It’s a critical time for Brisbane Heat to stay alive in this season’s BBL.
The BBL season in Brisbane Heat will take place on Saturday at Marvel Stadium.
Losing to the last-placed Melbourne rebel, Heat can start planning for next season.
Even a win may not be enough for Brisbane to play in the finals of the season, but the win will continue to fight them at least for the final round of the regular season with Perth Scorchers in Adelaide Oval on Tuesday. Probably.
The heat will not benefit from Renegade’s mission to ruin the hopes of other teams in the finals when their chances of finishing in the Top 5 are over last weekend.
They were faithful to their words to upset the stars in the Melbourne Derby mid-week, and they now have Brisbane in their sights.
“They’re a dangerous side,” heat coach Darren Lehmann said of the Renegade.
“They also have young and exciting players, so we need to keep them quiet.
“It’s about getting started and getting results faster, not later, and you don’t have to fight to get back into the game.”
The heat was beaten by the Adelaide Striker at the Adelaide Oval on Thursday night.
Inspired by the century from Alex Cary, the Strikers made 5-197 out of their 20 overs.
In response, the heat was bowled at just 115 with over 17.3.
“If you go back to the basics, do it well … things will work,” Lehman said.
“Clearly in all areas it is very clear what we do and need to be better.
“We’ve really successfully discarded it throughout the tournament, and now it’s time to do it again and stand in front of the game.”
Lehman said the heat wouldn’t be distracting by scoring important bonus points on Saturday and changing potential wins from 3 to 4 points.
“In order to win (the final), I had to win 3 to 2 before (I lost to the striker), so first and foremost I had to worry about winning the game and go back to how to win. No, hopefully you’ll get bonus points along the way, “he said.
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