Gayle warning for Renegades

The Melbourne Renegades look likely to remain winless in the Big Bash League, with the Sydney Thunder starting as $1.80 favourites to beat them at ANZ Stadium on Friday. Melbourne are paying $2.00 in head-to-head betting, but with Chris Gayle in red hot form for the Thunder it looks like it will be an uphill battle for the winless Renegades. Coming off his brilliant century against the Adelaide Strikers, Gayle could prove to be the difference once again, starting at just $2.75 to score the most runs for the Thunder – comfortably the shortest-priced favourite to score the most runs so far this tournament. Andrew McDonald and Glenn Maxell look the most capable for Melbourne, each starting at $4.50 to score the most Renegade runs. “This is a classic case of one team in great form and the other just desperate to get a win to keep their season alive,” said sportsbet.com.au’s Shaun Anderson. “Chris Gayle is arguably the most dangerous player in the competition and if he shows anywhere near the same form as he did in his last game, the Renegades could be in for a long night.” In other BBL betting, the Hobart Hurricanes have firmed even further in championship betting. They have tightened from $4.75 into $4.25 after defeating the Adelaide Strikers last night to sit as clear favourites, while the Melbourne Renegades have been the big sliders, currently priced at $12 to win the tournament after starting as equal favourites at $5.50. View all Big Bash League betting markets