The Big Bash League 2021 is becoming increasingly turbulent as Covid tightens its hold on the competition. The Brisbane Heat’s match against the Sydney Sixers was postponed, so they’ll be aiming to get some momentum in the competition now.

Their next match is against the Melbourne Renegades, who just won their second game of the tournament by defeating the Melbourne Stars. The meeting between the two teams will take place at GMHBA Stadium in South Geelong, Victoria, on January 6th, 2021.
Melbourne Renegades have got off the bottom of the points table after overcoming a depleted Melbourne Stars side with a much-needed win. The Melbourne Renegades have been on a losing streak since the start of last season, and a win here would go a long way toward wiping that stain from their record.

Melbourne Renegades are presently in seventh place on the points table, with 11 points to their name. So far, they’ve only won two games, one against the Strikers and the other against the Stars. They have a poor net run rate of -1.367, which demonstrates how dominated they have been. Having said that, they are still in a good position to advance to the next round, and winning this upcoming encounter would be crucial.

Although their recent victory was far from clinical or versus a full-strength opponent, it gave the Renegades with much-needed momentum. They performed a nice job chasing a total of 126, with their regular suspects chipping in, but I expect them to do much better in their upcoming match. Renegades’ strong point in the previous encounter was certainly bowling, and it was not shocking to see that again.

Renegades’ bowlers had performed admirably throughout the tournament, only to be let down by the batsmen’s performance. This Renegades’ unit could be in for something remarkable with Aaron Finch back in form and Shaun Marsh looking terrific. They have the necessary commercial experience, and if they can live up to their on-paper potential, they should be difficult to beat.


As many as 12 players tested positive for Covid-19 just as the Brisbane Heat appeared to be settling into a rhythm and things were looking up for the team. Brisbane Heat had to postpone their previous match due to a lack of replacements, and will enter this match with a significantly reduced squad.

The Brisbane Heat are in a precarious situation on the points standings, sitting in fifth place with three victories in eight games for a total of 14 points. Furthermore, they have a net run rate of -0.155, which they will undoubtedly want to improve as the tournament progresses. They’ll move up to fourth place with a strong win, and that’s exactly what they’ll be aiming for in this upcoming encounter.

Brisbane Heat had a slow start to the competition, and for the most part, they were at the bottom, but a pair of strong performances in recent weeks have put them back on pace. They are coming off a 14-run victory over the Hobart Hurricanes in their previous match and will be looking for a similar result. Having said that, they will be without many of their first-choice players, so things might be very different for them than they were in their previous match.

The Brisbane Heat had a competent team, but without knowing the specifics of their positive players, it’s difficult to assess their on-paper strength for the forthcoming encounter. However, they are likely to assemble a roster of domestic players, the majority of whom would have previous competitive experience. In this forthcoming encounter, the Brisbane Heat will have to play their hearts out, and if they can accomplish that, they will be fine.



    • Ben Duckett
    • Sam Harper (VC)
    • Shaun Marsh
    • Aaron Finch
    • Chris Lynn
    • Nic Maddinson (C)
    • James Bazley
    • J Wildermuth
    • Kane Richardson
    • M Steketee
    • Zahir Khan

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