Melbourne Renegades
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Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat, 37th Match BBL 2021/22

06 Jan 2022, GMHBA Stadium, Big Bash League 11
Melbourne Renegades win by 5 wickets
Home TeamMelbourne Renegades
Away TeamBrisbane Heat
SeriesBig Bash League 11
UmpiresBen Treloar
Greg Davidson
Greg Azzopardi
Match RefereeKent Hannam

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Match Prediction Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat, 37th Match 2021/22

Melbourne Renegades take on Brisbane Heat in match number 37 of this Big Bash League (BBL) 2021-22. The Simonds Stadium in Geelong will be the venue for this game.

Melbourne Renegades won their first game by two runs against Adelaide Strikers but they then lost five games in a row and were lying low at the bottom of the points table. However, they had their game against Sydney Sixers washed out before they beat Melbourne Stars pretty convincingly to lift to the sixth spot on the points table. Thus, they will be looking to build on their last win and have a late flourish.

On the other hand, Brisbane Heat have three wins and five losses so far. This will be the second successive game in as many days for the Brisbane Heat. Their game against Sydney Sixers was postponed by a day due to COVID-19 cases and in less than 24 hours, they will play this encounter. Hence, this could be a chance for them to gather momentum and get on a roll, threatening to enter the top few spots.

As far as the head to head record is concerned, Brisbane Heat have won just six games while Melbourne Renegades have returned with 10 wins. However, Brisbane Heat have won each of the last three games between these two sides.

Head-to-head record

Wins: Brisbane Heat 6, Melbourne Renegades 10, No Result 0

Last 5 matches: Brisbane Heat 3, Melbourne Renegades 2, No Result 0

Who will win today’s match Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat, 37th Match BBL 2021/22??

Melbourne Renegades have relied heavily on a few players to get the job done. The batting hasn’t really turned up but every time Aaron Finch has fired, they seem to be in a better place with the bat. Mackenzie Harvey is the other batter who has fared decently and has a couple of half-centuries. But apart from that, there hasn’t been anything of note.

The bowling is dependent on Kane Richardson to get the bulk of the wickets. International recruits Reece Topley and Zahir Khan have done well too. Mohammad Nabi’s form with both bat and ball is a huge concern as the Afghan all-rounder just hasn’t turned up.

Meanwhile, Brisbane Heat’s batting hasn’t been any better either. Only Ben Duckett (2) and Chris Lynn (1) have recorded half-centuries in this BBL season so far and overall, the batting has been a huge let-down. However, the bowling has been pretty decent. Three bowlers have picked up 10+ wickets – James Bazley (11), Mark Steketee (10) and Xavier Bartlett (11).

Thus, with two vulnerable sides and batting line-ups, there may not be any clear favourites heading into this game. But with Brisbane Heat players returning positive COVID-19 tests, their squad could be rejigged and hence, the Melbourne Renegades may have a bit of an advantage.

Game changers for Melbourne Renegades v Brisbane Heat, 37th Match 2021/22

Mark Steketee and Chris Lynn will be the ones to watch out for from the Brisbane Heat line-up. Aaron Finch and Kane Richardson might be the game-changing options from the Melbourne Renegades side.

Who will be the best match bowler?

Kane Richardson has been bowling really well and has returned with 12 wickets from six innings in this tournament.

Who will win today’s player of the match?

Kane Richardson’s form makes him one of the top contenders to be the player of the match. Chris Lynn has a good record against the Renegades which makes him a decent candidate as well.

Who will be the best batsman for Melbourne Renegades?

Aaron Finch has got two half-centuries in four innings and he will be the key for the Melbourne Renegades.

Who will be the best batsman for Brisbane Heat?

Chris Lynn has got starts throughout this tournament but a big score could well be around the corner for him.

Match Scorecard

  • Scorecard
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Jake Lehmann c Mohammad Nabi b Kane Richardson 65 52 8 0 125
    Jack Clayton lbw Zahir Khan 15 15 3 0 100
    Fakhar Zaman c Zak Evans b Zahir Khan 3 8 0 0 37.5
    Sam Heazlett c Sam Harper b Mohammad Nabi 12 16 0 1 75
    Tom Cooper c Mackenzie Harvey b Mohammad Nabi 4 7 0 0 57.14
    Lachlan Pfeffer c Will Sutherland b Kane Richardson 6 6 0 0 100
    Steve McGiffin not out 14 11 1 0 127.27
    Will Prestwidge not out 2 6 0 0 33.33
    Total (20 Ov, RR: 6.4) 128/6
    Zak Evans 3 0 26 0 8.66 1 0
    James Pattinson 1 0 10 0 10 1 0
    Will Sutherland 3 0 25 0 8.33 1 1
    Kane Richardson 4 0 22 2 5.5 0 0
    Zahir Khan 4 0 21 2 5.25 1 0
    James Seymour 1 0 4 0 4 0 0
    Mohammad Nabi 4 0 19 2 4.75 0 0
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Sam Harper b David Grant 0 3 0 0 0
    Aaron Finch c Ronan McDonald b David Grant 37 28 2 2 132.14
    Shaun Marsh c Fakhar Zaman b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 57 35 6 3 162.86
    Nic Maddinson not out 22 14 0 2 157.14
    Will Sutherland c Mujeeb Ur Rahman b David Grant 5 7 0 0 71.43
    Mackenzie Harvey c Jake Lehmann b Ronan McDonald 0 2 0 0 0
    James Seymour not out 3 1 0 0 300
    Total (15 Ov, RR: 8.6) 129/5
    David Grant 4 0 20 3 5 0 0
    Ronan McDonald 2 0 21 1 10.5 1 0
    Will Prestwidge 2 0 22 0 11 0 0
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4 0 16 1 4 1 0
    Steve McGiffin 1 0 16 0 16 0 0
    Sam Heazlett 1 0 15 0 15 0 0
    Tom Cooper 1 0 16 0 16 0 0
  • Match Details
  • Home TeamMelbourne Renegades
    Away TeamBrisbane Heat
    SeriesBig Bash League 11
    UmpiresBen Treloar
    Greg Davidson
    Greg Azzopardi
    Match RefereeKent Hannam

Team Lineup

Melbourne Renegades Brisbane Heat
Sam Harper
Aaron Finch
Shaun Marsh
Nic Maddinson
Mackenzie Harvey
James Seymour
Will Sutherland
James Pattinson
Kane Richardson
Zak Evans
Zahir Khan
Mohammad Nabi
Jake Lehmann
Jack Clayton
Fakhar Zaman
Sam Heazlett
Tom Cooper
Lachlan Pfeffer
Steve McGiffin
Will Prestwidge
Ronan McDonald
David Grant
Mujeeb Ur Rahman

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