BBL 2018-19 Brisbane Heat vs Adelaide Strikers 1st Match Prediction.
- Brisbane Heat will be playing at their home ground where they won three out of five matches in the previous season.
- Adelaide Strikers have won three of their last four encounters against Brisbane Heat as well as all the three matches against them at the Gabba.
- Brisbane Heat have a formidable batting line-up while Adelaide Strikers will be without Travis Head which will affect their performance with the bat.
Our Pick : Brisbane Heat
Who Will Win Adelaide Strikers vs Brisbane Heat, BBL 2018-19?
The opening game of the eighth edition of the Big Bash League will see Brisbane Heat taking on the defending champions Adelaide Strikers. The match will be played on December 19 at the Gabba in Brisbane. Live telecast is scheduled to begin at 6:15 PM local time.
BH vs ADS, BBL 2018-19: Where to Watch/Live Streaming
TV channels: Sony Six, Sony ESPN, BT Sport, Fox Sports, SuperSport, Seven Network
Live Streaming: Bet365, SonyLIV, Foxtel Sports, SuperSport Live
Toss/Bat Flip Prediction
Out of the four T20 internationals played at the Gabba, three have been won by the side batting first. However, since the wicket at this ground is expected to stay true throughout the game, the team that wins the ‘bat flip’ here on Wednesday is more likely to bowl first.
Brisbane Heat Team News & Playing 11
BH Team News
Brisbane Heat will be led by Chris Lynn who has taken over the captaincy from Brendon McCullum for the Big Bash League 2018-19. Pakistani spinner Shadab Khan will not be available for the tournament and so the team has roped in Afghan mystery spinner Mujeeb Ur Rahman who will be pairing up with Mitchell Swepson to form the spin attack. The Heat’s pace department has also received a boost with the arrival of James Pattinson who played for Melbourne Renegades last season.
BH Key Players
Brendon McCullum and Chris Lynn will hold the key for Brisbane Heat as far as batting is concerned. Both are explosive batsmen and have the ability to single-handedly take the game away from the opposition. McCullum scored the most runs for the team last season and he will be expected to score heavily once again. Max Bryant was impressive for Queensland in the JLT Cup and he along with Joe Burns are the others to watch out for. The Heat will be banking on the likes of James Pattinson, Mark Steketee and Mujeeb Ur Rahman when it comes to bowling. Steketee was the team’s best bowler last year with ten wickets in as many matches and the pacer will look to start off well this season. Pattinson has plenty of international experience under his belt while Mujeeb could also cause problems for the Adelaide Strikers with his deceptive off-breaks.
BH Recent Form
Brisbane Heat had a forgettable season last time where they won four and lost six out of ten league matches to finish seventh on the points table. They lost their final four matches in a row after registering back-to-back wins over Melbourne Stars and Perth Scorchers. The Heat played their last league game against Melbourne Renegades at the Gabba and they ended up losing that match by 26 runs.
Brisbane Heat Predicted Playing 11
- Brendon McCullum, Chris Lynn (c), Max Bryant, Joe Burns, Alex Ross, James Peirson (wk), Mark Steketee, James Pattinson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Brendan Doggett, Mitchell Swepson