Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat - 2021 Australian Big Bash League
Thursday January 21st, 2021 / 04:15am EST
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The Australian Big Bash League continues with the match between the Adelaide Strikers and the Brisbane Heat. The match will take place on Thursday January 21st at approximately 4:15am EST. It will be played at the Adelaide Oval in Adelaide. This is a must win match for both teams, who are both placed in the bottom half of the BBL Table. Who will win in their bid to climb up the charts?
The Adelaide Strikers are currently in 7th position in the table and will surely be short of confidence, having been dismissed for just 68 runs in their previous match against the Melbourne Stars. They will be looking to bounce back immediately but they have been poor this season, with 5 wins and 6 losses. They will be boosted by the return of Peter Siddle, while Travis Head is in contention to rejoin the team after his international commitments.
The Brisbane Heat have also had an inconsistent season thus far, sitting in 6th place with a similar 5-6 win-loss record. They had a heavy 60 run loss to the Perth Scorchers in their previous match and likewise will be looking to bounce back immediately. They are still in contention to qualify for the Finals so they will need a win here. They will be hugely boosted by the return of Marnus Labuschagne who will add some serious quality to their stuttering batting lineup.
This match has the potential to be a very close one, played by two teams with identical losing records so far this season. They are both coming off heavy losses in their last matches, and will both receive a big boost with the return of their international players. There is not much to separate the two teams but I think that the Brisbane Heat has just a bit more firepower and that should set them apart here. The addition of Labuschagne who is one of the best batsmen in the world is huge and will immediately boost the spirits and confidence of the entire team. I expect a close match with the Brisbane Heat coming away with a hard fought win.