In the 20th match of the Big Bash League 2020/21 (BBL 10), Hobart Hurricanes will take on Brisbane Heat at Brisbane Cricket Ground (Woolloongabba, Brisbane) on Wednesday (30th December) night.
The fourth-positioned team in the latest BBL 10 points table Hobart Hurricanes will play their sixth match of this season. Meanwhile, Brisbane Heat will play their fifth game of this tournament who are currently in the sixth position. While Hurricanes have earned 11 points, Heat have 5 points in their account.
In their previous game of this tournament, they faced each other at the same venue. Heat won that match by four wickets.
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 20: Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat – Match Preview
Out of their first five matches of this season, Hobart Hurricanes won thrice and lost twice. In the last game, Hurricanes suffered a defeat against Heat. So, they will try their best to take proper revenge in the forthcoming match.
Only James Faulkner is absence from the previous squad as he had a hamstring injury during the last game.
They have four batsmen who have already scored one fifty each in this tournament. These batsmen are Colin Ingram, Ben McDermott, Tim David and D’Arcy Short. While their leading wicket-taker of this season James Faulkner (8 wickets) is unavailable, Riley Meredith and Nathan Ellis have scalped 7 and 6 wickets respectively.
Scott Boland, Johan Botha, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Peter Handscomb, Colin Ingram, Dawid Malan, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, David Moody, Mitchell Owen, Wil Parker, Keemo Paul, D’Arcy Short, Charlie Wakim, Nick Winter, Macalister Wright
Forms in the BBL 10 (Oldest to latest): Won, Won, Lost, Won and Lost
After suffering three consecutive defeats, Brisbane Heat finally claimed their first victory of this tournament in their fourth game. Moreover, they won that match against Hurricanes, whom they will face again on Wednesday.
Their latest in-form batsman is their stand-in captain Jimmy Pierson, who remained not out in all the last three matches. Moreover, he has scored one half-century. The other half-centurion in BBL 10 from this squad is regular skipper Chris Lynn, who is currently out from the squad due to hamstring injury.
Jack Wildermuth and Mark Steketee have taken 5 wickets each in this tournament. In the meantime, Lewis Gregory made his BBL debut in the last game, where he won Player of the Match award for his impressive bowling performance (4-0-22-3).
Meanwhile, Jack Sinfield and English cricketer Joe Denly have been added in the squad. While Sinfield initially joined the squad as the replacement of English all-rounder Lewis Gregory, he left the side after the English cricketer joined the team. Now, Sinfield is the replacement of former South African cricketer Morne Morkel. Morkel will join the team in the new year as a local player (lives in northern beaches region of Sydney) after completing his mandatory quarantine period.
Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Tom Cooper, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Jimmy Peirson (C), Lachy Pfeffer, Simon Milenko, Jack Sinfield, Mark Steketee, Connor Sully, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Jack Wildermuth, Jack Wood
Forms in the BBL 10 (Oldest to latest): Lost, Lost, Lost and Won
Big Bash League 2020-21 (BBL 10), Match 20: Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat – Match Prediction
Talking about the present form, Hobart Hurricanes are in better position despite losing the last game against Brisbane Heat, who claimed their first win this season. However, Heat are currently enjoying three-match winning streak against Hurricanes, which will give more confidence to BBL 02 winners.
As Heat side hasn’t settled yet properly, Hurricanes are favourite for this upcoming match.