Big Bash League 2022-23: Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat – Match 10 Preview and Updates

In a rematch of their previous meeting, the Brisbane Heat will be hoping for a different outcome against the Melbourne Renegades. On the other hand, Melbourne Renegades hold the advantage over their opponents as they have beaten them just a couple of days back. Given that the teams met just a few days ago, this should be an exciting match.

Melbourne Renegades have made a strong start to the tournament, winning both of their games. Melbourne Renegades will be extremely confident going into the match because they have already defeated this opponent. They need to make sure they are not too overconfident with it.

Brisbane Heat, on the other hand, will see this as an opportunity to go one up and one back on Melbourne Renegades. Even though they have only played one game, they will want to get started as soon as possible. It will benefit the Brisbane Heat because they already have some knowledge and will try to compensate for the shortcomings of the previous match.

The 10th Match between Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat will take place on December 21st, 2022 at Simonds Stadium, Geelong.

Match Details to Note

Match: Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat, 10th Match, Big Bash League 2022-23

Date: December 21, 2022 (Wednesday)                                    

Time: 1:45 PM IST

Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat

Melbourne Renegades (Match Odds – 1.62):


Melbourne Renegades have had a dream start to this tournament, winning both of their games. Despite the fact that the tournament is still in its early stages, Melbourne will want to go unbeaten for as long as possible and maintain that consistency in each and every game.

The bowling department had a good day in the previous game, limiting the Sydney Thunders to 176 runs and picking up 6 wickets. They picked wickets at regular intervals which didn’t allow the batting team to consolidate. Akeal Hosein and Kane Richardson were outstanding, each taking one wicket but being extremely economical.

Not particularly difficult, but the chase became increasingly difficult near the end. They got off to a bad start, losing a wicket in the first over. The top order steadied the ship, for the middle order to then take over. Aaron Finch delivered a match-winning performance, scoring 70 off 43 balls to ensure Melbourne Renegades’ victory.

Full Squad:

Zak Evans, Aaron Finch, Akeal Hosein, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Sam Harper, Mackenzie Harvey, Nic Maddinson (c), Shaun Marsh, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Will Sutherland, Jon Wells, Jack Prestwidge, Ruwantha Kellapotha, Marcus Harris, Martin Guptill, Corey Rocchiccioli, Peter Handscomb

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Possible Playing XI:

Sam Harper (wk), Nic Maddinson (c), Jake Fraser McGurk, Aaron Finch, Jonathan Wells, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Will Sutherland, Tom Rogers, Kane Richardson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Brisbane Heat (Match Odds – 2.30):


In spite of it being their first game, Brisbane Heat would have wanted to start off their campaign with a win. They will want to take it in stride and not dwell on it for too long, as the games will come quickly and furiously. Given it is the same opposition, they will ensure that they do not make the same mistakes as they did in the previous game.

The Bowling department was mighty impressive. They not only restricted their opponents, but also took wickets at critical intervals, limiting the flow of runs. Matthew Kuhnemann was the show’s star, taking three wickets for 32 runs. He was well supported by James Bazley, who bowled four overs for 19 runs and two wickets.

The batting department, on the other hand, let the team down by failing to chase down the score of 167. They managed to score 144 runs losing 6 wickets just. Losing wickets throughout the innings meant, they didn’t have any momentum while chasing the target. Jimmy Peirson tried until the end, scoring 43 points on 30 balls, but it wasn’t to be.

Full Squad:

Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Sam Billings, Max Bryant, Sam Hain, Sam Heazlett, Usman Khawaja, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Colin Munro, Michael Neser, Jimmy Peirson, Matthew Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Ross Whiteley, Jack Wildermuth, Spencer Johnson, Will Prestwidge, Josh Brown

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Possible Playing XI:

Max Bryant, Josh Brown, Colin Munro, Sam Billings, Jimmy Peirson (wk/c), Ross Whiteley, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Head to Head

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Head to Head Stats in BBL

  Matches Played MLR Won BRH Won Tie NR
Overall 18 12 6 0 0

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Toss Prediction

The team that wins the toss would want to bat first. Given the track’s history, the team will prefer to bat first. Making use of the pitch while it is fresh, will be the best thing to do, as it can wear down as the match moves forward.

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Pitch Report

This match will take place at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong, Australia. The capacity of the ground is 36,000.

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The weather will be ideal for playing cricket. Maximum and minimum temperatures will be in the 27°C – 16°C range, with no rain forecast.

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Prediction

The Brisbane Heat have an excellent opportunity to demonstrate that they are a team that can quickly learn from their mistakes and turn around any situation. Melbourne Renegades, on the other hand, will enter this game on a high note, having won three games in a row. Because these teams played each other in the previous game, they will be well aware of each other’s strengths and weaknesses, making this a thrilling contest. Check out the odds at Cricbaba!

Melbourne Renegades is the favourite to beat Brisbane Heat at the odds of 1.62.

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Most Recommended Player for Bet:

Nic Maddinson scored 87 runs from 49 balls and took the Player of the Match Award when these teams met in Match 3. The captain, who bats first, is our pick for the Melbourne Renegades’ highest run scorer in this game.

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