The Brisbane Heat (HEA) are ready to be at odds with Adelaide Strikers (STR) in the 43rd match of Big Bash League at the beautiful Heritage Bank Stadium in Carrara.
Brisbane Heat who were the table toppers of the league stage were defeated by Sydney Sixers in the Qualifier 1. Therefore, Sydney Sixers are already in the Finals, while Brisbane Heat got one more chance to reach the Finals.
Adelaide Strikers, on the other hand, were fourth in the points table, and defeated Perth Scorchers in the Eliminator by 50 runs. They now have to pass their last challenge to play the Finals against the Sydney Sixers.
HEA vs STR Match Details
- Match – HEA vs STR, 43rd Match
- Format – 20 overs
- Venue – Heritage Bank Stadium, Carrara
- Date & Time – January 22, 2024 & 2:10 PM
HEA vs STR Pitch and Weather Conditions
The pitch at the Heritage Bank Stadium in Carrara is often considered good for bowlers. A score of around 150-160 is considered competitive on this pitch. The weather is expected to be cloudy with around 30% chances of rain. Temperature is expected to be around 25° Celsius.
HEA vs STR Head-to-Head Records
In the last five matches played between these two teams, Brisbane Heat have won 3 matches. Adelaide Strikers won 1 match, while 1 match was abandoned due to rain.
HEA vs STR Toss Prediction
Brisbane Heat are expected to win the toss in HEA vs STR’s 43rd match.
HEA vs STR Predicted Playing XI
Brisbane Heat: Josh Brown, Max Bryant, Nathan McSweeney (c), Matt Renshaw, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Paul Walter, Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann
Adelaide Strikers: Matthew Short (c), D’Arcy Short, Jake Weatherald, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), Ben Manenti, James Bazley, Lloyd Pope, Cameron Boyce, Henry Thornton, David Payne
HEA vs STR Probable Best Performers
Top Batter: Jake Weatherland (STR)
Jake Weatherland has been the standout performer from Adelaide Strikers since the last few matches having smashed 194 runs in just 6 innings.
His ability to play aggressively in the top order and also anchor the innings in case of sudden wickets, makes him the best batter pick for today’s HEA vs STR match.
In the last match against Perth Scorchers, he played a beautiful innings of 56 runs in just 32 balls.
Top Bowler: Xavier Bartlett (HEA)
Xavier Bartlett has impressed everyone with his superb bowling skills as he has taken 17 wickets in his last 9 matches.
Brisbane Heat has one the strongest bowling units in the Big Bash League 2024, and all three main pacers have performed really well.
Spencer Johnson and Cameron Boyce are other two good bowler picks for today’s nail-biting match.
Top All-Rounder: Paul Watler (HEA)
With so many good all-rounder options in today’s match, choosing one is always difficult. But if one has to be chosen, then Paul Walter is no doubt the best option.
He is the key player in the Brisbane Heat squad and his performance is necessary for the team to lift the trophy.
He has smashed 93 runs and taken 15 wickets in the last 9 matches. He can bat well in the middle order, and is taking wickets in almost every match.
HEA vs STR Best Betting Odds Comparison
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HEA vs STR Who will win?
Brisbane Heat are expected to win the 43rd match since they have a better current form and head-to-head record. They are likely to crush the Adelaide Strikers like they did in the last few head-to-head matches.