This is the match between the fourth position holder- Brisbane Heat and fifth position holder Hobart Hurricanes. While Brisbane Heat will eye for the third position the Hobart Hurricanes will launch their bid to get the fourth position displacing the Heat. So far, it has been an amazing journey for both the Heat and Hurricanes. The 24th match of Big Bash League (BBL) 2017/2018 will be played at the Brisbane Heat’s home ground Gabba. Before the Wednesday’s match, Cricwizz.com scanned through the strength and weakness of Brisbane and Hobart.
Brisbane Heat has a very good batting attack comprised of Brendon McCullum, Joe Burns, Ben Cutting, Josh Lalor and Matthew Renshaw. This batting attack has experienced batsmen and young talents. The likes of McCullum and Burns have the ability to give a Heat a flying start in the match while the likes of Ben Cutting, Renshaw and Lalor will steady the innings and their hard-hitting ability will help the Heat to post big innings.
Though the side doesn’t have any big name in the bowling attack the likes of Yasir Shah, Mark Steketee and Shadab Khan will be enough to keep Hobart Hurricanes batsmen in check.
With no big pace bowlers are not there in the Heat’s squad Hurricanes may exploit the benefit.
The visiting side made a superb improvement. They have elevated themselves from the bottom position to fifth. Now their aim will be to get into the top four. The Hurricanes are comprised of experienced and young players. When the like of DArcy Short and Alex Doolan will open the innings Matthew Wade and George Bailey will make sure that Hurricanes take full benefit of Heat’s weak bowling attack. Alongside them, Cameron Boyce will chip in with his hard-hitting ability.
Hobart Hurricanes’ bowling attack is comprised of surprising stars. Young paceman Jofra Archer has already made an impact in BBL. The main architect of Hurricanes’ bowling attack will be Daniel Christian and Ben McDermott. Hurricanes will hope for another good show from the bowlers to continue their rise to the points table.
The main thing that may haunt Hobart Hurricanes is inexperience of middle order and bowling attack. the team management manages to help young pacemen it will inspire them to produce a great show.