crucial, but he got out in the 11th over.

Probable Best Bowler: Akeal Hosein

In the latest game, Akeal Hosein, a West Indies spinner playing just his second BBL match for the Renegades, displayed excellent skills on a pitch that favored spin. He took two wickets, giving away only 18 runs in his four overs. Notably, he troubled Marcus Stoinis with a mix of quick and tricky deliveries, eventually dismissing the key all-rounder.


Both Renegades and Thunder have struggled this season, making it tough to predict a clear winner. However, Renegades seem to have a slight advantage due to a more balanced squad.

Bet on Melbourne Renegades to win.

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