Preview: Match 54 – Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades | Squad | Players to watch | Fantasy Playing XI

The 54th match of the seventh edition of Women’s Big Bash League (WBBL) will be played between Brisbane Heat and Melbourne Renegades at the Harrup Park in Mackay on November 20. While Melbourne Renegades have won eight out of their 13 matches, Brisbane Heat have won seven out of their 13 games. In their last meeting with each other, Melbourne Renegades beat Brisbane Heat by 15 runs. Can Brisbane Heat seek redemption? Or will Melbourne Renegades win another one?

Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades for WBBL 2021
Brisbane Heat vs Melbourne Renegades for WBBL 2021

Match preview

Squads:

Melbourne Renegades: Jemimah Rodrigues, Evelyn Jones, Courtney Webb, Harmanpreet Kaur, Jess Duffin, Sophie Molineux(c), Josephine Dooley(w), Carly Leeson, Ellie Falconer, Rhiann O Donnell, Ella Hayward, Holly Ferling, Alex Price, Makinley Blows, Poppy Gardner

Brisbane Heat: Georgia Redmayne(w), Grace Harris, Laura Kimmince, Ellie Johnston, Georgia Voll, Mikayla Hinkley, Jess Jonassen(c), Nadine de Klerk, Nicola Hancock, Courtney Grace Sippel, Poonam Yadav, Anne Bosch, Georgia Prestwidge, Charli Knott, Zoe Cooke

Players to watch out for

Harmanpreet Kaur:

India’s dashing all-rounder has been firing on all cylinders in this WBBL season. She has contributed with both bat and ball. In the last match against Hobart Hurricanes too, the off spinner chipped in with 2-28 in three overs. So far, she has mustered 399 runs in 13 matches and is the second highest run getter in the competition.

Courtney Webb:

The Melbourne Renegades’ all-rounder scalped 2-27 in her four overs in her last outing against Hobart Hurricanes. The right hand top order bat looked good during her brief stay of 11 balls in which she scored 14 runs, including two boundaries. She will be expected to come out good in the last league match of the tournament against Brisbane Heat.

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Georgia Redmayne:

The wicket-keeper and opening bat of Brisbane Heat has been in good form all through this tournament. She has scored 365 runs in 12 matches and is among the top 10 batters in the competition. She has struck four half centuries, including one in her last outing against Sydney Thunder. She plundered 54 runs off 52 balls, hitting six boundaries.

Grace Harris:

Redmayne’s opening partner Grace Harris has also been in red hot form this season. With 391 runs in 12 matches, she is among the top five batters in this competition. She has hit four half-centuries, including one which came in her last fixture against Sydney Thunder. She hammered 50 runs off 34 balls, hitting seven boundaries and a six.

Weather

The weather is expected to be clear in the evening (local) with an average temperature of around 21 degrees Celsius. There is no chance of rain throughout the course of the match. The wind is expected to blow from the east-southeast.

Pitch

Out of the seven matches that have been played here till November 19, teams batting first have won four matches, while the teams batting second have won three matches. The wickets offers a good contest between bat and ball. A high scoring game can be expected as both the teams boast of some good power hitters. Bowlers can also make the mark given the quality that is present in either sides.

Fantasy playing XI

Georgia Redmayne, Jemimah Rodrigues, Courtney Webb, Jess Duffin, Mikayla Hinkley, Harmanpreet Kaur, Grace Harris, Jee Jonassen, Courtney Sippel, Ellie Falconer, Ella Hayward

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Match details

Date: November 20, 2021

Time: 1.35pm IST

Venue: Harrup Park, Mackay

Live streaming: Sony LIV

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