The Gabba will play host to Monday's Round 7 BBL game between Brisbane Heat and Perth Scorchers. The game kicks off at 8:15 pm with Perth Scorchers heading into the game as favourites with the bookmakers. Continue reading for our in-depth preview of the Brisbane Heat vs. Perth Scorchers game and give you our free tips and bets.
When: Monday January 17, 2022 at 8:15 pm
Where: The Gabba
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Brisbane Heat vs Perth Scorchers Preview
The Brisbane Heat will put it all on the line come Monday evening in a clash which will determine whether they can cling onto their last ditch hopes at making the finals when they take on the Perth Scorchers in a game which has been shifted to Melbourne in line with the tournament’s decision to move all eight teams into a hub.
The Heat’s form has been shoddy to say the least, losing three of their last five, and a do or die game against the red-hot Scorchers, who have only lost two out of twelve all year, is most certainly not what the doctor ordered.
Brisbane have felt just a few pieces of the puzzle away from putting it all together, but whether it be a lack of useful contributions with the bat, or a lack of consistency with their bowling, it’s hard to see them knocking over the Scorchers, or playing deep into the finals should they eventually make it there.
The Scorchers themselves have relied on individual performances at times with the bat, however, their work with the ball has been first-rate. Between AJ Tye, Matthew Kelly, Ashton Agar, Tymal Mills, Jason Behrendorff and Peter Hatzogolou, they have six bowlers who have all taken more than ten wickets, which is well ahead of any other team, while all six concede less than eight runs per over.
That sort of work with the ball means they haven’t had to rely on their batting, and puts enormous pressure on opposition line-ups. Given the Heat have only posted 150 or more twice in their last six games, and crumbled for just 90 last time out against the Adelaide Strikers, this looks a bridge too far for them.
Scorchers to win and lock up top spot on the table.
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