Team Brisbane Heat is all set to confront Melbourne Renegades in the 26th game of the Big Bash League at the Gabba in Brisbane.
Head to Head
Both teams have faced each other nine times in the BBL previous seasons with the latter leading the scoreline 7-2. In their previous encounter during the last season, Renegades won the match with the difference of 26- run.
As far, in the BBL season, 08 has played six matches with three wins and three losses. Currently, they are sitting at the fifth position in the score table, having a strong boast against Brisbane and this certainly gives them moral support ahead of the clash. The team have some very good batsmen like Sam Harper, Daniel Christian and Renegades. Without Aaron Finch, who won’t be a part of the squad in upcoming matches, in that case, they need to perform well against Brisbane Heat.
Kane Richardson has been the pick of the bowlers with 11 wickets in six games, which incorporates a three-wicket pull in the past match against Hobart Hurricanes. The pacer will be anxious to shake down the Brisbane top-arrange early. In the interim, Jack Wildermuth and Cameron Boyce have shared ten wickets among them and these two could build pressure on the resistance by slipping in a couple of tight overs.
Expected Playing XI
Tom Cooper (C), Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Beau Webster, Jack Wildermuth, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson, Usman Khan, Marcus Harris, Mackenzie Harvey, and Sam Harper.
Looking at the team performance in the the BBL 08 as far, it is not impressive and occupying the seventh position in the League by winning 3 matches and 2 losses out of 5 matches played as far. As they started with a loss but managed to come back with back-to-back wins against the Perth Scorchers and Sydney Thunder.
Chris Lynn has been in spectacular form in recent games with scores of 84, 33, and 54 and he will be the threat for the Melbourne Renegades. Brendon McCullum is also appeared to establish his form in the past match against Sydney Thunder. The New Zealander hit a fine 56 from 35 balls while sharing a 76 run opening stand with his accomplice Max Bryant (36). These two will be required to repeat their show against Brisbane.
Both James Pattinson and off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman have taken four wickets each this BBL and they will, for the most part, rely upon these two to get leaps forward at regular interims.
Expected Playing XI
Chris Lynn (C), Matt Renshaw, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Jimmy Peirson, James Pattinson, Brendan Doggett, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Max Bryant, and Brendon McCullum
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