Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat, Match 46
Match: Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat
Date: 21st January 2021
Place (venue): Adelaide Oval.
Tournament: Big Bash League 2020
Caption: Can Brisbane Heat register a win against Adelaide Strikers to continue their race to playoffs?
- Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat, both have played 12 matches against each other, out of which Adelaide Strikers have won 7 matches and Brisbane Heat have won 5.
- Alex Carey is the current leading scorer for Adelaide Strikers and scored 280 runs from 9 games while for Brisbane Heat, Chris Lynn has scored 273 runs from 6 matches only at an average of 45.50.
- In the last 5 encounters, Adelaide strikers have won 3 matches while Brisbane Heat have won 2 matches.
This is the 46th match of the season going to play at Adelaide Oval, on Thursday between Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat. Both teams have started their campaigns well and on Thursday they will be looking to continuing their good forms at Adelaide Oval also.
Currently, Adelaide Strikers have lost 6 matches from 11 games and they are in 6th place in the points table with 20 points. On the other hand, Brisbane Heat have won 5 matches and they have lost 5 matches out of a total of 10 games and are in 5th place in the points table.
This match will be important for both sides as both teams will be looking for booking their spot in the top 5 in the tournament, which might turn Thursday’s game into a thriller one.
Adelaide Strikers Preview:
Adelaide Strikers have started their campaign with good form initially but they have lost that momentum in the second half of the tournament. They have won 5 matches out of 11 they have played and currently in sixth place in the points table.
In the last game against Melbourne Stars, they have struggled a lot and collapsed down on 68 runs only while chasing the target of 180 runs which cost them a huge defeat by 111 runs. Strikers bowlers bowled well till 10th over but in the death bowling, they have conceded many runs against the attack of Stars middle order.
While chasing the target only 3 batsmen from the team able to score two-digit figures and they have suffered a humiliating defeat. Currently, team captain Alex Carey is the leading run-scorer for the team and scored 280 runs from 9 matches.
Rashid Khan in the bowling unit who has taken 16 wickets from 10 games will not be a part of the team in the next games which is a big blow for the team. The overall team is looking good but they have to execute their plans well on Thursday while playing against Brisbane Heat.
Key players for AS:
Adelaide Strikers Probable Playing XI:
Phil Salt, Alex Carey(c/wk), Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Ryan Gibson, Jake Weatherald, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Cameron Valente/Peter Siddle, Liam O’Connor, Wes Agar
Brisbane Heat Preview:
Brisbane Heat also started their season well and till now they have delivered a mixed performance with 5 wins and 5 losses from their 10 games. Currently, with 5 wins from a total of 10 matches, they are in 5th place in the points table to a race of playoffs.
In the last match against Melbourne Renegades, they have bowled well to restrict them to 149 runs only with the help of Mark Stekette’s brilliant spell of 2 for 24 in his 4 overs and Morne Morkel’s good death bowling spell of 1 for 29 runs. They have chased down this target in 18 overs with Chris Lynn’s knock of well-settled 50 from 40 balls.
Chris Lynn is a current leading run-scorer for the team and looking in good form who has scored 273 runs from 6 matches only. In the bowling department, Mark Steketee bowled brilliantly so far and has picked up 18 wickets from 9 matches.
BH will be looking forward to continuing their winning momentum and will try to execute those things at Adelaide Oval against Adelaide Strikers.
Top players for BH:
|Mujeeb Ur Rahman||8||14||6.26|
Brisbane Heat Probable Playing XI:
Max Bryant, Chris Lynn(c), Lewis Gregory, Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Jimmy Pierson(wk), Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhenemann, Morne Morkel, Xavier Bartlett.
The venue for this match is Adelaide Oval. This picturesque ground has a capacity of 50,000. It is one of the most famous grounds in Australia which has conducted many famous International as well as domestic games.
The ground has conducted just 5 T20I games and offers an advantage equally to batsmen as well as bowlers. The team who have batted first won 2 games and the team who bowled the first won 3 game too. It will be good for the team to win the toss and choose to ball first on this ground.
Pitch and Weather Report
The weather is partly cloudy on match day and there is a 0% chance of precipitation. The maximum and minimum temperature of the ground will be in the range of 29°C-16°C respectively.
By looking at both teams and their current form, both teams have good squads but in terms of the bowling department, Brisbane Heat have an upper hand over Adelaide Strikers. Also, Strikers’ key player Rashid Khan is not available in the next matches. Brisbane’s opening and middle-order batsmen were also looking in good form.
We predict that the Brisbane Heat will defeat Adelaide Strikers.
Disclaimer: Our match previews are fully researched but as per the nature of the game, anything is possible on the match day. Also, Brisbane Heat have their match against Perth Scorchers on 19th January, so the statistical data will going to change. You are advised to decide for yourself when betting on a team. Thanks.