On the New Year (2021) night, Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder will take on each other at Carrara Oval or Metricon Stadium in the 22nd match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10).
Both teams will play their sixth game of this tournament. In the latest BBL 10 points table, Sydney Thunder are in the second spot with 15 points and Melbourne Renegades are in the eighth or last position with only 4 points.
It will be their second meeting this BBL season. It was the 14th match of the ongoing BBL 2020/21 at Canberra (26th December), where Thunder won by 129 runs.
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 22: Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder
– Weather Forecast
Carrara Oval will host the first BBL match in the new calendar year (2021). According to the schedule, this match will begin at 06:15 PM (18:15) local time.
However, the weather forecast is not impressive for the cricket fans. According to AccuWeather, entire day has the good threat of raining, including the match time. The chance of raining is around 50% in every hour. So, the cricket fans will have to pray to experience an uninterrupted entertaining BBL match on the first day of the new year.
During the match time, the temperature will be between 24°C and 23°C.
– Pitch Report
Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder will play their return fixture in the ongoing BBL 10 at Carrara Oval or Metricon Stadium. This venue has already hosted two matches in the ongoing BBL season.
On 26th December, Sydney Sixers and Melbourne Stars faced each other at this venue. While Stars scored 193/5 (20 overs) in the first batting, Sixers were initially struggling but they ultimately chased down that target in 19.5 overs after losing 9 wickets.
Three days later (29th December), Sydney Sixers played against Melbourne Renegades at this same venue. After Renegades managed to score 168/6 (20 overs), Sixers chased down that target in 19.5 overs losing 8 wickets.
So, we have experienced close but two successful chasings at this venue in this BBL season. However, in the late summer, this venue generally supports the first batting side.