Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes – Today’s BBL Match Predictions & Odds (20th January 2023)


A golden opportunity for Brisbane Heat to climb up the ranks while disrupting the balance for the Hurricanes. The Hurricanes are looking to make their way to the top four, however, a loss here would make place for the Strikers. Only time will tell the result of this exciting match-up as we head to today’s big bash match prediction.

Here are the match details:

  • Match Date and Time: 20th January 2023, 2:30 PM IST
  • Venue: Woolloongabba, Brisbane
  • Tournament: Big Bash League 2022/23

Today’s BBL Match Prediction – Hobart Hurricanes to win at 1.70

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes – Big Bash League match prediction

After a poor run this entire season, Brisbane Heat had the last laugh at the MCG in their last encounter. Winning the toss and choosing the bowl first turned out to be a fruitful decision for the Heat. Michael Neser’s magnificent 4/25 overshadowed Nick Larkin’s 36-ball 58 as the Stars managed to set a decent target of 160. Despite a below-par target, the Stars put up quite a show with the ball. Liam Hatcher was among the wickets, yet again, with figures of 2/29. Nonetheless, Matt Renshaw played a staggering knock of 90* off just 56 balls to get his side over the line. The match went down to the wire as Heat won off the last ball by 3 wickets.

As for the Hurricanes, they faced yet another defeat in what was a must-win fixture against the defending champions. Opting to bat didn’t quite work in the favor of the Hurricanes. Lance Morris & Andrew Tye picked up two wickets each as the Hurricanes were restricted to a mere 146/9. Tom Andrews top-scored in this batting fallout, scoring 27 off 21 balls. In reply, Aaron Hardie’s 62-ball 90* sealed the deal for the Scorchers with 15 balls to spare. Riley Meredith was the pick of the bowlers with his 2/35. However, he couldn’t avoid his team from a disappointing loss. 

Despite this mishap, Hobart Hurricanes have the edge going into this encounter. Overall, the Hurricanes have won 12 matches while Brisbane Heat have just 8 wins under their name. This will serve as a great chance for the visitors to make it two-in-two, after winning their previous meeting by 8 wickets. In this big-bash league match prediction, we predict Hobart Hurricanes to emerge victorious. With that being said, with this exhilarating match-up on the way, we suggest our viewers have some fun. We recommend three-way, over and under, match winners, and in-game betting. Alongside the most competitive odds, they provide you with exceptional returns on investment. Although, keeping a track of team performance will be vital before you place your bet. Remember, always do your research.

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Brisbane Heat – BBL match prediction

Not to forget that Brisbane Heat has had some newly introduced firepower to their line-up. Skipper Usman Khawaja and Marnus Labuschagne will have all eyes on them as they take the field. However, it has been Matt Renshaw who gets the ball rolling. His match-winning knock has got his tally to 182 runs in 7 games. Meanwhile, bowlers Michael Neser & James Bazley look in fine form. In 10 games, the former has 15 wickets while the latter has picked up 10 wickets in 7 games. They are a well-balanced squad but will need to work as a team to bag this win.

Squad: Josh Brown, Usman Khawaja(c), Marnus Labuschagne, Matt Renshaw, Sam Hain, Jimmy Peirson, James Bazley, Michael Neser, Matthew Kuhnemann, Spencer Johnson, Mitchell Swepson

Hobart Hurricanes – BBL match prediction

As for the Hurricanes, they are in good hands of skipper Matthew Wade. The team has an exceptional batting line-up with Caleb Jewell and Tim David being key contributors. In 8 games, the former has scored 247 runs while the latter has amassed 258 runs in 10 games. They will be accompanied by the likes of D’Arcy Short and Ben McDermott which will be a huge positive. Meanwhile, the bowling unit needs to really contain the run flow. Apart from that, the duo of Patrick Dooley and Riley Meredith has been sublime. They have both picked up 15 wickets each with the former doing it in just 8 matches. They are the better squad on paper and have been in fine form to back that.

Squad: Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade(c)(w), Zak Crawley, Tim David, D’Arcy Short, Faheem Ashraf, Tom Andrews, Nathan Ellis, Patrick Dooley, Riley Meredith

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Pitch and weather Conditions

With a 70% chance of precipitation, it is likely that the gameplay is bound to be disrupted. The temperatures will be steady at around 24 degrees while Humidity will be high at around 70%. On the other hand, the wicket is world-renowned for being one of the bounciest tracks. It is a flat wicket with plenty of help for batters. The average first innings score is 163. 

Courtesy of the bounce, there is a good amount of help for pacers in the initial stages. The toss will play a crucial role as batting first will be the preferred choice of the evening. 

Brisbane Heat vs Hobart Hurricanes – Betting Tips

Betting Tips Betting Odds Operator Links
Toss Prediction Hobart Hurricanes to win 1.90 Bet on Parimatch
Top Batsman-Brisbane Heat Usman Khawaja 3.00 Try Dafabet today
Match Winner Hobart Hurricanes 1.74 Check Odds on Crickex