Date: January 25 2023
Time: 8:10 AM IST
Venue: Aurora Stadium, Launceston
Ball-by-ball commentary: SportsTiger App
The Hobart Hurricanes will host the Brisbane Heat in the second last league stage match of the Big Bash League 2022-23. Both teams have had contrasting results this season where the Heat are still fighting for a spot in the playoffs. While the Hurricanes are struggling at the second-last position on the table.
The Aurora Stadium in Launceston has been a ground where both batters and bowlers have an advantage. The average score at this ground is 145.
The Mathew Wade-led side has had a disappointing season with a record of five wins and eight losses. The Hurricanes have put up some great performances but failed to find consistency. Their star performer with the bat has been big-hitting Tim David. While with the ball, Riley Meredith is the pick with a number of quality performers.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Hobart Hurricanes
Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Zak Crawley, Tim David, Matthew Wade (c & wk), D Arcy Short, Faheem Ashraf, Joel Paris, Nathan Ellis, Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith
Usman Khawaja’s Brisbane Heat have managed to find form at the right time as they enter this fixture on a three-game winning streak. Their 2022-23 season has been full of ups and downs, but the Heat has managed to persist and still remain in the playoff race. For Brisbane, Jimmy Peirson has been a star player in the batting department. Whereas with the ball, Michael Neser has emerged as the top performer.
SportsTiger Playing XI of Brisbane Heat
Usman Khawaja (c), Josh Brown, Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson (wk), Michael Neser, James Bazley, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson, Matthew Kuhnemann
The Brisbane Heat are the favourites to defeat Hobart Hurricanes at Aurora Stadium in Launceston.
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