The 20th match of the Big Bash League 2020-21 will be played between Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes at The Gabba, Brisbane in Australia. It’s the same venue where last match both team played and heat registered their first victory & hobart lossed against table bottom team.
Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat – Match 20 | Match Prediction & Betting tips
Brisbane Heat finally managed to open their account in the Big Bash League 2020-21 after securing a solid 4-wicket win against Hobart Hurricanes. That one win helped them move from the bottom of the table straight to the 6th position. They will now have a chance to move further up the ladder when they face the Hurricanes again in their next clash on Wednesday at the Gabba. Meanwhile, Hobart would be hurting from that loss. They are still in the 4rth spot in the points table but wouldn’t to slip any further. Expect them to come out stronger in this game.
Hobart Hurricanes have had a good season so far but would want to be a little more consistent. They have won 3 games while losing 2 and have a good opportunity to remain in the top four if they can get a few more victories under their belt. They are coming off a 4-wicket loss in their last match against Brisbane Heat. The batsmen could only post 148-7 on the board and the target was achieved in only 17.2 overs.
Hobart’s batting is a little too dependent on the likes of D Arcy Short and Ben McDermott. Captain Peter Handscomb and Colin Ingram need to take a lot more responsibility during the middle overs. Tim David has been in decent knick lower down the order and he could be the one to watch out for again.
The team’s bowling is quite settled with James Faulkner and Scott Boland doing a consistently good job. Riley Meredith has been economical and among the wickets too while D Arcy Short showed in the last game that his spin bowling could be more than handy with a spell of 3-18. Expect this bowling unit to deliver the goods again.
Brisbane Heat will be thrilled after getting their first win of the season in their last game against the Hobart Hurricanes. That victory will give them the confidence to take on the same opposition again in a couple of days. It was a solid performance where their bowling clicked and the batting was excellent for the most part. After restricting the opposition to just 148, Brisbane was flying at 67-0 in 5 overs at one point. However, they lost their way after the openers Max Bryant (31 off 19 balls) and Sam Heazlett (48 off 87 balls) were dismissed before closing out the match in the end eventually.
Brisbane’s middle-order hence will again be a concern. The likes of Daniel Lawrence, Tom Cooper, Jack Wildermuth, and Lewis Gregory have been inconsistent and the openers would hence have to lay a strong platform again.
The team’s bowling, however, excelled. Lewis Gregory picked up 3 wickets while Wildermuth and Mark Steketee bowled decent spells. Off-spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman delivered an economical spell again and he would again be the ace in their pack as they will be playing on the same pitch.
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
Playing 11 Prediction
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
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 pitch at the Gabba in Brisbane is expected to behave the same way as it did in the last game between the Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes. It’s great to bat early on when the ball comes on quite hard to the bat. But the surface slows down towards the second half of the innings where the seamers and slower bowlers get good purchase.
The weather forecast for the day of the game isn’t quite bright. Some showers are expected and the clouds will remain overcast. A full game might not happen.
In the previous game at the Gabba this season, a total aggregate of exactly 300 runs was achieved. It isn’t a high-scoring venue and with rain on the radar, scoring won’t be that easy if the pitch becomes a little moist. The team batting first should target a total of around 160 to be on the safer side.
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 at the Gabba
T20 matches played: 39 + 1 = 40
Matches won by teams batting first: 17
Matches won by teams batting second: 21 + 1 last match heat chased
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 + 1 = 17 last match played here by both teams
- Brisbane Heat Won: 06 + 1 = 07 last match won
- Hobart Hurricanes Won: 10
- No Result: 00