Tim David averages 46.57 in BBL12 and we recommend backing him as Hobart Hurricanes’ highest run scorer against Brisbane Heat. Riley Meredith picked up another wicket on Monday and there are only two bowlers who have dismissed more batters in the tournament. He is our pick for Hobart’s top wicket taker in this match.
Matt Renshaw has contributed crucial innings for Brisbane Heat over the last two weeks and he is our tip for their highest run scorer in this game. With the ball, Michael Neser has 18 wickets across the competition and he is a strong choice for Brisbane Heat’s top wicket taker against Hobart Hurricanes.
After enjoying this group stage by taking regular wickets, we expect Riley Meredith to take over 1.5 wickets in this fixture.
HBH vs BRH Win Probability
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Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat BBL T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips
HUR vs HEA T20 Match Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2023
Hobart Hurricanes and Brisbane Heat take each other on in Match 54, the penultimate group stage game, of the 2022-23 Big Bash League. The Hurricanes come into this match in seventh place and must win to give themselves a hope of progressing to the next stage. Heat have already guaranteed their place in the play-offs. Read on as we preview this game. This match gets underway at York Park on Wednesday afternoon at 13:10 local time.
Only one week ago, the Hurricanes were well placed and looked likely to qualify for the play-offs but it now all comes down to this game and they are under pressure to beat a strong Brisbane Heat team.
Brisbane Heat are on a winning run although all of their wins have been by narrow margins. A slip in standards with either bat or ball could see them lose this game in Tasmania.
Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat T20 Match Live Streaming
TV channels: This match will be shown live on Sky Cricket, FoxTel and the Sony Network.
Live Streaming: Fans can stream the match on Sky Go, FoxTel and Sony Liv.
HUR vs HEA Match Toss Prediction
The win count is level for batting and bowling first at this venue in T20 cricket. We predict that both teams will want to bat first in this match.
HUR vs HEA, Aurora Stadium Pitch Report
Fast bowlers usually outbowl the spinners and medium pacers at this ground. A par score will be between 160 and 170.
Launceston Weather Report
Sunny spells with the humidity level rising slightly as the game progresses. The temperature will be around 23 degrees throughout the match.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds, and match prediction for Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat, BBL 2023
Hobart Hurricanes Team News & Playing 11
HUR Team News
Patrick Dooley returned to the Hurricanes’ XI for Monday’s game against Sydney Sixers and looked to have no problem with his previously injured groin. This is a must-win match for Hobart and we do not expect any players to be rested in this game.
HUR Key Players
Tim David - The middle order batter has struck over 300 runs in BBL 2023 with a strike-rate of over 160. He is the joint leading six hitter in the competition.
Patrick Dooley - The left-arm wrist spinner has had an extremely successful individual BBL campaign. He has a strike-rate of 11.6 and comes up against his former BBL team in this game.
Riley Meredith - The fast bowler has reached 20 wickets in a BBL campaign for the first time and will enjoy bowling on this surface where he took two wickets earlier in the tournament.
HUR Team Form
Hobart Hurricanes come into this match after hitting a run of bad form at the wrong time. They have lost three BBL games in a row.
Although Brisbane Heat have already confirmed their place in the play-offs, it is highly unlikely that they will rest their Test players as they will be forced to miss the final play-off games ahead of the tour to India. As a result, we expect Brisbane Heat to select their strongest team and focus on keeping up their winning run for this match.
HEA Key Players
Matt Renshaw - If it hadn’t been for his innings against Melbourne Stars and the first game with Hobart Hurricanes, Heat could well have been eliminated. He has had an excellent second half of BBL12.
Sam Hain - The 27 year old English middle order batter only came into the Heat side on January 14th. He has hit scores of 33 not out and 77 not out in his last two innings.
Michael Neser - The fast medium bowling all-rounder has been Brisbane Heat’s key bowler in this campaign and should enjoy the conditions at this venue.
HEA Team Form
Some teams time their winning run to perfection and Brisbane Heat have certainly done this. They have won their last four matches to secure their place in the next stage.
Brisbane Heat Predicted Playing 11
Josh Brown, Usman Khawaja (c), Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson (wk), James Bazley, Michael Neser, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann
HBH vs BRH Team Form in Last Five Matches
HBH : L L L W W
BRH : W W W W L
Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat Head to Head
Hobart Hurricanes lead the overall head to head against Brisbane Heat 12-9. However, the Hurricanes have beaten Heat only once since the end of 2020.
HBH vs BRH Head to Head Stats in T20s
Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat Betting Odds
In spite of the recent form of both sides, the bookmakers are backing Hobart Hurricanes to end the group stage with a victory over Brisbane Heat.
Who will win Hobart Hurricanes vs Brisbane Heat T20 Match?
Looking at recent results, Brisbane Heat have more wins but Hobart Hurricanes’ bowlers have also been playing well. This match may come down to which team needs the win the most.
HBH vs BRH Top Team Batsmen
Tim David, Matthew Wade and Zak Crawley are our picks with the bat for Hobart Hurricanes. Captain Wade has hit 281 runs across the tournament and is a match winner when he gets it right. English top order batter Crawley struck 49 runs from 45 balls against Sydney Sixers on Monday.
For Brisbane Heat, Matt Renshaw, Usman Khawaja and Jimmy Peirson are our batting choices for Brisbane Heat. Peirson hit 57 not out on Sunday and, with 284 runs, is the top run scorer for Heat in the tournament. Captain Khawaja is more than capable of turning his recent scores of 28, 14, 18 and 24 into bigger contributions.
For Hobart Hurricanes, Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith and Nathan Ellis are our bowling choices. Dooley dismissed Hayden Kerr, Jordan Silk and Ben Dwarshuis in Match 53. Ellis has picked up wickets in five of the last six BBL matches.
Michael Neser, James Bazley and Matthew Kuhnemann are our bowling tips for Brisbane Heat. Bazley has 14 wickets across the tournament and has dismissed batters in each of the last seven games. Left-arm spinner Kuhnemann has had his best BBL to date with 11 wickets so far.
This could be a very entertaining clash as, even though Brisbane Heat have won four in a row and Hobart Hurricanes have lost three in a row, a few runs for the opposition sides could have completely changed the results for both teams. Brisbane Heat are into the play-offs already and will play with freedom whereas the Hurricanes will be striving to get the win in front of their home fans. We expect a close game but are backing the Hurricanes to end their group stage with a victory.