Strikers v Heat betting tips, prediction & odds; BBL match 46 Preview
Welcome to our Adelaide Strikers v Brisbane Heat betting tips, winner prediction and odds analysis for Game 46 of the 2020-21 Big Bash League at Adelaide Oval on Thursday, January 21.
We have reached the pointy end of the season and there is so much at stake in this game, with the losers likely to be out of the running for BBL|10. The Strikers are languishing in second-last place and the Heat third-last.
But on the flip side a win for either team will thrust them right back into the mix and both teams are not surprisingly trying to rush their Australian Test stars back into action for this match.
The Strikers are expected to regain star batsman Travis Head and paceman/all-rounder Michael Neser for this match, while the Heat are racing against time to include ace batsman Marnus Labuschagne and leg-spinner Mitchell Swepson.
The inclusion of Head could be particularly timely for the Strikers, who rolled for a pathetic 68 in their most recent match against the Stars at the MCG.
It’s worth checking the teams at the latest possible point because players of that quality could make all the difference.
Read on for our free Strikers v Heat tips ahead of their T20 clash in Adelaide on Thursday, January 21.
Strikers v Heat BBL teams
Adelaide Strikers (possible): Phil Salt, Alex Carey (c) (wk), Matthew Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Travis Head/Ryan Gibson, Michael Neser/Cameron Valente, Daniel Worrall, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, Liam O’Connor.
Brisbane Heat (possible): Chris Lynn (c), Max Bryant, Joe Denly, Marnus Labuschagne/Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Lewis Gregory, James Bazley, Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Mitchell Swepson/Matthew Kuhnemann, Morne Morkel.
Strikers v Heat BBL odds
Head to head odds: Adelaide Strikers $2, Brisbane Heat $1.81
Man of the match betting:
$7 Chris Lynn
$8 Alex Carey, Travis Head
$10 Phil Salt
$11 Max Bryant, Joe Denly
$12 Matt Renshaw, Jake Weatherald
Top run scorer Strikers odds:
$3.60 Alex Carey
$3.75 Travis Head
$4.50 Phil Salt
$5 Matt Renshaw
$5.50 Jake Weatherald, Jon Wells
$7.50 Harry Nielsen
$10 Ryan Gibson
Top run scorer Heat odds:
$3 Chris Lynn
$4.50 Max Bryant, Joe Denly
$5.50 Joe Burns
$6 Sam Heazlett
$7 Tom Cooper
Top wicket-taker Strikers odds:
$3.50 Wes Agar
$3.75 Peter Siddle
$4.50 Dan Worrall, Michael Neser
$5 Danny Briggs, Harry Conway
$5.50 Liam O’Connor
Top wicket-taker Heat odds:
$3.75 Mark Steketee,
$4 Morne Morkel
$4.50 Jack Wildermuth, Ben Laughlin
$5 Xavier Bartlett
$5.50 Lewis Gregory, Matthew Kuhnemann
Strikers v Heat betting tips
Our cricket tipsters have examined the odds and found several Strikers v Heat tips for Thursday’s BBL clash.
Alex Carey man of the match
The Strikers keeper and star batsman should appreciate having Head back in the team to take a little of the pressure off him. He is also due for a big one with the bat.
Mitch Swepson most wickets for Heat
The leggie is a high-class bowler and if he gets the chance to play here he should be ideally suited. The Heat really lost a cutting edge from their attack with mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman departing to play for the Afghan national team but Swepson is also a constant threat.
Strikers v Heat prediction 21/1/2021
It’s all on the line here for both teams and a lot will hinge on what teams make it on to the park. For example the Striker are sweating on the return of Peter Siddle, who suffered a fractured thumb on his non-bowling hand. This should be a tight one but the home advantage is important for the Strikers and they should have a couple of fresh players in Head and Neser just busting to play. Our final Strikers v Heat prediction: Strikers to win.
Strikers 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 6.45pm local time (1.45pm India Standard Time) on January 21, 2021.
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