Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat T20 Prediction

  • Jan 27, 2020
  • 09:15:00, GMT +5:30
  • Docklands Stadium - Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne Renegades MLR Melbourne Renegades
Brisbane Heat BRH Brisbane Heat

Betting Tips

  • Defending champions Melbourne Renegades' miserable title defence comes to an end when they face Brisbane Heat in the final round-robin game of this year's tournament.
  • The Renegades could not defend 175/5 against Sydney Sixers last time out, as captain Aaron Finch's century counted for very little. They have lost 11 of their 13 matches.
  • Brisbane Heat need a win to build momentum for the play-offs and seal their place in the next round, meanwhile. AB de Villiers was back to his best last time out to lead their victory against Melbourne Stars.
Brisbane Heat

Our Pick Brisbane Heat are favorites to win.

Posted On 27th January 2020 10:27:47
Posted by Joy

Who will win Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat, BBL 2020?

Brisbane Heat will look to build momentum and seal their Big Bash League 2019-20 play-off place when they take on Melbourne Renegades in the final round-robin game of this year’s tournament. The match takes place at the Marvel Stadium, Melbourne, on January 27 and the live action gets underway at 14:45 local time.

The Heat beat Melbourne Stars last time out, with AB de Villiers back on top form just in time. A vastly improved batting performances made the difference, as the South African hammered 71 from 37 balls and Brisbane posted 186/5 before bowling the Stars out for 115.

Melbourne Renegades are long-since eliminated, however, after a miserable title defence in which they have won just twice. Not even Aaron Finch’s century last time out could prevent defeat against the Sixers last time out. One of their two wins did arrive against Brisbane, however. 

MLR vs BRH, BBL 2020: Where to watch/Live streaming

Live TV: Fox Sports, Seven Network, Sony Six, BT Sport, SuperSport, Sony Ten Network, BeIn Sports

Live streaming: SonyLiv, Kayo Sports, SuperSport Live, Foxtel Sports, Optus Sport

MLR vs BRH Toss Prediction

Brisbane won the toss and fielded first when these two teams last met, and Melbourne Renegades may elect to chase if they win the toss time too.

MLR vs BRH Weather Report

Melbourne will be cool and a cloudy on Monday, but there is virtually zero chance of rain on the forecast.

MLR vs BRH Pitch Condition

The Marvel Stadium wicket has proved a good one for batting, and the likes of Finch, De Villiers and Lynn could all sign off with big scores.

Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat, BBL 2020.....

Melbourne Renegades Team News & Playing 11

MLR Team News

After they made their T20 debuts last time out, Nathan McSweeney and Brayden Stepien are included in an unchanged Melbourne Renegades squad. Shaun Marsh (hamstring) and Sam Harper (concussion) miss out. Stepien will be behind the stumps again as a result.

MLR Key Players

Aaron Finch: Frustrated by his own slow scoring early in his innings last time out, and yet he still scored six fours and seven sixes as he posted 109 from 68 balls at the top of the order.

Mohammad Nabi: Moved seamlessly from the Bangladesh Premier League to the BBL and continued his excellent form, He has scored 105 runs in his last three innings and also picked up four wickets in five games.

Cameron Boyce: Took 4-15 when these teams last met, as Brisbane’s batting collapsed at the Gabba. He has 13 wickets in total in this year’s tournament.

MLR Team Form

Melbourne Renegades have lost their last two matches since these teams met at the Gabba. They fell just short against Hobart Hurricanes, chasing 191 to win, despite Mohammad Nabi hammering 63 from 30 balls to put them on the brink of victory. His dismissal halted their momentum, however, and they finished on 186/4.

Last time out, Aaron Finch hit 109 from 68 balls at the top of the innings in a total of 175/5, but the Renegades paid the price for slow scoring early in the innings as Sydney Sixers chased it comfortably in a seven-wicket win with eight balls to spare.

Melbourne Renegades Predicted Playing 11

Aaron Finch (c), Tom Cooper, Nathan McSweeney, Beau Webster, Mohammad Nabi, Dan Christian, Samit Patel, Brayden Stepien (wk), Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Kane Richardson


Brisbane Heat Team News & Playing 11

BRH Team News

Brisbane Heat have an unchanged squad for the second part of their Melbourne double-header as they look to secure their play-off place. Having beaten the Stars, it could be an unchanged team to face the Renegades. AB de Villiers was behind the stumps last time out.

BRH Key Players

AB de Villiers: Took a while to get going, but he showed exactly why everyone was so excited for his BBL stint when he smashed 71 from 37 balls last time out.

Chris Lynn: Scored slowly last time out but still added another 34 to his tally for the season, which includes 41 when these teams last met.

James Pattinson: Dismissed both openers in the same over on his way to figures of 2-17 from his three overs last time out.

BRH Team Form

Brisbane Heat ended their three-match losing streak last time out, having been in some dismal batting form – a run which included their batting collapse against the Renegades. AB de Villiers led the recovery with 71 from 37 balls in a total of 186/5 against Melbourne Stars. In reply, the Stars never got going as Brisbane bowled them out for just 115.

Brisbane Heat Predicted Playing 11

Sam Heazlett, Ben Cutting, Chris Lynn (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Matt Renshaw, Marnus Labuschagne, Jack Prestwidge, James Pattinson, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Team Form in Last Five Matches



MLR vs BRH Head to Head

Melbourne Renegades beat Brisbane Heat last time out and have a dominant record in this fixture of nine wins to the Heat’s three. The Renegades were defending a modest 164/6 when they last met, but Brisbane failed to capitalise on a good start and Same Heazlett’s half-century. They collapsed from 84/0 to 120 all out, losing their last seven wickets for seven runs in 16 balls. Cameron Boyce finished with 4-15 from his four overs.

MLR vs BRH Head to Head Stats

Matches Played MLR Won BRH Won Tie No Result
12 9 3 0 0

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Betting Odds

Brisbane Heat are 1.60 to get the win they need against Melbourne Renegades with Bet365, while the Renegades are priced at 2.40 to win.

Aaron Finch hit a century last time out and us 3.00 to be the Renegades’ top team batsman with Bet365, while Beau Webster is 4.50 and Mohammad Nabi could be an interesting outsider at 9.00. For the Heat, both AB de Villiers and Chris Lynn can be backed at 3.50.

With the ball, Bet365 are offering 3.25 on Kane Richardson being the Renegades’ top team bowler, while Cameron Boyce is 3.75 after his four wickets when these teams last met. Mohammad Nabi is 5.00 with Bet365. Ben Laughlin is 3.25 favourite for the Heat, ahead of Josh Lalor and James Pattinson at 3.75 apiece, Mujeeb Ur Rahman at 4.50 and Mitchell Swepson at 5.00.

Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat Prediction

Brisbane Heat are favourites to beat Melbourne Renegades. They need the win and after getting back to winning ways last time out, they can back it up with another victory.

Final Verdict

Back Brisbane Heat to beat Melbourne Renegades at 1.60 with Bet365.

MLR vs BRH Dream11 Prediction


Sam Harper is out with concussion, Tom Banton is no longer with the Heat and Jimmy Peirson did not play last time out so Brayden Stepien is the only actual wicket-keeper option at eight credits. That does save credits for the batsmen, however.


You need to save credits too, because you can not afford to overlook any of Chris Lynn, Aaron Finch and AB de Villiers despite them costing 30.5 credits between them. All three scored runs last time out. Beau Webster is nine credits and has amassed 600 points so far.


Mohammad Nabi is 9.5 credits but has showed his all-round form so far, batting well in the last few matches and picking up some useful wickets too. Ben Cutting is nine credits and has 538 points to his name so far this season. 


Cameron Boyce starred when these teams last met and is worth picking up at nine credits. Mujeeb Ur Rahman, James Pattinson and Ben Laughlin are then all 8.5 credits, though you can only afford two of those three. All have been in good form when called upon, however. That leaves eight credits for the final bowler, and Mitchell Swepson took three wickets last time out to prove his worth at that price.


Mohammad Nabi is the top all-rounder ahead of this match, and has contributed with bat and ball so far. He may be a safer option, but the batting trio of AB de Villiers, Aaron Finch and Chris Lynn could all prove to be match-winners too. De Villiers hit top form last time out and if he backs that up, he will be a good pick for captain or vice-captain.

MLR vs BRH Dream11 Team

Chris Lynn Mohammad Nabi (c) Brayden Stepien Cameron Boyce
Aaron Finch Ben Cutting   James Pattinson
AB de Villiers (vc)     Ben Laughlin
Beau Webster     Mitchell Swepson

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