The 49th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 season will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat at the Dockland Stadium in Melbourne.
Melbourne Renegades Vs Brisbane Heat – Match 49 | Match Prediction and Betting Tips
Melbourne Renegades pulled off a sensational win in their last game against Melbourne Stars and would be still reeling from its effects. While that victory still hasn’t helped them move up from the bottom of the table, it must have given them the confidence to finish the season on a high. Their next clash is against Brisbane Heat at home who are not in the greatest of forms but have already beaten Renegades once this season. They are coming off two back-to-back losses that have pushed them to the 7th spot on the table and hence badly need this win or they might slip out from the Playoffs race.
The Renegades are on the verge of elimination in the BBL but come into this contest on the back of a stunning win over the Stars. Despite the stuttering form of their big guns – Shaun Marsh and Aaron Finch – the Renegades have shown promise in the BBL this season, as the likes of Peter Hatzoglou and Mac Harvey have stepped up big time. With only a slim chance of getting into the BBL playoffs, the Renegades don’t have much to lose in this game and will want to spoil the Heat’s chances of a top-five finish.
However, former BBL champions Brisbane Heat have 21 points in their kitty and need a win in this game. They have a very well-rounded squad, with Morne Morkel and Chris Lynn’s experience likely to keep them in good stead. Although they lost their previous BBL game, the Heat would have their eyes set on toppling Finch and co at the Marvel Stadium. Although the Heat are the overwhelming favourites in this BBL game, the Renegades have a good blend of youth and experience to counter Chris Lynn and co. Nevertheless, a cracking BBL contest could beckon.
Squads of both teams :
Melbourne Renegades – Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Beau Webster, Mohammad Nabi, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Peter Hatzoglou, Noor Ahmad, Mackenzie Harvey, Will Sutherland, Benny Howell, Cameron Boyce, Zak Evans, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mitchell Perry, Imad Wasim
Brisbane Heat – Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Joe Denly, Jack Wildermuth, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Lewis Gregory, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Chris Lynn (c), Sam Heazlett, Tom Cooper, Ben Laughlin, Simon Milenko, Jack Sinfield, Connor Sully, Matthew Kuhnemann
Melbourne Renegades Vs Brisbane Heat Predicted XIs:
Melbourne Renegades Predicted XI: Aaron Finch (C), Mackenzie Harvey, Sam Harper (wk), Beau Webster, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mohammad Nabi, Imad Wasim, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou, Noor Ahmad
Brisbane Heat Predicted XI: Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (C), Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Lewis Gregory, James Bazley, Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Key Players :
Melbourne Renegades : Aaron Finch (C), Mohammad Nabi, Imad Wasim
Brisbane Heat : Chris Lynn (C), Joe Denly, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
The weather forecast in Melbourne is predicting some clouds around on match day but the weather forecast does not predict rain. We should be able to have a full uninterrupted match. The weather forecast at Melbourne for the day of the game is clear.
A decent batting track beckons at the Docklands, with something in it for both batsmen and bowlers. While there is likely to be enough swing on offer with the new ball, the pacers may have to employ off-pace deliveries as the match progresses. The spinners could also have a say in the game’s outcome, as there may be ample turn available to exploit. Nevertheless, both teams will look to bat first and make good use of the conditions up front, with 160 runs being par at this venue.
Stats on the Melbourne Cricket Ground
Total Match Played : 48 + 1 (Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers, 47th Match)
Batting First Won : 20 + 1 (Hobart Hurricanes vs Perth Scorchers, 47th Match)
Batting Second Won : 27
Tie : 1
Avg. Score in 1st bat : 156
Avg. Score in 1st bat : 130
Highest Score : Melbourne Stars 219/1
Lowest Score : Sydney Sixers 74/10
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades Head to Head
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Melbourne Stars vs Perth Scorchers : Big Bash League (BBL 2020-21)
In the 50th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21, Melbourne Stars will encounter Perth Scorchers on January 23 (Saturday) in Melbourne. This will be the second last match for Perth Scorchers in the league stage.
Melbourne Stars are currently stationed at the number three position in the points table with 24 points. To maintain their place in the top four, they need to win the match against strong Perth Scorchers and also earn the Big Bash boost points.
Melbourne Stars Squad: Marcus Stoinis, Nic Maddinson, Nick Larkin, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Glenn Maxwell(c), Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch(w), Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, Zahir Khan, Clint Hinchliffe, Edward J Newman, Tom O Connell, Sam Rainbird, James Seymour, Billy Stanlake
Perth Scorchers Squad: Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis(w), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner(c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed, Cameron Bancroft, Matthew Kelly, Joel Paris, Kurtis Patterson, Corey Rocchiccioli
Predicted Playing XI:
Melbourne Stars – Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), Nic Maddinson, Hilton Cartwright, Seb Gotch (wk), Nathan Coulter-Nile, Adam Zampa, Liam Hatcher, and Zahir Khan
Perth Scorchers – Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, and Fawad Ahmed.
WEATHER, PITCH & STATS AS SAME AS ABOVE
Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat, 49th Match & 50th Match going to be play at same venue.
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