MLR vs BRH BBL Prediction 29 Jan 2023
Big Bash League
- Date: 2023-01-29
- Start Time: 01:45
- Location: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.
- Tournament: Big Bash League
- Format: Big Bash League
- Prediction By: Malcolm Richards
In the opening round of the playoffs, Brisbane Heat astonished everyone with an outstanding performance against Sydney Thunder. Rain caused the game to be called off, but Brisbane Heat was still in a fairly comfortable position and will now play Melbourne Renegades in the third playoff game.
- Usman Khwaja and Marnus Labuschagne were brilliant for the team in the last fixture and give momentum
- Aaron Finch has been the man to make a difference for the Melbourne Renegades
- Both the teams have met twice in the league fixtures and both times Melbourne Renegades have come out as the winners
MLR vs BRH – BBL – Venue Details
Venue: Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, Australia.
Date: 29th January 2023
Time: 1.45 PM (IST)
MLR vs BRH – BBL – Team Previews
The Renegades have finally turned the tide after placing eighth for the previous three seasons. Aaron Finch and Tom Rogers’ uneven performances can yet let them reach the Challenger. Aaron Finch now ranks third in the competition in terms of runs scored, having amassed 418 runs with a strike rate of 122.58.
This season, the retired international has four half-centuries, including two in the last two contests. But for the Renegades, no other player has been as reliable. The centre of the Renegades’ lineup will face a challenge against the Heat because Shaun Marsh and Martin Guptill have a combined strike rate of 112.
Kane Richardson and Tom Rogers will serve as the Renegades bowling team’s leaders. Rogers has taken 21 wickets this season, ranking fourth in the league in terms of economy at 8.23. As spinners, Corey Rocchiccioli and Fawad Ahmed will be included in the playing 11. In the previous three games, both have each taken five wickets.
At the conclusion of the first half, nobody would have anticipated the Heat participating in the Knockout game this year. However, they have won five of their past six games to earn a spot in the knockout rounds for the first time since the League’s format change. And the bowlers, who made sure the batting efforts weren’t in vain, deserve praise in addition to the middle order.
By scoring 94 and 73 runs, respectively, in the previous game, Usman Khwaja and Marnus Labuschagne established their respective roles. Khwaja has now scored 190 runs with a strike rate of 141.29 in 7 games. The Heat will use Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, and Jimmy Pearson in their middle order lineup. In the elimination round, Renshaw played a fast knock of 24 in just 8 deliveries.
The Heat team is benefiting from Michael Neser’s performance. Neser has taken 22 wickets this year with an 8.45 economy rate. In the last 4 games, he has taken 11 of the 22 available. He is our pick as the Heat’s best bowler. Matthew Kuhnemann and James Bazely will be the other two options to complete the required number of overs (8 overs).
MLR vs BRH – BBL – Probable Playing XI
Melbourne Renegades: Martin Guptill, Shaun Marsh, Sam Harper (wk), Aaron Finch (c), Matthew Critchley, Will Sutherland, Jonathan Wells, Tom Rogers, Corey Rocchiccioli, Kane Richardson, Fawad Ahmed
Brisbane Heat: Usman Khawaja (c), Josh Brown, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Michael Neser, James Bazley, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann
MLR vs BRH – BBL – Toss Prediction & Pitch Report
Marvel Stadium had always favoured the batting team from the start of the game. We advise the toss-winning side to choose to bowl first because, on 4 out of 5 occasions, a team chasing has won more games.
MLR vs BRH – BBL – Match Prediction
Brisbane Heat’s performance has been genuinely encouraging. The Melbourne Renegades have a patchy record and rely heavily on Finch to help them win games. In the forthcoming match, we believe Brisbane Heat will prevail.