Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers – 29/01/2021

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Heat v Strikers – BBL Betting Tips, Latest Odds, Team News, Predictions – 29/01/2021

Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers meet in this year’s BBL Eliminator clash.

The winner will progress to meet Sydney Thunder in the Knockout Round.

Discover our free cricket betting tips for this match.

Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers Betting Tips
Best Bet Adelaide Strikers to win the match at 2.02 with 1xBet
Value Bet Jake Weatherald to be Adelaide’s top batsman at 4.5 with bet365
Next Best Bet Mark Steketee to be Brisbane’s top bowler at 3.75 with bet365

Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers – Match Preview

The Heat finished the group stage one place and one point ahead of fifth-placed Adelaide.

They bagged a final-day success over in-form Perth Scorchers to secure their passage to this phase of the tournament.

Inconsistent Adelaide progressed due to the fact Melbourne Stars couldn’t beat table-toppers Sydney Sixers.

Where: The Gabba, Brisbane

When: Friday, 29 January 2021

Start time: 14:45 IST (09:15 GMT)

Pitch conditions: The pitch at the Gabba is traditionally fast and boasts considerable bounce that will assists tall, pace bowlers. However, the extra bounce can also help spin from time to time.

Weather conditions: There will be overcast conditions for this one but the chances of rain are slim. Temperatures should be around the 25-degree mark but the dull conditions could make batting tricky.

Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers – Latest Odds

It is Brisbane Heat who are made favourites for this game. They can be backed at 1.79 with 1xBet.

The Strikers are priced at 2.02 with the same betting site.


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Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers – Team News

  • Marnus Labuschagne – The Australian international has slotted effortlessly into the Heat order and fell just shy of a half-century in their final group game when batting at three. He also contributed with the ball to take three key wickets.
  • Chris Lynn – The powerful opener did bag a half-century against Perth and is right in the mix to be this year’s top run-scorer. He has reached 50 in four of his last six innings.
  • Mark Steketee – The right-arm bowler has been in the wickets throughout BBL 10 but has been expensive at times. He does enjoy bowling at this venue.
  • Alex Carey – The wicketkeeper-batsman hit a ton three games ago but has failed to follow that up. His performance at the top of the order looks vital to Adelaide’s chances.
  • Jake Weatherald – 26-year-old Weatherald has 401 runs in 14 matches and is the Strikers’ second-highest run-scorer this BBL behind Carey. His 47-ball 80 in the previous game wasn’t enough to prevent defeat.
  • Wes Agar – The 23-year-old quick is Adelaide’s top wicket-taker this year. He has gone wicketless in the last two matches, however, and will have to bounce back to form.

Brisbane Heat v Adelaide Strikers – Betting Tips and Prediction

Brisbane should be full of confidence after defeating Perth in the last round to ensure their progress.

However, that win for them coupled with a defeat for the Strikers means there could be some value in backing Adelaide for the outright win in this game.

They seem to have the measure of Brisbane if recent meetings are anything to go on. The Strikers have won the last three battles, including victory when these two met at this venue earlier in the tournament.

Conditions should suit their bowling options and if Carey can fire at the top of the order to support Weatherald, then they could come out on top.

The 2.02 being offered by 1xBet looks a good bet.

Back Steketee to Star for the Heat

If Brisbane are to make further progress this year, they will need Mark Steketee to shine with the ball in hand once again.

He has been their top wicket-taker in BBL 10 and a return to the Gabba can bring the best out in him.

The right-arm pacer drew a blank in the last match but is hard to keep out of the wickets. He also took seven wickets over the last three games at this venue, including a four-wicket haul against the Sixers on January 2.

His price of 3.75 with bet365 to be Brisbane’s top bowler looks worth considering.

Weatherald the Value Play

Jake Weatherald is Adelaide’s second-highest run-scorer this tournament and heads into this game on the back of a fine 47-ball 80 in the last match.

He looks good value at 4.5 with bet365 to be Adelaide’s top batsman here.

Alex Carey tops the market but he has been inconsistent of late as a brilliant century was sandwiched between a host of low scores.

It means backing 26-year-old Weatherald to maintain his solid recent efforts could be a decent bet.

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The BBL Eliminator clash between Brisbane and Adelaide will take place on Friday, 29 January. It is set to start at 14:45 IST (09:15 GMT).

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