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Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades, 39th Match-Preview

by  Aman Singh  •  Last updated on 2021-01-13 22:08:35


In a promising 39th match, Brisbane Heat will host Aaron Finch led Melbourne Renegades for the first time in BBL season 2020-21 and the clash is scheduled to kick-off on Thursday at the Manuka Oval Ground, Canberra. Chris Lynn’s unit Brisbane Heat has overturned their fortune as they registered three straight wins after a disappointing start. On the other side, even after registering a confident six wickets win against mighty Strikers, the Melbourne Renegades are affixed at eighth spot with seven defeats in last nine encounters.

Match Preview

Venue: Manuka Oval Ground, Canberra

Date: January 14th, 2021 (Thursday)

Time: 07:15 PM (Local) and 01:45 PM (IST)

Pitch Report

Manuka Oval Ground has entertained a handful of fixtures and to the point analysis of the pitch cannot be determined. However, the last BBL match played in Canberra proved to be a run fest and the same can be expected for Thursday's encounter. A flat pitch will welcome both the teams with steady bounce and carry for the quick guns. Team with frontline big hitters in the playing XI will play a dominant role in the match.

Weather Forecast

A perfect setting for a cricket match is anticipated in Canberra on the match day.  The sky will be clear with no signs of rain clouds and the weather department has predicted the temperature to tumble in between 32 degree Celsius and 13 degree Celsius. A less humid day with 36% atmospheric moisture is on the cards with presence of soothing breeze towards the evening time.

Probable Playing XI for the Match

Brisbane Heat: Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (c), Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Jimmy Perison (wk), Lewis Gregory, James Bazley, Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett and Mujeeb Ur Rahman.

Melbourne Renegades: Aaron Finch (c), Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (wk), Rilee Rossouw, Beau Webster, Mohammed Nabi, Will Sutherland, Kane Richardson, Josh Lalor, Peter Hatzoglou and Imad Wasim