The red-hot form of D’Arcy Short and Matthew Wade has put Hobart Hurricanes on the top of the Big Bash ladder. The Hurricanes are up against Brisbane Heat in the next home game at Bellerive Oval seeking to consolidate their position at the head of the table.
After 10 rounds of games of BBL 08, Hobart Hurricanes are sitting at the head of the BBL table and are favourites to stay at the top until the end of the league stage. However, their confidence took a dent when Sydney Sixers inflicted on them a heavy 9-wicket defeat.
Meanwhile, Brisbane Heat have collected only three wins so far in the competition. There have been flashes of brilliance but Heat have not been able to stick together and produce back-to-back winning performances. They come here on the back to defeats on the bounce and would want to get back on winning ways. Plus, a win over in-form Hobart Hurricanes can do their confidence a world of good.
Where – Bellerive Oval, Hobart
When – 10:30 AM IST, January 29
Form Guide (last five fixtures, recent first)
Hobart Hurricanes – L W W W L
Brisbane Heat – L L NR W L
Head-to-head (last five fixtures)
Hobart Hurricanes – 4, Brisbane Heat – 1
Mark Steketee and Sam Heazlett will miss out for Brisbane Heat.
Johan Botha has retired from all forms of competitive cricket. New signing Jarrod Freeman comes into the side.
BRH Playing 11: 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
Brisbane Heat Squad: Chris Lynn (c), Max Bryant, Ben Cutting, Brendan Doggett, Matthew Kuhnemann, Josh Lalor, Brendan McCullum, James Peirson, Jack Prestwidge, Matt Renshaw, Alex Ross, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Ur Rahman.
HBH Playing 11: George Bailey, Matthew Wade (c & wk), James Faulkner, Clive Rose, Ben McDermott, Simon Milenko, D Arcy Short, Caleb Jewell, Jofra Archer, Riley Meredith, Jarrod Freeman/Alex Doolan/David Moody
Hobart Hurricanes Squad: Matthew Wade (c), Jofra Archer, George Bailey, Alex Doolan, James Faulkner, Jarrod Freeman, Caleb Jewell, Ben McDermott, Riley Meredith, Simon Milenko, David Moody, Clive Rose and D’Arcy Short.
Wicket-keeper – Matthew Wade is in ominous form and is our choice to don the gloves.
Batsmen – D’Arcy Short and Chris Lynn are a must. Among others, you can choose from George Bailey, Matt Renshaw, Ben McDermott and Max Bryant.
All-rounders – Ben Cutting and James Faulkner have had a good run in the competition so far.
Bowlers – Choose from Brendan Doggett, Josh Lalor, Mitchell Swepson, Mujeeb Rahman, Jofra Archer and Mitchell Swepson in this segment.
Make BRH vs HBH Dream11 Team as per your discretion from the squad listed above and team news.