On Wednesday (23rd December), Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers will face each other at The Gabba (Brisbane) during the 13th match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10).
At present, Adelaide Strikers are in the fifth position with five points after playing three matches. On the other hand, winless Brisbane Heat are in the eighth or last position with 1 point.
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 13: Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers – Match Preview
Brisbane Heat haven’t got a good start in this new season as they suffered defeats in their both matches of this season.
In their last game, captain Chris Lynn scored 69 runs. In that same game, Jack Wildermuth bagged three wickets and put his team to the strong position in that game, but his team ultimately failed to win that game.
Pacer Connor Sully and all-rounder James Bazley are the uncapped in BBL.
Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Dan Lawrence, Ben Laughlin, Chris Lynn (C), Jimmy Peirson, Simon Milenko, Mark Steketee, Connor Sully, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jack Wildermuth, Jack Wood
Forms in the BBL 10 (Oldest to latest): Lost and Lost
After playing three matches in this season, Adelaide Strikers have won once and lost twice.
Due to the latest border restrictions amid fresh COVID-19 outbreak, their regular captain Alex Carey and Harry Conway are unavailable for the selections. While Conway hasn’t played a match yet for Strikers in this new season, skipper Carey is in good form as he has already hit one match-winning half-century in this season. Also, Travis Head and Michael Neser are unavailable due to the national team commitment.
So, Peter Siddle will lead Adelaide Strikers in this upcoming match. Among the remaining squad, Jake Weatherald and Daniel Worrall have scored one half-century each in this season. In the meantime, Worrall has also picked up 4 wickets in this season.
Meanwhile, apart from the pacer Siddle’s one five-wicket haul claim in this season, right-arm pacer Wes Agar is also very consistent with the ball in hand as he took two wickets each in all the three matches in this season (6 wickets).
Peter Siddle (C), Wes Agar, Danny Briggs, Rashid Khan, Harry Nielsen (wk), Liam O’Connor, Spencer Johnson, Matt Renshaw, Phil Salt, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Daniel Worrall
Forms in the BBL 10 (Oldest to latest): Lost, Won and Lost
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 13: Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers – Match Prediction
Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers are very competitive sides as Strikers are leading the head-to-head contest by 6-5 margin. The absence of captain Alex Carey can hurt Strikers’ batting while they still have in-form pacers.