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GameDay Squad AUS Cricket Game 10 Preview: Melbourne Renegades Vs Brisbane Heat

GameDay Squad AUS Cricket Game 10 Preview: The Melbourne Renegades take on the Brisbane Heat in the 10th match of BBL13 in Melbourne at Marvel Stadium on Thursday the 21st of December.

Here's everything you need to know ....

Game Preview

Predicted Teams

Melbourne Renegades: 1. Joe Clarke, 2. Quinton de Kock, 3. Jake Fraser-McGurk, 4. Nic Maddinson, 5. Aaron Finch, 6. Jono Wells, 7. Will Sutherland, 8. Tom Rogers, 9. Adam Zampa, 10. Kane Richardson, 11. Mujeeb ur Rahman

Brisbane Heat: 1. Colin Munro, 2. Josh Brown, 3. Nathan McSweeney, 4. Sam Billings, 5. Jimmy Peirson, 6. Paul Walter, 7. Xavier Bartlett, 8. Michael Neser, 9. Matthew Kuhnemann, 10. Spencer Johnson, 11. Mitchell Swepson


Start Vs Sit

Batters - Jake Fraser-McGurk vs Aaron Finch

JFM smashed 48 runs off 24 balls against the Sixers and his card would be a great card to have as GDS is a dynasty platform. Is Finch a commentator or a cricketer now! Jokes aside, Finch is still a great T20 player but with Clarke, QDK and JFM at the top of the Renegades batting order, I'm not sure how much time he will be spending out in the middle. Shaun Marsh is also apparently fit and may play in this match. If he does, Marsh will likely be my third batter. If he doesn't, I'm leaning towards JFM as I was impressed with what I saw against the Sixers and he has been in good form for South Australia in the Marsh Cup and Sheffield Shield.

Start: Jake Fraser-McGurk

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All-Rounder - Paul Walter vs Nic Maddinson

Walter has made an impressive start to his BBL career and has taken three wickets from the five overs he's bowled. Maddinson hit one six before being caught behind in the first over against the Sixers. In his last six BBL innings he's had scores of 6, 0, 0, 1, 0 and 2. He has the ability to score 50+ runs but with Clarke, QDK and JFM at the top of the Renegades batting order, I'm not sure how much time he will be spending out in the middle. Before I start Maddinson, I want to see how he performs in the middle order now the Renegades are at full strength.

Start: Paul Walter 

Bowler - Mitchell Swepson vs Spencer Johnson

Swepson is bowling extremely well at the moment and he has taken five wickets in the Heat's opening two matches. Johnson has only bowled two overs in each of the matches he has played and only taken the one wicket. Historically, spin bowlers don't really score well in fantasy at Marvel Stadium. Especially when bowling in the first innings as they only averaged 3.6 points per over here in BBL12. I'm leaning towards starting Swepson, only because we are yet to see Johnson bowl his full complement of overs. However, if the Heat bowl first I might pivot and start Johnson.

Start: Mitchell Swepson


Matchup Matrix

Key Takeaways:

  1. Opening batters haven't had much success against the Heat

  2. Pace bowlers are under performing against the Heat

  3. Opening batsmen have a lot of success against the Renegades

Ground Matrix

Key Takeaways:

  1. Avoid opening batters in the first innings

  2. Middle order batters perform well here

  3. Avoid spin bowlers bowling in the first innings


Hot Take

Xavier Bartlett will continue this good form and take another three wickets.


Who to play in your GDS starting XI

  1. BAT - Colin Munro

  2. BAT - Sam Billings

  3. BAT - Jake Fraser-McGurk

  4. ALL - Nathan McSweeney

  5. ALL - Michael Neser

  6. ALL - Will Sutherland

  7. ALL - Paul Walter

  8. WK - Quinton de Kock

  9. BWL - Xavier Bartlett

  10. BWL - Adam Zampa

  11. BWL - Mitchell Swepson


Game 4 Preview


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