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Brisbane Heat hold slight edge against fourth-placed Hobart Hurricanes - get BBL 2021-22 predictions

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Brisbane Heat (HEA) will lock horns with Hobart Hurricanes (HUR) in match 41 of the Big Bash League 2021-22 season at the Brisbane Cricket Ground in Queensland on Saturday, January 8. The match will start at 3:00 PM IST.

HEA vs HUR Dream11 prediction 

Both Brisbane Heat and Hobart Hurricanes are desperate for a win, having lost their last matches by significant margins.

Brisbane Heat, though, will have a slight edge heading into this contest having beaten the Hurricanes earlier this season by 14 runs. The result meant that the Heat have won four of their previous five meetings against HUR.

On the flip side, Hobart Hurricanes have slightly improved on the results front. After one win in their opening four games, the Matthew Wade-led side won three games in a row before back-to-back defeats against Brisbane Heat and Adelaide Strikers.

HEA vs HUR Dream11 team tips for Big Bash League 2021-22

Top tip: Best batter

Ben McDermott leads the run-charts (364 runs) in BBL 2021-22 and is favoured as the top batter for fantasy cricket players in the ongoing tournament. The 27-year-old HUR star has accrued a whopping 563 fantasy points so far and is likely to be amongst the runs and points once again on Saturday.

Top tip: Best bowler

HEA’s Xavier Bartlett stood out as the best bowler in the reverse fixture, registering his career-best figures in T20 cricket - 4/30. The 23-year-old has bagged 11 wickets at an economy of 8.58 this season and heads into Saturday’s fixture with 471 fantasy points.

Top tip: Best all-rounder and wicket-keeper

D’Arcy Short is an excellent all-round option. While runs may have not come in a steady flow for him, the Australian all-rounder is someone who can conjure pivotal knocks in dire situations. Short has 488 fantasy points from nine games and will hope to play a confident knock against Brisbane Heat.

Ben Duckett qualifies as a smart wicket-keeping pick for this contest. The English wicket-keeper has amassed more runs (218 runs) than his opposite number Matthew Wade (177 runs) and looks poised to put on a commanding display with the bat besides also contributing from behind the stumps.

HEA vs HUR probable playing XI

HEA playing XI (probable): Chris Lynn, Max Bryant, Ben Duckett (wicket-keeper), Sam Heazlett, Jimmy Peirson (captain), James Bazley, Mark Steketee, Xavier Bartlett, Liam Guthrie, Matt Kuhnemann, Mujeeb ur Rehman

HUR playing XI (probable): Ben McDermott, Matthew Wade (captain and wicket-keeper), D'Arcy Short, Peter Handscomb, Caleb Jewell, Tim David, Macalister Wright, Mitchell Owen, Tom Rogers, Riley Meredith, Sandeep Lamichhane 

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