BBL 2019-20: Match 56, Melbourne Renegades vs Brisbane Heat: Dream 11 Fantasy Cricket Tips-Playing XI, Pitch Report & Injury Update

The track at Melbourne usually aids spin bowling as the game wears on.


AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Match Details:

The 56th match of the 2019-20 Big Bash League will be played between Melbourne Renegades and Brisbane Heat at the Docklands Stadium in Melbourne.

The match starts at 02:45 PM local time (03:45 AM GMT) (09:15 AM IST). This match will be live on Sony TEN 3 and Sony TEN 3 HD. Live Streaming will be available on Sony LIV.


Match Preview for Dream11 Fantasy

We are finally down to the final league-stage game of the Big Bash League and we still do not know the top-5 finalists for the knockout stage.  One thing is for sure though that Melbourne Renegades can no longer make it the playoffs stage as they managed just 2 wins in 13 games and are languishing at the bottom of the points table.

But what they can do, heading into their final game of the season, is gate crash the hopes of Brisbane Heat making it to the top-5. They come into this game on the back of a seven-wicket defeat at the hands of Sydney Sixers after they failed to defend the total of 5-175.

The Heat pulled off a much-needed 71-run win over Melbourne Stars in their last fixture, but they will need to do an encore of it if they are to book their spots for the playoffs. With 12 points in 13 games, a win in their final encounter will all-but ensure that they make their way into the playoffs. 

Weather Condition/Report

It is expected to be an overcast day in Melbourne on Monday. According to the weather report, clouds and sunshine will play hide and seek throughout the day in Melbourne. While the temperature is set to be between 14 and 16 degrees Celsius, the humidity is set to hover around 66%. Chances of rain- 10℅.

Pitch Condition/Report:

The pitch at the Docklands Stadium has provided a fair balance between the bat and ball. While the batsmen have amassed runs, the spinners- in particular- have enjoyed themselves- due to the slowness of the track in the second half. That said the teams have relished chasing [2 wins and 1 defeat in the last three games] at the venue. Much of it can be expected on Monday.

Average first innings score:– 170 [In the last 3 completed games at the venue this season]

Record of chasing teams: Won – 2, Lost – 1

Injury and Availability News

Brisbane Heat has retained the same 13-member squad that beat Melbourne Stars in their last fixture.

The Renegades have also named the same squad for their final fixture on Monday.

Probable Playing XIs

Melbourne Renegades

Aaron Finch (C), Beau Webster, Brayden Stepien (WK), Daniel Christian, Samit Patel, Nathan McSweeney, Mohammad Nabi, Will Sutherland, Cameron Boyce, Tom Cooper, Jack Wildermuth, Kane Richardson

Bench: Zak Evans, Jack Wildermuth

Brisbane Heat

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

Bench: Jimmy Pierson, Josh Lalor


Melbourne Renegades: Aaron Finch scored a whirlwind 109 off 68 balls in the last game. He, along with Beu Webster and Daniel Christian will be key with the bat. As far as bowling is concerned, Mohammad Nabi, Kane Richardson will be the key.

Brisbane Heat: AB de Villiers racked up a whirlwind 37-ball 71 in the last game. He, along with Chris Lynn and Sam Heazlett will be the ones to watch out for. The trio of James Pattinson [2-17], Mujeeb Ur Rahman [2-11] and Mitchell Swepson [3-31] were the key in Heat defending their total in the last game. These players should be picked in your Dream11 Fantasy team.

Captain and Vice-Captain Selection:

Captain – AB de Villiers, Aaron Finch, Chris Lynn

Vice-Captain – Sam Heazlett, Mohammad Nabi, Daniel Christian, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Suggested Playing XI No.1 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Brayden Stepien

Batters – AB de Villiers (C), Chris Lynn, Sam Heazlett, Aaron Finch, Beau Webster

All-Rounders- Dan Christian, Mohammad Nabi (VC)

Bowler- James Pattinson, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin.

Suggested Playing XI No.2 for Fantasy Cricket:

Keeper – Brayden Stepien

Batters – AB de Villiers, Chris Lynn (VC), Aaron Finch (C), Tom Cooper, Beau Webster

All-Rounders- Dan Christian, Marnus Labuschagne

Bowler- James Pattinson, Kane Richardson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Expert Advice

The track at Melbourne usually aids spin bowling as the game wears on. Both sides have got really good spinners in the form of Mohammad Nabi, Mujeeb Ur Rahman and Mitchell Swepson. Hence, opting for them as captain/vice-captain of your Dream11 Fantasy team can really be a good tactic as far as your grand-league team is concerned.

Also, AB de Villiers and Aaron Finch come into this game in whirlwind form. Since both of them are good players of spin bowling, picking them can also be a good choice.

Probable Winners:

Brisbane Heat are expected to come out as the winners.

Disclaimer: This team is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While selecting your team, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.