This is the first match of the double header between the table toppers and the team with 7th position. Hobart Hurricanes have qualified for the playoffs, while Brisbane Heat needs to win all the matches from here on in order to fight for the semis spot. The match will be played on Bellerive Oval, Hobart on 29th Jan so expecting a good score.
Hobart Hurricanes had an off day in the previous match against sixers as they could not defend 172 runs. Sixers were professional with the bat as they won by 9 wickets in hand, while Brisbane Heat have issues to address. Surprisingly, their bowling did an amazing job to restrict the Melbourne Stars to 129 runs but the batsman did not respond, they lost the match by 5 runs, that would have hurt them as they could have won the game easily but stoinis and Bravo make sure that they did not cross the line.
Even after the loss, both the team will go with the same playing XI.
Key player to watch out for:
Hobart Hurricanes: D’Arcy Short, Mathew Wade, Jofra Archer
Brisbane Heat: Chris Lynn, Ben Cutting, Brendon Mcclum
Hobart Hurricanes: Johan Botha, George Bailey, Matthew Wade (c & wk), James Faulkner, Clive Rose, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, D Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Jofra Archer, Riley Meredith
Brisbane Heat: Brendon McCullum, Chris Lynn (c), Ben Cutting, Josh Lalor, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Alex Ross, Matt Renshaw, Mitchell Swepson, Brendan Doggett, Mujeeb Ur Rahman, Max Bryant
Hobart Hurricanes will win this match as they are best team of the tournament.