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Cricket Betting Tips and Match Prediction BBL- Brisbane Heat v Hobart Hurricanes

D'Arcy Short
D'Arcy Short
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Looking at the bunch of players that Brisbane Heat have got, they were expected to get off to a fresh start but looks like they have started from where they had ended in the last season.

The Brisbane Heat have now lost all of their last five matches after they were beaten by Adelaide Strikers in the tournament opener. Hobart Hurricanes have got the better of Brisbane Heat four times in the last five matches.

Comparing the two teams on paper, Brisbane Heat look stronger. At least, their batting looks way more potent than their opponents.

In Brendon Mccullum and Chris Lynn, they have as explosive an opening pair as it can get. Max Bryant follows at one down. They also have the power of Ben Cutting and James Pattinson lower down the order.

However, their bowling is a big weakness. You would expect a lot from young spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman who debuted for them in the last game. Interestingly, at 17 years of age, he became the youngest player to ever feature in the Big Bash League.

Hobart Hurricanes would be led this year by Matthew Wade in place of George Bailey. James Faulkner has been brought in place of Dan Christian. While he remains a better bowler, his batting has been on the decline after the 2015 World Cup.

Alex Doolan could open the batting along with D'arcy Short. Short would be one of the main batters on whom the team would be banking on. He was also the highest-scoring batsman in the last season with 572 runs.

In the bowling department, they have a complete bowler in Jofra Archer. One is uncertain about Tymal Mills at the moment because he broke on to the scene in a very effective manner but has faded since. Before looking at the teams online betting in India is worth checking out for latest news.

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Let's have a look at the probable playing XIs of both teams.


Brisbane Heat - Max Bryant, Brendon McCullum, Chris Lynn (c), Joe Burns, Sam Heazlett, Ben Cutting, Jimmy Peirson (wk), James Pattinson, Mark Steketee, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman

Hobart Hurricanes- D'Arcy Short, Alex Doolan, Ben McDermott, George Bailey, Matthew Wade (c/wk), Simon Milenko, James Faulkner, Johan Botha, Jofra Archer, Clive Rose, Tymal Mills


Cricket Betting Tips and Match Predictions*

Who will win? – Brisbane Heat  

Head to head – Matches Played: 12; Brisbane Heat Won: 4; Hobart Hurricanes Won: 8

Top Batsman (Runs Scored) – D'Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes), Max Bryant (Brisbane Heat)

Top Bowler (Wickets taken) – Jofra Archer
 (Hobart Hurricanes), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Brisbane Heat)

Most Sixes – D'Arcy Short (Hobart Hurricanes), Max Bryant (Brisbane Heat)

Team Scores Batting First – Hobart Hurricanes 140+, Brisbane Heat 150+

*NB these predictions may be changed nearer the start of the match once the final starting teams have been announced and we will be running ‘In–Play’ features soon, so stay tuned.

@Cricket World