Hurricanes v Heat betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL Match 20 Preview
Welcome to our Hobart Hurricanes v Brisbane Heat betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 20 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at the Gabba in Brisbane on Wednesday, December 30.
These teams clashed just three days earlier at the same ground with the Heat finally registering their first win of the season, with Englishman Lewis Gregory man of the match with his three-wicket haul.
While you should always check the teams in the lead-up to the match as they are not finalised until the toss, you can expect some key personnel changes for this return bout.
Englishman Joe Denly has completed quarantine and is some chance of being thrown straight into the action as an “X-factor” player. Fellow Englishman Dan Lawrence has completed his BBL stint with the Heat, with all-rounder Simon Milenko his likely replacement.
The Hurricanes will almost certainly be without veteran all-rounder James Faulkner (hamstring), who has been in such great form this season.
Brisbane’s weather forecast for this game is not great so it’s worthwhile checking in late. Of course, the toss becomes even more vital if the match is shortened by rain.
Read on for our free Hurricanes v Heat tips ahead of their T20 clash in Brisbane on Wednesday, December 30.
Hurricanes v Heat BBL teams
Hobart Hurricanes (possible): D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott (wk), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (c), Colin Ingram, Tim David, Nick Winter, Nathan Ellis, Scott Boland, Wil Parker, Riley Meredith.
Brisbane Heat (possible): Sam Heazlett, Max Bryant, Simon Milenko, Tom Cooper, Jack Wildermuth, Lewis Gregory, Jimmy Peirson (c, wk), James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
Hurricanes v Heat BBL odds
Head to head odds: Hobart Hurricanes $1.62, Brisbane Heat $2.30
Man of the match betting:
$7 D’Arcy Short
$8.50 Dawid Malan
$9 Ben McDermott
$10 Joe Denly
$11 Colin Ingram
$13 Max Bryant, Sam Heazlett
Top run-scorer Hurricanes odds:
$3.50 D’Arcy Short
$4.25 Dawid Malan, Colin Ingram
$4.50 Ben McDermott
$7 Peter Handscomb
Top run-scorer Heat odds:
$3.50 Joe Denly
$4.25 Max Bryant
$4.50 Sam Heazlett
$6 Tom Cooper
$6.50 Simon Milenko
$7.50 Jimmy Peirson
Top wicket-taker Hurricanes odds:
$4 Riley Meredith
$4.50 Scott Boland, Nathan Ellis
$5 David Moody, Keemo Paul, Nick Winter
Top wicket-taker Heat odds:
$3.75 Mujeeb Ur Rahman
$4 Lewis Gregory
$4.33 Xavier Bartlett
$4.50 Mark Steketee
$5 Jack Wildermuth, Matthew Kuhnemann
Hurricanes v Heat betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Hurricanes v Heat tips for Wednesday night’s BBL clash.
Ben McDermott man of the match at $9
The powerful wicketkeeper-batsman opened the innings and looked in great touch before a soft dismissal. McDermott has arguably been the top batsman in the BBL this season and if he gets started the ‘Canes can quickly run up a big score. He seems to have sorted out his weakness against spin this season.
Riley Meredith leading wicket-taker for Hurricanes
Meredith is one of the few bowlers in the country who can safely qualify for the ”express bowler” tag. He was clocking up around 150kmh at the weekend and bowling with real aggression. He is also paying around $2.35 to take more than 1.5 wickets in the match.
Hurricanes v Heat prediction 30/12/2020
The Heat finally got on the board with their win against the Hurricans at the weekend, but we have no doubt the ‘Canes will hit back hard and their batting line-up is simply outstanding. World No.1 T20 batsman Dawid Malan will be better for his first knock, while Riley Meredith leads a handy if not spectacular bowling crew. The Heat still look a little shaky in the middle order. Our final Heat v Hurricanes prediction: Hurricanes to extract their revenge quickly.
Hurricanes v Heat 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 30, 2020.
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