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Last updated: 28 Jan 2023
Ralph Staniforth 28 Jan 2023
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  • Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat predictions for Sunday’s Big Bash knockout match
  • The match will be played in Melbourne at 08:15 GMT
  • Khawaja scored 95 in the Heat’s last game
  • Can the Heat end a 3-match losing streak against the hosts?
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Khawaja was in top form for the Heat in their lat match (Getty Images)

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Predictions


This is a tough one to predict. The Renegades have beaten the Heat twice this season but it is the Heat who carry the better form into this knockout clash. Since the internationals returned the Heat have been the form team of the tournament.

I am sticking with the visitors to take the win in this one with Usman Khawaja to continue where he left off in the last match.
  • Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Predictions
  • Head to Head
  • Melbourne Renegades Form
  • Melbourne Renegades Injuries & Team News
  • Brisbane Heat Form
  • Brisbane Heat Injuries & Team News
  • Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat FAQ

  • Melbourne Renegades have won their last 3 matches against the Brisbane Heat.
  • Melbourne Renegades have lost 3 of their last 5 matches.
  • Melbourne Renegades’ Aaron Finch scored 73 runs in his last match.
  • Brisbane Heat have won 4 of their last 5 matches.
  • Brisbane Heat’s Usman Khawaja scored 94 runs in his last BBL match.

Head to Head


The Renegades have won there last three matches against the Brisbane Heat. This season alone the Renegades have won both matches.

Melbourne Renegades Form


The Melbourne Renegades finished third on the BBL table with seven wins and seven defeats from their 14 matches. They qualified for this knockout clash automatically while the Heat had to beat the Thunder to get here.

In their last round robin match the Renegades bowled first against the Adelaide Strikers. They restricted the Strikers to 142 runs in 20 overs in Docklands.

Three early wickets put the Renegades firmly on the back foot but an unbeaten 63 by Aaron Finch was enough to secure a six-wicket win.

Melbourne Renegades Injuries & Team News


The Renegades are expected to remain unchanged. 

Brisbane Heat Form


Brisbane Heat just made it into the playoffs in fifth place. They are however one of the form teams of the tournament having won four of their last five matches. 

In the eliminator, the Heat saw off the Sydney Thunder on the Duckworth/Lewis method. Batting first, the Heat scored a very good 203 runs. Usman Khawaja smashed 94 while Marnus Labuschagne added 73 runs.

The Thunder got off to a strong start until rain arrived with them at 52-1 after 6.5 overs. They were however eight runs shy of the Duckworth/Lewis target so when they couldn’t get back out, the Heat were handed victory.

Brisbane Heat Injuries & Team News


The addition of Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne since the Aussie test series ended has been the turning point for the Heat. They came from nowhere with a late run to qualify for the playoffs so the team should remain unchanged.

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat FAQ

When is Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat played?

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat is being played on 29 January 2022.

Verdict

The Brisbane Heat are backed to beat the Renegades with another top score from Usman Khawaja.

For the Renegades I am tipping Aaron Finch to top score.

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