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BBL 2018-19, Match 26: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades: Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips – Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

Brisbane Heat will start as the favourites at their home ground against the Melbourne Renegades.

Marcus Harris
Marcus Harris. (Photo by Paul Kane/Getty Images)

Brisbane Heat has gone from nothing to two as they bounced back with consecutive wins after losing each of their first three matches. They will be up against Melbourne Renegades on Thursday who got a much-needed win over the unbeaten Hobart Hurricanes. Renegades won their first two games of the season before losing three in a row. Both the teams were forced to make a change to their line-up due to the Australian commitments.

Australian Test batsman Marcus Harris has been named in the Melbourne Renegades squad in place of Aaron Finch who will be leading the Australian ODI team in the 3-match home series against India starting on Saturday. Tom Cooper will once again take the captaincy responsibilities of the Renegades in the absence of Finch. Brisbane Heat made a change to their squad with Alex Ross coming back in place of Matt Renshaw who has been selected for the Test series against Sri Lanka.

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Match Details:

The 26th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2018-19 will be played between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades at the Gabba in Brisbane.

The match starts at 6:15 PM local time (8:15 AM GMT) (1:45 PM IST).

The game will be live on Sony SIX and Sony SIX HD in India. Live streaming is available on Sony Liv.


Pitch Condition/Report:

The Gabba in Brisbane is easily the best scoring venue every year but it might not be the case given how the pitches have fared this season. This venue hosted the opening game of the season which saw 140+ scores. Expect a much better track this time which would suit the home team’s batting.

Squads:

Brisbane Heat:

Chris Lynn (C), Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Josh Lalor, Brendon McCullum, James Pattinson, Jimmy Peirson, Alex Ross, Marnus Labuschagne, Mitch Swepson, Mujeeb ur Rahman.

Melbourne Renegades:

Tom Cooper (C), Cameron Boyce, Dan Christian, Sam Harper, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, Jon Holland, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Richardson, Usman Khan Shinwari, Beau Webster, Cameron White, Jack Wildermuth.


Injury and Availability Updates after the announcement of the squads:

(Will be added when there is an update)

Power Picks:

In the 24 innings for the Brisbane Heat, Chris Lynn has scored 907 runs at the Gabba with a century and five fifties. He averages 45.35 and has a strike-rate of 174.75 here. Lynn has struck 75 fours and 55 maximums at the Gabba at an average of 9.43 balls/six.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

In current form and playing at Gabba makes Lynn an ideal option as captain or at least as a vice-captain. Sam Harper has been the best batsman for the Renegades this season and can be picked as one of the multipliers. The all-rounders in both the sides – Daniel Christian, Mohammad Nabi and Ben Cutting can be considered for multipliers.


Playing XI #1 for Head to Head/Small Leagues:

Keeper – Sam Harper

Batters – Chris Lynn (C), Max Bryant, Marcus Harris, Brendon McCullum

All-Rounders – Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian (VC)

Bowlers – Mujeeb ur Rahman, Ben Doggett, J Wildermuth

Playing XI #2 for Grand Leagues/Mega Leagues:

Keeper – Sam Harper

Batters – Chris Lynn (VC), Max Bryant (C), Marcus Harris, Alex Ross

All-Rounders – Ben Cutting, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian

Bowlers – Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Kane Richardson, Mitch Swepson

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Expert Advice:

The Renegades dropped Cameron White for Aaron Finch in the previous game. Now with Marcus Harris coming in, there are chances that he comes in Finch’s place. Mackenzie Harvey might also make way for White. There is a possibility that White plays in place of Finch and Harris is on the bench.

Probable Winners:

Brisbane Heat will start as favourites at their home ground against the Melbourne Renegades.

*Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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