The table-toppers’ Hobart Hurricanes will take on Brisbane Heat at their home ground The Gabba on Sunday (December 27). This will be the 16th match of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21.
Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes, 16th Match | Match Prediction & betting tips
This is going to be a clash between a team placed top of the points table and the team placed bottom of the points table.
Hobart Hurricanes are placed at the top of the points table with 11 points in 4 games. They have won three games out of the 4 they played this season so far.
Brisbane Heat, on the other hand, has suffered three consecutive losses in the three games they played this season so far. They are sitting at the bottom of the points table. In their next clash with Hurricanes, they will be aiming to register their first win of the season.
With consistency being the key metric in the league phase, both sides will be looking for a victory at the Gabba on Sunday.
Brisbane Heat & Hobart Hurricanes Squads
Brisbane Heat Squad
Chris Lynn (c), Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Tom Cooper, Lewis Gregory, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Ben Laughlin, Dan Lawrence, Morne Morkel, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Peirson, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Jack Wildermuth, Matthew Willans.
Hobart Hurricanes Squad
Matthew Wade (c), Scott Boland, Jake Doran, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, James Faulkner, Jarrod Freeman, Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram, Will Jacks, Sandeep Lamichhane, Dawid Malan, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Tim Paine, Keemo Paul, D’Arcy Short, Nick Winter, Johan Botha, Charlie Wakim, Caleb Jewell
HEA vs HUR Dream11 Probable Playing 11
Predicted Playing 11 For Brisbane Heat
Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (c), Daniel Lawrence, Tom Cooper, Jack Wildermuth, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Predicted Playing 11 For Hobart Hurricanes
D’Arcy Short, Will Jacks, Ben McDermott, Colin Ingram, Peter Handscomb (C&WK), Tim David, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Johan Botha, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith
Brisbane Heat : Chris Lynn, Daniel Lawrence , Mujeeb ur Rehman
Hobart Hurricanes : D’Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, James Faulkner
The temperature at Brisbane will hover around 28 degree Celsius during the match with 4% chances of rainfall.
This venue is not famous for the high scoring matches in the T20 format. In the previous edition of BBL, the first batting side mostly struggled at this venue. Out of the six men’s T20 matches at this venue in the previous summer (including one T20I), the chasing teams achieved success in four games.
Notably, 160 plus totals are not easy to chase down at this venue as both the remaining chasing sides failed to reach 150 runs in their respective 160 plus chasings in last season.
Stats on this Ground
T20 matches played: 39
Matches won by teams batting first: 17
Matches won by teams batting second: 21
Matches tied: 1
Highest first innings score: 209/3 – Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes, 2013
Lowest team score: 104/6 – Sydney Thunder vs Brisbane Heat, 2012
Highest successful run-chase: 210/7 – Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat, 2013
Average 1st innings score: 165
Average 2nd innings score: 145
Brisbane Heat (HEA) vs Hobart Hurricanes (HUR): Head-to-Head
- Total Matches Played:16
- Brisbane Heat Won: 06
- Hobart Hurricanes Won: 10
- No Result: 00