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BBL 2021/22 Match 41, HEA vs HUR – Fantasy Preview, Predictions and MPL Top Picks

Match: Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes

Date: January 8th, 2021 – 3 PM IST

Venue: The Gabba, Brisbane

Where and what time to watch HEA vs HUR BBL match live in India 

The match is being telecasted by Sony Sports Network. It can be watched on Sony Six, Sony Six HD, Sony Ten 1 and Sony Ten 1 HD. BBL will also be streamed live on the Sony LIV app.

HEA vs HUR – What to Expect

Brisbane Heat has been ailing in the sixth position of the points table with just three wins from the nine games that they have played so far. Their net run-rate has also been all over the place as it reads -.37. Their counterparts for the upcoming game, Hobart Hurricanes has won four games so far from the nine that they have played so far. They are dangling by a thread in the top half of the points table with a fourth position in the points table so far.

The Heat was outclassed in their last game by Melbourne Renegade after suffering a denting blow at the hands of the raging Covid 19. Jake Lehmann played a fine knock of 65 runs from just 52 deliveries to lead the charge but he didn’t get ample support for himself. David Grant was sublime with the ball in his arms but the total on the cards was too modest to be defended.

The Hurricanes will be coming to this encounter on the back of a drubbing at the hands of the Adelaide Strikers. They had a batting collapse with D’Arcy being the leading scorer and a late lunge of desperation from Tim David. They were outclassed by a seasoned Peter Siddle’s brutal pace. Despite Sandeep Lamichhane claiming a brace for just 22 runs, it wasn’t enough for them to secure a win.

This will be a captivating clash given the zeal for both the teams to stitch together a fight that would get them back to the winning ways. A win for the Hurricanes will help them to stay afloat in the upper half of the table while a victory swinging the other way can bring in a paradigm shift in the points table.

Pitch Report of HEA vs HUR, Match 42

Needless to say, but the surface of the Gabba has always been a paradise for the fast bowlers. It will be no exception this time either as the pacers will get substantial assistance from the surface. There will be the pace and bounce on offer while the batters will have their task cut out, especially in the initial overs when the ball will remain new.

Brisbane Heat – Expected XI and Team News

Jake Lehmann will continue to be a major prospect after he impressed heavily with a quickfire 65 from 52 balls. They also be turning their gaze towards Sam Heazlett who has been phenomenal with the bat and has mustered a good number of runs. Afghan spinner, Mujeeb ur Rahman have also promised decent figures with an economy rate of 6.

Probable playing XI of Brisbane Heat: Jake Lehmann, Jack Clayton, Fakhar Zaman, Sam Heazlett, Tom Cooper (c), Lachlan Pfeffer (wk), Steven McGiffin, Will Prestwidge, Ronan McDonald, David Grant, Mujeeb ur Rahman

Hobart Hurricanes – Expected XI and Team News

The Hurricanes have named their 14-man squad for the upcoming clash against the Heat. They will be led by Peter Handscomb who will be relying heavily on the likes of all-rounder, Tim David and batter, D’Arcy Short. Short has managed to belt out a fine display so far with the willow and will once again be their best bet against the Heat.

Probable playing XI of Hobart Hurricanes

Ben McDermott, D’Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Tom Lammonby, Peter Handscomb (c), Tim David, Wil Parker, Thomas Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane, Gabe Bell

Head-to-head record of HEA vs HUR

The two teams have so far played 19 games so far out of which the Hobart Hurricanes have managed to win 11 games while the Heat could only win 8 fixtures. Last year’s BBL witnessed a thrilling encounter between these two rivals as the Hurricanes managed to seal the fate of the game by a solitary run.

Total – 19

Brisbane Heat – 8

Hobart Hurricanes – 11

Tied – 0

HEA vs HUR: Five players to watch out

Ben McDermott has failed to find his stride in the last two games but he still aces the run-scoring list with 364 runs from 7 games so far.

Tim David will be a big name to watch out for in this contest as he has so far thrived substantially with the bat and the ball. He has managed to score 120 runs so far at an average of 24 at a staggering strike rate of 162.16.

D’Arcy Short has also thrived significantly with both the bat and the ball. He has managed to rack up 265 runs so far and has also claimed 3 wickets so far.

Mujeeb ur Rehman hasn’t been as successful as he would have hoped for given his proclivity for wickets. However, his economy rate has been absolutely brilliant which reads 6.05. He has also managed to claim 7 wickets from the 9 games that he has played so far in the latest edition of the BBL.

Thomas Rogers has been in intimidating touch so far with 14 wickets from 8 games. He has managed to rack up a magical economy rate of 7.06. He has claimed 3 wickets for 24 as his tournament-best so far. He has also managed to score 50 runs with the bat.

Note: The players recommended here need not be a part of the Playing 11 on game day. Users are advised to do their own research also and follow official sources and create their teams

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