The Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat are set to lock horns against each other in the Match 37 of the Big Bash League. The HEA vs REN encounter is scheduled to take place at the Simonds Stadium in Geelong on Thursday, January 6th. While both Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat have struggled in the ongoing edition of BBL, they head into the encounter having registered much-needed victories in their previous outings. Currently, the Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades are placed fifth and sixth in the BBL 2021-22 standings respectively and both sides need to win on Thursday in order to stay in contention for the playoff spots.
Match: Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades, Game 37
Venue: Simonds Stadium, Geelong
Date & Time: January 6th, 12:35 PM IST, 7:05 GMT
Live Streaming: Sony Sports Network, Sony LIV App
REN vs HEA Dream11 prediction
Melbourne Renegades have a superior head-to-head record against Brisbane Heat in the BBL, winning 10 of the 16 matches that they played so far. However, HEA has won their last three clashes against REN and will start as slight favorites on Thursday.
The pitch at the Simonds Stadium is ideally a grassy one that will be of much help to the seamers. The idea should be to bat first and get as many runs as possible and use the deteriorated surface to the advantage of the bowlers.
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Probable Playing XIs for Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat:
Chris Lynn, Jimmy Peirson (captain and wicket-keeper), Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Xavier Bartlett, Jack Wildermuth, James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Matt Kuhnemann, Mujeeb ur Rehman
Sam Harper (wicket-keeper), Aaron Finch, Shaun Marsh, Nic Maddinson (captain), Mackenzie Harvey, Mohammad Nabi, James Seymour, Jack Prestwidge, Kane Richardson, Reece Topley, Zahir Khan
Top Dream11 Fantasy Picks for HEA vs REN Match:
Top Picks: Batter
Sam Heazlett- BRH: Heazlett has been in terrific form with the willow this season and has scored an impeccable 230 runs with an average of 32. The Southpaw has been consistently producing the goods for Brisbane and it is probable that another special innings are on the horizon.
Top Picks All-Rounder
James Bazley- BRH: James Bazley scored some useful runs down the order in the last match against Hobart Hurricanes, where he struck 44* runs from 27 balls. Overall, in this tournament, he has scored 96 runs and has also picked up 11 wickets, accumulating a grand total of 472 fantasy points in the process.
Top Picks: Bowler
Kane Richardson- REN: Melbourne Renegades’ Kane Richardson has been one of the standout bowlers in BBL 2021-22. The Australian cricket team pacer has picked 12 wickets in seven matches at an average of 16.83. Richardson has tallied 416 fantasy points so far and is expected to add more points against the Heat.
Top Picks: Wicketkeeper
Sam Harper- REN: Melbourne Renegades’ Sam Harper edges Jimmy Peirson of Brisbane Heat. Besides fulfilling his wicket-keeping responsibilities, Harper has scored 174 runs at the top of the order while Pierson has been completely out of form this season.
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Suggested Playing XI No.1 for HEA vs REN Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, Nic Maddinson, Sam Harper, Ben Ducket, Sam Heazlett, James Bazley, Kane Richardson, Zahir Khan, Xavier Bartlett, Mark Steketee
Captain: James Bazley
Vice-captain: Kane Richardson
Suggested Playing XI No.2 for HEA vs REN Dream11 Fantasy Cricket:
Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn, Nic Maddinson, Sam Harper, Ben Ducket, Sam Heazlett, James Bazley, Kane Richardson, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Reece Topley, Mark Steketee
Captain: Kane Richardson
Vice-captain: Ben Ducket
HEA vs REN Risky Captaincy Choices:
Aaron Finch has scored 127 runs in the last 4 outings he’s had in the BBL and is yet to make his customary big knock in the BBL. If you happen to be a risk-taker, you may cash in your chips at Aaron Finch just in case.