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Heat vs Renegades Preview

25 January 2018

The Brisbane Heat close out the KFC Big Bash League regular season with a must-win game against the Melbourne Renegades at the Gabba.

Watch above: Lynn smashes 83 from 27

THE GAMES
Rebel Women's Big Bash League
Saturday January 27th - 1:30pm at the Gabba

KFC Big Bash League
Saturday January 27th - 6:25pm at the Gabba

Are you coming on Saturday? Check out our Match Day Guide. 

BROADCAST
The BBL action will be live on Channel Ten, while both games can be live streamed at cricket.com.au. 

Brisbane Heat - Never Die Wondering


MUST-WIN
The Heat currently sit seventh on the BBL ladder with the Renegades third. 

A win for the Renegades will secure their spot in the semi-finals, while pending the result of the Stars versus Hurricanes earlier in the day, the Heat could need to record a significant win to reach the semi-finals. 

WBBL
The Heat's WBBL team face the ladder leading Sydney Thunder across two days this weekend. 

Currently in 5th spot, nothing short of two wins will do ahead of next week's semi-finals. 

RECENT FORM
The Heat have been blessed with nine day break between last week's disappointing loss to the Sixers and Saturday's game against the Renegades. The break will have allowed the hosts to regroup and respond after three straight losses. 

The Renegades come into this game with a last-start win to the name after dousing the Thunder's finals hopes in an entertaining game in Canberra. 

HOME GROUND ADVANTAGE
The Heat will have a sold-out Gabba cheering them on. The club's form has been good at home this season, winning three from four. 

LAST TIME THEY MET
This is the second game between the sides this season, with the Renegades recording a 7 wicket win in the second round of the season. 

WATCH: Chris Lynn Helmet Cam

 

HEAD TO HEAD
The Renegades hold a 6-2 advantage over the Heat in BBL history. 

GAME CHANGERS

BRISBANE HEAT
Chris Lynn is set to return for the Heat
and will be looking to once again light up the Gabba. In four innings in BBL|07 he has hit six 6s and is striking at 162. 

Brendon McCullum is the Heat's leading run-scorer for the season. Home fans will be hoping to see a Bash Brothers special! 

WATCH: Brendan McCullum Blasts the Stars

 

Ben Cutting has shown glimpses of what he is capable this season with both bat and ball and remains the Heat's premier all-rounder. 

MELBOURNE RENEGADES
Veteran all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has shown is wears with the ball this season where he has taken 14 wickets, including a best of 5-28. 

Fellow West Indian Kieron Pollard remains one of the international T20's most destructive players. He will be someone for the Heat to watch out for.

In the absence of Aaron Finch, Cameron White and Brad Hodge, Marcus Harris has stepped us as the Renegades' top order danger-man. 

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