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BRISBANE HEAT VS ADELAIDE STRIKERS ELIMINATOR MATCH PREDICTION

Finally, Big Bash League has reached its climax. Brisbane Heat will take on Adelaide strikers in the first eliminator today at Gabba. Both the teams have ended the tournament with 28 points but Brisbane heat edged strikers in securing 4th place due to their superior run rate. Heat is the well-balanced squad with in-form players in their ranks. Led by Chris Lynn the team has won 7 out of 14 matches they have played and they have got the useful contribution from their captain and all-rounders like Jack Wildermuth and Lewis Gregory. Their latest addition MarnusLabuschagne is chipping with useful contributions at the right time and has won two Man of the Match awards. Joe Denly and Joe burs are also in the good touch which adds value to their middle order. But the big innings is not coming from their bat yet. Today can be their day which will help heat to get past the victory margin. When it comes to their bowling ben Laughlin is doing a fabulous job along with Jack Wildermuth and Swepson is also contributing with the ball. So you can expect heat putting up a gritty fight.

Adelaide strikers on another hand have once again secured their knockout spot with their captain Alex Carey leading from the front. Availability of Travis Head and Michael Nesser has changed their team composition as both chipping with useful contributions. Their availability makes the side look like a new threat in knockouts. Wes Agar and Peter Siddle are doing a fabulous job with the ball as the duo has picked up 39 wickets between them. Strikers might be low on their confidence as they have lost their previous encounter against thunder. But with the availability of Travis Head and Michael Nesser might help them to put up a strong performance today. Strikers are enjoying the right balance with the right mix of youth and experience. So you can expect a cracking encounter between these two sides.

Players to watch out for:

Alex Carey:

Alex Carey has been named in Australian squad for South Africa test series thanks to kind of form he has shown in ongoing big bash league. So he will look to put up a strong performance that will help him to revive his international career.

Travis Head:

Travis head hasn’t enjoyed a very good series against India but eventually shown in class when to return to Big Bash League. He is doing exceptionally well and his all-round performance has earned him the Man of the Match twice. Today he will look to repeat the same performance that will help his side to emerge as victorious.

Pitch report:

Pitch at Gabba will traditionally assist seam bowlers. Today also there will not be an exception. So batting first will be a viable option.

Expected playing XI:

Brisbane Heat

Chris Lynn (C), Max Bryant, MarnusLabuschagne, Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (WK), Lewis Gregory, Jack Prestwidge, Mark Steketee, Ben Laughlin/Xavier Bartlett and Mitchell Swepson.

Adelaide Strikers

Alex Carey (WK), Jake Weatherald, Phil Salt, Travis Head (C), Matt Renshaw/Jono Wells, Ryan Gibson, Michael Neser, Danny Briggs, Liam O’Connor, Peter Siddle and Wes Agar.

Final thoughts:

With both, the teams equally poised against each other heat looks more well-balanced side than strikers. So you can expect them to emerge as victorious.

Melbourne Renegades vs Melbourne Stars Preview 45th Match

It is going to be the second match of the Melbourne derby as Melbourne Renegades taking on Melbourne Stars in the 42nd match of the ongoing big bash league at Melbourne stadium today. The first match of this Melbourne derby is not quite enthralling to the audience due to the indifferent form and team composition between two sides. Renegades are facing nightmares this season as they have won only two games so far. Shawn Marsh and Captain Aaron Finch are in good touch but they are not producing matching winning scores quite often. Their inconsistency coupled with lack of support from other players causing them badly. These two players need to play with more responsibility to take Renegades home. Mackenzie Harvey and will Sutherland are not finding form but valuable support from them will help Shawn Marsh and Aaron Finch to come and express themselves. When it comes to their bowling department the same story repeats as Kane Richardson is not getting enough support from another end. All-rounder ImadWasim is not up to the mark. he needs to find some rhythm in batting as well as in bowling.

Melbourne stars are another hand are the strong favourites in this encounter but they ha1ve also not enjoyed much success due to inconsistency. They have lost back to back matches and needs to win all the games despite making into play-offs. Andre fletcher is quite outstanding in the field but needs to put up a strong performance with bat that will help his team to get past the victory line. Marcus Stoinis has come up with a couple of big scores but his form this season is not up to the mark. He is not bowling due to injury concerns and his ability to spend some time in the middle and delivering a cracking knock is missing this season. Glenn Maxwell has played his part in the middle overs and he is expected to do so today as well. When it comes to their bowling Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan and Sam Rainbird are doing exceptionally well and they have been ably supported by Adam Zampa.

Players to watch out for:

Shawn marsh:

One of the veterans of big bash league Shawn Marsh is in good nick this season but lack of consistency is the point of concern for him. He will look to make use of the opportunity to come good today against bowling stars which will help his side to bring much-needed momentum.

Marcus Stoinis:

Marcus Stoinis is one of the gifted players in the Australian set-up. He will look to put up a strong performance against weak renegades bowling line-up which will help him personally to cement his place in Australian line-up and also it will help his team to move an inch closer to play-offs.

Pitch report:

Pitch at Melbourne is proved to provide equal assistance to both bowlers and batsmen and in previous outings, it doesn’t change a lot throughout 40 overs. So you can expect the same today as well.

Expected Playing XI:

Melbourne Renegades

Mackenzie Harvey, Shaun Marsh, Aaron Finch, Sam Harper (wk), Will Sutherland, Jake Fraser-McGurk, Beau Webster, ImadWasim, Kane Richardson, Peter Hatzoglou, Noor Ahmad

 

Melbourne Stars

Marcus Stoinis, Andre Fletcher, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (c), NicMaddinson, Hilton Cartwright, SebGotch (wk), Adam Zampa, Billy Stanlake, Zahir Khan, Sam Rainbird

Final thoughts:

Melbourne stars are having the clear upper hand considering their team composition and balance but it’s a t20 anything can happen on the given day.

Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat preview

It is going to be the battle for top four spots as Perth Scorchers are taking on Brisbane heat at docklands stadium today. Both teams are currently positioned in 5th and 6th respectively. A win over here will take them an inch closer to securing a playoff berth. Scorchers has suffered a loss in their last outing against Sydney sixers and will be desperate to coming back to winning ways. For Scorchers their openers Liam Livingstone and Jason Roy should take more accountability and should play up to their potential. Promotion of Josh Inglish has provided more dividends and at the same time, their lower middle order lacks essential firepower to make the team get past the victory mark. When it comes to their bowling Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye and Jason Behendroff are complementing each other very well and they are ably supported by their spin bowling CounterdumFawad Ahmed. Overall a well-balanced outfit capable of defeating any team on the given day.

Brisbane Heat on another hand is coming from an impressive win against Melbourne Renegades and they will be looking to keep their winning momentum on their favour. Captain Chris Lynn is known for swashbuckling knocks in BBL but this season the big score is not coming from his bat. He has proved his form with a couple of good knocks but a big score will help his side to lift their momentum. Jack Wildermuth has been the revelation for them this season as he impresses with both bat and ball. His strong performance helps the heat to maintain the team balance. Mark Steketee and Mathew Kuhnemann are delivering with the ball but they need to bowl much fuller at the beginning to scorchers batsmen under check. MorneMorkel’s availability provides much-needed experience to their bowling unit and heat will expect his come handy today.

Players to watch out for:

 Josh Inglish:

Josh Inglish is one of the success stories this year. Team’s decision to promote him up the order is doing wonders for scorchers. He has repaid their faith with a couple of fifties. With openers still struggling to find their feet, his form is crucial for scorchers to put some fight with the bat.

Chris Lynn:

Chris Lynn will look to score big which will help his side to keep the winning momentum on their side. Heat is eyeing for his explosive batting which will keep scorchers bowlers under check. His strong form will be crucial for the heat when entering into playoffs.

Expecting Playing XI:

Perth Scorchers

Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Cameron Bancroft, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed

 

Brisbane Heat

Chris Lynn (c), Max Bryant, Joe Denly, Joe Burns, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Lewis Gregory, James Bazley, Jack Wildermuth, Mark Steketee, Matthew Kuhnemann, MorneMorkel, Xavier Bartlett

Pitch report:

This is going to be the first match at docklands stadium so there is no previous data available. But you can expect pitch supports both bowlers and batsmen.

Final thoughts:

Considering the team composition and balance you can expect Perth Scorchers emerge as victorious. But Brisbane Heat is a kind of team that has got never give up attitude. So you can expect a gritty encounter between these two sides today.

Sydney Thunder vs Hobart Hurricanes, 43rd Match

Sydney thunder is all set to lock horns against Hobart hurricanes at Manuka Oval in the 43rd match of the ongoing big bash league. Sydney Thunder has got a mixed tournament this year as they failed to gain the winning momentum during the early stages of the tournament. They are the well-balanced outfit with their batting and bowling complementing each other for their success. They have got all the chances to have a top-5 finish this year. Alex hales and Daniel sams have led them to victory in many games and they were ably supported by Usman Khawaja and captain Callum Ferguson. Young gun Tanveer Sangha has been the revelation for them as he is currently placed among the top wicket-takers in spin bowling category in the history of big bash league. He and Chris Green not only picked wickets in the middle overs but also dried the run-scoring opportunities.

Hobart Hurricanes on another hand have lost their way in the middle after a bright start. They have got D’archy short and Dawid Malan in their ranks but none of their batsmen has put a collective effort in guiding their team for the victory. Their bowling too faltered their way in the middle. Riley Meredith has looked good at the beginning but later faded away as batsmen found their way to tackle his off-cutters. Peter Handscomb initially looked like he can make his presence count but he couldn’t able to control the things in the middle. Lack of coordination between the batsmen is the major issue for Hobart Hurricanes. Also, they don’t find stability as they lagged with genuine all-rounder. Their team balance hung many times and they also forced to play batsmen extra to tackle their batting worries. Unfortunately, none worked on their favour.

Players to watch out for:

Alex hales:

Though the English opener is in top-notch form the big score is not coming from his bat. He has got a good start in many matches but failed to convert them into big scores. Today IPL Betting Tips he will look to change the fortunes on his corner by playing a big knock that will help his side to emerge as victorious.

Dawid Malan:

World’s no.1 t2o batsmen Dawid Malan is yet to find his feet this season. Like Hales he too has got many starts but failed to convert them into big scores. Today will be the right opportunity for his to exploit the thunder’s bowling line-up with his smashing sixers.

Pitch report:

Pitch Manuka Oval will give spinners a clear upper hand. The pitch will be slow as the game progresses but is expected to provide early momentum for swing bowlers. So batting first will be the ideal option for the captains who won the toss.

Expected playing XI:

Sydney Thunder:

Alex Hales, Usman Khawaja, Callum Ferguson (C), Sam Billings (WK), Alex Ross, Daniel Sams, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne and Tanveer Sangha.

Hobart Hurricanes

D’Arcy Short, Ben McDermott (wk), Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (C), Will Jacks, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Mitch Owen, Riley Meredith, Scott Boland and Sandeep Lamichhane.

Final thoughts:

Though thunder has got upper hand you can’t ignore Hobart Hurricanes batting line-up. If they fire then it will be an uphill task for thunder bowlers to control them.

Perth scorchers vs Hobart hurricanes preview 37th Match

Perth scorchers are all set to take on Hobart hurricanes in the 37th match of the ongoing big bash league at Perth stadium today. After struggling to find momentum in the initial games Perth Scorchers have finally found the consistency by winning last four games. Colin Munro is leading their batting charts with three fifties. Jhye Richardson is leading the wickets column and he is getting the right kind of support from Jason Behrendorff and Andrew Tye. Overall a well-balanced outfit will look to thrill their home crowd with their fifth consecutive wins. Josh Inglis’ promotion is also doing wonders for them and Captain Ashton Turner is also chipping in with useful contributions with the bat. All-rounder Mitchell marsh is providing the perfect balance for their side with bat and ball. He is contributing with some useful scores with bat and also picking wickets in the middle overs which is very vital for any t20 franchise.

On another hand, Hobart hurricanes are back in action after a long gap of rest. Their bowling attack is one of the best in the tournament so far and return of Riley Meredith will also bolster their chances. They are comfortable placed at the third position in the points table with 5 wins from 9 games and a win over here will take them further to a play-off spot. When it comes to their batting Ben McDermott and Dawid Malan are in recent form but they will look at their star batsmen D’archy Short to fire. He is the major reason for their success in the last couple of seasons. Still, he is yet to find his Midas touch and with play-offs approaching Hobart Hurricanes will look at him to deliver against in-form Perth Scorchers. Both the teams are in fine form and have found the right balance in their playing XI. The only difference is Perth Scorchers is playing in their home soil.

Players to watch out for:

Colin Munro:

Colin Munro is one of the pillars in Perth Scorchers line-up and he is the major reason behind their dramatic turn-around. He has scored three fifties in their last four games and he will look to repeat the same performance against Hobart Hurricanes today as well.

Dawid Malan:

Dawid Malan is world’s No.1 T20 batsmen and he is decent form this season. But a big score is not coming from his bat. He will look to bring it on today against Perth scorchers which will help his side to move forward to secure a spot in playoffs.

Pitch report:

Perth Stadium has offered little bit assistance for both batters and bowlers. So today is not going to be any different. So you can expect the decent score from the team that bats first and captains will also love to bat first.

Expected Playing XI:

Perth Scorchers

Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (WK), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (C), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, and Fawad Ahmed

Hobart Hurricanes

Ben McDermott (WK), D’Arcy Short, Dawid Malan, Peter Handscomb (C), Colin Ingram, Tim David, Nathan Ellis, Sandeep Lamichhane, Johan Botha, Scott Boland, and Riley Meredith/Nick Winter

Final thoughts:

Both teams are on the same page when it comes to team composition and balance. So you can expect a cracking encounter between these sides with Perth Scorchers edging past Hobart hurricanes considering their home advantage.

Adelaide Strikers vs Melbourne Stars Preview: Match 36

In the 36th match of the ongoing big bash league, Adelaide Strikers takes on Melbourne Stars at Adelaide Oval today. Both teams are equally poised against each other and have faced major ups and downs throughout the tournament. With playoff spot open for both the teams and a win at today will take them to inch closer to the playoffs. Strikers are lacking consistency and only their captain Alex Carey is coming good at the middle order. But when it comes to their bowling they are arguably one of the best bowling units in the tournament with Wes Agar and Rashid Khan are picking up more than 20 wickets between them. But today they will not be going to get the services of Peter Siddle who injured himself during their last game against renegades. So they need to regroup strongly and needs to put up a strong performance that will fancy their chances of qualifying for playoffs.

Melbourne Stars have won only three games out of eight games they have played so far. They are also facing inconsistency with the bat with only Marcus Stoinis and glen Maxwell have come good with the bat at times. Apart from them none of them has come good for them. Andre fletcher has not delivered up to his potential so far and he might get replaced today. Liam Hetcher is leading with 10 wickets and win will definitely help them to move up in the points table. They are a quite well-balanced team and if they are playing as a unit which will help them to beat Adelaide Strikers with a better margin. Their seam bowlers Haris Rauf, Sam Rainbird Billy Stanlake should need to bowl with more responsibility that will help them contain the strikers batting order. Adam Zampa is bowling well at tandem and their onus is on their batsmen to put up a fighting performance again Adelaide Strikers.

Players to watch out for:

Alex Carey:

Captain Alex Carey is in fine form with the bat this season. He has produced some stellar performance this season. He will look to repeat the same performance that will help his side to put up a strong performance that will help his side to get better off Adelaide Strikers.

Marcus Stoinis:

Marcus Stoinis has already shown what he is capable of. He is in fine form but with little bit inconsistent. He is also not getting ample support from his partner Andre Fletcher. So he needs to put up a strong performance that is crucial for Melbourne stars to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Pitch report:

Adelaide Oval is traditionally a batting-friendly pitch which will help the batters to score freely. Today also you can expect the same. But for this season it offers little movement for seam bowlers. So you can expect the captains opt for chasing.

Expected Playing XI:

Adelaide Strikers:

Matt Renshaw, Phil Salt, Alex Carey (C&WK), Jono Wells, Jake Weatherald, Ryan Gibson, Daniel Worrall, Rashid Khan, Danny Briggs, Wes Agar, and Harry Conway

Melbourne Stars

Andre Fletcher, Marcus Stoinis, Hilton Cartwright, Nick Larkin, Glenn Maxwell (C), Ben Dunk, Seb Gotch (WK), Haris Rauf, Sam Rainbird, Billy Stanlake, and Adam Zampa

Final thoughts:

Strikers have the edge to hold the game but at the same time, Melbourne stars have enough firepower in all the departments to upset strikers. With playoff chances are in line you can expect a gritty performance from both the teams with strikers edging stars.

PERTH SCORCHERS VS SYDNEY THUNDER 34TH MATCH PREDICTION

In-form Perth Scorchers are all set to take on Sydney Thunder at their home ground Gabba today which marks the 34th match of the ongoing BBL. Perth Scorchers have never lost a match at Perth this year and they are undefeatable in the last three encounters. Their late surge has helped them to stay alive in the playoff hunt as they are the point away from making into top four. A win against Sydney thunder today will fancy their playoff hopes. Aston turner’s men are peaking at the time as their move to promote their wicket-keeper batsmen Josh Inglis worked wonders for them. Mitchell Marsh is getting into the groove which provides much-needed balance to their side. As far as their bowling department is concerned Jhye Richardson is topping the wickets column with 13 wickets and he is getting able support from Andrew tye and Aaron Hardie. Also, Perth Scorchers will be riding on confidence as they beat Sydney thunder by massive 86-runs when both the teams met against each other last time.

Sydney thunder on another hand is coming into this match with a victory over Hobart hurricanes. They have defended average of 167 runs. A win along with Sydney sixer’s loss will take them on the top of the points table. Their batting is their major strength as Alex Hales, captain Callum Ferguson and Usman Khawaja scored more than 200runs so far in the tournament. Newbie Tanveer Sangha and Chris Green are among the wickets column with 15 and 13 wickets respectively. They are one of the top teams in the tournament with the well-balanced outfit. Adam Milne’s inclusion has given much-needed firepower to their bowling department. Form of Alex Ross and sam billings are bit worrying so Perth Scorchers might plan to exploit their middle over.

Players to watch out for:

Josh Inglis:

Promotion of Josh Inglis has worked wonders for them as the wicket-keeper batsmen have cracked valuable runs which helped his team to cross the victory margins in the last three encounters. With t20 world cup is approaching he will look to impress the selectors and make a statement.

Tanveer sangha:

Left-arm rookie Tanveer sangha has been the find of the tournament. He is topping the wickets column and his ability to contain the batsmen at middle overs has made him more special. He along with fellow counterpart Chris Green will look to repeat the same performance today which will help his side to emerge as victorious.

Pitch report:

So far three matches have been held in this Perth pitch and all the three games team that bats first have won and the average score in this pitch is 150. So you can expect captains will prefer to bat first if they won the toss.

Expected Playing XI:

Perth Scorchers:

Liam Livingstone, Jason Roy, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Aaron Hardie, Jhye Richardson, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed

Sydney Thunder:

Usman Khawaja, Alex Hales, Callum Ferguson (c), Sam Billings (wk), Alex Ross, Ben Cutting, Chris Green, Arjun Nair, Nathan McAndrew, Adam Milne, Tanveer Sangha.

Final thoughts:

Both in-form teams are locking horns against each other. So it will be an interesting encounter. The team that bats first will have a slight advantage.