Match 13 of the Big Bash League (BBL) 2020 will see the Brisbane Heat take on the Adelaide Strikers at the Gabba on Wednesday.
The Heat have been painful so far winless in two games. Despite their captain Chris Lynn taking out the goods in the team’s previous fight against the Sydney Thunder, they were nullified by Daniel Sams’ whirlwind shot.
The Heat would be eager to overcome that defeat and record their first win of the season, especially in front of the home crowd. With the likes of Daniel Lawrence and Jack Wildermuth also in their ranks, the Heat would have envisioned their possibilities at the Gabba.
The Adelaide Strikers also enter this game in the wake of a defeat. The Strikers were canceled by Daniel Christian and the Sydney Sixers bowlers. So far they have only managed to record one win in the tournament.
To make matters worse for the Strikers, both Alex Carey and Harry Conway were banned from Wednesday’s game due to border restrictions. However, they still have a resourceful team, with Matt Renshaw and Phil Salt key to their fortunes.
Although the Brisbane Heat are clearly favorites ahead of this clash, the Strikers possess a powerful bowling attack led by Rashid Khan. With both teams looking forward to bouncing back, another crack game awaits in BBL 2020.
Teams to choose from
Chris Lynn (c), Xavier Bartlett, James Bazley, Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Tom Cooper, Lewis Gregory, Sam Heazlett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Ben Laughlin, Dan Lawrence, Morne Morkel, Mujeeb ur Rahman, Jimmy Peirson, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Jack Wildermuth, Matthew Willans.
Travis Head (c), Wes Agar, Danny Briggs, Alex Carey, Harry Conway, Rashid Khan, Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Matt Renshaw, Phil Salt, Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Daniel Worrall, Jon Wells, Cameron White, Daniel Worrall
Expected play 11
Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, Chris Lynn (C), Tom Cooper, Dan Lawrence, Jimmy Peirson (WK), Jack Wildermuth, Mujeeb ur Rehman, Ben Laughlin, Mark Steketee and Matthew Kuhnemann
Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Harry Nielsen (WK), Jono Wells, Matt Short, Rashid Khan, Danny Briggs, Daniel Worrall, Wes Agar and Peter Siddle
Match: Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, Match 13
Date: December 23, 2020, 1:45 pm IST
Location: The Gabba, Brisbane
This being the first game at the Gabba, a fresh field awaits the two sides. Gabba is known for hosting high-scoring games and it shouldn’t be any different on Wednesday as well.
The ball should enter the bat fairly well, although hitters will need to keep an eye on the extra bounce offered. This being a high scoring venue, both teams would be eager to chase after winning the draw.
A total of around 170-180 should be good enough with conditions that shouldn’t change much as the game progresses.
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