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Brisbane Heat vs. Adelaide Strikers : STRIKERS SUPREMACY OVERSTATED? || Big Bash League 2020-21

Big Bash League 2020-21 Eliminator

Brisbane Heat vs. Adelaide Strikers Match Prediction – Fri, 29th January

Can Heat Advance further?

The Heat have been quite remarkable in the BBL this edition, as they have had a well-composed team in their ranks. Led by the master Chris Lynn, the Heat won seven of their 14 BBL matches, with Lewis Gregory and Jack Wildermuth’s likes chipping in with appreciated contributions.

Marnus Labuschagne also came to the merrymaking in the last few outings, earning two Man of the Match rewards. With momentum on their side, they would want to go a step ahead in their BBL campaign.

Possible playing XI: Chris Lynn (C), Max Bryant, Jack Prestwidge, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (WK), Mark Steketee, Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Ben Laughlin/Xavier Bartlett, and Mitchell Swepson.

Strikers Still Solving Issues:

The Strikers are back in the BBL playoffs, with Alex Carey prominent the control for the former champions. The inclusion of Michael Neser and Travis Head has revived the team, and they now look like a challenging threat to the four other franchises in the BBL knockouts.

Their bowling lineup could be the key to their affluence, with Peter Siddle and Wes Agar having picked up 39 wickets between them this edition. Nevertheless, the Strikers lost their recent match against the Thunder.

Possible playing XI: Alex Carey (WK), Ryan Gibson, Matt Renshaw/Jono Wells, Liam O’Connor, Michael Neser, Danny Briggs, Jake Weatherald, Phil Salt, Travis Head (C), Peter Siddle, and Wes Agar.

The venue, Pitch Report, and Toss Prediction:

In the Eliminator of the KFC Big Bash League (BBL) 2020-21, Brisbane Heat will take on Adelaide Strikers at the Gabba on 29th January Friday.

The wicket at the Gabba is a generous one, offering assistance to both bowlers and batsmen. There should be good movement off the wicket for the bowlers, making it dangerous to go for the batters against the new ball.

Spin Bowlers have also relished success here, as the ball slides off the pitch under the lights. Wickets in hand could be an effective strategy to either franchise’s fortunes.

170 runs is a par-total at the Gabba. With this match being a knockout encounter in the BBL, both teams could look to bat first and make proper use of the surroundings upfront in what should be an even competition between bat and ball.

Strikers Pose Threat to Heat:

These sides ended their corresponding BBL campaigns with 28 points, respectively, but the Heat led the Strikers to the fourth spot because of their better net run-rate (NRR).

Both sides are very well-matched on paper, although the Heat holds a slim edge because of their home benefit. Nonetheless, the Strikers have an excellent assortment of experience and youth, which should make for an exciting BBL eliminator at the Gabba on Friday.

The Home advantage makes Brisbane the favorites at 1.80 and puts Adelaide not very far at 2.05. Adelaide has won both the league gams held between these two sides, making a strong contender for a win; however, the sportsbooks may have a different theory.

Labuschagne and Carrey to Make it Big:

Labuschagne has been extraordinary not only with the bat but also with the ball. He has contributed his potion with the ball quite remarkably, ending with numbers of 3-35. This Australian star is prospective to be the vital man and Captain Lynn if the Heat progresses.

Captain Carrey has been the top run-scorer for his franchise. The century he scored a couple of matches ago has put him under the limelight. His contribution might be the game-changer for the Strikers.