We are logging you in. Thank you for your patience!

T20 Leagues

Big Bash League 2021-22 – Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat – 18th Match Prediction

T20s is a fast-paced format that is also unpredictable, as evidenced by the Big Bash League 2021 points table. The state of the tournament has completely changed in comparison to the previous week, and if these are any indications of what is to come, both fans and punters are in for a thrilling ride. With some exciting contests set to take place in the coming week, the excitement is only going to grow.

Next up in the competition, the Adelaide Strikers will face the Brisbane Heat in a game in which both teams will be desperate for a win. Despite the fact that the two teams are far apart on the ladder, they haven’t done much differently in the competition so far. This could be a tournament-defining match for both of these teams, and a thrilling contest is undoubtedly on the cards.

The game will take place on December 23, 2021, at Adelaide Oval in Adelaide.

Match Details to Note

Match: Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat, 18th Match, Big Bash League 2021-22

Date: December 23, 2021 (Thursday)

Time: 1:45 PM IST

Venue: Adelaide Oval, Adelaide

Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat Team Previews

Adelaide Strikers (Match Odds – 1.67)

Adelaide Strikers may be just outside the top four at the moment, in fifth place to be exact, but they haven’t done much in the tournament so far. They have only won one match out of four played, which is the same as the number of matches won by the Melbourne Renegades, who are currently at the bottom of the table.

Adelaide Strikers are still pretty much afloat in the middle of the points table because they have won multiple Bash Boost Points, bringing their total to 7 points. They also maintain a manageable net run rate of -0.125, indicating that they have not been dominated as much as some of the other teams on the ladder.

The Strikers are coming off a disappointing loss to the Sydney Sixers in a hard-fought game. Despite the loss, the Strikers would be proud of themselves for fighting the Sixers hard and dragging the match until the final over despite scoring an under-par total in the first innings. Batting first on a good surface, the Strikers managed only 147 runs on the board as all of their mainstays failed to deliver. Matthew Short and Jake Weatherald, for example, failed to provide a solid start for their side, and their middle-order had to do a repair job in the middle overs.

Overall, the Adelaide Strikers have a slightly below-par batting unit, but they have a bowling attack that can compensate for it. Having said that, their batsmen will still need to provide a fighting total for their bowlers, which they failed to do in the previous game. If the Strikers’ batting clicks and their bowlers can perform as well as they did against the Sixers, the Brisbane Heat will have their work cut out for them.

Adelaide Strikers Squad

Matthew Short, Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), George Garton, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle (c), Fawad Ahmed, Henry Hunt, Wes Agar, Liam Scott, Spencer Johnson, Liam O Connor

Predicted XI: Jake Weatherald, Matthew Short, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), George Garton, Rashid Khan, Daniel Worrall, Peter Siddle (c), Fawad Ahmed

Brisbane Heat (Match Odds – 2.20)

The Brisbane Heat is currently going through a rough patch, which will undoubtedly remind them of their season last year. However, this is just about the time when the Brisbane Heat began to see some positive results, and they will be desperate to get some points against their name on the ladder in their next few games.

As things stand, the Brisbane Heat is in second place from the bottom and will be kicking themselves for their recent performances. They have three points in four games and a net run rate of -0.732.

They got off to a shaky start, losing both of their first two games. Just as their season appeared to be slipping away, they picked up a much-needed victory over the Melbourne Renegades in a one-sided match. However, they were unable to maintain their momentum and were defeated by the Sydney Thunder by a massive margin of 53 runs in their next match.

On paper, the Brisbane Heat has a fantastic team, but their stars have not been firing as well as they should. It is past time for their experienced players to step up, particularly in batting, and if that happens, the Brisbane Heat will be a formidable unit to contend with.

Brisbane Heat Squad

Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Tom Cooper, Jimmy Peirson (wk/c), James Bazley, Xavier Bartlett, Mark Steketee, Liam Guthrie, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Cameron Gannon, Matthew Kuhnemann, Nathan McSweeney, Jack Wildermuth

Predicted XI: Max Bryant, Chris Lynn, Ben Duckett, Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson (c & wk), Tom Cooper, James Bazley, Xavier Bartlett, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat Toss Prediction

The surface is expected to be hard and dry, with the sun shining brightly on the match day and the day before. Spinners will benefit from the assistance, and the surface will become slower as the match progresses. Given that and the outcome of the previous match played here, the captain who wins the toss is expected to bat first.

Pitch and Weather Conditions

Adelaide Oval is one of Australia’s most spin-friendly venues, as evidenced by the surface’s bowler friendliness in the most recent match played here. However, we anticipate that the surface will be much better than it was in the previous match here. Hitting on the up and through the line may be more difficult than in other venues. However, once established, batsmen can take advantage of the conditions. Batting first, a total of more than 160 runs could be a very competitive score here.

Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat Match Prediction

Both teams are looking for momentum and energetic performances from their players to help them resurrect their campaigns. In terms of experience, the Brisbane Heat has a better batting line-up than the Adelaide Strikers, but they were bundled out cheaply in the previous game. Both teams’ trump cards have been spinners, with pacers going for a lot of runs recently. This match is expected to be won by Adelaide Strikers.

Adelaide Strikers is the favourite to beat Brisbane Heat at the odds of 1.67.

  • Adelaide Strikers have 6 points from 4 games, with only one win.
  • The Brisbane Heat has four points from four games and is seventh in the points table.
  • This season, the Adelaide Strikers won their only match at this venue.

Your ComeOn Recommended Betting Odds

  1. In the Top Bowler market, Rashid Khan of Adelaide Strikers is leading with odds of 2.87. BET NOW!
  2. In the Player of the Match market, Rashid Khan is leading with odds of 6.50. BET NOW!
  3. In the market for Most Match Sixes in the game, the odds for Adelaide Strikers is 2.05 and that for Brisbane Heat is 2.15. BET NOW!
  4. In the market for Highest Opening Partnership in the game, the odds for both Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat is 1.90 each. BET NOW!
  5. In the market for Most Run Outs in the game, the odds for both Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat is 3.60 each. BET NOW!

—–> Click here for more details of your betting odds <—–