How to watch Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder BBL live and free
The Melbourne Renegades and Sydney Thunder are two teams heading in different directions. This is how you can watch their BBL match-up.
The Melbourne Renegades are struggling big time. Despite regaining the services of Australian limited overs captain Aaron Finch, the Renegades have a 1-4 win-loss record and look set to miss the finals. Melbourne suffered a heartbreaking loss in their last match, as the defending champion Sydney Sixers snuck home with 1 ball and 2 wickets to spare.
The Sydney Thunder, meanwhile, are flying. Shane Bond's side boast a 4-1 record and are in red-hot form off the back of a crushing 75 run win over the Melbourne Stars. English import Alex Hales shrugged off some indifferent early season form to smash 71 from 29 balls, the fastest half century in Thunder history.
When is BBL Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder?
This New Year's Day clash at Metricon Stadium on the Gold Coast starts at 7.15pm AEDT on Friday 1 January.
How to watch BBL Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder
Melbourne Renegades vs Sydney Thunder is exclusive to Fox Cricket, there is no free-to-air coverage. While Channel 7 has access to some games in BBL|10, only Kayo Sports and Foxtel iQ offer all 61 games live across the season.
If you are not an existing Foxtel customer, Kayo Sports is the way to go. Read on to learn why. You can also check out our guide on how to watch BBL|10 here.
Watch Renegades vs Thunder on Kayo Sports
If you are a sports fan, Kayo Sports is the place to be, as cricket is one of more than 50 sports available. There are also a vast number of special features so you get the absolute most out of your sports viewing experience.
SplitView enables you to watch four sports at once. Interactive Stats and Key Moments Timeline ensure you have all the information you need. If you are pushed for time, as we often are these days, you can catch up quickly on the action with Kayo Minis.
You can watch BBL|10 through your television on Apple TV, Chromecast, Android TV, Telstra TV or Samsung TVs (2017 models and onwards). You can also stream it on your Mac or PC, plus the Kayo Sports app gives you the option to tune in with your Android or iOS device.
If you want to make sure Kayo Sports is right for you, it offers a 14-day free trial for new users. A Basic subscription costs $25/month and gives you access to two screens. For $35/month, a Premium subscription gives you another screen to utilise. For all of Kayo's cricket programs, check out our live stream cricket guide.
Stream Renegades vs Thunder on Foxtel Now
Foxtel Now is the pay TV giant's digital streaming service. You have to subscribe to the Essentials pack in addition to the Sports pack which costs $54/month.
History of Renegades vs Thunder
The Renegades have historically dominated this match-up, winning 9 times to the Thunder's 3. Melbourne will also be keen to bat first if they win the toss - with 6 of those wins having come in that manner.
Who will win Renegades vs Thunder
The Thunder were tipped by bookmakers to claim the wooden spoon before the season but have defied those predictions. We like the balance of their side and think they will carry on their winning ways against the Renegades. Hales now has confidence and young Oliie Davies has been a terrific find as a powerful, fearless batsman.
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