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Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, 46th Match BBL 2021/22

12 Jan 2022, Brisbane Cricket Ground, Big Bash League 11
Adelaide Strikers win by 71 runs
Home TeamBrisbane Heat
Away TeamAdelaide Strikers
SeriesBig Bash League 11
UmpiresPhillip Gillespie
Nathan Johnstone
Daryl Brigham
Match RefereeKent Hannam

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Match Prediction – Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, 46th Match BBL 2021/22

Brisbane Heat will collide with Adelaide Strikers in the 46th match of the Big Bash League 2021. While Brisbane Heat are fighting for mid-table slots, Adelaide Strikers are rooted to the bottom of the BBL11 table and need a desperate change in fortunes.

Brisbane Heat have been on a horrific run of form in the last few matches. They’ve managed just a single victory in their last five games and that win arrived against Hobart Hurricanes. However, Heat failed to sustain the winning momentum and ended up losing their next couple of matches against Melbourne Renegades and Hobart Hurricanes.

The defeat to Hurricanes in the reverse fixture will be especially painful as their batting order ended up being a no-show. They could only gather 144 runs inside 20 overs which Hurricanes chased down quite comfortably.

With three wins from 10 matches and 15 points to their name, Brisbane Heat are fifth in the table. They are six points behind Hobart Hurricanes in fourth and will need to mount a series of wins in order to close the gap.

Adelaide Strikers have had an extremely underwhelming campaign so far. They haven’t managed to click as a team and are languishing at the bottom of the table with just two wins from 10 games. Strikers registered their second victory recently against Hobart Hurricanes when they won by seven wickets but ended up losing the next match against Melbourne Stars by five wickets.

Strikers will be looking for an improved show in all three departments against Brisbane Heat. However, there’s no question that they are the underdogs going into this game.

The head-to-head record between the two teams is pretty close. Adelaide Strikers have the upper hand with eight wins while Brisbane Heat have won on seven occasions. Adelaide Strikers have also been more successful recently with three wins in the last five matches.

Head-to-head record

Wins: Brisbane Heat 7, Adelaide Strikers 8

Last 5 matches: Brisbane Heat 2, Adelaide Strikers 3

Who will win today’s match – Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, 46th Match BBL 2021/22?

While it’s true that Brisbane Heat are not in the best of forms, they are expected to have the upper hand here against Adelaide Strikers. Strikers’ performances recently have been beyond dismal and they will need to push above their weight in order to get a result here. The last time these two sides took on each other, Brisbane Heat ended up winning by 39 runs.

Brisbane Heat will be welcoming as many as nine players back in the squad after they had spent the last seven days in isolation after testing COVID positive. Xavier Bartlett, Max Bryant, Ben Duckett, Liam Guthrie, Matthew Kuhnemann, Chris Lynn, Nathan McSweeney, Mark Steketee and Jack Wildermuth have all been cleared for return. Five local replacement players have also been named for this match which includes Lachy Pfeffer, Paddy Dooley, Jack Wood, Jake Lehmann and David Grant.

Adelaide Strikers are yet to name their squad for the clash against Brisbane Heat at the time of writing. Ryan Gibson passed his fitness test and returned for selection in the previous game whereas Matt Renshaw is out after returning a positive COVID test.

The return of the senior players is likely to bolster the morale of Brisbane Heat. However, the players might look rusty after spending the last week in isolation. The

Game changers for Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, 46th Match BBL 2021/22

Sam Heazlett is the top run-scorer for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash League so far this season. He has taken responsibility of the batting order in the absence of Chris Lynn who has also underperformed this season. Ben Duckett could also prove to be important for them.

Peter Siddle has tons of experience and he has been on top form in BBL11. He’s the leader of the Adelaide Strikers bowling unit along with Rashid Khan and is likely to have an important impact here.

Who will be the best match bowler?

Peter Siddle may have been on the expensive side but he has picked up wickets consistently. He has scalped 16 wickets at an average of 19.

Who will win today’s man of the match?

Ben Duckett and Matt Short are expected to be the contenders for the Man of the Match award from their respective sides.

Who will be the best batsman for Brisbane Heat?

Ben Duckett was phenomenal in the previous match against Adelaide Strikers. He scored 78 runs off 47 deliveries and his knock included 10 fours and 2 sixes. Duckett will look to continue with the same momentum in this game.

Who will be the best batsman for Adelaide Strikers?

Matthew Short is the top scorer for Adelaide Strikers in BBL11. He has accumulated 257 runs at a strike rate of 161. Short has smacked 16 fours and 16 sixes in the league and will be looking for a big knock here.

Match Scorecard

  • Scorecard
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Matt Short c Lachlan Pfeffer b Will Prestwidge 27 19 3 0 142.11
    Henry Hunt b Matthew Kuhnemann 25 26 1 0 96.15
    Jake Weatherald c Jake Lehmann b Will Prestwidge 35 31 1 1 112.9
    Jonathan Wells not out 23 24 0 0 95.83
    Rashid Khan b Mujeeb Ur Rahman 13 4 0 2 325
    Thomas Kelly not out 24 16 1 1 150
    Total (20 Ov, RR: 8.05) 161/4
    Xavier Bartlett 4 0 40 0 10 1 0
    Liam Guthrie 3 0 24 0 8 2 0
    Will Prestwidge 4 0 34 2 8.5 0 0
    Nathan McSweeney 1 0 5 0 5 0 0
    Matthew Kuhnemann 4 0 27 1 6.75 0 0
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman 4 0 28 1 7 3 0
    BATSMEN R B 4s 6s SR
    Nathan McSweeney c Harry Conway b Matt Short 5 5 1 0 100
    Chris Lynn b Henry Thornton 7 7 0 1 100
    Lachlan Pfeffer run out (Peter Siddle) 23 24 2 0 95.83
    Ben Duckett b Matt Short 24 18 3 0 133.33
    Sam Heazlett c Harry Nielsen b Rashid Khan 0 1 0 0 0
    Jake Lehmann b Rashid Khan 0 1 0 0 0
    Xavier Bartlett not out 19 20 3 0 95
    Will Prestwidge c Jake Weatherald b Rashid Khan 0 6 0 0 0
    Matthew Kuhnemann b Rashid Khan 1 5 0 0 20
    Mujeeb Ur Rahman c Matt Short b Rashid Khan 0 1 0 0 0
    Liam Guthrie c Matt Short b Rashid Khan 0 2 0 0 0
    Total (15 Ov, RR: 6) 90/10
    Matt Short 3 0 13 2 4.33 1 0
    Harry Conway 2 0 23 0 11.5 2 0
    Henry Thornton 3 0 12 1 4 1 0
    Peter Siddle 3 0 19 0 6.33 1 0
    Rashid Khan 4 0 17 6 4.25 0 0
  • Match Details
  • Home TeamBrisbane Heat
    Away TeamAdelaide Strikers
    SeriesBig Bash League 11
    UmpiresPhillip Gillespie
    Nathan Johnstone
    Daryl Brigham
    Match RefereeKent Hannam

Team Lineup

Brisbane Heat Adelaide Strikers
Chris Lynn
Nathan McSweeney
Lachlan Pfeffer
Ben Duckett
Sam Heazlett
Jake Lehmann
Xavier Bartlett
Will Prestwidge
Matthew Kuhnemann
Liam Guthrie
Mujeeb Ur Rahman
Matt Short
Henry Hunt
Jake Weatherald
Jonathan Wells
Thomas Kelly
Liam Scott
Rashid Khan
Harry Nielsen
Henry Thornton
Peter Siddle
Harry Conway

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