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Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades Preview
- Brisbane Heat will host Melbourne Renegades in Match #39 of BBL 10
- This match will be played at the Manuka Oval in Canberra
- Melbourne Renegades have won 9 of their last 10 matches against Brisbane Heat
- Melbourne Renegades have won all 4 matches against Brisbane Heat while batting first
- Aaron Finch has five 50+ scores in 8 innings against Brisbane Heat
Finch would be key for the Renegades (Getty Images)
Melbourne Renegades will hope to ride on their historical record against Brisbane Heat as they look to notch consecutive wins for the first time in the Big Bash League 2020-21 season. This match #39 will be played at the Manuka Oval in Canberra.
The Heat are 6th in the standings with 16 points from nine matches and are four points away from the top-four teams. The Renegades, on the other hand, are bottom of the points tally with 9 points from their nine matches. They are at least seven points behind every other franchise.
Brisbane Heat Form
A three-wicket loss to the Sixers in Queensland in their last match ended Brisbane Heat’s three-match winning streak. The returning captain Chris Lynn (223 runs) continues to be their batting mainstay, although only Max Bryant (220) has performed for them in the season.
Mark Steketee (16 wickets) remains their best bowler of the season and his respondibility doubles with the departure of Afghan spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman (14 wickets).
Brisbane Heat News
South African paceman Morne Morkel is added to the squad after recovering from ankle surgery. He will replace the departing Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Melbourne Renegades Form
The Renegades are coming off a six-day break and on a six-wicket win over the Adelaide Strikers. This win came after a run of seven straight losses and just their second win of the season. Captain Aaron Finch (146 runs) and Sam Harper (158) will be the key batsmen for the Renegades as Shaun Marsh (247) misses out due to the birth of his child.
Kane Richardson (12 wickets) has been the Renegades’ best bowler, although Peter Hatzoglou (10 wickets, ER 8.88) has been the surprise pack. Josh Lalor’s energy should be translated into wickets if the Renegades want more incision with their bowling.
Melbourne Renegades News
Shaun Marsh will continue to miss the match after the birth of his third child. Mohammad Nabi will be another absence after he departed for national duty.
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades Head-to-Head
Melbourne Renegades have a 10-3 win-loss record against the Brisbane Heat, their best record against any franchise. That includes winning nine of the last ten.
Last season, the Renegades won by seven wickets and 44 runs to complete a season double against Brisbane Heat.
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades Match Up
Brisbane Heat have seen their recent winning run snapped with a loss to the Sydney Sixers. They would want to stitch another run to make a dash at the top-five. Melbourne Renegades got a morale boosting win in the previous round and will now target a second consecutive win. Both sides are missing key players making this an interesting tussle.
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades Stats
- Brisbane Heat have lost all four matches against Melbourne Renegades while batting second.
- The home team of the day has lost 6 of the last 8 matches between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades.
- Melbourne Renegades have won 9 of their last 10 matches against Brisbane Heat.
- Melbourne Renegades’ Aaron Finch has five 50+ scores in 8 innings against Brisbane Heat.
Melbourne Renegades are going through a wretched run of matches. The Heat, on the other hand, have had a good run before losing in the last match. Although form suggests otherwise, the Renegades could be fancying their chances in this match.