2019-20 Big Bash League – Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades taking place? Sunday 19th January, 2020 – 08:10 (UK)

Where is Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades taking place? Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane

What is the expected weather for Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades? 27c but thunderstorms are expected throughout the day as well as during when play is scheduled

What television channel is Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to BBL09 matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades in the UK? If televised, BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades? Visit the official BBL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Brisbane Heat beat Melbourne Renegades by 101 runs

THE TEAM NEWS

BRISBANE HEAT

  • Brisbane Heat failed to build on their seven-wicket victory over Adelaide Strikers as they collapsed in dramatic fashion against the same opposition to fall to a 10-wicket loss to harm their finals hopes.
  • In a vital match, the Strikers were able to leapfrog the Heat on the ladder after they removed Brisbane for just 100 with Chris Lynn and Matt Renshaw combining for 69 of their side’s runs.
  • Things did not get any better with the ball as they failed to take a single wicket in response to defending the low total as the Strikers raced to victory and the Heat will have plenty to prove in this contest but will be boosted by the return of batsman Sam Heazlett who replaces Max Bryant in the squad after overcoming an illness.

MELBOURNE RENEGADES

  • Melbourne Renegades finally ended their losing streak in this edition of the Big Bash League as the reigning champions won their first game of the campaign at the tenth time of asking by beating Sydney Thunder.
  • The rain may have helped the Renegades as they were able to score 172/4 from their 20 overs and that resulted in a target of 135 off 14 overs for the Thunder because of the poor weather conditions.
  • Daniel Christian was the standout with the ball as he ended with figures of 3-14 as the Renegades restricted the Thunder to 122/7 and allowed the Melbourne side to claim a 12-run victory by the D/L method with that outcome seeing the Renegades name an unchanged 13-man squad.

THE PREDICTION

It has been a nightmare defence of the BBL title for Melbourne Renegades but they finally picked up their first win of the campaign. They came out on top of a rain-affected game against Sydney Thunder and they will hope to build on that to finish on a high. They have four games remaining to try and improving their standing on the ladder but face a tough test against a Brisbane Heat side that were hammered in their last game. The Heat will be eager to respond and have the side to do so which should see them come out on top.

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