BBL 2018-19, Match 29, Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat, Match Predictions: Who will win the match?
Heat still have an outside chance of going all the way to knockouts, but they need some serious change in fortune from here on.
Updated - Jan 12, 2019 8:16 pm
Just a few days back, both these sides played out a one-sided encounter where the Melbourne Renegades outsmarted the Heat in every possible department. It seemed like a game between teams from different levels and the reverse fixture too promises something similar. Things are clicking pretty well for the Renegades, who are eager to lay hands on the trophy for the first time. They don’t find themselves in a very safe position with most teams within a close distance, but they have been playing some terrific cricket thus far.
For Chris Lynn and company, things are just not working well. Most of their players are struggling to find their feet and with just two wins in six games, they are placed at the seventh position of the table. They still have an outside chance of going all the way to the knockouts, but they need some serious change in the fortunes from here on.
Pitch and Weather
A dry and sunny day awaits the cricketers in Geelong on Sunday. The pitch might remain dry and spinners in both sides will have some job in their hands. A belter of a track is expected for this game and the fans will definitely have some exciting cricket to witness.
Mackenzie Harvey and Marcus Harris will open for the Renegades and will be followed by Sam Harper at number 3. Skipper Tom Cooper, Beau Webster, Mohammad Nabi and Daniel Christian will follow in the middle order. Pakistani quick Usman Khan bowled brilliantly in their previous game and will be accompanied by Joe Mennie and Jack Wildermuth. Nabi and Boyce will be the spinning options.
Probable XI: Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Tom Cooper (c), Marcus Harris, Joe Mennie, Cameron Boyce, Jack Wildermuth, Beau Webster, Usman Khan, Sam Harper (wk), Mackenzie Harvey
Brendon McCullum and Max Bryant, yet another time, will open with Chris Lynn following them. Matt Renshaw once again will continue in the middle order with Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson and Ben Cutting. James Pattinson, Brendan Doggett and Ben Cutting will be the fast bowling options with two spinners in Mitchell Swepson and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Probable XI: Brendon McCullum, James Pattinson, Chris Lynn (C), Ben Cutting, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Matt Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson, Brendan Doggett, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Max Bryant
Probable Top Performers
Daniel Christian – Melbourne Renegades | Chris Lynn – Brisbane Heat
TV – Sony Six and Sony Six HD
Live Streaming – Sony LIV
Match Timings – 13:05 IST; 18:35 local