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Cricket Free Tips | BBL 2021/22, Match 46: Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers

Brisbane Heat will face the Adelaide Strikers at the Brisbane Cricket Ground. The hosts defeated Adelaide Strikers by 39 runs in their first meeting this season and will try to repeat the feat in this match. They are currently in 5th place in the league table, with 15 points to their name. Furthermore, after recovering from COVID-19, nine of their players are back in the lineup.

On the other hand, Adelaide Strikers are in serious difficulty in this tournament, having lost eight of their ten games thus far. Their previous encounter against Melbourne Stars had also gone poorly, with the team losing by 5 wickets. Adelaide Strikers remain anchored to the bottom of the points table with only two wins. Furthermore, Matt Renshaw will miss the next match after testing positive for COVID-19.

 

Weather
The temperature dropped from 25-19°C as the day progressed. 

 

Pitch
The surface will provide equal support to batters and bowlers. In the previous game played here, the Renegades defeated the Brisbane Heat. Bowling first is an excellent option because batting will likely improve as the game develops.

 

Probable Playing XIs
Brisbane Heat:
Tom Cooper (c), Ben Duckett (wk), Mujeeb ur Rahman, Sam Heazlett, Jake Lehmann, Chris Lynn, David Grant, Xavier Bartlett, Mark Steketee, Will Prestwidge, Lachlan Pfeffer
Adelaide Strikers:
Peter Siddle (c), Harry Nielson (wk), Jake Weatherald, Matthew Short, Jonathan Wells, Ryan Gibson, Henry Hunt, Rashid Khan, Harry Conway, Thomas Kelly, Fawad Ahmed

 

Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers – Match 46, Dream 11:
Matthew Short (c), Ben Duckett (wk), Harry Nielsen (wk), Chris Lynn, Jake Weatherland, Sam Heazlett, Jonathan Wells, Peter Siddle, Xavier Bartlett, Rashid Khan, Mujeeb ur Rehman

 

Prediction
Match winner

  • Adelaide Strikers

Winning the toss

  • Brisbane Heat

Top Batsman

  • Brisbane Heat – Sam Heazlett
  • Adelaide Strikers – Matthew Short

Top Bowler

  • Brisbane Heat – Mark Steketee
  • Adelaide Strikers – Rashid Khan

Most Sixes 

  • Brisbane Heat – Sam Heazlett
  • Adelaide Strikers – Matthew Short

Player of the Match

  • Adelaide Strikers – Rashid Khan

Team Scores Batting First 

  • Brisbane Heat – 170+
  • Adelaide Strikers – 180+

 

Neither team is in great form coming into this game. Thus the winner may be determined by who makes the fewest mistakes. Similarly, the match could be won by a single huge individual innings. We expect a competitive game, but we believe Adelaide Strikers’ superior bowling attack will lead them to victory.

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