The 47th league match of the BBL12 will be played between Sydney Thunder and Melbourne Renegades at the Manuka Oval in Canberra. Both teams are trying their best to reach the playoffs of the tournament, and it is an important game for them.
Sydney Thunder are missing the services of Alex Hales, who was their best batter. David Warner flopped in the last match, and he will carry a huge weight on his shoulders in this game. Daniel Sams and Ben Cutting are the leading all-rounders of the side, whereas Brendan Doggett has bowled some really good spells as well.
Melbourne Renegades are also not at their full strength, but they have managed to play well under pressure. Aaron Finch, Martin Guptill and Jon Wells are the experienced batters of the side, whereas Sam Harper is a young gun. The duo of Kane Richardson and Tom Rogers is vital in the pace department.
Manuka Oval pitch report today match BBL 12
Manuka Oval is set to host its 2nd and final match of the ongoing BBL 12 season. The first match of the BBL 12 was purely dominated by the bowlers. This track is generally a competitive one where there is always good competition between the bat and the ball.
This is a good batting track, but the pacers will definitely have their say in the initial overs of the match. If the batters can surpass the initial spell, it will be easy for the batters to play their shots. This is generally a fresh wicket that will be enjoyed by almost everyone. The average 1st innings score in T20s here is 166 runs, which proves the nature of the wicket.
The outfield of the ground is quite fast, and it will definitely aid the batters in this match. One side of the boundary is on the bigger side, and the bowlers would want to take advantage of it. Both captains may opt to bowl after winning the toss at this very ground.