The reverse leg of Tuesday afternoon’s one-sided affair will play out between the Strikers and Heat and the Adelaide Oval this afternoon. We take a look at Friday’s (17/1/2020) BBL Big Bash 2020 match which is between the Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat. The Brisbane Heat go into the match as favourites but the bookies have it as a pretty even match.
When: Friday, 17th January at 3:41PM
Where: Adelaide Oval
Bet: Bet On This Match HERE
The Strikers were awful earlier this week. They failed to get anything of a foothold at The Gabba and were lucky to break triple figures. They will need to improve tenfold if they are any hope of reversing the result, but they have well and truly fallen out of form and it’s tough imagining them winning.
The Heat were the opposite of the Strikers in Brisbane (obviously) and loom as a serious BBL 9 contender. AB de Villiers looked excellent in his Heat debut, while James Pattinson was virtually unplayable.
I’m expecting a slightly better performance from the Strikers at home, but a similar result.
Tip: Brisbane Heat $1.66
Value BET: Man of the Match: AB de Villiers at $7.00
Adelaide Strikers squad
Travis Head (c), Wes Agar, Alex Carey (wk), Harry Conway, Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Jake Lehmann, Michael Neser, Harry Nielsen, Liam O’Connor, Phil Salt (England), Matt Short, Peter Siddle, Billy Stanlake, Cameron Valente, Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells, Cameron White, Nick Winter
Brisbane Heat squad
Chris Lynn (c), Tom Banton (England), Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, AB de Villiers (South Africa), Cameron Gannon, Sam Heazlett, Zahir Khan (Afghanistan – international replacement), Matt Kuhnemann, Marnus Labuschagne, Josh Lalor, Ben Laughlin, James Pattinson, Jimmy Peirson, Jack Prestwidge, Matt Renshaw, Mark Steketee, Mitch Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan)