Big Bash League 3rd Match Preview & Prediction
Match 3: Brisbane Heat Vs Melbourne Renegades
Date and Venue: 19th Dec 2015, Brisbane
Time: 13:40 IST
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades 3rd Match Preview
Brisbane Heat Team Preview
Brisbane Heat, the bottom placed team last year, will play their first match this season. With a changed squad from the last time they have certainly lost some important players in Brendon McCullum, Shane Watson and Daniel Christian. McCullum pulledout due to his international commitments and was replaced by Lendl Simmons from West Indies.
They will again depend on Chris Lynn (243 runs last year), Peter Forrest and Ben Cutting in the absence of their main players. Lynn has been appointed as the captain for this season. In foreign players Badree and Simmons will provide some Caribbean flavour to the team.
Squad: Samuel Badree, Nick Buchanan, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Alex Doolan, Andrew Fekete, Luke Feldman, Jason Floros, Peter Forrest, James Hopes, Josh Lalor, Chris Lynn, Lendl Simmons, James Peirson, Nathan Reardon, Lendl Simmons, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Wildermuth
Melbourne Renegades Team Preview
The new recruits for the Renegades Chris Gayle and Cameron White will certainly add teeth to this team which finished sixth last time. Apart from these two they have match winners like Finch, Bravo and Wade. However, loss of Callum Ferguson to injury is a big blow to them.
Squad: Aaron Finch, Matthew Wade, Peter Siddle, James Pattinson, Callum Ferguson, Nathan Rimmington, Tom Cooper, Tom Beaton, Matthew Short, Nick Winter, Dwayne Bravo, Peter Nevill, Xavier Doherty, Chris Gayle, Nathan Hauritz, Peter Siddle, Chris Tremain, Guy Walker, Cameron White.
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades 3rd Match Pitch Report
Match is to be played at The Gabba, Brisbane. Four matches were played last year at this ground which saw scores of 164-152-147-198 of which two were won by teams batting first (164 & 198) while other two were won by chasing team.
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades 3rd Match Prediction, Odds & Betting Tips
Renegades is 1.72 to win the match at Gabba which is a reflection of the big West Indian Chris Gayle in their side. Heat too have big match winners but the batting depth of Renegades makes them the favourite and we too are backing Renegades to win the match.