The Sydney Thunder will host the Melbourne Renegades in the 27th match of the Big Bash League on Monday, Jan. 11, at the Sydney Showground Stadium starting 7.10 PM local time. The live game will be aired at 8:40 AM GMT.
The Renegades batsman, Chris Gayle, was fined for asking out a female reporter on live television sparking a controversy which shifted the focus outside the game of cricket. Social media condemned the act with the #Don’tBlushBaby trending hashtag.
The HNGN quoted Cameroon White as saying, “In speaking to him, and also his body language told me, it hasn’t affected him. I would have said the same thing if he had made nought or 200 tonight.”
The Melbourne Stars beat the Renegades by eight wickets last Saturday. Sydney Thunder will be looking to get back to winning form as they didn’t taste victory after winning three consecutive games early on in the tournament.
Legendary cricketer Mike Hussey is playing his last tournament after which he bid adieu to all forms of cricket. He is optimistic about Thunder getting back in form.
Skipper Mike Hussey commented, “We want to turn that around pretty quickly and get some momentum. If we can turn it around and get some momentum we’ll be in good shape coming into the finals. It’s important as a team and as a support staff that we don’t panic.”
As per the Cricket Mad reports, the Sydney pitch will assist spinners as well as help the batsmen score runs.
Sydney Thunder Squad: Mike Hussey, Fawad Ahmed, Ahillen Beadle, Aiden Blizzard, Pat Cummins, Jake Doran, Chris Green, Chris Hartley, Jacques Kallis, Usman Khawaja, Alister McDermott, Andrew McDonald, Clint McKay, Kurtis Patterson, Ben Rohrer, Andre Russell, Gurinder Sandhu, Shane Watson
Melbourne Renegades Squad: Aaron Finch, Tom Beaton, Dwayne Bravo, Tom Cooper, Xavier Doherty, Callum Ferguson, Cameron Gannon, Chris Gayle, Nathan Hauritz, Peter Nevill, James Pattinson, Nathan Rimmington, Matthew Short, Peter Siddle, Chris Tremain, Matthew Wade, Guy Walker, Cameron White, Nick Winter
Sydney Thunder vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 27, Big Bash League
Date: Monday, 11 January 2016
Time: 7:10 PM Local Time, 8:40 AM GMT
Venue: Sydney Showground Stadium, Sydney
Live Stream: Star Sports