2019-20 Big Bash League – Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers Preview & Prediction

THE FACTS

When is Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers taking place? Tuesday 14th January, 2020 – 04:40 (UK)

Where is Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers taking place? Brisbane Cricket Ground, Brisbane

What is the expected weather for Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers? 28c with some scattered thunderstorms expected which could scupper play

What television channel is Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers on in the UK? BT Sport have the rights to BBL09 matches so it is worth checking their schedule

Where can I stream Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers in the UK? If televised, BT Sport subscribers will be able to stream the match live via the BT Sport website & app

Where can I get tickets for Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers? Visit the official BBL website for ticket information

What was the outcome in the last meeting? Brisbane Heat beat Adelaide Strikers by 6 wickets

THE TEAM NEWS

BRISBANE HEAT

  • Brisbane Heat’s three-match winning streak was ended by Perth Scorchers and will now be under pressure in this double-header against Adelaide Strikers as they face two tough contests against a team that they are competing with for a spot in the finals.
  • After some promising displays, the Heat were poor with both bat and ball as they were comfortably defeated by the Scorchers although Tom Banton struck his third half-century of the tournament.
  • That was Banton’s last involvement for the Heat along with Zahir Khan as they are replaced by fellow international pair AB de Villiers and Mujeeb Ur Rahman and that duo are included in this squad for the game against the Strikers.

ADELAIDE STRIKERS

  • After a run of three matches without a win, Adelaide Strikers made a timely return to winning ways as they defeated Melbourne Renegades in impressive fashion last time out and will look to build on that effort.
  • The Strikers set the Renegades 174 to win thanks to a half-century from Jonathan Wells but it was the bowling unit who took the plaudits with Peter Siddle starring with figures of 3-14 as his side skittled the Melbourne side for just 110 to claim a 63-run victory.
  • After such a solid display in that contest, the Strikers may opt to name an unchanged side although Liam O’Connor and Billy Stanlake will be hoping to force their way into the starting XI after they were named in the 13-man squad.

THE PREDICTION

Brisbane Heat lost for the first time in four matches last time out whilst it was the opposite for Adelaide Strikers as they ended their run without a win. They now face-off in the first of a double-header and the outcome of these games could go a long way to determining the respective fate of each side in their bid to make the finals. The Heat are buoyed by the arrival of international stars AB de Villiers and Mujeeb Ur Rahman and they can light the Gabba up to help their side get back to winning ways.

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