BBL 2023-2024: Challenger, HEA vs STR Match Prediction – Who will win today’s BBL match between HEA vs STR?

The winner of the match will play Sydney Sixers in the BBL final.

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Brisbane Heat (HEA) remained undefeated for the first nine games of the ongoing Big Bash League 2023-2024 before suffering back-to-back defeats at the hands of Perth Scorchers and Sydney Sixers. It has put them in a tight spot as the upcoming game against Adelaide Strikers (STR) is a do-or-die affair. Meanwhile, Strikers will be confident of getting the job done, especially after a win over Scorchers in the knockout.

The Nathan McSweeney-led side has a lot of room for improvement at the moment. Their batting unit failed to put up a show in the last match as Jimmy Pierson’s 26 was the highest individual score. Among bowlers, Michael Neser was incredible as he picked up three wickets, while Spencer Johnson and Paul Walter picked up two each.

Striker’s Jake Weatherald, on the other hand, is in good form, as he hit 56 runs off 32 runs in the last match. With the ball, Lloyd Pope picked up four wickets and Cameron Boyce picked up three.

HEA vs STR Match Details:

Match Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers, Big Bash League 2023-2024
Venue Carrara Oval, Queensland
Date & Time Monday, January 22, 1:45 PM (IST)
Live Broadcast and Streaming Details Star Sports Network and Disney+Hotstar

Carrara Oval Pitch Report and Conditions

The surface in Carrara Oval will favour the bowlers. It's not a high-scoring ground and the ball won't bounce as much as other grounds offer in Australia. Hence, bowling first will be an ideal choice and anything over 160 runs will be a good total at this venue.

Click here: HEA vs STR Live Score, Challenger

HEA vs STR Head-to-Head Record:

Matches Played 18
Brisbane Heat Won 09
Adelaide Strikers Won 09

HEA vs STR Predicted Playing XI:

Brisbane Heat:

Jimmy Peirson (wk), Josh Brown, Nathan McSweeney (c), Matt Renshaw, Max Bryant, Paul Walter, Michael Neser, Xavier Bartlett, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann

Adelaide Strikers:

Matthew Short (c), D Arcy Short, Jake Weatherald, Thomas Kelly, Harry Nielsen (wk), Ben Manenti, James Bazley, Henry Thornton, David Payne, Cameron Boyce, Lloyd Pope

HEA vs STR Probable Best Performers

Probable Best Batter: Matthew Short

Skipper Matthew Short has been exceptional in this edition of the BBL. In 10 matches, the 28-year-old has smashed 522 runs at a strike rate of 151.74 and with that, he is currently the leading run-scoring roost in the tournament. He has been delivering time and again for Adelaide but failed to get going in the knockout. The focus will be on him as the team would eye for their first final since 2018.

Also check: Most Runs in BBL 2023-2024

Probable Best Bowler: Lloyd Pope

Pacer Lloyd Pope picked up 11 wickets in just five matches, which includes two brilliant four-fers in the last two matches. He will be key for Adelaide again as they would aim to get the job done against Scorchers.

Today’s Match Prediction: Team bowling first to win the match

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Disclaimer: The prediction is based on the understanding, analysis, and instinct of the author. While making your prediction, consider the points mentioned and make your own decision.

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