The half stage of the tournament is arriving and teams will be looking to make a spot at top 4 in the points table. Melbourne Renegades will take on Brisbane Heats at The Gabba, Brisbane on 10th January.
Melbourne Renegades are at the 5th position in the points table with 3 wins from the 6 matches they played. They are really boosted with the last match as they beat the table topper Hurricanes by 6 wickets. Finch played 42 runs knock the last match but will be missing this match. Sam Harper who was the player of the match against Hobart scored a quick 32 runs inning. Nabi and Christian were also good with the bat. Kane Richardson took 3 wickets whereas Usman Khan and Wildermuth got 1 wicket each last match. The team will be looking to win this match, to get onto the top 4 spots in the points table.
Harris replaces Aaron Finch who will lead the Australian One Day squad against India.
Players to watch out for: Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, and Kane Richardson.
Brisbane Heat is at 7th position in the BBL ladder at the moment. Last time when the team played against Thunders won the match by 15 runs(Thanks to DLS Method). McCullum and Bryant were good at opening as they scored 56 and 36 runs respectively. Chris Lynn played a quick knock of 54 with a strike rate of 180. Pattinson and Doggett took two quick wickets to register the win for the team. The team would be looking for exclusive performance from star all-rounder Ben Cutting.
Ross replaces Test batsman Marnus Labuschagne in the 13-man squad.
Players to watch out for: Chris Lynn, Brendon McCullum, and Ben Cutting.
Head To Head
Match Played: Last 5 matches
Melbourne Renegades: 5 Won
Brisbane Heat: Not Won
Melbourne Renegades: Marcus Harris, Sam Harper (wk), Cameron White, Tom Cooper (c), Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Beau Webster, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Usman Khan Shinwari.
Brisbane Heat: Max Bryant, Brendon McCullum, Chris Lynn, Matt Renshaw, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Jimmy Peirson (wk), James Pattinson, Brendan Doggett, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Josh Lalor.
My PlayerzPot XI
Melbourne Renegades looks very strong at the moment and will be likely to win this match.