On the back of consecutive wins, the Renegades now sit in fifth place ahead of a clash with the third-placed Thunder.
Fast bowler James Pattinson will be managed, after being subbed out of Thursday’s win against the Brisbane Heat.
The match will mark the start of the BBL’s inaugural First Nations Round, with the Renegades to again wear playing shirts designed by Ky-ya Nicholson Ward.
Nic Maddinson (C)
The match will also be dedicated to supporting the Renegades’ charity partner, Red Nose.
Fox Cricket, Kayo and SEN 1116 will broadcast the game live.
Melbourne Renegades v Sydney Thunder
Saturday 8 January
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