Brisbane Heat have revised their lineup for the Big Bash League season, adding some more muscle in the batting and bowling departments. The Heat were led by Jimmy Peirson in the previous season, but now Usman Khawaja has taken over as captain. We believe the Brisbane Heat are still lacking in batting and bowling strength.
Usman Khawaja will head this team’s batting order, which also includes James Bazley, Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, Matt Renshaw, and Sam Hain. They feature some of the top hitting all-rounders in their lineup. Colin Munro is a well-known New Zealand batting all-rounder who has played 65 T20 Internationals.
On paper, the Melbourne Renegades appear to be more balanced than the Brisbane Heat, who will be without many of its top players. They do, however, have a powerful force that might provide a threat to the Renegades.
Prediction: Melbourne Renegades will win this match.
The last time Sam Billings played in the BBL, he scored 285 runs at a strike rate of 154.05. In recent years, Billings has established himself as an effective spinner in the middle order.
Jono Wells, who also made a move in the offseason, scored 501 runs in 17 games last season, making him the second-highest run scorer in the BBL. Even though Wells isn’t known for big goals, he knows how to keep the scoreboard moving at a good pace.
Nic Maddinson is a veteran campaigner who has played in 99 matches and scored 1869 runs. The captain of the Renegades is capable of scoring a lot of runs and has a strike rate of 123.61 in the BBL.
With a BBL average of 24.47, Mark Steketee is a genuine wicket-taker in the competition. In his last 24 innings, he has taken 36 wickets at a strike rate of less than 18.
Another genuine wicket-taker in the BBL is Kane Richardson, who has taken more than 100 in the league. Richardson was also fantastic the season before, taking 19 wickets in just 11 games.
With Chris Lynn’s departure adding more responsibility to his shoulders, Max Bryant appears poised for a breakout season for the Heat. In the Marsh One Day Cup, Bryant has performed admirably, scoring 186 runs in five matches at a strike rate of 108.14.
|Colin Munro||390 runs in 13 matches in BBL 2021|
|Jono Wells||501 runs in 17 matches in BBL 2021|
|Tom Rogers||20 wickets in 13 matches in BBL 2021|
|Kane Richardson||19 wickets in 11 matches in BBL 2021|
|Mark Steketee||12 wickets in 8 matches in BBL 2021|
The pitch at Cazaly’s Arena is useful for the pacers. Additionally, wrist spinners may be essential at this location. As the game progresses, the wicket will become easier to bat on, and a score of over 170 might be a good total.
Since no domestic game has ever been held at this location, it is difficult to accurately predict the nature of the wicket. However, the batters should benefit from the freshness of the pitch. The middle-overs may benefit from the spinners.
On the morning of the game, there is likely to be a thunderstorm in Cairns, but we should still win.
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