BBL 12: Can Brisbane Heat notch up their first win against the in-form Renegades?
Renegades vs Heat (Source: Twitter)
The BBL 12 action now shifts to Simonds Stadium, Geelong for the 10th match between Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat. This will be the second time the two teams meet in this tournament.
In the case of the first match, Melbourne Renegades won the match after batting first by 22 runs. The Renegades batted first in the match and courtesy of Nic Maddinson's 87 off 49, they posted a total of 166 runs on the board. While chasing Heat could manage only 144 runs in their 20 overs.
Melbourne Renegades have won both of their opening matches. They are currently the second-ranked team on the points table with a Net Run Rate of +0.611.
In their last encounter, the Renegades faced Sydney Thunder. The Nic Maddinson-led side was tasked with chasing down a formidable total of 175 runs in their 20 overs.
Aaron Finch's 70 off 43 helped Renegades reach the target losing 6 wickets with one delivery remaining in the match. The team will be eager to continue with their winning momentum.
Brisbane have just played one match in the tournament. It was the first fixture against the Renegades, where they lost by 22 runs.
Currently, the Heat are stationed at the seventh spot with a negative Net Run Rate of 1.100.
Head to Head
Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat have faced each other 18 times in the history of the tournament. The balance is heavily shifted in favour of the Renegades.
Overall Matches: 18
Melbourne Renegades Won: 12
Brisbane Heat Won: 06
Players to watch out
Nic Maddinson (Source: Twitter)
Nic Maddinson: The Renegades' skipper seems to be in love with the Heat's bowling. Besides, performing in the last match, he has been nearly at his best whenever the two teams have played.
Maddinson vs Heat
Innings: 3 Runs: 168 Average: 64.00 Strike Rate: 152.28
Akeal Hosein: The West Indian left-arm spinner set the BBL alight with his brilliant bowling on his debut. His previous performance against the Heat makes him a player to watch out for in this match.
Hosein vs Birsbane Heat (Last Match)
Overs: 4 Runs: 15 Wickets: 3 Economy: 3.75
Colin Munro: The Kiwi middle-order batter had a great time in BBL 11. He scored at a great average while maintaining a decent strike rate. Even in the first match against the Renegades. Munro stabilised the innings for the Heat when they lost two early wickets. He will look to rectify the mistake of not converting a start into a big score that he made in the first match.
Munro in BBL 11
Innings: 13 Runs: 390 Average: 43.33 Strike Rate: 127.45
Matthew Kuhnemann (Source: Twitter)
Matthew Kuhnemann: The Australian left arm spinner impressed with his exploits in the first match. Having picked up three wickets in the first match against the Heat, Kuhnemann will be someone to watch out for in this match.
Kuhnemann vs Renegades (Last Match)
Overs: 4 Runs: 32 Wickets: 3 Economy: 8.00