The Melbourne Renegades, this time around have a respectable roster, and if their players perform to their ability, they might finish among the top 4 teams in the league. At this level, they have a strong variety in their bowling attack, but their batting line-up depends on the presence of two of their seasoned batters, Aaron Finch and Nic Maddinson. Andre Russell is emerging from a subpar T10 league. He will be an essential part of REN’s lower order.
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades, Match 03, Big Bash League 2022-23
Date: Thursday, December 15
Time: 1:45 PM IST
Venue: Cazaly’s Stadium, Cairns
In the early stages of the game, the bowlers receive a lot of help off the pitch and may make it difficult for the batters to bat. Only as the game goes on do players notice that the pitch is turning better. At this venue, the first inning average is 143.
HEA vs REN: Probable Playing XIs
Brisbane Heat: Colin Munro, Max Bryant, Matt Renshaw, Sam Billings, Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson, James Bazley, Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Xavier Bartlett
Melbourne Renegades: Aaron Finch, Mackenzie Harvey, Nic Maddinson, Sam Harper, Jake Fraser McGurk, Andre Russell, Akeal Hosein, Kane Richardson, Tom Rogers, Will Sutherland, Mujeeb Ur Rahman