Probuddha Bhattacharjee ∙ Dec 20 2022, 5:51 PM | 2 Min Read

BBL 2022-23: Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat | Fantasy Tips

image-lbvyghuyMelbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat (Source: Twitter)

The BBL 12 has reached its 10th game and it will be Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat playing each other for the second time in the tournament. The venue for this match will be the Simonds Stadium, Geelong. 

Before the live action begins let us look at some important numbers and players for building the fantasy teams for this match. 

Ground Stats

BBL Matches: 6

Matches Won Batting First: 2

Matches Won Batting Second: 4

Average First Innings Score: 154

Average Second Innings Score: 141

The stats that the team chasing a target has been dominant on this ground. In the case of batting first a total of 180 plus at the minimum appears to be safe. So, the team setting a target on this pitch will have to plan their innings accordingly so that they can cross the threshold of 180 runs at the least. 

Three must picks for the match

Nic Maddinson (Renegades): The Australian opener has got off to a good start in the tournament. He has scored 126 runs in the tournament in 2 innings. Maddinson is a very important pick for this match as he is giving consistent points in the tournament so far.

Matthew Kuhnemann (Heat): The left-arm spinner was the biggest positive for Heat in their first encounter. He bowled 4 overs and picked up 3 wickets in them conceding 32 runs. His wicket taking form makes him a must pick for this match. 

image-lbvyhwa0Aaron Finch (Source: Twitter)

Aaron Finch (Renegades): The Australian T20 skipper played a match defining knock for the Renegades in the last match. His record against the Heat is also very good. So, the return to form and the record against the particular opposition makes Finch a crucial pick for the fantasy XI in this match. 

Worth the risk picks

Akeal Hosein (Renegades): The West Indian is a very economical bowler in the T20 format. He might not be amongst the wickets regularly and hence you are risking a few points there. But in the last match against the Heat he was in a great form picking up 3 wickets for just 15 runs. This makes him a risky pick which is difficult to be ignored. 

image-lbvyjs5zColin Munro (Source: Twitter)

Colin Munro (Heat): The Kiwi batter was in a great form in the last season of the BBL. He looked in good touch even in the first match of this edition. But consistency has been a concern for Munro over the years. Hence, Munro being an in-form batter becomes a risky pick you ought to take. 

Three Hot Picks for Captain and Vice Captain

  • Akeal Hosein
  • Colin Munro
  • Aaron Finch

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