Big Bash League Predictions 2019: Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes
January 9, 2020
The Gabba, Brisbane
After playing host to the opening game of Big Bash 2019-20, The Gabba is set to host the 29th match of the tournament, after almost 23 days. The game will see Brisbane Heat play host to Hobart Hurricanes. Both the teams have identical stats so far this season. They are just separated by run rate with both teams having won 3 games each and lost the other 3 they have played.
Brisbane Heat have got some momentum at probably the right phase of the tournament. It started during the reverse fixture of this game when they beat the Hurricanes by 31 runs on January 3 before beating Sydney Thunder by 16 runs. They have won their last 2 games after losing 3 of their first 4 games in Big Bash 2019-20.
Meanwhile, Hobart Hurricanes returned to winning ways after edging Perth Scorchers by 8 runs in their last game to end their 2-game losing streak.
Hobart Hurricanes performance in Big Bash League:
D Arcy Short must be high on confidence having scored a ton in his last innings, against Perth Scorchers. His 70-ball knock meant no other batsmen could do much, other than watching from the other end.
However, their bowlers had to deal with late pressure to seal the game for them. Scott Boland and Nathan Ellis picked up 2 wickets each Thomas Rogers, Riley Meredith and Qais Ahmad were brilliant for their 1-wicket each.
They would like to continue their momentum and are unlikely to tinker with their winning formation.
5 batsmen got the starts but could not play a big knock when the 2 sides met last time. Including Clive Rose, who scored 27 off 13, 6 batters scored in the 20s in that game.
Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes Predicted line-up:
Tom Banton, Max Bryant, Chris Lynn (c), Matt Renshaw, Ben Cutting, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Josh Lalor, Mitchell Swepson, Jack Prestwidge, Zahir Khan, Ben Laughlin
George Bailey, David Miller, Scott Boland, Ben McDermott (c & wk), Simon Milenko, D Arcy Short, Qais Ahmad, Caleb Jewell, Riley Meredith, Thomas Rogers, Nathan Ellis
Pitch Report for today's BBL
The Gabba is usually a high scoring venue and plenty of runs should be scored in this match as well.
The average first innings score on this venue is 166 runs and the average second inning score is 145 runs. 209 runs in 20 overs is the highest score on this venue in Big Bash League.
Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes: Today's Match Prediction
- The last game between the 2 sides saw 393 runs on the board with 16 players getting a chance to bat. 15 sixes were hit in the match.
- Heat’s Chris Lynn has scored 242 runs in the tournament so far while Matt Renshaw has 156 and Tom Banton has 151.
- Meanwhile, Hurricanes’ Darcy Short has 248 runs
- Hurricanes’ Riley Meredith has picked up 10 wickets and Heat’s Laughlin has 7 wickets.
- Brisbane Heat def Hobart Hurricanes in their last head to head clash. However, that is their only win in last 5 head to head clashes.