Big Bash

Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers Big Bash Tips: Mean bowling units to dominate

Michael neser
Heat need a big performance from 9/1 man of match price Neser

Ed Hawkins previews the final qualifiers from Cararra on Monday with the winner advancing to the final to meet the Sixers...


Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers
Monday 22 January, 08:40
TV: Live on Sky Sports

Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers team news

Heat looked half the batting side shorn of Colin Munro and Sam Billings against Sixers. A target of 153 was gettable but they collapsed in a heap. All-rounder Jack Wildermuth has been added to the squad.

Possible XI: Brown, Perison, McSweeney, Renshaw, Bryant, Walter, Neser, Bartlett, Johnson, Swepson, Kuhnemann

Strikers produced the performance of the tournament by razing Perth at the Optus. Their guts to play two spinners paid off and they have to be considered a serious bowling unit after a mid-season change in tactics.

Probable XI: M Short, D Short, Weatherald, Kelly, Nielsen, Manenti, Bazley, Thronton, Payne, Boyce, Pope

Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers pitch report

There have been 12 Bash matches and one T20i at Carrara since 2020. Only four first-innings busted 160 or more. Heat restricted Sixers to 157 in the qualifier. With Strikers having only four batters, their resurgence with the ball and a mean Heat attack in play, a 20-overs par line is a short at around the 160.5 mark.

Back under 160.5 20 over runs @ 2.001/1

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Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers match odds

It is fair to say that Strikers have coped far better than Heat with the player drain. And man for man they probably have the edge.

They can match Heat with the ball and in their top three, led by top tournament bat Matt Short, they have more power. This looks like a choice affair and Strikers are underrated at 2.1411/10 to win a sixth-straight game.

Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers player bets

Matt Short had a rare off day at the Optus so a boosted 23/103.30 about a top bat win will have appeal. If Heat are to turn things around then Michael Neser may need to be the architect. He has appeal for man of the match at 9/110.00.


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