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REN vs HEA Dream11 Prediction & Fan2Play Possible 11 Pitch Report: BBL 2022/23 Knockout



Last Updated on 1 year by Charbel Coorey

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Apart from Sydney Sixers and Perth Scorchers, Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat have been the most impressive sides this season. The two in-form teams meet in what promises to be a cracking battle on this Sunday night for the chance to move within one game of next Sunday’s BBL 12 Final.

Heat come into this game having won five of their past six matches, including a number of close encounters. Usman Khawaja turned on the style two nights ago, but that was close to not being enough with Heat only winning by eight runs on Duckworth/Lewis against Thunder.

If Khawaja shows the same kind of form today, Heat will be very difficult to beat given rain will not be a factor in a roofed stadium.

So how will the Renegades get the better of the Heat captain? Kane Richardson is unavailable (more below), so the onus may be on the spinners to build some pressure. However, the Renegades have an in-form captain of their own in Aaron Finch, so the men in red, playing in their first finals match since 2019, are in with a strong chance at home.

Match Details

  • Location: Marvel Stadium, Docklands, Melbourne.
  • Time: 7:15pm (local), 1:45pm (IST).
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Kane Richardson is unavailable due to family reasons.

Melbourne Renegades: 1. Martin Guptill, 2. Shaun Marsh, 3. Sam Harper (wk), 4. Aaron Finch (c), 5. Jon Wells, 6. Matt Critchley, 7. Will Sutherland, 8. Tom Rogers, 9. Jack Prestwidge/David Moody, 10. Corey Rocchiccioli, 11. Fawad Ahmed

Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne and Matt Renshaw will all play in this match despite the India Test series starting soon.

Brisbane Heat: 1. Usman Khawaja (c), 2. Josh Brown, 3. Marnus Labuschagne, 4. Matt Renshaw, 5. Sam Hain, 6. Jimmy Peirson (wk), 7. Michael Neser, 8. James Bazley, 9. Matt Kuhnemann, 10. Mitch Swepson, 11. Spencer Johnson

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Key Players to Watch/Key Stats

Melbourne Renegades:

  • Aaron Finch has a great career record against Heat: 13 inns, 505 runs, avg. 45.91, SR 131.17.
  • Finch is the third-highest run-scorer in BBL 12, with 418 runs at an average of 41.80 and strike rate of 122.58. He has struck 76* and 63* in his past two knocks.
  • Shaun Marsh has a wonderful record in BBL finals matches: 7 inns, 341 runs, avg. 68.20, SR 130.2. Marsh also has good numbers in T20s at Docklands: 13 inns, 452 runs, avg. 41.09, SR 135.74.
  • Jono Wells has struck seven 20+ scores in his past eight matches. He will be key again in the middle order.
  • Renegades have the option of using Will Sutherland as a pinch hitter. The all-rounder has slammed scores of 42* (23), 30 (18) and 31 (14) in three of his past four knocks.
  • However, Sutherland has gone wicketless in his last four matches. Overall this season, he has taken seven wickets in 13 innings at a strike rate of 34.8.
  • Tom Rogers is striking every 14.8 deliveries in BBL 12. He is the fourth-highest wicket-taker with 21 scalps, including 4/23 vs Heat back in December.

Brisbane Heat:

  • Usman Khawaja loves playing in BBL finals. In seven matches, he has scored 411 runs at an average of 58.71 and strike rate of 154.51, including a magnificent 94 (55) two nights ago.
  • Marnus Labuschagne played his most influential innings of the season. He struck 73 (48) against Thunder.
  • Sam Hain is in good touch. He didn’t get much of a chance vs Thunder (1*), but hit 33*, 73* and 26 in his previous three outings.
  • Michael Neser has taken the third-most wickets in this BBL (22) at an average of 18.00 and strike rate of 12.7. He took 4/32 vs Renegades, where he dismissed Sam Harper and Jono Wells.
  • Neser has dismissed Harper twice in six balls (one run), Finch once in 16 balls (20 runs) and Marsh once in eight balls (14 runs).
  • James Bazley is striking every 14 deliveries this season (16 wickets). He took 2/19 and 0/28 (3.2) against Renegades in the BBL 12 league stage.
  • Mitch Swepson has taken figures of 2/23 and 1/17 in his past two completed matches. He may find some turn on the Marvel Stadium track.

Other Stats and Facts

  • Head-to-head: Matches 19, Renegades 13, Heat 6.
  • Renegades lead Heat 5-3 at Marvel Stadium.
  • Aaron Finch in run chases in BBL 12: 8 inns, 295 runs, avg. 73.8, SR 122.9.
  • Fawad Ahmed took 3/17 in his last match, on this ground. Overall at Docklands, Fawad has taken 12 wickets in ten matches at an average of 19.11 and economy of just 6.11.
  • Jimmy Peirson scored 43 (30) and 45* (30) against Renegades in the league stage.
  • Spencer Johnson is yet to take a wicket in the powerplay, but he will have a key role at the death. This can bring about wicket-taking opportunities for the left-armer.

Marvel Stadium Docklands Pitch Report and Weather

The Docklands surface was a little up and down in the Renegades-Strikers match last week. Strikers fought to reach 142, before Renegades chased it with ten balls to spare after being in early trouble.

The average first innings score in five matches at Marvel Stadium this season is 159.2. Chasing teams have won four times.

There is a slight chance of a shower in Melbourne (top of 24 degrees). But, that does not matter as there is a roof.

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Note: The below teams are not based on the final playing XIs. We may not be able to update these in time. Use the stats and commentary in this article as well as your own instincts to create your teams.

Option 1:

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BBL 2022/23 Eliminator: REN vs HEA Dream11 Prediction

Option 2:

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BBL 2022/23 Eliminator: REN vs HEA Dream11 Prediction

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Base Team:

  • Wicket-Keepers: Sam Harper
  • Batsmen: Usman Khawaja
  • All-Rounders: Michael Neser, James Bazley
  • Bowlers: Tom Rogers

BBL 2022/23 Knockout: REN vs HEA Match Prediction – Who will win?

The absence of Kane Richardson could be a big blow for Renegades. Heat, who are in good form, may sneak away with a win.

Charbel Coorey
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