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On the 23rd of December, Brisbane Heat will host Adelaide Strikers at The Gabba in Brisbane. The two teams have played against each other five times with Heat winning twice and the Strikers three times. The most recent match was a victory for the Strikers. In this Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers betting preview, we cover the form of both teams and the available betting markets.
Brisbane Looking to Bring on the Heat
Brisbane Heat will believe that their batters can harm the Adelaide Strikers more than enough. Sam Billings, Usman Khawaja, Marnus Labuschagne, Colin Munro, and Matthew Renshaw are among the Heat’s high-scoring batsmen. These five batters have a reputation for producing when their team most needs it. As a result, the Heat can rest easy knowing that they are ready to handle any bowling the Strikers may throw their way.
Billings is the player to keep an eye on here. He has a staggering portfolio and a long list of remarkable innings. Labuschagne, who is in excellent form, is another guy to keep an eye on. The Heat may turn to Mitchell Swepson if they need someone they can rely on because he is a well-known figure. Although he might be a bit of a wild card, the player is unplayable when in top form. He might be crucial in helping the Heat defeat the Strikers at home.
Adelaide Strikers Aim to Increase Winning Run
In the head-to-head battle, Adelaide Striker come out on top. The most recent match between the two Big Bash League sides was a win for the Strikers. In the build-up to this encounter, the Strikers have a few tricks up their sleeves.
One of the best performers in the Strikers team is the top-order batsman Matthew Short. The seasoned professional has played ten 20-over games in his career and scored a total of 450 runs. That averages to 45 runs per innings. Short will be the one to carry the Strikers to victory but he will also have help from Henry Hunt.
The opening batsman Hunt has been impressive in the six matches he has played. He has a total of 102 runs that averages to 17.00 per innings. Whilst a run rate of 17 is not incredibly impressive, Hunt has been in fine form recently and is constantly improving. He may be a wild card but can definitely lead the Striker to victory.
In terms of their bowling prospects, the Strikers have two incredibly experienced bowlers in Peter Siddle and Henry Thornton. The one to keep an eye on is Siddle, who has played ten Big Bash League matches and taken 19 wickets. His impressive bowling only amounts to 6.83 economy-wise. As for Thornton, the bowlers has played 8 matches and taken 17 wickets. He is the slightly more costly one, but still only has an economy of 7.82. Ultimately, the bowling fire-power of the Strikers is far more impressive than that of the Heat.
Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers Betting Preview: Available Markets
The 22Bet Sportsbook offers a wide variety of betting markets. According to the sportsbook, customers can place bets on a variety of outcomes, including specifics like the outcome of the first ball or the coin toss. The odds of either team winning the coin toss are 1.85.
You can wager on a variety of outcomes for the first ball, including as whether it will be a dot ball, one run, a four, a six, a wicket, or a no ball. You can also place a bet on which team will have a stronger opening partnership. The odds on either team are 1.85, while the odds on a partnership totaling even at the start pay out 34 times.
Sports lovers can place bets on how the first wicket will turn out. The odds of the batter being caught are 1.4, of being run out are 10, of being stumped are 15, of being bowled are 4,74, and of being LBW are 4.24.
Our Pre-Play Predictions
In this Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers betting preview, we have also included our own tips. According to our latest cricket betting tips, we believe that the match will go to Adelaine Strikers. The away team are in better form and have a history of coming up trumps when the pressure is on.
Andre Russell and Matthew Short are likely to be the leading batsmen for either team that scores the most runs. Andre Russell and Peter Siddle are projected to take the most wickets overall. Andre Russell and Matthew Short are probably going to be the big hitters who hit the most sixes. Basically, we think Peter Siddle will be the player of the game, but we also suggest keeping a watch on Andrew Russell.
The Adelaide Strikers anticipate scoring more than 170 runs. Brisbane Heat will likely score no more than 130 runs, in our opinion. We suggest betting on Adelaide Strikers if you want to place a Handicap wager.