Match date · 19 Dec 2019 · 00:00 IST

Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder

The defending champions are all set to play their first game of the Big Bash League 2019-20 season against Sydney Thunder at Simonds Stadium in Geelong on Thursday. Thunder stunned a strong Brisbane Heat side in the first game of this Big Bash league season and announced their arrival in a meticulous way. Thunder put up an inspiring all-round show against a star-studded Heat and pulled off an incredible 29-run win. Renegades on the other hand, will look to make a winning start to their Big Bash League Campaign as well. Just like Renegades and Thunder, I am sure you will also want to kickstart your Big Bash League campaign with a filled pocket. In order to do so, you can follow my suggestions regarding the markets which I am going to make.

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Ferguson to carry on the baton for Thunder with the bat

Ferguson top bowler for Thunder @ 4.00

Newly appointed Thunder’s skipper Callum Ferguson was on a roll with the bat in the first match of the BBL as he led his side from the front and powered them to a resounding victory against a very strong Brisbane Heat side. His unbeaten innings of 73 from 44 balls carved the way out for Thunder and there was no looking back. Ferguson is in red-hot form at the moment, coming into this Big Bash League season after an outstanding domestic season. In his last 9 matches he has managed to score three tons and two half centuries. Although, they have been scored in a different format, but the form counts in this case. In the previous season of the BBL, Ferguson piled up 442 runs in 14 matches at an average of 34.00, which is laudable in T20 cricket by any standards. He will look to emulate his performance rather do even better for Sydney Thunder like the way he got off in the first match. Bet 365 is offering odds of 4.00 for Ferguson to be top batsman for Thunder and that is your opportunity to earn big bucks.

Nottingham borned wicket taker to strike again

Harry Gurney top bowler for Renegades @ 3.75

What a year this left arm seamer from Nottinghamshire is having with the white ball! Gurney is an impact player and he will aim to continue with his purple patch with the ball when he kickstarts his BBL campaign against the defending champions – Melbourne Renegades on Thursday. Now let me summarise Gurney’s year with the ball for you, which will help you understand why am I suggesting you to place a bet on this particular market. And trust me, this can get you GUARANTEED return! Harry was the second highest wicket taker in the Vitality Natwest T20 Blast in England with 22 wickets in 12 matches with a strike rate of 12.00. He was the fifth highest wicket taker in the Caribbean Premier League earlier this year as well with 13 wickets in eight matches. It means he at least picked up a wicket or more in every match he has played in these two tournaments and therefore, makes him my favourite to top the charts for Renegades. Bet 365 is offering odds of 3.75 for the Englishman and there are high chances that you could win big with this market.

Big hitter Finch 

Aaron Finch to more than 0.5 sixes @ 1.66

This is probably the safest of the three markets where you are bound to get a guaranteed return. With Bet 365 offering odds of 1.66 for Finch to hit a six at least, it is easy money for you. I KID YOU NOT! In his last four T20 internationals, Finch struck eight sixes, which means the average is at least two per match. You are definitely aware of his big-hitting prowess and that is going to help you to earn a profit on your investment. In the last season of the BBL, Finch hit eight sixes in eight matches, which again makes it an average of one six per game. In 2019, he has hit 11 sixes so far in T20Is and I am sure you have understood by now why am I asking you to place your money on the Renegades’ skipper.