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The Finals Equation

22 January 2018

With six games left to run in the BBL|07 season, the Brisbane Heat are sweating on several results to go our way with the final four yet to be decided. We run through what needs to happen for the Heat to play finals.


The Heat sit in 6th spot on the ladder on eight points. We are level with the fourth placed Renegades, however are behind on net-run-rate.

At this point only the Scorchers and Strikers are guaranteed to make the semi-finals, while the Hurricanes, Renegades, Thunder and Heat are duking it out for the final two spots. 


Renegades vs Strikers - Monday Jan 22, Etihad Stadium
With the Strikers already set for a semi-final berth, we would want them to record a big win over the Renegades who are still in the hunt for playoffs.

Sixers vs Stars - Tuesday Jan 23, SCG
With both sides out of the finals picture, we won't mind who wins this one.

Thunder vs Renegades - Wednesday Jan 23, Manuka Oval
This is a tough one. If the Renegades lose to the Strikers then we'll need the Thunder to win. Due to the fact the Thunder have an inferior NRR compared to the Renegades, it could be easier to catch them if we have a big win on Saturday.

Scorchers vs Strikers - Thursday Jan 25, WACA
The result of this game won't effect us as they are both locked in for finals. 

Stars vs Hurricanes - Saturday Jan 27, MCG
This result could have the biggest bearing on our finals chances. We will want the Stars to get home to leave everything to play for when our game gets underway at the close of this one. 

Heat vs Renegades - Saturday Jan 27, the Gabba
We need to win and potentially win well. We've seen the BBL semi-finals decided on the last game of the season, and we might do again. 


The Heat's WBBL team are still in the finals hunt, however are also sweating on other results. 

With two games to play, the Heat will likely need to win both against the Sydney Thunder to make the semi-finals. 

The Sixers, Thunder and Strikers are in the box seat to play semi-finals, while the Scorchers, Heat and Renegades are still holding out hope. 

Here are the other games that matter.

Thunder vs Renegades - Wed Jan 24
Thunder to win.

Renegades vs Scorcers - Saturday Jan 27 + Sunday Jan 28
Both teams to win one each.

Heat vs Thunder - Saturday Jan 27 + Sunday Jan 28
Heat to win both. 


We are down to our final tickets for Saturday's double header that will see both of the teams in must-win games at the Gabba. Head to the Ticketmaster website for the latest in ticket availability. 

Teal Heels is also being hosted at our final game, with the event package including a match-day ticket in the Queensland Cricketers' Club. All proceeds from the event go to support Ovarian Cancer Australia.