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Renegades vs Heat BBL|08 Preview

12 January 2019

The return clash with the Renegades takes on greater importance after Thursday night’s loss by the Heat at the Gabba.

THE GAME:

Sunday 13 January 2019, 5.35pm (Qld time) at Geelong

 

WATCH: Ben Cutting Post Match Presser


 

BROADCAST
Watch the action live on Channel 7 or Fox Cricket or stream online with a Kayo subscription.

 

FORM

A poor night saw the Renegades complete a comfortable win over Brisbane at the Gabba, despite the second half century in as many games for Brendon McCullum. Brisbane stayed in seventh spot with a 2-4 record while the ‘Gades moved up into the top five.

 

WATCH: Chris Lynn with a Spectacular Six vs. Melbourne Renegades

 

SQUADS
Brisbane Heat

50. Chris Lynn (c)
17. Max Bryant

31. Ben Cutting
35. Brendan Doggett

9. Marnus Labuschagne

2. Josh Lalor
42. Brendon McCullum (Int)

59. James Peirson

16. Jack Prestwidge

77. Matt Renshaw

49 Alex Ross
4. Mitchell Swepson
88. Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Int)

 

WATCH: Lynn Pre-Game Speech vs Renegades



Melbourne Renegades 
Tom Cooper (Captain)
Cameron Boyce
Dan Christian
Marcus Harris
Sam Harper
Mackenzie Harvey
Jon Holland
Harry Gurney
Joe Mennie
Mohammad Nabi
Beau Webster
Jack Wildermuth
Cameron White

LAST TIME THEY MET
A comfortable win for the Renegades at the Gabba earlier in the week, with international quick Usman Khan Shinwari  taking 3-16 and one-time Brissy boy Cam Boyce snapping up both ‘Bash Brothers’ in his 2-17 to restrict the Heat to 144. Tom Cooper and Sam Harper combined for a vital stand to ensure the victory.

WATCH: Brisbane Heat v Melbourne Stars Match Highlights


FORM AT GEELONG
The Heat have never played at the venue in its current layout, which is mildly disorientating with the drop-in wickets running diagonally rather than end to end. Queensland played an early T20 game there against Victoria in 2009 when a 17-year-old Alister McDermott made his debut in a Bulls victory.

KEY PLAYERS

Max Bryant v Harry Gurney
Max meet Harry, Harry meet Max. The hard-hitting Heat opener and left-arm English quick will know next to nothing about each other, so the outcome of their mini-battle could well be telling. Bryant is overdue to convert one of his starts into a big score, while Gurney comes into the Melbourne squad as a replacement for Shinwari with big shoes to fill but with a reputation as a skilled practitioner.

WATCH: Meet Max Bryant


Josh Lalor v Tom Cooper
Renegades team captain Tom Cooper continues to amplify his career with strong performances against the Heat over all others. Lalor’s experience and variety on what is another drop-in pitch will be crucial in reigning in the Renegades top order.

IT'S A BIG NIGHT FOR
James Peirson – the Heat wicket-keeper has been moving up the batting order and playing with confidence. He is the key to the Brisbane middle order providing a match-defining outcome.