- Rohit Singh | January 28, 2023 | 7:57 pm
REN vs HEA, Knockout Preview
Melbourne Renegades take on Brisbane Heat in the Knockout fixture of the 2022-23 Big Bash League play-offs. The Renegades finished third in the group stage with Heat winning the Eliminator against Sydney Thunder on Friday. Melbourne Renegades have shown a huge amount of improvement this season and will be well-supported in this match. They are looking for their third win of the season over the Brisbane Heat. It has been an incredible turnaround in form for Brisbane Heat in the second half of the season and they will go to Melbourne with no fear ahead of this match.
REN vs HEA, Knockout Details
Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat – Knockout
Venue: Docklands Stadium – Melbourne
Date & Time: 29th January 2023 at 01:45 PM IST
Live Streaming: Star Sports Network
REN vs HEA, Knockout Pitch Report
A par score will be no higher than 160 on this pitch which does enough for the spinners and the pace bowlers to stop the batters going too aggressively. Very humid and cloudy throughout the game in Melbourne on Sunday evening. However, we are not expecting any rain and the temperature will be around 20 degrees.
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REN vs HEA, Knockout Probable Playing XIs:
Brisbane Heat Probable Playing XIs
Usman Khawaja (c), Josh Brown, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Michael Neser, James Bazley, Matthew Kuhnemann, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson
Melbourne Renegades Probable Playing XIs
Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Matt Critchley, Jonathan Wells, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, Corey Rocchiccioli, Kane Richardson, Fawad Ahmed
Topmost Picks for REN vs HEA Dream11 Prediction, Knockout:
Top Picks – Brisbane Heat
- Usman Khawaja- the skipper finally produced a big score and also took the Player of the Match Award against Sydney Thunder. It was his first score over 24 in the campaign.
- Michael Neser- with the rain keeping Sydney Thunder’s innings down to only 6.5 overs on Friday, their main strike-bowler will be fresh for this after bowing only 1.5 overs in the last match.
Top Picks – Melbourne Renegades
- Aaron Finch- the skipper has had a brilliant season in the BBL 2023 and is averaging 41.80 from 14 innings. He has scored four half-centuries across BBL12.
- Tom Rogers- only three bowlers have taken more wickets than Rogers across this competition. He also has a five-wicket haul to his name in the tournament.
Suggested Playing XI N0.1 for REN vs HEA Dream11 Team:
Jimmy Peirson, Martin Guptill, Usman Khawaja(C), Aaron Finch(VC), Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Michael Neser, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, Spencer Johnson, Kane Richardson
Suggested Playing XI N0.2 for REN vs HEA Dream11 Team:
Sam Harper, Jonathan Wells, Usman Khawaja, Aaron Finch, Marnus Labuschagne, James Bazley, Michael Neser(C), Will Sutherland(VC), Tom Rogers, Matthew Kuhnemann, Kane Richardson
Captain and Vice-Captain Options:
Captain – Usman Khawaja, Michael Neser
Vice-captain – Aaron Finch, Will Sutherland
Wicketkeeper – Sam Harper
REN vs HEA Knockout Probable winners:
Neither team has been particularly consistent with the bat throughout this tournament but in Aaron Finch, Melbourne Renegades have a player who has made big scores. He could be the difference in this match. This is a huge play-off fixture with the winner going through to play in the Challenger on February 2nd. Both teams have seen their fortunes improve over the second half of the season but are capable of great and very poor displays. We are backing Melbourne Renegades to use their knowledge from the previous two victories over Brisbane Heat and to come out on top again. Considering the team combination, Melbourne Renegades is expected to win this match.