Heat v Hurricanes betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL Match 16 Preview
Welcome to our Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 16 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at the Gabba in Brisbane on Sunday, December 27.
On paper this looks like being a one-sided affair and the addition of the world’s No.1-ranked T20 batsman Dawid Malan to the Hurricanes has made the Heat’s hope even more forlorn.
Hobart Hurricanes are riding high at the top of the table with three wins from four matches and some of the hottest players in BBL10 in power-hitting batsmen Ben McDermott and Colin Ingram and veteran paceman James Faulkner.
They can now also add Malan to join the team after his quarantine period. Check the teams in the lead-up to the match as they are not finalised until the toss. Nepalese leg-spinner Sandeep Lamichhane is another due to be available soon after Christmas.
The Hurricanes, of course, have been playing in the Tasmanian bubble so now must bring their show on the road.
They face the Heat, who are winless after three matches and without BBL legend Chris Lynn for at least the next couple of weeks after he suffered a hamstring strain in the warm-up for their most recent match, a narrow loss to Adelaide Strikers.
The Heat came close to their first win thanks to a wonderful knock from stand-in captain Jimmy Peirson, but that can’t disguise the poor form of the Heat top order. If they fail again it’s hard to see the Brisbane team notching a first win for the season in this clash.
If the Heat can’t turn things around in this match, it’s hard to see them having any chance of featuring in the finals in a month or so.
Read on for our free Heat v Hurricanes tips ahead of their T20 clash in Brisbane on Sunday, December 27.
Heat v Hurricanes BBL teams
Brisbane Heat (possible): Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Dan Lawrence, Tom Cooper, Simon Milenko, Jack Wildermuth, Jimmy Peirson (c, wk), Mark Steketee, Matt Kuhnemann , Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Hobart Hurricanes (possible): D’Arcy Short, Will Jacks, Ben McDermott (wk), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (c), Colin Ingram, Keemo Paul, Tim David, James Faulkner, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Riley Meredith.
Heat v Hurricanes BBL odds
Head to head odds: Brisbane Heat $2.50, Hobart Hurricanes $1.54
Man of the match betting:
$7 D’Arcy Short
$8.50 Dawid Malan
$10 Colin Ingram, Ben McDermott
$11 Max Bryant
$12 Sam Heazlett, Will Jacks
Top run-scorer Heat odds:
$4 Max Bryant
$4.50 Sam Heazlett, Daniel Lawrence
$6 Tom Cooper
$6.50 Simon Milenko
$9 Jimmy Peirson
Top run-scorer Hurricanes odds:
$3.50 D’Arcy Short
$4 Dawid Malan
$4.50 Colin Ingram
$4.75 Ben McDermott
$5.50 Will Jacks
$6 Peter Handscomb
Top wicket-taker Heat odds:
$3.75 Ben Laughlin, Mujeeb Ur Rahman
$4 Morne Morkel
$4.50 Xavier Bartlett, Lewis Gregory, Mark Steketee
$5 Jack Wildermuth, Matthew Kuhnemann
Top wicket-taker Hurricanes odds:
$3.50 James Faulkner
$4.25 Riley Meredith
$4.50 Scott Boland
$5 David Moody, Keemo Paul
$5.50 Johan Botha, Nathan Ellis, Nick Winter
Heat v Hurricanes betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Heat v Hurricanes tips for Sunday’s BBL clash.
Mujeeb Ur Rahman top wicket-taker for Heat
The young spinner is a rising star and should be much better for a hit-out or two after recovering from Covid-19. Most of the Hurricanes batsmen are comfortable against pace but can struggle at times against good spin bowling and Mujeeb Ur Rahman offers a real point of difference to a workmanlike attack.
Tom Cooper top run-scorer for the Heat
Cooper is a vastly experienced cricketer and he looks in marginally better form than the others in the top order, who really need to start swinging with a bit of confidence. Cooper may not need too many runs to be top-scorer and the $6 looks value with Unibet.
Heat v Hurricanes prediction 27/12/2020
Funny things happen in T20 cricket but it’s hard to see the Heat winning this one against arguably the best batting side in the BBL. The Hurricanes were already flying and they have added the brutal Malan to the mix. An impressive display here will likely take them to the top of overall betting to win their maiden BBL title. Our final Heat v Hurricanes prediction: A big win for the Hurricanes.
Heat v Hurricanes lowdown
Australia: Fox Sports, KAYO, Channel Seven. South Africa: SuperSport. Britain: BT Sport. India: Sony Sports Network. Live stream: SonyLiv. New Zealand: Sky Sport. Pakistan: Ten Sports. Sri Lanka: Sony Six. West Indies: Sports Max, Flow Sports.
The game starts at 6.15pm local time (1.45pm India Standard Time) on December 27, 2020.
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