BBL 2022-23: Knockout, REN vs HEA Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BBL match between Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat?

Renegades finished third on the league table while Heat finished fifth.

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Courtesy of a tremendous batting performance in the Eliminator against Sydney Thunder, Brisbane Heat (HEA) have qualified for the knockout clash against the Melbourne Renegades (REN), which is slated to take place on January 29, at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne. The Renegades in the meantime were terrific in the league stage, finishing third on the table with seven wins under their belt.

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However, the team needs to improve their batting as it collapsed under pressure at times. In a knockout match, they cannot afford something like that to happen. On the other hand, Brisbane batters were top-notch in their last game and they would hope to replicate the same on Sunday.

Thus, it can once again turn out to be a high-scoring affair. Meanwhile, the Renegades bowlers should be aware of the danger that the opponent batters possess and make a proper game plan according to that. Fawad Ahmed, who picked up three wickets in the previous match can prove to be instrumental for captain Aaron Finch once again.

Heat would hope to continue in the same manner, get a win and eventually get closer to the all-important final. Skipper Usman Khawaja was scintillating in the previous match, scoring 94 off 55 deliveries while Marnus Labuschagne scored 73 off 48 deliveries.

Later, Matt Renshaw played a brilliant cameo of 24 runs off just eight deliveries and based on that, Heat posted 203 runs on board after 20 overs. In what was a rain marred game, Michael Neser started well with the ball, as the team went on to clinch victory by eight runs (DLS method). Overall, they will be happy with their performance and expect another win under their belt in the Knockout.

Match Details

Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

Date & Time: January 29, 1:45 PM IST

Telecast & Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network and SonyLiv

Pitch Report

The surface at the Docklands stadium has produced close matches so far in the season. The captain winning the toss should elect to bowl first and anything above 170 will be a good total on this wicket.

Probable Playing XIs for REN vs HEA

Melbourne Renegades (REN):

Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill, Sam Harper(w), Aaron Finch(c), Matthew Critchley, Will Sutherland, Jonathan Wells, Tom Rogers, Corey Rocchiccioli, Kane Richardson, Fawad Ahmed

Brisbane Heat (HEA):

Usman Khawaja(c), Josh Brown, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson(w), James Bazley, Michael Neser, Matthew Kuhnemann, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson

Probable Best Performers from REN vs HEA

Probable best batter: Aaron Finch

Skipper Aaron Finch has led by example so far in the Big Bash League. In 14 matches, the 36-year-old batter has scored 418 runs at a strike rate of 122.58. If he once again manages to play a similar brand of cricket, Finch can take his team through to the Challenger.

Probable best bowler: Michael Neser

Michael Neser is currently the third-leading wicket-taker in the tournament. In 14 matches, the 32-year-old has clinched 22 wickets and most importantly, has given breakthroughs whenever the team needed him. He will be extremely crucial for the Brisbane Heat at the business end of the tournament. 

Today's Match Prediction: Brisbane Heat to win the match

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

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