The 2nd match of this Double Header on Sunday in the BBL09 takes us to the Gabba for the Brisbane Heat (5-5) taking on the Melbourne Renegades (1-9). This is Game 44 of the tournament and more importantly the most relevant for the Heat to stay in touch of the finals race.

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We are starting this preview with the weather that has hit the Brisbane area over the past couple of days. Over 100mm+ of flash-flooding rain has hit the area but the Gold Coast took the most of it. The forecast for today’s game is for morning and afternoon showers with possible thunderstorms so we need to keep an eye on the radar when the Bat Flip occurs.


The Heat are back at home after the mauling at the hands of Adelaide Strikers during their trip to the oval by ten wickets. They welcome back Sam Heazlett to the 13 man squad and have dropped Max Bryant after a poor run of form. So this means a new opening batsman for the Heat which is likely to be Heazlett. The Renegades are unchanged after their first win in the tournament. 


The Heat will hope that the superstar duo of AB de Villiers and Chris Lynn turn up the heat at the Gabba. On the bowling side of things, James Pattinson, who claimed a five-wicket haul in his last outing at the Gabba should once again lead the attack. He, along with Ben Laughlin will be key especially if there's moisture in the Gabba pitch.



The Renegades are now full of confidence after posting a match-winning total of 4-172 against the Thunder. Daniel Christian claimed three wickets in the last game while the likes of Andrew Fekete, Mohammad Nabi and Samit Patel chipped-in with one each. Nabi has troubled AB de Villiers in the IPL in the past and he might just hold the key against the Proteas legend on Sunday.


The bookies have the Heat as warm favourites and they can’t afford to slip up against the Renegades. From a fantasy point of view, we are at the most fantasy friendly venue along with the most fantasy friendly side to play against in the Renegades. Brisbane stacks will be a popular play but the most logical.


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Love It - Sam Heazlett $10,500 Draftstars

After falling ill in Hobart on Christmas Eve, we have not seen Heazlett in the tournament until today. With Max Bryant being omitted then I expect Heazlett to be the aggressor at the top of the order. Although if named lower in the order then we can look elsewhere. Heazlett is an explosive batsman and at a great salary to start your teams.


Don’t Love It - Joe Burns $13,900 Draftstars 

Burns is still down to bat 5 for the Heat and whilst he did not get much of a bat against the Strikers in Brisbane, he failed along with fellow batsman in the return match in Adelaide. There are better options and Burns is an easy fade. 


Who Knows - Marcus Harris $12,900

Harris scored his 3rd score of over 20 against the Thunder but only came at a run a ball. With the Renegades finally on the board in the tournament, this might give the confidence for Harris to attack this game. Will we finally get an innings of substance? Hopefully Harris at a low ownership can deliver a slate breaking performance. 




Love It - Josh Lalor $16,300 Draftstars

With a bit of moisture in Brisbane deck, the ball should be swinging under the lights of the Gabba. Lalor is a great swing bowler who has taken 11 wickets this campaign. Whilst Pattinson is also a target, Lalor will come in at a lower ownership which regularly has not exceeded 20%.


Don’t Love It - Will Sutherland $9,800 Draftstars

Popular value play in Sutherland has failed to produce any fantasy production in the past 3 games by averaging 10 points per contest. He did not bowl against the Thunder and went for plenty of runs of his 1 over stints in the Stars and Scorchers games. Quite easy to click on his name and move on but be prepared for minimal output.


Who Knows - Dan Christian $16,200 Draftstars

Has the captaincy brought Christian’s fantasy output to life? Finally got a ceiling game against the Thunder were Christian scored 21 off 12 with the bat and took 3 wickets for a huge score of 115.5. Are we going to get another performance in this caliabar? He does like hitting big bombs on this deck if you can recall from a couple seasons back.   





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