Big Bash League: Match 55
Stadium: University of Tasmania Stadium
25th January 2022
Hobart Hurricanes will welcome Brisbane Heat in the 55th game of the Big Bash League at University of Tasmania Stadium. Heats are on the way to playoffs but the Hurricanes won't be able to make it despite a win. Who will win this all-important game for Heats?Claim Your Welcome Bonus!
Hobart Hurricanes Form
The Hurricanes toiled hard but they had to settle for a defeat against the Sixers in the last game. They lost the game by 24 runs after failing to score 181 runs in 20 overs. The result meant the Hurricanes are practically out of the playoffs spots. If they were to go into the playoffs, they need to win the game against Heats by a big margin and hope for a positive result from the previous game. Over the season the Hurricanes were able to win five out of 13 games throughout. They are on a three-game losing streak going into the game.
Hobart Hurricanes Predicted lineup
Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Zak Crawley, Tim David, Matthew Wade (c & wk), D Arcy Short, Faheem Ashraf, Joel Paris, Nathan Ellis, Patrick Dooley, and Riley Meredith.
Brisbane Heat Form
The Heat have improved a lot in recent times. They have four consecutive wins under their belt and really come through in the last stage of the competition. Their last win came against Melbourne Stars and it was a nail-biting finish. The Stars came close to the 188 runs posted by Heats but with some impressive bowling, Heats emerged victorious with four runs. The win propelled them to the third spot in the table. A win will guarantee them a spot in the playoffs and a defeat can complicate the matter. The Heat will be looking to keep the momentum going and get a fifth consecutive win in this game.
Brisbane Heat's possible lineup
Josh Brown, Usman Khawaja (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Pierson (wk), James Bazley, Michael Neser, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann
Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat expert tips
Hurricanes were defeated the last time these two teams came face to face. They have the opportunity to dampen the likeliness of Heats going into the playoffs alongside getting their revenge. The pitch is decent and the batsman would not face any major issues on it. Heats with their phenomenal run are going into the game as favourites. Expect scores to be around 150-170 in both innings.