REN vs HEA Prediction, Dream11 Fantasy Cricket Tips: Playing XI, Pitch Report and Injury Update – BBL 2020-21, Match 49
Brisbane Heat are expected to give themselves an outside chance of playoffs qualification by beating Melbourne Renegades.
Updated - Jan 22, 2021 5:29 pm
The 49th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21 season will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat at the Dockland Stadium in Melbourne.
This match will start at 10:35 AM IST (04:05 PM local time). It will be live on Sony Sports Network and live streaming is available on Sony LIV.
Melbourne Renegades might not have a chance of making it to the playoffs of this year’s Big Bash League, but they certainly have the power to diminish another team’s chances. After halting Melbourne Stars’ progress in their last game, they will now turn their attention to Brisbane Heat.
Brisbane Heat, despite having all of their big guns fit and healthy, have failed to perform as a coherent unit in their last few games. They have won only 1 of their last 4 matches, and while they still have a chance of making it to the semis, it is getting considerably thinner with each defeat. They will aim to win both of their last couple of matches.
REN vs HEA Weather Report for Match 49:
It will be a cloudy day in Melbourne, with the temperature being around 24 °C. The chances of precipitation are only 10%.
From what we have seen so far in this season, the Docklands Stadium pitch favours the batsmen, especially in the first innings. The team batting first should ideally aim for a score of around 175.
Average first innings score:
170 (3 BBL 2020-21 matches played at the venue)
Record of the chasing teams
Won – 1, Lost – 2, Tie – 0
Injury & Availability News:
Kane Richardson is doubtful for this game because of injury concerns. Marcus Harris has returned from national duties, but his availability has not been confirmed by the Renegades yet.
REN vs HEA Today’s Probable Playing XIs:
Aaron Finch (C), Sam Harper (WK), Jake Fraser-McGurk, Mackenzie Harvey, Beau Webster, Peter Hatzoglou, Imad Wasim, Jack Prestwidge, Shaun Marsh. Zak Evans, Josh Lalor.
Rilee Rossouw, Will Sutherland, Benny Howell, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Noor Ahmad, Mitchell Perry, Jon Holland, Brody Couch.
Joe Denly, Marnus Labuschagne, Chris Lynn (C), Jack Wildermuth, Joe Burns, Lewis Gregory, Jimmy Peirson (WK), Mitch Swepson, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Morne Morkel.
Matthew Kuhnemann, James Bazley, Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Jack Wood, Ben Laughlin, Simon Milenko, Lachlan Pfeffer.
REN vs HEA Top Picks for Today’s Dream11 Match:
Marnus Labuschagne took no time to settle down in a Brisbane Heat shirt as he carried his good run for form for Australia into the BBL. He scored 28 runs and also picked up 2 wickets in the last game.
Skipper Chris Lynn might not be a part of the Australia squad currently, but from what we have seen so far, he is still the same destructive force that we know him to be. Lynn has scored 317 runs at an average of almost 40.
For the Renegades, Shaun Marsh has arguably been the most consistent batsman. He has scored 272 runs at an average of nearly 30.
Jack Wildermuth has bowled brilliantly for the Heat in this season’s BBL. He has picked up 13 wickets and has also scored 74 runs.
Despite Wildermuth’s commendable efforts, Mark Steketee has been the star of Brisbane’s bowling unit. He has scalped 19 wickets.
Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:
Captain Options – Shaun Marsh, Chris Lynn
Vice-Captain Options – Marnus Labuschagne, Jack Wildermuth
Suggested Playing XI No.1 for REN vs HEA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Sam Harper
Batsmen – Chris Lynn (C), Shaun Marsh, Marnus Labuschagne, Aaron Finch
All-Rounders – Jack Wildermuth (VC), Lewis Gregory, Imad Wasim
Bowlers – Peter Hatzoglou, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for REN vs HEA Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Keeper – Jimmy Peirson
Batsmen – Chris Lynn, Marnus Labuschagne (VC), Shaun Marsh (C), Mackenzie Harvey
All-Rounders – Jack Wildermuth, Jack Prestwidge, Lewis Gregory
Bowlers – Mark Steketee, Morne Morkel, Josh Lalor
Youngster Mackenzie Harvey has looked in good touch for the Melbourne Renegades. Having scored 153 runs at an average of over 30, he can be a great pick at 8.0 Cr.
Today’s REN vs HEA Probable Winners:
Brisbane Heat are expected to win this match.