PRS vs BRH Challenger Prediction & Betting Tips, BBL 2020-21
Perth Scorchers and Brisbane Heat meet in Canberra with the prize of a place in the 2020-21 Big Bash League Final against Sydney Sixers up for grabs. The two teams meet at the Manuka Oval on February 4 and the live action starts at 19:40 local time.
Including their win against Perth in the final group game, Brisbane Heat have won their last four consecutive matches to keep their Big Bash hopes alive. They had previously looked down and out but have now already beaten Adelaide Strikers and Sydney Thunder in these play-offs to jeep their hopes alive.
Perth Scorchers, on the other hand, lost that game to the Heat and then suffered a heavy defeat to Sydney Sixers last time out too. Those two results have seen them lose the momentum they were previously carrying while paceman Andrew Tye’s controversial wide – with James Vince two away from a century – attracted criticism during their heavy loss last time out as well.
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PRS vs BRH Toss Prediction
Brisbane won the toss and fielded first last time out and may elect to do so again.
There could be a few thunderstorms later on in Canberra – both teams will be hoping the dry conditions forecast for the start of the game carry on.
The Manuka Oval definitely favours batting over bowling, with a par score of more than 160 necessary.
Read on for team previews, betting tips, latest odds and match prediction for Perth Scorchers vs Brisbane Heat, Big Bash League 2020-21.
Perth Scorchers Team News & Playing 11
PRS Team News
Despite their heavy defeat last time out, Perth Scorchers could be unchanged for this game with a strong top-order looking to get back to their best batting form.
PRS Key Players
- Jason Roy: The England opener scored 41 when these teams last met, after a half-century in the previous game, and will be key at the top of the order.
- Josh Inglis: Scored another half-century last time out, albeit in a losing cause, when he hit 69* from 41 balls.
- Jhye Richardson: Previously in wicket-taking form, he has was one of the least expensive bowlers last time out too.
PRS Team Form
Perth Scorchers have lost their last two Big Bash League matches, to first miss out on top spot after posting 175/6 in reply to Brisbane’s 181/7, before a heavy defeat to Sydney Sixers in the first Qualifier play-off. Josh Inglis hit 69* in a total of 167/6, but their bowlers could not cope with the Sixers’ onslaught – losing by nine wickets with a full three overs to bowl.
Perth Scorchers Predicted Playing 11
Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Colin Munro, Josh Inglis (wk), Mitchell Marsh, Ashton Turner (c), Jhye Richardson, Aaron Hardie, Andrew Tye, Jason Behrendorff, Fawad Ahmed
Brisbane Heat Team News & Playing 11
BRH Team News
Morne Morkel replaced Xavier Bartlett as the X-Factor Sub again last time out in BBL 2020-21 and he could start this match instead, with Bartlett as the extra man.
BRH Key Players
- Marnus Labuschagne: Added another wicket and a useful – albeit slower-paced – 32 with the bat last time out to continue his excellent all-round form.
- Mitchell Swepson: Took 2-28 last time out to move to two wickets in each of his last four Brisbane Heat matches now.
- Chris Lynn: Has hammered more than 400 runs this season, and will want to go big after posting just ten in the previous game.
BRH Team Form
Brisbane Heat have profited from the return of Marnus Labuschagne and Mitchell Swepson with both key to their recent upturn in form. The Heat have now won four in a row, including a six-wicket win chasing 131 to beat Adelaide Strikers in their first play-off game, and a seven-wicket win against Sydney Thunder last time out. Sam Heazlett hammered 74* from 49 balls in their most recent game.
Brisbane Heat Predicted Playing 11
Chris Lynn (c), Joe Denly, Marnus Labuschagne, Joe Burns, Sam Heazlett, Lewis Gregory, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Ben Laughlin, Morne Morkel