Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat Today Match Prediction

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The Hobart Hurricanes will take on the Brisbane Heat in the 29th match of BBL 2021 at the Blundstone Arena on Saturday.

The Hobart Hurricanes have performed decently in the tournament so far. Having won four of their seven games so far, they are third in the points table. They lost their tournament opener against the Sydney Sixers by 14 runs, but they bounced back to beat the Sixers by 44 runs in the reverse fixture.

Meanwhile, the Brisbane Heat have won only two of their seven games in the tournament so far. They lost their tournament opener to the Sydney Thunder by seven wickets. They then lost their second game of the tournament to the Perth Scorchers by six runs.

Match Details

Match:  Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat BBL.

Date: January 01, 2022

Time: 10:30 AM IST.

Venue: Blundstone Arena

Weather Report

Overcast conditions accompanied by occasional showers are expected to be a feature on matchday. The temperature is expected to range between 12 and 21 degrees Celsius.

Pitch Report

The pitch at the Bellerive Oval has been an excellent one for batting. The bowlers haven’t had much to cheer for while bowling on the surface. The Hurricanes have done well while chasing and hence, batting second may not be the worst of options.

Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat Predicted Playing 11

Hobart Hurricanes Playing 11

Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade (c & wk), D’Arcy Short, Harry Brook, Tim David, Peter Handscomb, Jordan Thompson, Nathan Ellis, Thomas Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane

Brisbane Heat Playing 11

Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), James Bazley, Jack Wildermuth, Xavier Bartlett, Mark Steketee, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Key Player

Ben McDermott

Ben McDermott has been in sublime form in the ongoing edition of the BBL. The right-hander has notched 353 runs from five matches at an average of 88.25 and a strike rate of 170.53. The fact that he has scored two centuries and one fifty should give him a lot of confidence. The Heat bowlers need to be right on the money while bowling to him

Thomas Rogers

Thomas Rogers has performed exceptionally with the ball for the Hurricanes in the ongoing BBL. The fast bowler is currently the leading wicket-taker for his team and has given an account of his stupendous self. Rogers has picked up 12 wickets from six matches at an excellent economy rate of 7.63. The Heat batters need to be circumspect while facing him.

Team News

  • Matthew Wade’s side are targeting the top places in the BBL 2021-22 and are only four points behind the top 2 sides.
  • Jimmy Peirson’s side came very close to recording a famous victory over Sydney Sixers in their last match and had the champions 0-2 after 7 balls of their innings.

Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat Match Tips

A cracker of a game is on the cards as two quality sides will take on each other. Recent form tips the scale in favor of the Hurricanes, though. The Heat will have to put up a strong batting performance to win this game on Saturday.

Today’s match prediction: Hobart Hurricanes to win the match