2020-21 Big Bash League – Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades taking place? Thursday 14th January, 2021 – 08:15 (UK)

Where is Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades taking place? Manuka Oval, Canberra

Where can I get tickets for Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades? Ticket information for BBL10 can be found on this link

What channel is Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades on in the UK? BT Sport

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

THE LOWDOWN

BRISBANE HEAT

  • Brisbane Heat came agonisingly close to making it four straight wins in BBL|10 but they just fell short against reigning champions Sydney Sixers in a thrilling contest that went down to the final ball of the match.
  • Skipper Chris Lynn was again the key man for his side as he notched a considered 56 from 44 balls but with regular wickets falling around him, the Heat did not put enough runs on the board as they were bowled for 148.
  • The bowling unit gave Brisbane every chance of coming out on top but their failure to remove Dan Christian proved to be decisive as he whacked an unbeaten 61 from just 38 balls to guide the Sixers to the victory.

MELBOURNE RENEGADES

  • Melbourne Renegades finally found a way to win as they brought their losing streak to an end at seven matches as they overcame Adelaide Strikers in dramatic fashion and they will hope to build on that in this clash.
  • The Renegades looked to be in trouble yet again as the Strikers made it to 136/1 in the 15th over but the bowling unit rallied to restrict their opponents to 177/7 and the batsmen duly responded to that late effort.
  • Mohammad Nabi was sensational in his final game before departing for international duty as he produced a match-winning knock of 71* from just 41 deliveries and in an unbeaten fifth-wicket partnership of 68 with Jake Fraser McGurk (29*), the Renegades were able to get the job done with a solitary ball remaining.

THE PREDICTION

The relief was evident as Melbourne Renegades finally brought their losing run to a halt with a tense win over Adelaide Strikers but they will be desperate to avoid that being a one-off. They take on a Brisbane Heat side that pushed defending champions Sydney Sixers all the way in their latest clash but they will not be too deterred by their narrow loss having put in another solid performance. That was their first defeat in four matches and they too will be eager to earn the win here as they attempt to keep pace with the teams above them on the ladder as they look to secure a spot in the top five. The Renegades may well be able to produce some better performances after the weight was lifted off their shoulders with their long-awaited victory but with Heat captain Chris Lynn in such good form, the Heat can do enough to earn a much-needed win here despite losing the impressive Mujeeb Ur Rahman after his time in BBL|10 came to an end.

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