Cricket Match Information:
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades will be the second big clash on a double-header day in the Big Bash League. This game is going to be played between the two sides who are coming into this cricket game with different feelings. While Heat are coming off a big loss against Adelaide Strikers by ten wickets, Renegades are coming off their first win in this season, which has come after nine consecutive losses. Our prediction expert reckons that Brisbane Heat are going to come hard at Renegades in this game of cricket.
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Cricket Match format: T20
- Cricket match time: 1:40 pm IST
- Cricket match date: 19.01.2020
- Venue: Brisbane Cricket Ground, Woolloongabba, Brisbane
- Weather: Temperature: 31 degrees, Thunderstorms: 60%
- Team A: Brisbane Heat
- Team B: Melbourne Renegades
- Team A Captain: Chris Lynn
- Team B Captain: Daniel Christian
Brisbane Heat’s campaign comes to a halt after a big loss against Adelaide Strikers in their last cricket game. In the previous cricket game, Brisbane Heat, buoyed by the inclusion of legend AB de Villiers, hammered Adelaide Strikers.
Heat got the same treatment that they handed over to Adelaide Strikers in the previous game. On batting first, Heat were bowled out for just 100 runs. In reply, Strikers then chased down a total by ten wickets and got up to the third spot on the points table.
Our prediction is they will go with the same eleven that played at Adelaide unless there is an injury.
Here is our prediction of Brisbane Heat’s playing XI:
- Chris Lynn
- Max Bryant
- Ben Cutting
- James Pattinson
- JK Lalor
- MJ Swepson
- AB de Villiers
- Matt Renshaw
- JA Burns
- JJ Peirson
- Mujeeb ur Rahman
The defending champions, Melbourne Renegades, have had a miserable season. The winners of last season have stayed at the bottom throughout the season and now their dream of qualifying for the playoffs looks impossible.
Renegades finally tasted some success. After nine cricket games, Renegades won their first cricket game in this season. That win came against Sydney Thunder by a margin of 12 runs.
Our prediction is of the changes to the playing eleven of a struggling side.
Here is our prediction of Melbourne Renegades’ playing XI:
- Shaun Marsh
- Dan Christian
- TLW Cooper
- Mohammad Nabi
- BJ Webster
- SB Harper
- SR Patel
- RJ Gleeson
- CJ Boyce
- Marcus Harris
- JM Mennie
Expert Prediction: BH vs MR
Brisbane Heat have slipped to the fifth spot on the points table after losing their last cricket game against Adelaide Strikers by ten wickets. With four more games remaining in their kitty, they will have to win at least three cricket games to reach the playoff spot in their own merit. Renegades, on the other hand, do not have such concerns as they find themselves at the bottom of the table. They would now be looking to spoil the parties for other teams in the competition.
The Big Bash League has been changed as a format this year. The tournament will be played over a period of 42 days and a total number of five teams will have the chance to qualify for the finals, instead of the usual four teams.
As per the new format, the teams finishing in the top two will be rewarded for their consistency, unlike previous seasons. While the winner of the ‘qualifier’ played between the top two teams will reach the final straightaway, the loser will play the ‘challenger’ against the winner of the ‘knockout’ which is going to be played between the side that finished third and winner of the ‘eliminator’.
The Eliminator is a newly introduced knockout feature which will be played between the teams finishing at number fourth and fifth on the points table. Hence, out of the eight teams, five teams will have a chance to play the final and win the tournament.
In the last five encounters between the two sides, Melbourne Renegades have been thoroughly dominant with four wins, whereas Heat have only managed to win one cricket game.
However, the things have changed a lot this year and everything that could have gone wrong for Renegades have gone wrong. Hence, our prediction is of a victory for Brisbane Heat.
Toss prediction? – The team winning the toss will look to bowl first as the T20 game is hugely a chase-friendly format. Hence, irrespective of the conditions, our prediction is that the team winning the toss would like to bowl first.
Who will win? – Brisbane Heat
Top Batsman – AB de Villiers (BH), Shaun Marsh (MR)
Top Bowler – MJ Swepson (BH), Mohammad Nabi (MR)
Most Sixes – AB de Villiers (BH), Shaun Marsh (MR)
Man of the Match – AB de Villiers (BH)
Team Scores Batting first – Brisbane Heat (190+), Melbourne Renegades (140+)
Our Official Partner Odds for Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades
Brisbane Heat – 1.52
Melbourne Renegades – 2.25
*odds may change anytime