Brisbane Heat will square off against Melbourne Renegades in match 11 of the Big Bash League (BBL). Both teams are placed in the bottom half of the points table. Brisbane Heat are placed last and are yet to get off the mark, having lost both their games. Renegades have marginally fared better than their rivals but are placed seventh on the points table.
Brisbane Heat have been very disappointing so far. Much of the team’s success over the years have relied on the starts provided by Chris Lynn. Their former skipper, however, has failed to get going this season. Other players like Max Bryant, Ben Duckett and Jack Wildermuth have also been ordinary in the two games. Heat would be hoping that their star players get going against Renegades.
Meanwhile, the Kane Richardson-led team have played two games against Adelaide Strikers, winning one and losing one. In the first win, Zahir Khan starred with three wickets and helped them defend 153. However, they were shot down for just 100 in a run-chase of 150 in the next game. The batting has been a concern for Renegades over the last few seasons and the team will need to address the issue as quickly as possible if they are to stand any chance of going the distance.
The pitch at Carrara Oval is a good cricketing wicket. It assists the fast bowlers in the first few overs before getting considerably easier for batting. Spinners are also in the game as the wicket has offered some grip and turn.
Average score: 126 (4 T20Is at Carrara Oval)
Record of chasing teams: Won – 1, Lost – 2, N/R – 1
Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Tom Cooper, James Bazley, Xavier Bartlett, Cameron Gannon, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Liam Guthrie
Sam Harper (wk), Mackenzie Harvey, Jake Fraser, James Seymour, Jonathan Merlo, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, James Pattinson, Kane Richardson (c), Reece Topley, Zahir Khan
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades Head-to-Head
Matches- 15, Brisbane Heat – 5, Melbourne Renegades – 10, N/R- 0
Match – Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades– Match 11
Venue – Carrara Oval, Queensland
Time – 01:45 PM IST, 08:15 AM GMT
Where to watch live – Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV