Brisbane heat is all set to take on Adelaide strikers at Gabba today and it will be the 14th encounter in this season. Brisbane Heat is currently sitting at the bottom of the points table with 2 losses in two games. They are back from the well-deserved break and will look to turn their tables with a win against Adelaide Strikers. Led by Chris Lynn they are unlucky to lose their last game despite scoring 179 on a tricky pitch against Sydney thunder. Daniel Sams took the game away from them. However, two losses won’t define the team’s fortunes as they have got stars players in the name of Chris Lynn and Mujeeb Ur Rahman. If they play up to their potential they are the team to watch out for this season.
Adelaide strikers on another hand have started the season well by collecting 5 points in 3 games. But they have suffered a loss in their last game against Sydney Sixers. Daniel Christian’s masterclass took the game away from them and led to a 38-run loss. Adding woes to their fortune they will be without their captain Alex Carey, Harry Conway due to cross-border regulations. Harry Nielson is expected to take the gloves in the absence of Captain Alex Carey and Peter Siddle is expected to lead the side. Rashid Khan is doing the right job by picking wickets but at the same time, he needs to be careful in containing runs as well. Senior players like Matt Renshaw should take more responsibility on their shoulders.
Players to watch out for:
Chris Lynn is yet to come up with a good score. Though he has got the starts he couldn’t able to convert them. There is no doubt in his ability but he needs to spend some time in the middle and get the things going. He will look to come up with a good performance that will help his team to turn the tables.
Adelaide strikers will be heavily relying on Rashid khan to put a strong performance that will help his team to emerge as victorious. 22-year old senior proceeds to contain runs in the middle that will make a huge impact against opponent middle order.
As you know Gabba is always a paradise for bowlers so quick bowlers are expected to dominate the proceedings. This will be the first match at gabba this season and the average score is 133. So winning toss and bowling first will be the ideal option for captains.
Expected playing XI:
Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett, Chris Lynn (c), Daniel Lawrence, Tom Cooper, Jack Wildermuth, Jimmy Pierson (wk), Mark Steketee, Matt Kuhnemann, Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Phil Salt, Jake Weatherald, Matt Renshaw, Harry Nielsen (wk), Jon Wells, Matt Short, Liam Scott, Rashid Khan, Wes Agar, Peter Siddle (c), Danny Briggs
As both the teams will be looking for Free Cricket Betting Tips to back to winning ways, you can expect a nail-biting encounter. Brisbane Heat is a more settled unit than Adelaide strikers so they can emerge as victorious today.