The 46th match of BBL 2020-21 will be played between Adelaide Strikers and Brisbane Heat at Adelaide Oval, North Adelaide, Australia on 21st January 2021.

The match is scheduled to start at 01:45 PM IST (04:15 PM local time). It will be aired live on Sony Ten Network and can also be streamed live via the Sony LIV app.

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Preview: Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat, 46th BBL Match

The upcoming game at the Adelaide Oval will be played between the two teams that are currently placed in the bottom half of the points table. With 5 wins in 10 matches, Adelaide Strikers are currently occupying the sixth position on the table. In their previous encounter, Adelaide Strikers experienced a humongous defeat as Melbourne Stars won the game by a whopping 111 runs. The Strikers have garnered 20 points in the league so far.

Their opposition, Brisbane Heat had a poor start in BBL 2020-21 but have shown stellar performances in recent matches. Their last game was against Melbourne Renegades, in which they registered a 5 wickets victory at Manuka Oval. Brisbane Heat has played 10 BBL matches so far and have won 5 of them. The Chris Lynn lead team currently sits at the fifth position on the table and has 20 points to its name.

Weather report

The skies will be partly cloudy but there are no signs of rain at Adelaide Oval on Thursday. An average temperature of around 29 degrees Celsius and humidity of around 23% is expected during the game.

Pitch report

The pitch at Adelaide Oval is favorable for both the batters and bowlers, with perhaps the batsmen enjoying a bit more purchase. A total of around 160-170 should be competitive at this venue.

Average first innings score

The average first innings score at the Adelaide Oval for T20 matches in over 170

Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat probable XI

Adelaide Strikers: Probable XI

Alex Carey (C & WK), Philip Salt, Matt Renshaw, Jonathan Wells, Jake Weatherald, Ryan Gibson, Daniel Worall, Peter Siddle, Wes Agar, Harry Conway, Danny Briggs.

Bench

Spencer Johnson, Liam Scott, Matt Short, Cameron Valente, Harry Nielsen, Liam O Connor.

Brisbane Heat: Probable XI

Chris Lynn (C), Jimmy Peirson (WK), Max Bryant, Joe Denly, Jack Wildermuth, Joe Burns, Lewis Gregory, James Bazley, Xavier Bartlett, Morne Morkel, Mark Steketee.

Bench

Tom Cooper, Jack Wood, Matthew Kuhnemann, Sam Heazlett, Ben Laughlin, Lachlan Pfeffer, Simon Milenko.

Wicketkeeper: Jimmy Peirson

Batsmen: Chris Lynn, Dan Lawrence, Max Bryant, Jake Weatherland, Jonathan Wells 

All-rounders: Jack Wildermuth, Liam Scott

Bowlers: Mark Stekette, Matthew Kunhemann, Wes Agar

Top picks for Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat

Chris Lynn has been outstanding since his return in the Brisbane Squad from an injury. In 6 matches, Lynn has aggregated 273 runs at an average of 45.60 and strike rate of 145.99. His highest score in BBL 2020-21 is 69, and he has also garnered the Player of the Match title once in this BBL season.

Jack Wildermuth has scalped 10 wickets in 9 matches, while he has also maintained a fantastic economy rate of 6.97 in this BBL 2020-21. In addition, he has also scored 71 runs at an average of 14.20 and strike rate of 165.12. His highest score in this BBL season is 31.

Man of the match prediction

Chris Lynn is the likely prospect for the Man of the Match title in the next game.

Winner prediction

Brisbane Heat are currently at their destructive best as they’ve won 4 of their last five games. Adelaide Strikers, on the other hand, are experiencing a mixed season and have managed to register a victory in two of their last five games. Both the teams have good T20 batsmen in the form of Chris Lynn and Phil Salt, but Brisbane Heat seems to have a slight advantage over the Strikers. So, the favorite for the upcoming game is Brisbane Heat.

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Last Updated on January 30, 2021

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