2019 Women’s Big Bash League – Brisbane Heat Women vs Melbourne Renegades Women Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Brisbane Heat Women vs Melbourne Renegades Women taking place? Saturday 7th December, 2019 – 03:50 (UK)

Where is Brisbane Heat Women vs Melbourne Renegades Women taking place? Allan Border Field, Brisbane

What is the expected weather for Brisbane Heat Women vs Melbourne Renegades Women? 35c in bright sunshine and clear skies

What television channel is Brisbane Heat Women vs Melbourne Renegades Women on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to WBBL05 matches so it is worth checking their schedule

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

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Melbourne Renegades Women beat Brisbane Heat Women by 6 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

BRISBANE HEAT WOMEN

  • Brisbane Heat topped the ladder to secure a home semi-final as the Heat gave themselves the best possible chance of defending their title as they proved too good for Melbourne Stars in a rain-affected contest.
  • In a game reduced to 10 overs apiece, the Heat were solid with the ball and restricted the Stars to 87/6 with 19-year-old Amelia Kerr producing a wonderful spell with her two overs as she took two wickets whilst only conceding four runs.
  • That laid the platform for Beth Mooney to win the game for her side and she did not disappoint as she cracked an unbeaten 50 from just 27 balls to guide her side to the eight-wicket victory.

MELBOURNE RENEGADES WOMEN

  • Melbourne Renegades have produced when it mattered and managed to claim a spot in the semi-finals thanks to a third consecutive win in their last game against Sydney Thunder with that result ensuring they edged out Sydney Sixers in the race for fourth.
  • Captain Jess Duffin has been the lynchpin for her side all tournament and the Renegades’ leading run scorer took her tally to 500 with another brilliant contribution of 53 to help her side post 151/6.
  • Molly Strano was the pick of the bowlers as her three wickets, which included three of the top four in the order, proved to be decisive and the Thunder were always well behind the required rate as the Renegades claimed a 29-run victory.

THE PREDICTION

Melbourne Renegades have long looked like dark horses to claim a maiden Women’s Big Bash League crown and securing their spot in the top four took them one step closer to realising their ambitions. They have a very talented side and are capable of beating anybody on their day but do lack consistency. Having failed to make the semi-finals in the tournament’s first three editions, it is now back-to-back knockout stage appearances for the Renegades but facing the reigning champions will pose them with a very difficult challenge and Brisbane should be able to edge a fascinating contest.

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