Match Details:

Date: January 29, 2023

Time: 1:45 PM IST

Venue: Docklands Stadium, Melbourne

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Melbourne Renegades are all set to host Brisbane Heat in the knockout of the ongoing Big Bash League at Docklands Stadium, on January 29. Both the teams played brilliant cricket throughout the competition and rightly earned their place among the top teams in the points table. Brisbane Heat is coming into this game on the back of a dominating performance against Sydney Thunder in the Eliminator. Whereas Melbourne Renegades were hot & cold in the league stage as they won seven and lost many games. 

Let's look at the prediction for the winner of the high-stake game on Sunday evening.

Pitch Report:

The surface at the Docklands stadium has produced close games in the season. The captain winning the toss must elect to bowl first and anything above 170 will be a good total on this wicket.

Team Analysis:

Melbourne Renegades:

Renegades skipper Aaron Finch is the highest run-getter for the team and third highest in the tournament. In 14 games, Finch has amassed 418 runs at an average of 41.80 and a strike rate of 122.58. Meanwhile, Thomas Stewart Rogers has been the best bowler for the side with 21 wickets at an average of 20 and an economy rate of 8.23. Martin Guptill will have to live up to the reputation as team management will have high expectations from him. Mathew Critchley and Jonathan Wells will be crucial in the middle order. Talking about the bowling, Fawad Ahmed, Will Sutherland, and Corey Rocchiccioli will be crucial for the side.

Probable playing XI:

Shaun Marsh, Martin Guptill, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Critchley, Will Sutherland, Jonathan Wells, Tom Rogers, Corey Rocchiccioli, Kane Richardson, Fawad Ahmed

Brisbane Heat:

Jimmy Peirson-starter Brisbane Heat was the dominating force in their last contest against Sydney Thunder. Usman Khawaja smashed a brilliant 94 off 55 deliveries while Marnus Labuschagne added 73 runs on board. Matt Renshaw too made a valuable contribution with his 8-ball 24-runs. The side posted a mammoth 203 in the first innings but won the game by just 8 runs due to DLS. Michael Neser has been the best bowler for Brisbane Heat and has picked up 22 wickets while bowling at an average of 18 and an economy rate of 8.46.

Probable playing XI:

Usman Khawaja (c), Josh Brown, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson (wk), James Bazley, Michael Neser, Matthew Kuhnemann, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson

Match prediction:

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While there is no doubt that the contest between Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat will produce quality cricket, Brisbane Heat will have our bet due to their nature to put collective effort into the game. Their players are hitting the right chords in the games and as per our prediction Heat is expected to cruise into the finals of the Big Bash League 2022-23.

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