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Big Bash League 2021-22 – Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes – 41st Match Prediction

In the 41st match of the Big Bash League, the Brisbane Heat will face the Hobart Hurricanes. The Brisbane Heat have played nine games in the series and are currently ranked sixth on the points table, while the Hobart Hurricanes have also played nine games in the series and are currently ranked fourth on the points table.

The COVID outbreak among the players, support staff, and coaching personnel has caused a major stumbling block in the BBL 2021-22 season. The BBL committee is looking for new ways to ensure that the remaining matches in this season go off without a hitch. Coming into the two playing teams, the Brisbane Heat have been severely harmed by COVID, with only three of the original squad available to play in the last game. The Hobart Hurricanes, on the other hand, have suffered back-to-back defeats and need a win to turn things around.

The game between the two teams will take place on January 8th, 2022, at The Gabba in Brisbane.

Match Details to Note

Match: Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes, 41st Match, Big Bash League 2021-22

Date: January 08, 2022 (Saturday)

Time: 3:00 PM IST

Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes Team Previews

Brisbane Heat (Match Odds – 3.80)

A Covid-19-ravaged Brisbane Heat were defeated by the Melbourne Renegades this past Thursday, with their scratch squad no match for Aaron Finch’s men, ultimately losing by five wickets.

Six Heat players made their debuts in that game, with up to 12 members of the Brisbane playing staff testing positive for Covid-19, which doesn’t bode well for them heading into this match.

In the previous game, the Brisbane Heat scored 128/6 in 20 overs, which was below par. At one end, Jake Lehmann held the fort, scoring 65 runs off 52 balls, while wickets continued to fall at the other. When the majority of their main squad is unavailable, the Heat will rely on Fakhar Zaman, Sam Heazlett, and Tom Cooper.

Their bowling unit gave up only 129 runs in 15 overs, allowing them to lose the match. Mujeeb Ur Rehman and David Grant bowled superbly, with combined figures of 8-0-36-4. The remaining bowlers gave up 90 runs in their combined 7 overs and failed to apply effective pressure to the batters at the other end.

Brisbane Heat Squad

Xavier Bartlett, Tom Cooper, Sam Heazlett, Chris Lynn, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Peirson (c), Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Willans, Marnus Labuschagne, Michael Neser, Ben Duckett, Tom Abell, Jack Wildermuth, James Bazley, Matt Kuhnemann, Max Bryant, Connor Sully

Predicted XI: Jake Lehmann, Jack Clayton, Fakhar Zaman, Sam Heazlett, Tom Cooper, Lachlan Pfeffer (wk), Steven McGiffin, Will Prestwidge, Ronan McDonald, David Grant, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Hobart Hurricanes (Match Odds – 1.27)

The Hobart Hurricanes were bowled out for 126 runs in their most recent match against the Adelaide Strikers. D Arcy Short (32 runs) and Tim David (28 runs) lead their team’s lone offensive battle. To help their team post a competitive total, Mathew Wade, Ben McDormett, and Caleb Jewel must stand up with the bat.

The Hurricanes’ bowling unit never threatened to derail the opposition’s chase, which they won comfortably in 15.1 overs. With figures of 4-0-22-2, Sandeep Lamichchame was the only bowler to trouble batters, while D Arcy Short chipped in with a wicket at the end. In the previous game, Tim David, Riley Meredith, and Mitchell Owen were all costly with the ball.

While the Hurricanes have a strong top order, they have a soft underbelly in the form of their middle order, which could leave them vulnerable in this match unless they consider making changes.

Hobart Hurricanes Squad

Scott Boland, Tim David. Nathan Ellis, Peter Handscomb, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Mitch Owen, Wil Parker, D’Arcy Short, Matthew Wade (c), Mac Wright, Sandeep Lamichhane, Caleb Jewell, Joel Paris, Harry Brook, Josh Kann, Tom Rogers, Jordan Thompson

Predicted XI: Matthew Wade (c & wk), Ben McDermott, D Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Peter Handscomb, Tim David, Mitchell Owen, Thomas Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Macalister Wright

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes Toss Prediction

While the Hurricanes have a strong top order, they have a soft underbelly in the form of their middle order, which could leave them vulnerable in this match unless they consider making changes.

Pitch and Weather Conditions

The Gabba pitch has a true bounce and good pace and carry for the pacers. Batters will enjoy the ball coming onto the bat and will be able to play their strokes through the line with ease. On this pitch, we anticipate average scores of 170-180 runs.

The weather in Brisbane is expected to be cloudy and dark on match day, with brief rain showers in between. Weather or rain interruptions will bring the DLS equation into play.

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes Match Prediction

The Brisbane Heat are missing the majority of their players and have a new look with a lot of new local players. In this match, they will have to contend with the Hurricanes’ experienced players. After losing two games in a row, the Hobart Hurricanes will be under pressure to win this match. They do, however, have a well-balanced team with batting and bowling resources. We predict that the Hobart Hurricanes will win this game and take the lead in the points table.

Hobart Hurricanes is the favourite to beat Brisbane Heat at the odds of 1.27.

  • With 17 points from 9 games, the Hobart Hurricanes are fourth in the points table.
  • Brisbane Heat is sixth in the points table with 14 points from 9 games.
  • In their previous match, the Brisbane Heat defeated the Hobart Hurricanes by 14 runs.

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